New Orleans Cruisemates please take care and leave twon until Katrina blows over. I guess the best bet is to head for Texas over the weekend and come back later in the week. Hope you are all safe and prayers go out to you. It is going to be a bad one so DO NOT stay there!
Many of us dodged it again here in Central Florida, but we are getting feeder bands of rain and will probably see some remnants from Katrina until Wednesday at least. With that being said, the point is that the storm is growing in size so it is very dangerous for many of you. Please seek a safe place if you can!!! We are all thinking about you up there and hope for your well-being! Take care. Lynne
i have couple quesion to ask and ther going to sound stupid but here goes whats
it like to be in hurricane and what is the driffernce between a tornaro and a hurricane
here in mpls we get tornato and there no fun you are in my prayers
It HAS gotten worse so LEAVE if you are in her path! The differance between a tornado and a hurricane is wind speed and size. Most tornados are classified as F-1 or F-2 which has speeds up to I believe 130 MPH and they go up to well over 200 MPH for the massive F-5's. Still, a tornado lasts mor basically less than a minute or two and usually in a fairly narrow area and rarely can be a mile wide. A hurricane produces a storm surge and flooding which is actually the most dangerous part up to 500 miles wide and winds are as you can see for Katrina steady at 160MPH with gusts almost 200MPH and it is roughly 300 miles wide and will last for over a day! Hurricane are without a doubt natures most dangerous and deadly product. I have been though many of them and I can tell you that you do not want to mess with them.
We get tornado's in Arkansas, too. They are very scary, but they are usually over in a short time.
The effects from hurricanes can last for days! As Jim said, high winds and flooding are the most dangerous parts of a hurricane.
Unfortunately, if Hurricane Katrina does what has been predicted, New Orleans will be pretty much wiped out! The whole city is below sea level. It's in a "bowl" so any water that comes into the city will stay there.
I've been watching the news about the hurricane and they are predicting at least a 30 foot "wall" of water. That's about 2 1/2 stories high on a building!
It's very scary, and I hope eveyone has left! From what I can tell, the only people left are news reporters, and even they are moving inland.
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