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The New Orleans Saints are giving fans another jolt of Super Bowl euphoria. Carnival floats carrying players, coaches and the team’s owner rolled through downtown New Orleans for a victory parade Tuesday. (Feb. 9)
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Nature’s fury is mankind’s nemesis. Natural disasters may be one of the only challenges planet Earth has left for us. We’ve learned to shape the land, modify crops, create new breeds of animals, and tame the wild beasts. But we haven’t learned how to stop a natural disaster like a hurricane. There’s little we can do when nature decides to release its fury on us. We can’t stop it, but we can try to protect ourselves and our property.
The words “hurricane” and “typhoon” describe a meteorological event known as a tropical cyclone. These storm systems are characterized by a zone of low pressure at the center and large thunderstorms that produce high winds and floods of rain.
These systems form almost exclusively in the earth’s tropical regions, spinning in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Scientists have identified seven major basins where these tropical storm typically form. Four major basins are in the Pacific (North Central, Northeastern, Northwestern, and South/Southwestern), three are in the Indian Ocean (Northern, Southwestern, and Southeastern), and one is in the Atlantic (Northern). In 2004, the first documented tropical storm formed in the Southern Atlantic, striking Brazil.
Hurricane seasons vary geographically, appearing in a region’s late summer, where the difference in temperatures between the air and sea are at their greatest. The most deadly hurricane on record struck the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh, killing from 300,000 to a million people. The Northern Indian basin has, since the early 1900s, been victim to the most and the most deadly hurricanes. Hurricanes are highly destructive of property. The recent Hurricane Katrina in the United States caused over $80 billion in property damages.
Local governments tend to take most preventive measures to limit the loss of life and property. Most towns and cities create emergency plans, using sirens to alert citizens of coming danger. Emergency broadcast systems are in place to keep people informed. And many communities store food, water, and medicines in case of power or water system breakdowns.
Most people who live on or near coastlines will experience a hurricane at least once during their lifetime. For some, it is a frequent occurrence, and they are prepared to board up windows and doors and evacuate almost out of habit. But many of us need to know what to do in the event of a hurricane.
What Can I Expect if a Hurricane is Near my Area?
* Luckily, hurricanes are easier to spot and prepare for than other natural disasters. With the advent of modern satellites, scientists are able to observe cloud formations and movement and reliably predict the direction and timing of the storm.
* As the hurricane nears landfall and it is spotted on radar, meteorologists will let the public know it’s coming. At this early stage, many things could change. The storm can change in intensity and direction fairly quickly, so the local weather service can keep tabs and inform the community as the storm moves. During this period, local governments and emergency services begin to activate emergency plans and procedures.
* When the know the storm is coming their way, homeowners should begin to board up windows and doors and secure outdoor lawn furniture and equipment. As the storm nears, you and your family should evacuate the area. No sense taking needless chances.
* If you can’t leave the storm, you should have stocked up on emergency supplies like plenty of fresh water, canned foods, candles and batteries, a battery-operated radio, and fuel for the generator. Water shortages can become life-threatening after a hurricane strikes, so it’s a good idea to fill up every container you have – including your bathtub – with safe drinking water.
* The single most important item you will need during and after a major hurricane is a medical kit containing bandages, medical tape, antibiotics, and scissors. This may save your life by preventing serious infections if you or your family are injured.
* Long before the storm ever forms, you and your family should work out an emergency plan. Decide where to meet if people aren’t home. Store essential supplies that can be used or easily moved to the car. Decide in advance where you will take shelter, and who will be responsible for helping family members unable to care for themselves. Establish clear roles and responsibilities for shutting up the house and securing outdoor items. The better prepared your family is, the less likely they are to be overwhelmed by the hurricane, and the more likely you will all survive with minimal injury or property damage.
What Will Happen During a Hurricane?
