Fay Remnants ,NOLA

By: Patrap , 1:33 AM GMT on August 19, 2008



Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:52 AM CDT on August 24, 2008

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through late Monday night...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi...
including the following areas... in southeast Louisiana... lower
Jefferson... lower Plaquemines... lower St. Bernard... Orleans...
St. Charles... St. John The Baptist... St. Tammany...
Tangipahoa... upper Jefferson... upper Plaquemines... upper St.
Bernard and Washington. In southern Mississippi... Amite...
Hancock... Harrison... Jackson... Pearl River... Pike... Walthall
and Wilkinson.

* Through late Monday night

* the threat of heavy rain associated with Tropical Depression Fay
will increase during the day today and continue through Monday
as Fay moves slowly west across southern Mississippi... possibly
into central Louisiana. Storm total rainfall over the next few
days may reach 4 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts
possible. While most of the rivers and streams are at low
flow... persistent rains can cause rises that may reach bank full
or cause possible flooding. Ponding of water in low lying and
poorly drained areas can also result.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to
cross safely. Vehicles caught in rising water should be abandoned
quickly.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


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With hurricane season upon us again, it's time to dust off that family disaster plan, or in many cases, create one. Keeping your family safe during a hurricane starts with proper planning. One in six Americans live along the eastern seaboard or the Gulf of Mexico, making hurricane preparation a must for many and their families.








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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS



Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly. But remember this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens:

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What are the Hurricane Hazards?
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What does it mean to you?
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What actions should you take to be prepared?

Hurricanes and Your Health and Safety


* The great majority of injuries during a hurricane are cuts caused by flying glass or other debris. Other injuries include puncture wounds resulting from exposed nails, metal, or glass, and bone fractures.
* State and local health departments may issue health advisories or recommendations particular to local conditions. If in doubt, contact your local or state health department.
* Make sure to include all essential medications -- both prescription and over the counter -- in your family's emergency disaster kit.


* Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water supply. Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. You cannot assume that the water in the hurricane-affected area is safe to drink.
* In the area hit by a hurricane, water treatment plants may not be operating; even if they are, storm damage and flooding can contaminate water lines. Listen for public announcements about the safety of the municipal water supply.
* If your well has been flooded, it needs to be tested and disinfected after the storm passes and the floodwaters recede. Questions about testing should be directed to your local or state health department.

Water Safety

* Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.
* If you don't have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boiling water will kill most types of disease-causing organisms that may be present. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.
* If you can't boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Bleach will kill some, but not all, types of disease-causing organisms that may be in the water. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for disinfection. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.
* If you have a well that has been flooded, the water should be tested and disinfected after flood waters recede. If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice.

Food Safety

* Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
* Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with flood water. Food containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Also, discard cardboard juice/milk/baby formula boxes and home canned foods if they have come in contact with flood water, because they cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized.
* Inspect canned foods and discard any food in damaged cans. Can damage is shown by swelling; leakage; punctures; holes; fractures; extensive deep rusting; or crushing/denting severe enough to prevent normal stacking or opening with a manual, wheel-type can opener.
* Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved if you do the following:
o Remove the labels, if they are the removable kind, since they can harbor dirt and bacteria.
o Thoroughly wash the cans or retort pouches with soap and water, using hot water if it is available.
o Brush or wipe away any dirt or silt.
o Rinse the cans or retort pouches with water that is safe for drinking, if available, since dirt or residual soap will reduce the effectiveness of chlorine sanitation.
o Then, sanitize them by immersion in one of the two following ways:
+ place in water and allow the water to come to a boil and continue boiling for 2 minutes, or
+ place in a freshly-made solution consisting of 1 tablespoon of unscented liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available) for 15 minutes.
* Air dry cans or retort pouches for a minimum of 1 hour before opening or storing.
* If the labels were removable, then re-label your cans or retort pouches, including the expiration date (if available), with a marker.
* Food in reconditioned cans or retort pouches should be used as soon as possible, thereafter.
* Any concentrated baby formula in reconditioned, all-metal containers must be diluted with clean, drinking water.
* Thoroughly wash metal pans, ceramic dishes, and utensils (including can openers) with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse, and then sanitize them by boiling in clean water or immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available).
* Thoroughly wash countertops with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse, and then sanitize by applying a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available). Allow to air dry.

