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I have met a lot of great people on here, with the times being the way they are I have had to do away with my internet connection as I feared awhile back. My parents are running out of their inheritance money (helping me out while I go through the disability fight). It's unsure how long I will even be living where I am now. I know I can't move back in with my parents I probably could but climbing the stairs is most painful and almost impossible. For the record I had been getting a good amount for food on the EBT card. And also my kids are on Medicaid, I used to be until the change. I hadn't applied for any other assistance at the time because I didn't want any possible future child support should it ever start coming in again or when they (I'm hoping they do soon) approve my disability and send the first check it would go to them. I have a few home repairs and I could put a good chunk on the mortgage. Ya I read the fine print if I receive the cash assistance as well they'd take it to reimburse them. But since the reevaluation November 2008 I had been cut the amount in 1/2 and taken off regular Medicaid and put down on the spend down program. Since the change I have not been talking all 5 of my scripts. I got them filled the end of November before it switched to "Spend Down" (I have to have $181 in qualified medical expenses before they will pay.) I should have been taking the Lasix and Potassium every day (yes in the summer my feet swell up like balloons & my BP isn't normal all the time - I have noticed a few times here lately when I'm sure it's been up there. After paying $118 for an office call now (was $80) before my DR had some Management Team step in and is dictating prices and no more freebies. So when I ran out of the refills I couldn't just phone him to phone it in. I am calling the regular Pharmacist to see if she is in as I feel I will get a more honest response from her. After getting my script filled I couldn't believe the difference in what the charged. As with the Medicaid (Gov. Program) the Amount Due was always on there and then the Total Due was always "0" when I had the Medicaid. Since I am paying cash now it has doubled in price if not higher on a few. I've scanned and printed off the old and the new Informational Sheet they put with it. I don't feel that just because it's a Gov. Program they should pay less. While a regular person paying cash pays more. Has anyone else on Medicaid at one time and then taken off noticed it? I'm going to see what the response is and I'm preparing to submit photo copies to the local news to have them check into it. I think regardless whether its a Gov. Program, a person with insurance or just paying cash it should all be one amount for the script (meds). They shouldn't vary because of who you are!
This has been copied and pasted from Newscenter 16 WNDU-TV Perhaps this should be in my Weather Conditions Blog as it pertains to weather. Berrien County Michigan along with some other counties as well are under a BLIZZARD WARNING! So what does this mean? "IT'S SNOWING AND BLOWING LIKE CRAZY" does this mean: A - go do some major holiday shopping because Christmas is almost here and we haven't finished or B - Stay at home where we can be warm and save? OMG! why don't they just close all roads so people won't be out and tell them they need to have a valid emergency for being out on the roads. But first off I'd like to remind you of another pile up last year near Michigan City! Major highways I think are the worst to be traveling in weather like this. Yes they may have the snow cleared better but the maximum speed limit is set at 70 mph! So you get fools on the highway that are going to go as fast as they possibly can. Not giving it any thought to SLOW DOWN as there might be an icy patch in the road, someone's car stalled, a deer or something jumping in front of you. Then what? Are you gonna be able to stop in time? People think twice before this happens to you. This may not be you in this pileup, but it could be a friend or relative you know. If not this time it could be you or someone you know the next time. Take your time, stay in the right hand land the slower lane if the fools want to pass let them. By all means don't speed up just because they are on your arse!
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Storm causes 100-vehicle crash, shuts down I-94 in Stevensville Posted: 5:26 PM Dec 21, 2008 Last Updated: 6:58 PM Dec 21, 2008 Reporter: Associated Press/WNDU-TV Michigan's latest snowstorm is responsible for a chain-reaction accident that affected nearly 100 vehicles and forced officials to close part of Interstate 94. State police shut down a six-mile stretch of the highway near Lake Michigan in Stevensville this afternoon. The Berrien County Sheriff's Department says a 31-year-old Illinois man died in the accident, after his car rear-ended a semi. Michigan residents have been trying to dig out from as much as 13 inches of snow that has fallen since Friday. The National Weather Service is predicting similar amounts of new snow in some parts of Michigan, along with temperatures plunging into single digits. We will have a live report on the accident this evening on NewsCenter 16 at 6:00.
