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August 27, 2005

Hurricane Katrina taking aim at New Orleans

Katrina has continued to strengthen and looks to be directly threatening New Orleans. Those you in the Biloxi and New Orleans area need to immediately begin preparing for a major hurricane. The current forecast calls for a Category Four hurricane to strike the central Gulf Coast on Monday. However, intensity is very hard to predict. With regards to track, the models have been locking onto a track right around New Orleans.

In this area of Louisiana, for every foot of storm surge, the water can travel a mile inland. With a Category Four hurricane, a storm surge of 13 - 18 feet can be expected. Currently sustained winds are at 110 mph with a central pressure of 963 mb. Additional strengthening is likely.
Tracking God's Fury:
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Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Nate
Hurricane Ophelia
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