[Coco] Hurricane Ivan
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Fri Sep 17 14:52:40 EDT 2004
On Sep 17, 2004, at 9:56 AM, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> Since I don't particularly care for off topic posts to the list, I am
> reticent about doing it myself. However, enough people have expressed
> concern about Ivan's course as it relates to my location, so I thought
> I would oblige a quick post. There's really no need to reply to this
> post and continue a long thread.
> The bottom line is that where I am located (Opelousas, Louisiana), we
> did not encounter any rain, nor did we encounter any significant wind.
> Frankly, if you didn't know a hurricane was off to the east, you
> would have thought it was just a nice, breezy day with a few clouds.
> If you look at where Opelousas is on the map, you will see that it is
> are approximately 200 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles west of
> Baton Rouge. Ivan made landfall around Mobile Bay, very far to the
> west of us. Ivan was a big storm, and New Orleans was brushed with
> some of the outer bands of wind and rain, but being even further west
> of New Orleans, we really didn't get anything.
Clarification: Mobile Bay is very far to the EAST of us. (And "is are"
_ain't_ proper grammar :)
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