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New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:13 am
by Jin+Guice
Is anyone in the New Orleans metro area, the Gulf Coast or the Southeastern United States? I assumed I was the only one in New Orleans but I realized I've never asked. It'd be cool to do some IRL meetups either socially distanced or once the pandemic ends.

If anyone is in Western Louisiana or Eastern Texas (looking at you @CajunQueen) stay safe in the impending hurricane. It looks like shit is about to get fucked up over there.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:03 pm
by Biscuits and Gravy
Reppin' H-Town. Stay safe, J+G. Eventual IRL meetups would be cool.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:43 pm
by TheWanderingScholar
Eastern Texas over here at the moment. And yeah we are ready for Laura to bring some rain.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:40 pm
by Jin+Guice
Tight. Y'all lived right?

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
by Seppia
Be safe ladies and gents!

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:17 pm
by TheWanderingScholar
The storm avoided us completely. No even an ounce of rain.

I would be annoyed with no rain but considering people had to deal with twenty-foot storm surges, I'll take what I can get.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:36 am
by Jin+Guice
Thinkin' of y'all again. This one looks a little worse for New Orleans, I'll let y'all know if I float away.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:58 pm
by unemployable
Mom (Alabama) doesn't seem to be worried. Thinks it'll hit Pass Christian as a Cat 1 and she'll just get rain. That's a nice little town to visit if you're ever down there BTW, there and Bay St. Louis. They've lived through a lot worse than this.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:48 pm
by CajunQueen
Hurricane Laura's approach was much scarier and from friends who have family in Lake Charles, its still a mess there. Not enough news coverage, but that's not surprising. Most of the news I am getting about the impact for the Lake Charles area is from the Cajun Navy--good name to know if (when) there is another Katrina. Hope Sally makes landfall as a Cat 2. If so, rainfall will be the major factor for anyone living in the bowl of metro NOLA. Not worth bugging out for a Cat 2.

J&G have you checked out The Salvage Store in Harahan? Great place for discount groceries and the thrift store across the street is not bad either.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:36 pm
by unemployable
Path of travel has shifted east and now it looks like Sally will go over... Mom's house.

Sally isn't too strong as hurricanes go but is moving ridiculously slowly (2 mph), so will dump a lot of rain. NWS has her getting 20+ inches. [Edit: Of rain. Unless something's going on with one of her neighbors she hasn't told me about.] She's not in a flood zone but heavy rains can do things such as uproot trees.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:19 pm
by CajunQueen
unemployable wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Path of travel has shifted east and now it looks like Sally will go over... Mom's house.
Unemployable, how is your mom? My friends in Baldwin County, AL are on day 5 without power but otherwise unscathed.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:28 pm
by unemployable
She got her power back within 24 hours. She had a fair amount of debris in her yard, but it looks to be all cleaned up.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:31 pm
by TheWanderingScholar
Hope Lake Charles is ready for the next Hurricane. Poor bastards.

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:39 am
by Biscuits and Gravy
So telling our meetup thread is all about hurricanes. Almost through the season, y’all!

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:56 am
by Jin+Guice
So like, did y'all get vaccinated yet? I've heard tale that Texas has some wide-open spaces, outside and 6 feet apart...

Re: New Orleans, Gulf Coast or Southeastern United States

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:12 am
by TheWanderingScholar
Not yet. Still waiting on mine. Probably not until Spring 2021 according to official government websites.