August 25, 2012

Gulf Coast Threats: Tropical Storm Isaac Coverage 8/30/2012 18:00

Tropical Depression Isaac Coverage

Tropical  Depression   Isaac
Max Ssd. Winds:   35 MPH
Moving: NNW at 12  MPH
Min. Pressure:  995  MB
Updated:  8/30/2012 18:00

FL Beach At Normal Last Week                           FL Beach 3 Days Before Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall in Haiti, barreling Port-Au-Prince as it almost gained hurricane status early Saturday morning. Isaac is forcasted to strenghten into a category 1 hurricane before it hits the Gulf Coast sometime between Monday Evening and Tuesday. Warnings have been issued for much of the gulf coast and Florida panhandle, with  all other warnings and watches issued for Florida being discontinued.

On Saturday, Florida Governor Rick Scott placed the entire state of Florida under a State of Emergency ahead of the storm. Residents in the Keys were asked to evacuate as well as citizens that reside in low lying areas in Southern Florida. Port of Miami is scheduled to close at 7PM on Saturday night, as well as Key West International Airport- several flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport have also been canceled as of midday Saturday. More closures to come soon.

Tropical Storm Isaac has already claimed the lives of at least four people in Haiti as well as one in the Dominican Republic. The Republican National Convention has not been cancelled but activities have been postponed until Tuesday afternoon. Florida Governor Rick Scott has already cancelled all of his activities in   the convention center, as well as the Governors of both Louisiana, and Mississippi.

State of Emergencies have been issued in Louisiana,  Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle as of Sunday evening. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Louisiana, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle- and voluntary evacuations have been issued for Mississippi.

Hurricane Isaac made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River at 6:45 PM on August 28th, 2012. It was a category 1 hurricane at impact with wind speeds of 80 MPH +, multiple impacts may be expected. Isaac made a second landfall in Port of Fourchon and 2:15 CDT on August 29th, 2012- 7 years exactly from Hurricane Katrina's impact with Louisiana. At his strongest Isaac was a Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 80 MPH and gusts over 100 MPH.

xoxo disaster girl

August 24, 2012

"Hello Boys, I'm baaaaack!"

Alas, we meet again.
It's been a while, hasn't it?
Over the last couple of weeks I've been busy hauling my tush across the Eastern Seaboard, from Bergen County New Jersey to the shark attack capital of Florida. Moving a thousand miles away isn't as easy as I thought it would be, but the rewards are by far reaching my expectations. I am now stationed a block from the ocean and luckily, I am just in time for Isaac.
I've missed you all so much, most of all I've missed the users who worked with me daily at my Above Top Secret forum during the 2012 Zombie Anotcalypse. Sorry guys, but the hunt had to be abandoned- I can assure you however that it has not been forgotten. Now that I live in the heart of the people-eaters, I am in more of a position to report instead of speculate.
Tomorrow morning I will be resuming hurricane monitoring beginning with the threat in the South East, Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac is forcasted to become a hurricane by the time it rolls by Florida, so hopefully I'll get a show.
While The Disaster Caster has returned, I am on a bit of a Hiatus. I am currently working tirelessly to add new features to the site including.. DUN DUN DUN... videos! Yes, you heard (or perhaps read) me correctly- I am taking a stab at failing miserably in front of a camera.
While these changes are happening the site will still be at full access to you all and with 50+ articles and an amazing 'Resources' section you should be fully entertained. My hope is to first add video reports/coverage of hurricanes, and later segments on other material (don't want to spoil the surprise.. or perhaps prolong my suffering).
This is kind of a big deal for me, because I'm more of a writer than I am a video personality so hopefully I don't suck at it. My ideas and vision for the videos will hopefully pan out as planned and I hope that everyone enjoys the work and research I put into them.
I will still be updating on tropical storms and hurricanes that are a threat to US land. If I find time to write and post more articles I will certainly do so, but as of now I am trying to school myself in video editing, etc. Honestly, it'll probably seem like I never even left ;)
Stay Tuned for Tomorrows Update on Tropical Storm Isaac!
xoxo disaster girl