Katrina could inundate New Orleans

Wow. It doesn't look good for New Orleans and surrounding area.

Just curious what measures ISP's in the area may have been going
through in preparation for this (what appears to be huge) hurricane.

- ferg

This post is very OT, but I think events warrant the protocol violation this time. If you're in New Orleans, I'm sure the health of the local internet infrastructure becomes secondary to getting your ass above sea level...

Looks like a lot of people are going to lose everything in this one...If you're one of them, you are in my thoughts.

If you're not in a position to offer first-hand assistance, I would recommend making a donation to the American Red Cross' disaster relief fund via redcross.org TODAY. The faster they get our money, the faster they can be down there helping folks dig out, assuming there's a city left to go back to.

If any displaced NANOGers wind up in the Atlanta area, speak up - I'm sure there are people here that can offer assistance, maybe a bed, or at the very least help you drown your sorrows down at the Vortex Bar & Grill...

If nothing else, post and let us know you're okay.


(P.S. This offer not valid if your name is Ronnie Scelson)


Hopefully the storm will pass a bit to the east of the city thus sparing us
the worst.


    John Souvestre - Southern Star - (504) 888-3348 - www.sstar.com

From everything I've seen this evening, the storm going just to the east would be among the worst case scenarios, as far as flooding is concerned.

Here's hoping the worst doesn't happen.

Here's hoping the worst doesn't happen.

according to my reading of <http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecwv.html&gt;,
the worst is looking pretty likely.

I grew up in the Baton Rouge & New Orleans area; mom and my brother live in BR. Katrina
is playing out the dooms day senerio that is well known to people living in this area.


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