Sunday, July 10, 2005

Dennis nears U.S. …

Today’s top story today will certainly be Hurricane Dennis (HD) and inevitable comparisons to last year’s Hurricane Ivan, which traveled a similar path.

In related news, “Big News” carries a UPI story that “Severe weather conditions forecast because of approaching Hurricane Dennis forced singer Kelly Clarkson to postpone tour dates in Louisiana and Florida.” I assume that many of you know, and buy tickets to see, Ms. Clarkson.

More front and center, CNN’s pre-dawn report was that HD had “strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, brushed by Key West, Florida, on its way to a predicted direct hit on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

At Category 4, Dennis is stronger than Hurricane Ivan, which pounded the Gulf Coast after it came ashore last Sept. 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a slightly weakened Category 3 hurricane.

Forecasters predict Dennis, which has been blamed for up to 32 deaths in Haiti and Cuba, will strike Sunday between Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama... Some 10 million Americans are potentially in Dennis' path, according to federal officials. "

Meanwhile, WWL-TV expressed N.O.’s greatest concern: “The City of New Orleans asked for the public's help in picking up debris left by hurricane Cindy.

Homeowners and property owners are asked to personally dispose of debris on their property, including leaves and larger debris like fallen limbs and trees. Place small debris and leaves in garbage bags and put on the curb for regular garbage pick up. Do not place yard debris on neutral grounds."

For more information, we are advised to contact the Mayor's Press Office at (504) 658-4940. Seems like a call to Sanitation might be more appropriate. Of course my two-weeks ago call to their message recorder, about their refusing to take old paint cans, has not yet been returned.


jbv's Competitive Edge 


Blogger jiri said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

8:18 PM  

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