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Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on The LOUISIANA COAST
09-02-2008, 10:02 AM
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Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on The LOUISIANA COAST
1000 am cdt tue sep 2 2008

...gustav moving slowly across northwest louisiana...

A tornado watch is in effect for portions of eastern louisiana and
central and western mississippi through 21z/4 pm cdt.

A flood watch is in effect for most of
louisiana...mississippi...and southwest alabama through this
afternoon and early evening. A flood watch is in effect over
adjacent northeast texas... Southern arkansas...and far southeast
oklahoma through tonight into wednesday.

At 1000 am cdt...15z...tropical depression gustav was located near
latitude 32.4 north...and longitude 93.6 west...or about 15
miles...25 km...east southeast of shreveport louisiana.

The depression was moving toward the north-northwest near 8
mph...13 km/hr. This motion is expected to continue with a gradual
turn towards the north tonight and wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are 25 mph...40 km/hr...with higher gusts.
The minimum central pressure was 992 mb...29.29 inches.

Selected storm total rainfall amounts in inches through 700 am cdt


...alabama...

Saraland 1.4 e 7.62 cocorahs
tillmans corner 6.4 wnw 6.25 cocorahs
fairhope 1.4 w 6.04 cocorahs
foley 7.4 sw 5.84 cocorahs
mobile (bfm brookley field) 3.10
mobile (mob) 2.22

...mississippi...

Jourdan river near bay st louis ms 5.57 usgs gauge
mccomb 4.88
pascagoula 4.61
leaf river near new augusta ms 4.44 usgs gauge
carriere 3.2 ssw 4.23 cocorahs
biloxi/keesler afb 4.01
vicksburg 2.2 ne 3.86 cocorahs
hattiesburg 3.48
laurel 2.89

...louisiana...

Little river near rochelle la 6.44 usgs gauge
bogue chitto river at franklinton la 6.23 usgs gauge
alexandria 4.97
lafayette msg data mon 21z-00z tue 4.31
delta community college 3.81 cocorahs
monroe (mlu) 3.52
monroe 2.4 wnw 3.34 cocorahs
fort polk 2.74
baton rouge 2.67
new orleans nas 2.44

...florida...

Haines city 3.3 ssw 3.42 cocorahs
polk city 1.1 s 3.05
pensacola nas 3.05
destin 2.08
marathon 2.04

storm total rainfalls are expected to be five to ten inches with
isolated maximum of fifteen inches over portions of
louisiana...arkansas...and mississippi. Four to six inches with a
maximum of eight inches is expected over missouri and west central
illinois. Three to five inches of rain is possible over far
northeast texas and far eastern oklahoma.

Repeating the 1000 am cdt position...32.4 n...93.6 w. Movement
toward...north-northwest near 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds...25
mph. Minimum central pressure...992 mb.

The next advisory on gustav will be issued by the
hydrometeorological prediction center at 400 pm cdt. Please refer
to your local national weather service office for further
information on this storm.

Forecaster petersen

forecast positions

initial 02/1500z 32.4n 93.7w
12hr vt 03/0000z 32.9n 94.0w
24hr vt 03/1200z 33.4n 94.0w
36hr vt 04/0000z 34.5n 93.9w
48hr vt 04/1200z 36.5n 92.8w
72hr vt 05/1200z dissipated

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09-02-2008, 10:50 AM
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The weather channel HD truck is right in front of me now headed back to Atlanta

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09-02-2008, 11:17 AM
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ROLLTIDE Wrote:The weather channel HD truck is right in front of me now headed back to Atlanta

On Sunday I saw HH when they left flying from Homestead!

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09-02-2008, 03:14 PM
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A tornado just touched down in Abita Springs..heavy damage reported.

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09-02-2008, 03:34 PM
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Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on The LOUISIANA COAST
Quote:MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2205
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0311 PM CDT TUE SEP 02 2008

AREAS AFFECTED...MS

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 881...

VALID 022011Z - 022115Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 881 CONTINUES.

THE TORNADO THREAT ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
THE REGION. A NEW WW WILL BE NEEDED FROM SE LA NWD ACROSS NE LA AND
EWD ACROSS MUCH OF WRN AND CNTRL MS.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION GUSTAV IS CURRENTLY LOCATED ACROSS FAR NW LA AND
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER FORECASTS TO THE SYSTEM TO MOVE NWD
INTO WCNTRL AR THIS EVENING. SUBSTANTIAL RAINBANDS WRAP AROUND THE
CENTER ON THE NRN AND ERN QUADRANTS. THE RUC SHOWS 0-1 KM SHEAR
VALUES EXCEEDING 40 KT ACROSS MUCH OF THIS AREA FROM SE AR INTO WRN
MS AND NE LA. THE RUC ALSO SUGGESTS SBCAPE VALUES RANGE FROM 500 TO
1500 J/KG FROM WRN MS SWD INTO SERN LA WITH INSTABILITY INCREASING
SWD. THE GREATEST COMBINATION OF LOW-LEVEL SHEAR AND INSTABILITY IS
CURRENTLY OVER SW MS AND NE LA WHERE ROTATING STORMS AND A FEW
TORNADOES APPEAR LIKELY OVER THE NEXT 2 TO 4 HOURS. ALTHOUGH
LOW-LEVEL VERTICAL SHEAR WEAKENS EWD ACROSS CNTRL MS...THE SHEAR
COMBINED WITH ABOUT 1000 J/KG OF SBCAPE SHOULD STILL SUPPORT AN
ISOLATED TORNADO THREAT AS WELL.

