In reply to: Poster: Kimmie at work
Subject: Re: And the million dollar question is....
Looking more and more like a northern Gulf hit! Kind of reminds me of Camille in a way. Time will surely tell, and everyone from Biloxi east should keep an eye on Izzy!
I was gonna say that myself, but you beat me to it I was in the USAF, stationed at Keesler AFB (Biloxi) when Camille came blowing in. Biloxi was just east of the actual landfall, in the NE quadrant. No one actually knows the wind speed (the anenometer blew away), but I will remember for a lifetime of the terror of a hurricane that was just under a F1 tornado in strength. I lived in a mobile home on base, but I literally tied it down using 2" rope wrapped around the trailer and secured to burried tire hubs. My trailer survived, but ones around me looked like matchwood. We were without power for 3 months, the main road/highway bridge over the back bay was heavily damaged (the center span was picked up, rotated 45 degrees and set back down). The damaged span was 30-50 feet above MSL. The storm surge flooded to the roof lines all of the base housing homes. I took refuge in the hangars where the radar classrooms were enclosed...got wet anyway, but the buildings protected us.
To those that *want* a hurricane to come through their area: You don'k now what you are asking for. You should content yourself with predicting its path and intensity, but hoping that path does not impact yourself or your neighbors. Even Cat 1 hurricanes kill people.
A forecast is NOT a promise!
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