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Anyone Else Across The Gulf South Catching This Storm?


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The storm that just came through Jefferson Parish was no joke. I've stayed for hurricanes. This was close. If it's heading your way, be safe. 111 mph wind gust in Kenner. 14,000 without power. Train cars blown off the elevated train tracks by the Huey P. Long bridge.

Be on the look out folks!

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The storm that just came through Jefferson Parish was no joke. I've stayed for hurricanes. This was close. If it's heading your way, be safe. 111 mph wind gust in Kenner. 14,000 without power. Train cars blown off the elevated train tracks by the Huey P. Long bridge.

Be on the look out folks!

What's a storm?

I forgot what Rain feels like out here in California

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Flooding on Manhattan

Tornado touched down in Belle Chasse

Midcity/uptown are both flooded

Tree fell down and crushed a car or two by Touro

Tree up front of children's hospital fell down

Powerless currently at Children's.

YAY

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I work 2 minutes from the Huey P Long Bridge. Those train cars blown off the elevated railroad tressel were unbelievable to see. Happened right behind New Orleans Hamburger and Wild Wings. Plus several more are derailed. Dumpsters were being pushed up our street in front of my office. Rain was coming totally sideways. Trees are down and power lines as well. 3 transformers blew up 1/2 block from us, causing quite the fireworks. show. Wild couple of hours for sure.

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I work 2 minutes from the Huey P Long Bridge. Those train cars blown off the elevated rairoad tressel were unbelievable to see. Happened right behind New Orleans Hamburger and Wild Wings. Plus several more are derailed. Dumpsters were being pushed up our street in front of my office. Rain was coming totally sideways. Trees are down and power lines as well. 3 transformers blew up 1/2 block from us, causing quite the fireworks. show. Wild couple of hours for sure.

Damnn...

Sounds amazing to witness in person, but horribly scary to have to endure.

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I work 2 minutes from the Huey P Long Bridge. Those train cars blown off the elevated railroad tressel were unbelievable to see. Happened right behind New Orleans Hamburger and Wild Wings. Plus several more are derailed. Dumpsters were being pushed up our street in front of my office. Rain was coming totally sideways. Trees are down and power lines as well. 3 transformers blew up 1/2 block from us, causing quite the fireworks. show. Wild couple of hours for sure.

The video of the trains being blown off is pretty astonishing. Just got power back after about an hour.

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Holy crap. That's insane...

Seems like a horrible idea to be running the train in that weather though.

Agree. But in this case the storm popped up quickly and those freight trains can take 1/2 hour to make the crossing from one side of the river to the other side. That elevated track is probably 3-4 miles long.
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Agree. But in this case the storm popped up quickly and those freight trains can take 1/2 hour to make the crossing from one side of the river to the other side. That elevated track is probably 3-4 miles long.

Yeah. Meteorologists usually suck at predicting the weather anyway. Most people ignore them now a days.

That's crazy the something like that can happen so quick.

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Yeah. Meteorologists usually suck at predicting the weather anyway. Most people ignore them now a days.

That's crazy the something like that can happen so quick.

I mean, we al knew the storm was coming. But I don't think any of us expected those kinds of winds with it. I mean, 100+ mph wind gusts during a thunderstorm are pretty rare.

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I mean, we al knew the storm was coming. But I don't think any of us expected those kinds of winds with it. I mean, 100+ mph wind gusts during a thunderstorm are pretty rare.

Yeah, I understand that...

Mother nature can humble us all in a matter of seconds.

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Well, if anyone was curious. Children's Hospital was in/out with power all afternoon. I had to work with a flashlight, but kids and every patient room has emergency power from the generator though.

As for Touro, crushed car like I said earlier, a lot of flooding up town, and my neighbor's house was destroyed in Belle Chasse.

All in all, I'm lucky to say 3 days until the draft.

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