Frozen and Refrigerated Foods

* If you will be without power for a long period:
o ask friends to store your frozen foods in their freezers if they have electricity;
o see if freezer space is available in a store, church, school, or commercial freezer that has electrical service; or
o use dry ice, if available. Twenty-five pounds of dry ice will keep a ten-cubic-foot freezer below freezing for 3-4 days. Use care when handling dry ice, and wear dry, heavy gloves to avoid injury.
* Your refrigerator will keep foods cool for about four hours without power if it is unopened. Add block or dry ice to your refrigerator if the electricity will be off longer than four hours.
* Thawed food can usually be eaten if it is still "refrigerator cold," or re-frozen if it still contains ice crystals.
* To be safe, remember, "When in doubt, throw it out." Discard any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more, and any food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.

Sanitation and Hygiene

It is critical for you to remember to practice basic hygiene during the emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected:

* before preparing or eating
* after toilet use
* after participating in cleanup activities; and
* after handling articles contaminated with floodwater or sewage.

If there is flooding along with a hurricane, the waters may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems and agricultural and industrial waste. Although skin contact with floodwater does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, there is risk of disease from eating or drinking anything contaminated with floodwater.

If you have any open cuts or sores that will be exposed to floodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and applying an antibiotic ointment to discourage infection. If a wound develops redness, swelling, or drainage, seek immediate medical attention.

Do not allow children to play in floodwater areas. Wash children's hands frequently (always before meals), and do not allow children to play with floodwater-contaminated toys that have not been disinfected. You can disinfect toys using a solution of one cup of bleach in five gallons of water.

Immunizations

Outbreaks of communicable diseases after hurricanes are unusual. However, the rates of diseases that were present before a hurricane may increase because of a lack of sanitation or overcrowding in shelters. Increases in infectious diseases that were not present before the hurricane are not a problem, so mass vaccination programs are unnecessary.

If you have wounds, you should be evaluated for a tetanus immunization, just as you would at any other time of injury. If you receive a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with feces, soil, or saliva, have a doctor or health department determine whether a tetanus booster is necessary based on individual records.

Specific recommendations for vaccinations should be made on a case-by-case basis, or as determined by local and state health departments.

Mosquitoes

Rain and flooding in a hurricane area may lead to an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. In most cases, the mosquitoes will be pests but will not carry communicable diseases. It is unlikely that diseases which were not present in the area prior to the hurricane would be of concern. Local, state, and federal public health authorities will be actively working to control the spread of any mosquito-borne diseases.

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, use screens on dwellings, and wear clothes with long sleeves and long pants. Insect repellents that contain DEET are very effective. Be sure to read all instructions before using DEET. Care must be taken when using DEET on small children. Products containing DEET are available from stores and through local and state health departments.

To control mosquito populations, drain all standing water left in open containers outside your home.

Mental Health

The days and weeks after a hurricane are going to be rough. In addition to your physical health, you need to take some time to consider your mental health as well. Remember that some sleeplessness, anxiety, anger, hyperactivity, mild depression, or lethargy are normal, and may go away with time. If you feel any of these symptoms acutely, seek counseling. Remember that children need extra care and attention before, during, and after the storm. Be sure to locate a favorite toy or game for your child before the storm arrives to help maintain his/her sense of security. Your state and local health departments will help you find the local resources, including hospitals or health care providers, that you may need.

Seeking Assistance after a Hurricane

SEEKING DISASTER ASSISTANCE: Throughout the recovery period, it is important to monitor local radio or television reports and other media sources for information about where to get emergency housing, food, first aid, clothing, and financial assistance. The following section provides general information about the kinds of assistance that may be available.

DIRECT ASSISTANCE: Direct assistance to individuals and families may come from any number of organizations, including: the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other volunteer organizations. These organizations provide food, shelter, supplies and assist in clean-up efforts.

THE FEDERAL ROLE: In the most severe disasters, the federal government is also called in to help individuals and families with temporary housing, counseling (for post-disaster trauma), low-interest loans and grants, and other assistance. The federal government also has programs that help small businesses and farmers.

Most federal assistance becomes available when the President of the United States declares a �Major Disaster� for the affected area at the request of a state governor. FEMA will provide information through the media and community outreach about federal assistance and how to apply.

Coping after a Hurricane Everyone who sees or experiences a hurricane is affected by it in some way. It is normal to feel anxious about your own safety and that of your family and close friends. Profound sadness, grief, and anger are normal reactions to an abnormal event. Acknowledging your feelings helps you recover. Focusing on your strengths and abilities helps you heal. Accepting help from community programs and resources is healthy. Everyone has different needs and different ways of coping. It is common to want to strike back at people who have caused great pain. Children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of disasters. Even individuals who experience a disaster �second hand� through exposure to extensive media coverage can be affected.

Contact local faith-based organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional counselors for counseling. Additionally, FEMA and state and local governments of the affected area may provide crisis counseling assistance.

