Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

OFFICIAL LANDFALL Plaquemines Parish

As I said a few minutes ago... he has indeed made landfall. 
The NHC has made it official.
Awaiting their statement... 
But, as they always say not focus on the exact point the storm makes landfall...
Damage with Isaac will be seen over an immense area ... in fact
far away bands from Isaac have been slamming into South Carolina all day...
As I said the other day, he looks upside down and his bands reach out into the Atlantic

The weather in Charleston and Myrtle Beach today is associated with Isaac's circulation:

NOTE.... the red band of Isaac is about to slam into Mobile Bay, Gulfport Mississippi and New Orleans.  <--- check it out... landfall

Their Facebook page is:

From their Facebook page:  (they are accepting friends go check them out)

This is the Official Facebook Page for Plaquemines Parish Government. Plaquemines is Louisiana's southernmost parish where the great Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds. It is truly a Sportsman’s Paradise with some of the best commercial and sportsman fishing areas in the world. With the seafood industry being one of the leading sources of income and highest employers in Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish annually. Plaquemines Parish is the operational center for the offshore oil and gas industry. The Plaquemines Port and Harbor Terminal District is continuing to be sought after as the coal exporting capital of Louisiana. One of the most valuable resources of Plaquemines Parish is Fort Jackson, built in 1822 under the recommendation of General Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. In 1861, Fort Jackson served as an important defense for the city of New Orleans during the Civil War. It was also used as a training base during World War 1 from 1917-1918. It has been the proud home of the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival since 1970, welcoming visitors from all over the world.

Discussion from the NHC shows that Isaac is skimming along part on land, part on water and he will make landfall again soon. Either way... it's on the history books.

After the storm has passed and you are in the mood to read a bit... read some stories the area itself has inspired.

One of my favorite writers...

Another book on nature and the area itself...where nature cannot always be controlled.

4.5 out of 5 stars (39)

Rising Tides

Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana [Paperback]

Carl Lindahl (Editor), Maida Owens (Editor), C. Renée Harvison (Editor)

Okay...posting from Amazon, but you get the idea... this region is one of those places that conjures up great stories, old folk stories and tales... and tales of pirates.


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