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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

UPDATE links and blogs about the flood

From Movie Guy at Calculated Risk [Thanks to JJ], here is a lengthy compilation of websites and blogs that have information about the flood, New Orleans, and other related analysis.

Remember that Katrina dumped a LOT of rain on the Mississippi valley and its tributaries.

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

"The already dire situation in New Orleans has taken a turn for the worse this morning as the breach in the 17th Street Canal Levee is now 200 feet wide and slowly flooding the entire city. In short, the worst-case scenario may be occurring as flood waters completely fill the below sea-level bowl that is New Orleans, potentially turning Lake Pontchartrain and the city into one big toxic lake." -- 12:05 PM, Tuesday, 30 August 2005, Tom Kirkendall of Houston's Clear Thinkers

New Orleans:

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
** Excellent details on current status.

The Irish Trojan's Blog
backup link:


Houston's Clear Thinkers New Orleans updates

The Times-Picayune

The Weather Channel -
** Do check this out.

Louisiana Weather Warnings

Mississippi Weather Warnings

National Weather Service

Maps - West to East:

New Orleans Maps

Katrina & Louisianna Petroleum Resources Map
* Couresty of Oil Drum/Econbrowser/Calculated Risk (see links below)

New Orleans Evacuation Map

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Area East of New Orleans Map

Gulf Coast MS-AL Map

Mississippi Map

Mississippi Highways

Mississippi Gulf Coast Highways

Alabama Map

Mobile, Alabama Map

Fuel Supply Analysis:

Calculated Risk


Oil Drum

General Economic Analysis:

Full Disclosure

Insurance Journal

Government Agencies and Red Cross:

Alabama Emergency Management Agency news releases

Alabama Emergency Road Closure Information

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness news releases

Louisiana Road Closure Information

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency news releases

Mississippi Road Closure Information

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency



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