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Thread: Category 5 Hurricane Katrina Forces Citywide Evacuation of New Orleans

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    Category 5 Hurricane Katrina Forces Citywide Evacuation of New Orleans

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/2...ina/index.html

    This could be the most powerful Hurricane to ever hit the USA mainland.

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    It's a MONSTER, now packing sustained winds of 175 M/HR !
    fml

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    Mardis Gras tradition could be in trouble.

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    Only three Category 5 Hurricanes have ever hit the USA:

    Labor Day Storm, 1938 (hit Long Island and New England)
    Hurricane Camille, 1969 (hit Mississipi and Gulf coast)
    Hurricane Andrew, 1992 (hit Southern Florida)

    Hurricane Katrina may be more powerful than all 3 of these storms.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 08-28-2005 at 04:56 PM.

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    Post-Hurricane Con Artists

    Hopefully, the authorities will do a better job with:

    1. Fraudulent insurance companies
    2. Scam artists with outrageously priced home reconstruction costs
    3. Hotels charging maximum rates to cash in on the immediate demand

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    ...and hopefully SPs will be moving up north!

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