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Tropical Storm Isaac Should Rival Hurricane Katrina

Forbes -- On August 24th, we warned on Forbes that Tropical Storm Isaac could pose a threat to energy markets and even rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power (Could Tropical Storm Isaac Turn Into Another Katrina?). While the computer models are still showing a substantial spread in solutions, it appears more likely that Isaac will make landfall somewhere near the Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast. This track will provide the storm more time to intensify over the very warm water of the Gulf of Mexico.
The entire Gulf Coast from Lake Charles, LA to Panama City, FL should be aware of the latest forecast model guidance. The reason for this large spread is because the computer models are split between whether a trough will capture Isaac or not. As of 8AM Sunday morning, it appears Isaac wil


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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:27:23 PM

Thank you for posting.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 4:40:00 AM

Will never know what a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane will do until its been done. Be prepared: have extra food (and a way to cook your food), water, extra fuel and be ready to leave if it gets bad enough.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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10k
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:14:34 PM

jcpatriots:

while it is true that katrina was a strong cat 3 at landfall, it was originally labeled a cat 4-while in the gulf, katrina was a cat 5..

before making landfall the winds had "weakened" to 130mph, making it the strongest cat 3 possible, but the storm surge did not have enough time or space to weaken..the surge was of a cat 5 variety, removing things that needed removing, but also removing things that shouldn't have been removed-my cousin's house and her mother's house were two of those things..

they lived in pascaguola, ms about 20 feet above high tide levels, on a piece of land that jutted out into a creek, about 2 miles from the gulf-the storm surge reached 25 feet at their houses..needless to say, both houses were destroyed, and they were not allowed to rebuilt on that site..

so dying cat 5 hurricanes still inflict more damage than whatever the cat level is when they come ashore, when they are close, or in shallow water like the gulf is in that area..

i don't think isaac stands much more chance than a landfalling cat 2-at least i hope it doesn't..my kin are still in pascaguola..
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:06:13 PM

The Big Easy has the 7 year itch.
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regout
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:04:20 PM

Hope not again on Louisiana.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Time to batten down the hatches.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:01:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:59:15 PM

time to prepare.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:57:52 PM

not....
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fajeff01
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:56:11 PM

Oh no! I still hope it's no where nearly as bad as Katrina. Has the city truly been properly restored to withstand any storm as bad as Katrina was?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:54:38 PM

The gouging and the excuses continue...
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:50:07 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:46:38 PM

Being a category 1 but moving at 10 MPH will mean that when it hits the coast, it will be stronger. Time to leave those areas - get away from the coast and go west.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:45:40 PM


The National GasBuddy Oil and Gasoline Forecast Service has issued a HURRICANE WARNING!!

Tropical storm Isaac is forecast to intensify into a hurricane and is expected to create a "Speculator Storm Surge" in the coming days... triggering oil and gasoline price spikes. Consumers who panic actually help cause fuel shortages and add to the severity of retail gasoline price spikes, slowing down the recovery process. Consumers may feel insecure and create a stampede to the gas stations and convenience stores.

This forecast also includes a "CONSUMER ANGER ALERT" that is expected to follow the "Speculator Storm Surge."

GasBuddy Reporter PD in a plea to "Speculators" said; "If you do that (drive up oil and gasoline prices), you're helping to disrupt the conventional shipment schedule of the retailers and their distributors and, in turn, you'll be contributing directly to even greater retail fuel price spikes".

"Speculators... Don't become part of the problem"

So if you hear that the local gas station just raised prices by 5 cents a gallon, that doesn't mean you have to go into panic mode and go buy gas you don't need. Relax and remember it's the "Speculators" that are helping drive the prices up.

Don't lose your head like "Speculators" do. Stay calm and that will help keep any local or regional fuel supply problems to a minimum, instead of turning a little problem into a much bigger one that "Speculators" are known to do.

Be Prepared... Be Safe... God Bless You... You are in our Prayers...

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:44:12 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:42:53 PM

Katrina was a strong CAT 3 at landfall, despite popular belief it was a CAT 5. I doubt Isaac will be anywhere near as destructive as Katrina, though.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:41:47 PM

Let's just hope not!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:40:58 PM

that would be a Mudda....
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:37:19 PM

sure cat 3 vs cat 5
do the math BOZO
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:36:45 PM

In a rush to provide aid, billions will be squandered.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:36:05 PM

hopefully its wrong for the sake of the gulf states
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:35:38 PM

Sounds more like advance hype just like what Obama got to get elected the first time. With the help of God, we will get rid of both of these problems with minimal further issues.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:35:11 PM

Hope that gas prices will drop after the hurricane passes by.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:32:42 PM

LETS ALL HOPE & PRAY IT DOESN'T!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:28:16 PM

We shall shall see.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:24:05 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:21:38 PM

Anything but that...
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:20:39 PM

I don't think it will rival Katrina at all.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:19:21 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:17:07 PM

So did "W" cause this hurricane like he did Katrina??? I'm waiting for the Dems to blame him or Mr. Romney...
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:16:32 PM

We pray it doesn't rival Kstrina.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:15:24 PM

It's an election year. Help will come plentifully and swiftly.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:15:06 PM

lets hope its not bad
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:13:18 PM

I trust that we, as a country, will be in the position to be more responsive should it hit.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:06:47 PM

can only wait and see
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:06:27 PM

Offshore production is shut down so that will lead to less inventory.

New Orleans, by the sound of the local media there, is more prepared than it was 7 years ago.

Be safe New Orleans - my favorite city.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:04:59 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:03:54 PM

we will have to wait and see what next!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:03:41 PM

the only thing we have to fear is, fear itself.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:02:17 PM

Katrina was way more than a TS or even a cat 2.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:01:44 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:01:02 PM

Katrina can do without rivals, thank you very much!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:59:16 PM

Gives the Weather Channel something to talk about.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:57:43 PM

The sky is falling. The sky is falling
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:57:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:54:43 PM

Seems like a lot of hype. Hide!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:52:47 PM

More beating of the war drums for the speculators.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:51:30 PM

It looks like the Republicans still have control over the forces of nature
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:50:59 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:49:41 PM

ya right!
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