..BROYLES.. 09/02/2008

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09-02-2008, 04:01 PM
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Tornado warnings freaking me out. All day long. Generator is not working right, so I am afraid to use computer too much--don't want to damage it. I need an electrician and a a/c repairman! Ha-- Fat chance!!
News just said that WST Elec co is estimating 2-3 weeks to restore power. Great.
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09-02-2008, 04:37 PM
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Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on The LOUISIANA COAST
Windwatcher Wrote:Tornado warnings freaking me out. All day long. Generator is not working right, so I am afraid to use computer too much--don't want to damage it. I need an electrician and a a/c repairman! Ha-- Fat chance!!
News just said that WST Elec co is estimating 2-3 weeks to restore power. Great.

have you heard any estimates on power for mandeville/covington?

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09-02-2008, 04:45 PM
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Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on The LOUISIANA COAST
Quote: [SIZE="6"]Hurricane Gustav [/SIZE]


Sept. 2, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m.

Hurricane Gustav made landfall Sept. 1, at 10 a.m., near Cocodrie, Louisiana. At the peak, 850,000 Entergy customers, primarily in Louisiana and Mississippi, had lost electrical service due to the storm. Hurricane Gustav caused the second largest number of outages in company history, behind only Hurricane Katrina. Gustav restoration rivals the scale and difficulty of Hurricane Katrina restoration.
  • As of 11 a.m., more than 826,000 customers were still without power throughout the Entergy service territory.
  • Nearly 24,000 Entergy customers have been restored whose electrical service was disrupted by Hurricane Gustav.
  • Bad weather from the storm continues in the Entergy system, impeding progress to restore service and assess damage. Early assessments indicate extensive damage to Entergy’s system in Louisiana.
  • Entergy’s team of more than 10,000 restoration workers has begun safely restoring service as quickly as possible.
  • Some workers continue traveling toward Entergy’s territory. Workers are responding from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Entergy’s transmission system has sustained massive damage, with 191 transmission lines and 210 substations out of service.
  • The New Orleans area to near Baton Rouge remains essentially an island, no longer electrically connected to the rest of the system. Waterford 1, Nine Mile Point and Little Gypsy are now supplying all power to this area because all transmission lines leading to and from the area are out of service.
  • Entergy restoration organizers are assessing how to best to tie and synchronize this area back into the Entergy system. This will be a very delicate operation requiring close coordination between generation, transmission, distribution and other Entergy functions.
  • Entergy’s Waterford 3 Nuclear Plant near New Orleans completed a controlled shutdown on Sunday night in accordance with procedure at approximately 10:30 p.m. in anticipation of the heavy winds that were forecast for Monday morning.
  • River Bend Nuclear Station was brought offline on Monday evening due to loss of demand caused by extensive outages in the region.
  • Personnel at both plants are performing site assessments this morning and working closely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine a timeline for restart.
  • Bringing the plants online will be closely coordinated with utility company personnel to maintain the reliability of the power grid.
  • The number of outages already known to have been caused by Gustav is the second highest in Entergy’s 95-year history. The only larger number was 1.1 million during Hurricane Katrina, which has been described as one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
  • With many people evacuated from coastal Louisiana and thus unavailable to report outages, the total number is expected to grow. As customers return to their homes, Entergy requests that they report their outages. The fastest way is to dial 800-9OUTAGE and use the automated system.
  • The time required to restore service is unknown at this time. Determining the time required is dependent on when the company can assess damage to its facilities.
  • Entergy preparations began early last week, well in advance of Hurricane Gustav. Entergy is nationally recognized as a leader in the industry at restoring major damage safely and quickly.
  • Entergy reminds customers to remain safe and stay away from downed power lines and flooded areas. Do not walk in standing water and do not venture into areas of debris, since energized and dangerous power lines may not be visible. Call 800-9OUTAGE to report a power outage.

Viewing Entergy Outage Information Online
  • Entergy’s View Outages system on Entergy.com is a popular destination for customers during power outages. Outage information normally displayed includes the number of customers affected and the estimated time service will be restored.
  • It could take several days for Entergy personnel to assess the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Gustav and estimate the time needed to restore service. Until these assessments are made, the View Outages Web site will not display estimated restoration times and will be limited in the amount of accurate information it is able to deliver.

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09-02-2008, 04:56 PM
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Damn I feel bad for you guys in no uncertain terms they said, you don't have power and were not sure when you will. They put out the same type of statement here after Wilma, then continued to charge people like normal, the went to the PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISsION with the state and asked for a Rate hike and got it to cover lost revenue, during the storm for which they couldn't charge what a croc.

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09-02-2008, 04:58 PM
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goodlife Wrote:have you heard any estimates on power for mandeville/covington?

My friend was near where the Abita tornado touched down---within a half a mile, actually--and she has power. Off Hwy 36 near Hwy 21.
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