Minimize this emotional and traumatic experience by being prepared, not scared and therefore you and your family will stay in control and survive a major hurricane.

SIGNS OF HURRICANE RELATED STRESS:

* Difficulty communicating thoughts.
* Difficulty sleeping.
* Difficulty maintaining balance in their lives.
* Low threshold of frustration.
* Increased use of drugs/alcohol.
* Limited attention span.
* Poor work performance.
* Headaches/stomach problems.
* Tunnel vision/muffled hearing.
* Colds or flu-like symptoms.
* Disorientation or confusion.
* Difficulty concentrating.
* Reluctance to leave home.
* Depression, sadness.
* Feelings of hopelessness.
* Mood-swings and easy bouts of crying.
* Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt.
* Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone.

EASING HURRICANE RELATED STRESS:

* Talk with someone about your feelings - anger, sorrow, and other emotions - even though it may be difficult.
* Seek help from professional counselors who deal with post-disaster stress.
* Do not hold yourself responsible for the disastrous event or be frustrated because you feel you cannot help directly in the rescue work.
* Take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing by healthy eating, rest, exercise, relaxation, and meditation.
* Maintain a normal family and daily routine, limiting demanding responsibilities on yourself and your family.
* Spend time with family and friends.
* Participate in memorials.
* Use existing support groups of family, friends, and religious institutions.
* Ensure you are ready for future events by restocking your disaster supplies kits and updating your family disaster plans





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139. Patrap
4:07 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
Let me Know the way.............


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138. Patrap
4:00 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
Free as a bird

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137. Patrap
3:27 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
This Season is Gonna Test Some More Folks..

This Next Thing,..is a Tempest

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136. EmmyRose
3:21 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
SPECIAL FEATURES...YIKES
A 1008 MB LOW PRESSURE IS CENTERED OVER THE SE CARIBBEAN NEAR
13N67W MOVING W AT 10 KT. A TROPICAL WAVE IS FURTHER W ALONG 72W
SOUTH OF 20N IN HAITI TO NORTHWESTERN VENEZUELA. IT IS POSSIBLE
THAT THIS COMBINED SYSTEM MAY DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.
THIS BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SQUALLY WEATHER IN PARTS OF THE EASTERN
AND CENTRAL CARIBBEAN DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. PRESENTLY
SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS N OF THE LOW
CENTER FROM 13N-16N BETWEEN 63W-68W. SIMILAR CONVECTION IS
INLAND OVER N VENEZUELA FROM 7N-12N BETWEEN 64W-71W
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135. EmmyRose
3:05 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
Its about damn time...

NOAA Installs New Storm Tide Stations in the Gulf of Mexico “NOAA Sentinels” Designed to Withstand Category 4 Hurricanes
August 22, 2008


Today in Bay St. Louis, Miss., NOAA dedicated the first of four new hurricane-hardened water level observing stations being installed at key locations in coastal Mississippi and Louisiana.


A hurricane-hardened "NOAA Sentinel" water level observing station.

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The yellow, 25-foot-tall “NOAA Sentinel” will provide real-time water level and meteorological data to help coastal authorities and the public prepare for, mitigate, and respond to storm tides generated by severe coastal storms. NOAA Sentinels are also being installed in Calcasieu Pass, Amerada Pass, and Shell Beach, La., communities that are especially vulnerable to severe storms.

“NOAA is committed to providing the public accurate, real-time ocean and coastal water and weather data to support public safety, navigation and commerce,” said John H. Dunnigan, NOAA assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service. “These new NOAA Sentinels will ensure that critical water and wind information is available during severe storms, when it’s needed most.”

Operated by NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, the NOAA Sentinels are designed to withstand wind and wave action from a Category 4 hurricane (winds from 131 to 155 miles per hour). The sensor-packed stations are mounted on four-foot diameter steel posts, which are driven 60-80 feet into the seafloor to ensure stability.

The data collected by the NOAA Sentinels are essential to providing accurate marine weather and flood forecasts, planning and executing evacuations, determining when to open and close locks, facilitating the reopening of ports after storms, and determining the vulnerability of coastal areas to storm surges. Installation of the stations will be completed by fall 2008.

"This technology will deliver real-time storm tide data during severe coastal events that will allow emergency managers to take appropriate action and will provide information to help protect life and property,” said Sen Thad Cochran. “I am pleased NOAA has worked to install these sentinels at locations off the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana."

Part of NOAA's National Water Level Observation Network, the NOAA Sentinels will replace stations that were destroyed or heavily damaged by recent hurricanes. Real-time data from all of NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network stations are available online.