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On the 6 pm news so far one has been reported DEAD! If you must go out then do so but drive with caution! Only use a cell phone parked and off to the side of the road not while driving. By all means give enough room between you and the person in front you in case you have to stop. By law you should be at least one vehicle length per 10 mph you are traveling. But do you? I don't know how many people end up on my arse! This is even going at the posted Speed Limit because people are in too much of a hurry to get to where they are going. SLOW down or the next obituary someone reads might be yours!
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This is the link to watch the video clip they had on the news. http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/36535579.html#
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This is copied and pasted from Channel 22 WSBT's website no video clip posted on their site. UPDATE: Paramedics respond to 100 car pile-up in Berrien County Photobucket Cars being removed from the multiple car pileup at mile marker 27 on I-94 that happened on Sunday. (Photo provided by WSBT viewer Mark Parren) Emergency crews respond to a multiple car pileup at mile marker 27 on I-94 on Sunday, December 21, 2008. (Photo courtesy Mark Parren) By WSBT News1 Story Created: Dec 21, 2008 at 2:19 PM EST Story Updated: Dec 21, 2008 at 6:55 PM EST BERRIEN COUNTY--White-out conditions and icy roads are to blame for a 100 car pile-up on I-94 in Berrien County. It started around noon near the 27 mile-marker, and closed I-94 for hours. That’s near the Niles Road overpass. Related Content One person was killed in the pile-ups. Police are not releasing that person’s name. Tow truck drivers brought many of the damaged cars to a motel parking lot, just to clear them off the road. WSBT News talked to some of the drivers involved who said they were driving in whiteout or near whiteout conditions when they realized it was too late to stop. In all, police say about 80 cars were damaged in the pile-up and another 20 slid into ditches and guardrails trying to avoid it. Right now, roads across the area are treacherous. Blowing and drifting snow are making it nearly impossible to see what’s in front of you, and by the time you realize you need to stop, the ice on the roads makes it difficult to stop. Police closed down an 11 mile stretch of I-94, between mile marker 16 and mile marker 27 while they cleared the pile-up. People involved in the pile-up say it was scary because they didn’t know when it was going to end. As it gets later and darker, police say the road conditions are only going to get worse. Michigan State Police are urging all drivers in this area to stay home Sunday night.
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Well there they've said it "Michigan State Police are urging all drivers in this area to stay home Sunday night." But why was this said after the fact? Why should it even need to be said to get people to stay home in weather like this? I am just hoping that through it all we don't loose electric! I know most roads around here have been drifted shut for awhile now, I have been on the phone with my brother who just come into town to the pro mart to get milk. Even with the 4 wheel drive pick up he was trying to keep his EX GF/Fiance from leaving his place as she was there with her son playing with his daughter. But she left out in it. Haven't heard anything more yet. I know her mother is trying to lay a guilt trip on him. But you'd have to know the whole story of what she'd been doing to him all summer long. Supposedly, pregnant with my brother's baby, but already a mother and sure doesn't act like one! Take Care and Stay Warm!!!!
LMAO this is too funny! I just had a friend email this too me.
LMAO a friend just forwarded this to me. Gave me a laugh so I wanted to share is with you to help make your day better. You Just Can't Fix Stupid!! ONE Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. 'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter. 'You don't?' I replied. 'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply. 'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?' 'That's right.' So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets . TWO I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?' I said to her 'I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today.' She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened. THREE A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.' FOUR I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. ' Do you need some help?' I asked. She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?' 'Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked. 'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk.' FIVE Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use copier machine paper,' the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies. SIX I was in a dealership a while ago, when a large motor home was towed into the garage. The front of the vehicle was in dire need of repair and the whole thing generally looked like an extra in 'Twister.' I asked the manager what had happened. He told me that the driver had set the 'cruise control' and then went in the back to make a sandwich. SEVEN My neighbor works in the operations department in the central office of a large bank. Employees in the field call him when they have problems with their computers. One night he got a call from a woman in one of the branch banks who had this question: 'I've got smoke coming from the back of my terminal. Do you guys have a fire downtown?' EIGHT Police in Radnor, Pa. interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message ¢He¢s lying' was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the 'lie detector' was working, the suspect confessed. NINE A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and it should be fine. The mother says, I just gave him some ant killer..... Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency room! Life is tough . It's tougher if you're stupid and remember - these people can vote.
