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August 16, 2007

Projections For Hurricane Dean

Filed under: Gulf Coast,Huuricane Watch,Louisiana,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:37 pm

Can we say “OH SHIT!” ?


  1. Don’t worry about Dean G Girl. He will miss us.

    Comment by Varg — August 16, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  2. I hope you are right honey. I have tracked hurricanes for years… I understand the various models, and I usually arrive at the right solution when it comes to landfall, but… poop happens, and if I stay for a storm, I want to know that I’ve made the right decision.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — August 16, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

  3. I also have family in Houston, and all of the wonderful tres kewl folks in the Montrose that embraced Betty and myself after Katrina to worry about.

    Why couldn’t this freakin’ storm go to D.C.? Or Kennebunkport?

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — August 17, 2007 @ 2:49 am

  4. You know it’s time for the east coast to get their share of storms. Maybe when Manhattan floods the fuckateers will stop their why-are-we-rebuilding [sic]-NO bullshit.

    Times like this, I can see that the post-traumatic stress disorder is far from post and more a way of life than a disorder.

    Comment by G Bitch — August 17, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  5. We’ll still keep going – Dean head west-
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    Comment by Lyn LeJeune — August 19, 2007 @ 6:47 am

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