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.
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133. EmmyRose
2:55 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
around and round she goes
where she stops nobody knows...

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132. Patrap
2:35 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
Standby for One up the Bay Mobile..

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131. sandcrab39565
1:33 AM GMT on August 25, 2008
DAY ONE...TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS...
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
RAIN SHIELD ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS MAY
HAVE GUSTY WINDS UP TO 40 MPH.

HEAVY RAIN...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL AND SOUTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI AND MOST OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. RAIN AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL DEPRESSION FAY WILL CONTINUE
TONIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

WINDS...
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM MONDAY FOR THE SOUTH SHORE
OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...INCLUDING THE METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS AREA.
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL PREVAIL AT TIMES AND COULD CAUSE
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY OVER BRIDGES AND EXPOSED
ROADWAYS.

MARINE...
A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR LAKES MAUREPAS AND PONTCHARTRAIN
UNTIL 1 AM MONDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR LAKES
MAUREPAS AND PONTCHARTRAIN AFTER 1 AM MONDAY.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM
THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI AND OUT 60 NM. WINDS
ARE FORECAST TO BE 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH SEAS BUILDING UP TO 7 TO 9
FEET IN THE GULF COASTAL WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

HEAVY RAIN...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT FOR
COASTAL AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND MOST OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE
POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

MARINE...
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
FOR THE GULF COASTAL WATERS AND FOR LAKES MAUREPAS AND PONTCHARTRAIN
FOR WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS AND SEAS UP TO 7 TO 9 FEET.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO THE THREAT FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AS TROPICAL DEPRESSION FAY MOVES ACROSS THE AREA
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128. Patrap
4:10 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
Bayou Earhart wont be the Route either..

LOL
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127. tkeith
4:09 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
I may have to drive to the quarter and take the Natches to work tommorow. The Elmwood ferry is not in service across lake Clearview...lol
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126. Patrap
4:08 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
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125. Patrap
3:59 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
Start da Darn Pumps..

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124. Patrap
3:57 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
The Canals are pumped down to their Lowest Levels and the Rains arrive...

...Link
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122. OGal
3:36 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
Pat, thinking about you guys getting rain. Sure hope it is not prolonged. I know you and your family will stay safe. NOLA needs no flooding problems.
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121. GulfScotsman
3:18 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
352 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FAY MAY BRING HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...

.FAY HAS WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND WAS MOVING WESTWARD
INTO SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI. THE REMNANTS OF FAY ARE FORECAST TO
MOVE SLOWLY WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...POSSIBLY INTO
CENTRAL LOUISIANA...OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND BRING HEAVY
RAINFALL TO THE AREA.



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119. Patrap
3:08 PM GMT on August 24, 2008




Midland WR-100 NOAA Weather Radio,
available..at ALL Walgreens







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118. EmmyRose
3:04 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
‘America Is Safer When Our Schools Are Safer’: U.S. Schools Receive Life-Saving NOAA Public Alert Radios

August 19, 2008

Federal agencies have begun distributing more than 182,000 Public Alert Radios to preschools, Head Start programs, K-12 nonpublic schools and nonpublic school central offices, K-12 school district offices and post-secondary schools. In two earlier phases, the federal government distributed radios to all 97,000 K-12 public schools across the country, bringing the program to a close this September with life-saving radios in every school in the nation.

The radios sound an alarm to alert school personnel about hazardous weather and other emergencies, even when other means of communication are disabled.

The radios are distributed by the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and assistance from the departments of Education and Health and Human Services.


NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.

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Commonly known as NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, these Public Alert Radios provide alerts and safety steps on a wide range of emergencies — from an approaching tornado, a telephone outage disrupting 911 emergency services, local roads overrun by flash floods, a derailed train posing a hazardous material threat, or the urgent need to be on the lookout for an abducted child.

The program also encourages school officials, emergency managers, human service providers, and Citizen Corps Councils across the country to partner and align their efforts with local emergency plans to build overall community preparedness. By coordinating with their local emergency managers and Citizen Corps Council, schools also can obtain technical and other assistance to improve their school safety plans and other emergency preparedness efforts.

For additional information on the Public Alert Radios for Schools program, see the Web site.

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources
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117. GulfScotsman
2:11 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
".... what ye need there Patrap is one of our Mobile Deflector Screens... I can probably get one installed in about a week...."

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116. EmmyRose
2:07 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
seriously good move NOT to come to NOLA this
weekend LOL

we'll catch up anothe time
we might get a drop or two from her also today
it poured in galveston last night ....

later bro
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114. Patrap
12:45 PM GMT on August 24, 2008
Fay's Remnants about to drop a Bucket of rain on nola.Link
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113. Redhead
2:50 AM GMT on August 24, 2008
New Orleans Repeating Deadly Levee Mistakes
Saturday, August 23, 2008
LINK
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112. Patrap
1:40 AM GMT on August 24, 2008
Back from a Long day.


