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Old 09-21-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hurrican Rita

Hurrican Rita is approaching my coast! Windows are to be boarded. My house is in the Category 4 Evacuation Zone. Im leaving but sinceim a "essential employee" i have to man the fort at our Univision Radio station studios. Family is off to a big hotel up north. Kind of glad that i have no fish in my new tank yet. How will the live rock do with a few days of no power or light? Wish me luck!
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you will have a little die off, but nothing that cannot be overcome. Stay safe.
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I agree, to put your mind at ease, most liverock sits on docks for days in the sun while in transit from the ocean to your LFS and plenty of goodies survive. Look out for yourself and the tank will be fine when you get home.
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Rita is now a Cat. 5 with 165 mph winds. Good luck Gulf Coast!
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When Ivan got us a year ago, it was the Temp that did most of the damage. Lost all but One fish, and we were not able to get back in to my place at Orange Beach for 6 days. Then 3 weeks before power was back on. Good luck and God Bless you all in the days to come.
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thanks for the support. this hurrican is a monster. 3rd largest in US history. Katrina has nothing to Rita. i assume that it will get larger and stronger. My house is located on the edge of the 100 yr Flood zone and in the Cat 4 -5 evacuation zone. Gotta get out by 6 AM. got a hotel room thursday thru sunday. the house is boarded up. its all i can do.
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You work for Univision, huh! Our prayers are with you.
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thanks for the support. this hurrican is a monster. 3rd largest in US history. Katrina has nothing to Rita. i assume that it will get larger and stronger. My house is located on the edge of the 100 yr Flood zone and in the Cat 4 -5 evacuation zone. Gotta get out by 6 AM. got a hotel room thursday thru sunday. the house is boarded up. its all i can do.
I wish you the best. Take care of yourself and i hope your house makes it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:24 AM   #9
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"Hurricane Rita's rapid intensification cycle that began Tuesday afternoon continues. Top winds are up to 175 mph, now a category 5 hurricane. Rita's pressure has dramatically dropped to 897 millibars! Even as a large and extremely intense category 5 hurricane, further strengthening is possible as the atmosphere remains favorable for development over the next 24 hours. "

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thanks for the support. this hurrican is a monster. 3rd largest in US history. Katrina has nothing to Rita. i assume that it will get larger and stronger. My house is located on the edge of the 100 yr Flood zone and in the Cat 4 -5 evacuation zone. Gotta get out by 6 AM. got a hotel room thursday thru sunday. the house is boarded up. its all i can do.
I do wish you and everyone where Rita hits, good luck

I'd never compair storms.. unless they hit the same areas....

They compaired Ivan to Katrina, many people are on both sides of the fence... and over all most believe Ivan was worse... it was just the area hit... Orange Beach to Pensacola was not under sea level, but still managed to get the 25+ storm surge and the 20-30 foot waves.

Katrina's rain finally put enough strain on the levee's that broke them... and then flooded the city... *sad to say everyone was waiting for this*

And now Rita and Texas.... looks like the carrabean is seeing you their special marga'rita'

But seriously... good luck and stay safe... get some extra gas, water, and caned goods....
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