Sunday, August 05, 2007

Required viewing

This video is for anyone who wants to know what a hurricane is really like. May I remind you that a cubic yard of water weighs fifteen hundred pounds.

I saw this freeway today - drove on it, in fact. The ramp curves down over the ocean, starting about 40 feet high. The bird is a pelican. The live oaks are about 60-75 feet tall. The big casino sign - the water covers about 40-50 feet of the base.

Turn the sound up, too.


Blogger Jo said...

That's amazing! I wish he would have continued with the date and time notes in his commentary so you could really tell how long this was taking.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

God bless the pelicans. God help the dolts in DC who have apparently forgotten that this ever happened.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Talk about Nature with a capital N and the Fury thereof! I really, really hope we're doing a better job preparing for this kind of thing.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Malena said...

This is beyond words. I don't want to live any place where I can see "Hurricane Evacuation Route" signs!

Do you know if the old tree at the Biloxi Visitor's Bureau is still standing? I think it is thought to be about 2000 years old . . .

10:49 PM  
Blogger knitabulous said...

I'm assuming because the video is of unknown origin that the guy didn't survive to make any more commentary on the storm?
At least he got the footage - and chilled us all to the bone.
What an idiot.

4:40 AM  

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