This is the third time now I will have to replace the drywall in the corner if not the ceiling and insulation to be sure there is no mold growing. Just a couple years back I had the roof over my son's bedroom replaced and they even flashed in the problem zone where the ice would dam up. Nothing until now, I'm guessing the leaves have filled up in the rain gutter. So once again my house will be turned upside down for awhile. My son's Dresser in the kitchen, living room and any where else I can find room. This sucks as his room is also toy infested! Well at least it will get a good cleaning but none the less it's a pain in the A**! I've even noticed a little stream of water comming down and ruining the border. I painted the last few times but this time I think someone else will have to. Which of course is going to be another pain because I'm sure they won't paint to my liking. But hey I still have my 102 inch whip from when I ran a CB radio in my car (a few cars back). LOL, so they'll have to unless they wanna get whipped right! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket You can see it cracking near the corner. And where it's bubbly is from the rain water running down behind it. Photobucket Photobucket ABC EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER WOULD BE WONDERFUL! I NEED A NEW HOUSE! I'm beginning to think this house might be better then mine with all it's problems.
I found this to be interesting. Although, many of as all know about what to look for in a scam. But did you know that if you cash a check that you to could be charged with a felony? I'm sure there are some that don't pay much attention or aren't sure what to look for. This story was on the news this morning. I just copied and pasted from their website there is also a video. http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/33740599.html?video=YHI&t=a My advice to you if you aren't sure whether a check is for real I would contact the bank that the check is drawn from. Story Created: Nov 3, 2008 at 5:42 AM EST (Story Updated: Nov 3, 2008 at 7:53 AM EST) SOUTH BEND — Mail fraud is a big problem and if you're not careful it will cost you. That's the warning after a series of fraudulent checks have shown up throughout Northwest Indiana. Police say in addition to the money you could owe, cashing a fraudulent check could land you in jail. "Once you've given it to them to start the process, you have negotiated it and you are the one who has committed a class C felony," said Sgt. Dominic Zultanski of the South Bend Police Department. Zultanksi specializes in fraud. "If it's too good to be true, then it probably is," he said. That was exactly how a woman named Rebecca felt when she received a $4,855 check from Shadow Shopper, a company that claims to be based in Canada. "I thought it was real, it looks real," she said. Rebecca said her family is like everyone else, going through some tough economic times. "I thought it was the answer to my prayers," she said. Rebecca says she signed up to be a secret shopper, but was hesitant to cash such a large amount of money when she hadn't actually started work. "I called Chase Bank in Nappanee and asked them to scan the numbers and they told me it was bad," she said. Sgt. Zultanski says that was the right move. He urges consumers to be very cautious of wiring money to anyone you don't know. "Anytime you have a situation where anyone who you have never met wants you to wire money to them ... it's fraudulent," he said. Zultanski says the people behind the checks are most likely part of large organized crime rings. He says many of the checks look legitimate and banks won't know they are fake until they try to process them.
Nothing fancy here but I was just forwarded an email from a friend of mine so I thought I would copy and paste it's contents here. PLEASE DO THIS 'FREE' GOOD DEED - Animal Rescue Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3 PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS !!!
I just found a way last night that really works. I had seen a bully earlier on where someone had said to copy the address above before refreshing when you get the "Sorry you're rating too fast" and then to take care of the bouncer then copy and paste and it should take you back to where you were. This does not work I tried that numberous times. What I found that worked is this: 1. Open your HOME page in another tab in the window (or go back to it if you already have one opened in a tab) 2. click on a friend in your list you will then get the bouncer there. You may have to take care of him once maybe twice. 3. Then go back to the tab in the window where you were rating and refresh the page the photo was on. 4. No bouncer check, and no lost spots. Happy rating!!!! Hope this helps I found it to work wonders....

OK I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO DO THIS! I realize this may not be Hurricane IKE warnings, alerts, or the like. But Hurricane's do bring rain and lots of it, wind, water surges and the like which all can result in flash flooding. According to the weather channel only 50% chose to take warning and evacuate. Not only are they putting their own lives at risk, but also the lives of the rescuers that come to help. We have lost so many people in the world because of tragedy's like this. Why do people think they can weather the storm and ride it out. They are saying to expect lives lost. The 20 foot sea wall they built after the 1900 Galveston Hurricane has settled since it was erected. If they are lucky the say it's 15 foot. With the high tides,water surge and wave heights there is going to be some major flooding with Galveston. I only hope and pray that everyone has or will vacate to safer grounds. We just spent a day in remembrance of what happened on September 11, 2001. Some of us morn those that lost lives in the wake of Katrina. The tsunami in 2005 should I go on? How many more have to parish before people start taking heed and evacuate. Don't wait for the Government to issue a mandatory evacuation. You'll never make it out early enough. You'll be forced to wait in long lines at the gas pumps and pay higher prices. I hear $5.00/gal was what they were paying to get out. Leave early don't wait to the last minute. My Persuasive Speech I gave in my Public Speaking Class is below.