Thanks for dropping by everyone.
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109. sandcrab39565
11:39 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
Looks like the blow not an issue but the ducks are gonna be happy.
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108. Skyepony (Mod)
11:38 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
Fay looks like she's headed to the tree farm & me kin.

Most storms, the majority of the injuries I've seen are related to boarding & shuttering. Men really should wear chainsaw pants & gloves when boarding. Fay was different. So wet, had to go with tall rubber boots out there. All ( i'm talkin friends around here too) of us that 1st day didn't think to use socks. Raining so hard the water hitting any exposed pants ran right in. So why wet a pair of socks? We all got sores rubbed on our feet & ankles, didn't notice til the next day when we put the boots back on.
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107. GulfScotsman
10:42 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
she is dun fer

http://tropics.hamweather.net/maps/wv/gulfmexico/loop.html
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106. EmmyRose
10:40 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
TROPICAL STORM FAY DISCUSSION NUMBER 33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062008
500 PM EDT SAT AUG 23 2008

SURFACE...RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT THE
CENTER OF FAY IS INLAND OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. ALTHOUGH THE
INITIAL INTENSITY REMAINS AT 40 KNOTS...THE CIRCULATION IS
GRADUALLY SPINNING DOWN WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS CONFINED MOSTLY TO
CONVECTIVE BANDS TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. NOW THAT THE CENTER IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE FARTHER INLAND WEAKENING IS ANTICIPATED.

FAY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST OR 280 DEGREES AT 6 KNOTS AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
THEREAFTER...STEERING CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO COLLAPSE AND FAY
COULD REMAIN MEANDERING FOR THE NEXT 3 TO 5 DAYS. ALTHOUGH BY
THEN...THE CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO BE A DEPRESSION OR A REMNANT
LOW...IT WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINS ALONG ITS
PATH AND THE EMPHASIS SHOULD CONTINUE ON THESE RAINS.
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105. EmmyRose
10:08 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
Pat aint askeered Sand.
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104. tkeith
9:13 PM GMT on August 23, 2008
Patrap, just watched "the storm that drowned a city" by Ivor Van Heerdan. It was on (NOVA).
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103. sandcrab39565
10:24 AM GMT on August 23, 2008
Heads up my freind looks as if Fay wants to say hello to you now as well. Be Safe
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102. Patrap
3:29 AM GMT on August 23, 2008
A Cool Breez, a Deuce,..and a Bush that can RUN in Fla.

LOL
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101. tkeith
3:24 AM GMT on August 23, 2008
tampa might have missed the wrath of Fay but come Sept. 7 they aint gonna miss the wrath of dem saints..lol
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100. NRAamy
4:33 PM GMT on August 22, 2008


Here's to football, and all the glorious food that goes with it!!

:)
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99. Patrap
3:48 PM GMT on August 22, 2008
Morning Prosperina..Thanks for stopping by the Ol blog here.
Hope ya'll well and comfy !.
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97. GulfScotsman
11:03 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
yep.. we shall see
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96. GulfScotsman
10:46 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
tightening up and drifting W by SW....

this is so not good
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95. reeldrlaura
10:38 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
Fay..............coming to a "theater" near you!!! Sheesh, I hope Y'ALL are making preps for this spirited storm, 'cuz DAYUM......she's a headed yer way!!!
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94. Patrap
9:23 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
Take Tonight and Tomorrow to Make Early Preps in S.Miss and Se.La..along with our Neighbors in Ala.

What you can do today will save time for a Ramp up tomorrow if Fay Stays on a West Heading.
Fill your Vehicles..
Bring in the Loose Objects and yard Furniture.

Make sure your Elderly and special Needs Friends are aware of the situ.

Be a Good citizen and Help out and Pass the word, if a Official Watch is Posted in your area.
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93. Patrap
9:23 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
Were on top of it Tommy.

Thanx for dropping by.

Fla taking it on the Chin,, as Jax is taking a beating from Fay now..
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91. Patrap
9:16 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
Fire for Effect...

Lets Sink this S.O.B. Fay.



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90. GulfScotsman
8:52 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
cristened with a bottle of 16 yr old scotch...

we are heading out into the Gulf off the SE Banks to fish for some Snapper and fire the big guns EAST.

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89. Patrap
8:51 PM GMT on August 21, 2008
Good to see the Ol Gal again..




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