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Although the death toll from most weather related hazards has dropped since the 1950’s, the flooding death toll has risen slightly; however, with a change in the way we act could help reduce those numbers further. As the USGS (United States Geological Survey) states, “Over 75 percent of declared federal disasters are related to floods;” making flooding the biggest cause of destruction out of all natural disasters. We have lost more than 10,000 lives in the United States alone since 1900 due to flooding. As stated on Wikipedia.com “so far the costliest federal disaster in the history of the United States is Hurricane Katrina (a category 5) in 2005 with 1836 fatalities and damages at $86 billion (2007 USD)” (January 20, 2008). The most costliest flood in the United States history is the Mississippi River Flood of 1993 with 48 fatalities and damages at $20 billion,” according to Charles A. Perry with the USGS. (March 22, 2006) “The most deadly hurricane was in 1900 a category 4 hitting Galveston, TX with somewhere between six and eight thousand fatalities. 1915 another category 4 killing 275 each in Galveston, TX and New Orleans, LA for a total of 550,” according to the article “20th Century Hurricanes: The Deadliest” on USA Today.com (September 8, 2000) The decrease perhaps because people didn’t rebuild if they were located in a flood plain, as hurricanes can cause floods, technology advances with earlier detection and/or people evacuated before it hit. Rather than becoming a statistic on NOAA’s Website (point to it on the board) (www.weather.gov/oh/hic/flood_stats/recent_individual_deaths.shtml). We need to change the way we act and think to help reduce these numbers. As I mentioned last week one of the websites I got some fact and definitions from FEMA’s website for kids. This would be a great start to talking with our children, as you’ll see on NOAA’s site there were little kids and teenagers that perished. We should be telling them not to play near water along drainage fields, swollen creeks, streams or river beds, near dams, levees or bridges. Also they should tell an adult if they notice any water where normally there is noon if they’ve been out walking. I recall watching a movie years ago where a boy was walking by the dam and noticed water seeping through rocks. He told his father or the authorities – it’s been so long I can’t remember for sure. But the Mayor or Governor didn’t want to open the dam to relieve the pressure to prevent a break. By time they went to do it the flood gates were jammed and couldn’t be opened. That movie also may be a good choice to show our children what could happen. Besides talking to our children we should also tell our friends and family the risk of being swept away even in a vehicle. As more flood facts I found on weather.com state: 1. 66 percent of flood deaths occur in vehicles, and most happen when drivers make a single, fatal mistake trying to navigate through flood waters. 2. Just 6 inches of rapidly moving flood water can knock a person down. 3. A mere 2 feet of water can float a large vehicle even a bus. 4. One-third of flooded roads and bridges are so damaged by water that any vehicle trying to cross stands only a 50% chance of making it to the other side. Going back to Hurricane Katrina, a category 5, with excessive rain amounts it’s a possibility it’s going to cause flooding and according to weather.com since 1000 out of the 1300 levees along the Mississippi River failed in 1993, and nearly 50,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and 52 people died Over 12,000 square miles of productive farmland were rendered useless. One could almost count on the levee to give with the effects from Katrina, and according to Wikipedia.com there were reports of the levee not being safe from back in 1986. That should give us a reason to evacuate in advance before a major hurricane or possible flooding to save our lives. Here recently with the flooding nearby a mother in Elkhart looses two children, because she attempted to go through water across the roadway. You don’t know for sure how deep the water is going to be in any given area. Of course if you are familiar with the ups and downs of the road it does help give an advantage. But I still wouldn’t go through unless you can visually see the yellow center line. And providing the water is not going over a bridge, or along side of a river. The current can push your vehicle further into the deeper area if not careful.
Works Cited
USA Today, “20th century hurricanes: The deadliest” Accessed on January 19, 2008. www.usatoday.com/weather/whfatal.htm Wikipedia, “Hurricane Katrina” Accessed on January 19, 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrican_Katrina The Weather Channel, “facts about flooding” Accessed on January 19, 2008. www.weather.com/ready/flood/facts.html The Weather Channel, “The Mississippi River Flood of 1993.” Accessed on January 19, 2008. www.weather.com/encylopedia/flood/miss93.html U.S. Geological Survey, “Natural Hazards – A National Threat” Accessed January 10, 2008. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2007/3009/2007-3009.pdf U.S. Geological Survey, “Significant Floods in the United States during the 20th Century – USGS Measures a Century of Floods” Accessed January 19, 2008. http://ks.water.usgs.gov/Kansas/pubs/fact-sheets/fs.024-00.html
Hurricane IKE Public Advisory Home Public Adv Fcst/Adv Discussion Wind Probs Maps/Charts Archive US Watch/Warning Storm Surge 000 WTNT34 KNHC 120841 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE IKE ADVISORY NUMBER 45 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092008 400 AM CDT FRI SEP 12 2008 ...IKE GETS A LITTLE STRONGER...FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE... A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO BAFFIN BAY TEXAS. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST IN THE WARNING AREA LATER TODAY. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AN PROPERTY IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD TEXAS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM EAST OF MORGAN CITY TO THE MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER... INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. AT 400 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IKE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 91.6 WEST OR ABOUT 365 MILES...585 KM...EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS AND ABOUT 265 MILES...425 KM... SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS. IKE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...WITH A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF IKE WILL BE VERY NEAR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST BY LATE TODAY OR EARLY SATURDAY. HOWEVER...BECAUSE IKE IS A VERY LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE...WEATHER WILL DETERIORATE ALONG THE COASTLINE TODAY...LONG BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST. REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 105 MPH... 165 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IKE IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND IKE IS FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST. IKE REMAINS A VERY LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 120 MILES...195 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 275 MILES...445 KM. AN OIL PLATFORM IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 89 MPH...144 KM/HR...AT AN ELEVATION OF 400 FEET. THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTERS IS 953 MB...28.14 INCHES. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 20 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER OF IKE MAKES LANDFALL...EXTENDING A GREATER THAN USUAL DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE CYCLONE. SURGE FLOODING OF UP TO 25 FEET...AND POSSIBLY HIGHER...COULD OCCUR AT THE HEADS OF BAYS. COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED WITHIN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. ABOVE NORMAL TIDES IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO. IKE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER EASTERN TEXAS AND EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA AND EXTREME SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS. REPEATING THE 400 AM CDT POSITION...26.7 N...91.6 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...953 MB. AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 700 AM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1000 AM CDT. $$ FORECASTER BEVEN
Forecasted Path Of Hurricane Ike: Photobucket Current Satellite Image Available: Photobucket Image of Current Information: Photobucket ***************************************************** My whole purpose in this is to update everyone and urge those that have not yet left to safer grounds to do so. Homes are replaceable! Lives are not! They say on the news they expect "Ike" to become a Category 3 before long. In the 1900 Galveston Hurricane (which was a category 4) tides (flooding) were responsible for over 8000 fatalities. That's 8000 lives that had they'd of had the capabilities we do today could have been spared. People if you are asked to evacuate do in a timely manner. Don't just sit and wait to the last minute. I caught a bulletin yesterday which I had commented on also. I am sharing with you the information that I had found while doing my research for my Public Speaking Class in College. Photobucket Perhaps I should also include my Persuasive Speech I gave to the class to urge people to evacuate upon notification and the stats I had to back me up at the time. It wasn't that hard I had a newspaper clipping from a recent fatality where a Single mother with 4 or 5 children had attempted to go through water that was over the road and lost a child because she felt that since she was in an SUV she would make it through. May prayers and thoughts are with all those that may be in danger and I am urging you to take precautions if you're asked to vacate do so. Unplug that PC and go where it's safer. I honestly hope after the Katrina tragedy that everyone would vacate early enough. If it were me I wouldn't even wait for the government to act and say evacuate. The government hid records on the condition of the levy in New Orleans (yes I found that in my research on a few different websites ~ Scary isn't it!) Just now @ 8:30am EST watching "The Weather Channel" confirmed the 1900 hurricane it was after then that they built the 20 foot seawall which the figure has settled and only actually 15 foot!
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