* When it hits land, the hurricane can bring winds over 100 miles per hour that can pick up and throw objects around as if they were toys. Cars, roofs, large pieces of metal or wood, and other flying debris can smash into homes. There is little one can do in this situation, but finding the safest shelter is the best bet. You may not be able to prevent serious damage to your home, but you can protect your life.
* Should the incoming hurricane grow a category 4 or 5, you will be advised to seek evacuate or, at the least, seek higher ground. Avoid trying to sit it out in your basement, as you might be trapped in a flood situation.
* If you can or must evacuate your community, travel light. Take only those items that you will need over a 24-48 hour period. A change of clothes, drinking water, and food should be included in your evacuation gear.
* As you drive to the nearest mass transportation outlet or in your own automobile, drive slowly and carefully. High winds and whipping rains will make it difficult to see, and accidents become very likely. Do NOT panic. This could also cause needless accidents and spread fearful behavior to other people in the same situation.
* The hurricane will pass in a few hours, and you will mostly likely be allowed to return to your home. Don’t worry: the terrible flooding that kept people from returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was not the norm. Levees broke down, creating an abnormal situation.
What about After the Hurricane?
* After a hurricane has happened, review your family’s actions to see if your plan was reasonable and effective. Hurricanes are a fact of life in coastal areas, and you can benefit from your experience by preparing a better plan for the next time.
* Communities can only decide AFTER the hurricane whether their emergency plan and procedures were adequate. One good indicator is low loss of life or injuries being reported. The level of property damage will also be a sign of how effective emergency procedures were.
* State, city, and local governments who go through a hurricane should take stock after the event to do what they can to improve their plan and procedures. Citizens should ask government representatives about the results of their performance reviews and insist on necessary improvements.
Emergency preparedness for hurricanes is everyone’s business and everyone’s responsibilities. While governments are preparing to protect citizens’ lives and property, individuals and families must plan their own solutions for personal health and safety and for protecting private property.
Located at the edge of the French Quarter and within walking distance of the citys attractions, youre just steps away from all the things to do in New Orleans including the fabulous New Orleans cuisine, amazing nightlife and renowned culture of the Big Easy. Choose from studio, 1- and 2-bedroom New Orleans vacation villas, all with full kitchens and some with balconies. The resort is full of old-world flavor while offering one ultra-modern luxury—a rooftop sundeck and hot tubperfect for viewing the French Quarter, Mississippi River and other New Orleans attractions you came to see.
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My family is planning a trip to New Orleans for the week-end. We have three small daughters; ages 7, 5, & 2. What are some fun, "cheap" things we could take them to do? We are planning on the zoo and the aquarium. What else is there?
Lots to do but here are some ideas on a budget. Take them to the children’s museum, mardi gras world, the wax museum, a carriage ride, walk along jackson square and the river walk, a zephers baseball game, the IMAX theater, steamboat natchez, cafe du monde for beinets, take a streetcar ride. Enjoy!
New Orleans Attractions
It seems as if everything my family use to go to down there is closed like Six Flags. I really can’t find anything that I think would entertain a bunch of college students. We are going down there to volunteer but of course we have to have fun while we are down there helping. What are some happening places down there? Please take this question seriously, don’t reply with an answer if its not helping. I will report you because its in the rules.
There’s still tons of great shopping and eating to be done in New Orleans, to say nothing of all the great music there is to be heard. The French Quarter shops are mostly open, as are the Warehouse-Arts District and Magazine Street shopping district. And the festival season will kick off Labor Day weekend with Southern Decadence.
Before you go, visit the Offbeat or Gambit Weekly web sites and check the entertainment listings for the shows, clubs and festivals that will be going on while you’re there.
Catch a show by one of New Orleans’ brass bands. Some of the best brass bands are New Birth Brass Band, Rebirth BB, Forgotten Souls BB and Soul Rebels BB. It’s a mix of jazz, funk, hip hop & sometimes r n’ b that’s great for dancing, and truly captures the spirit of the city.
Every Sunday, at Tipitina’s, there’s a Cajun Fais Do Do from 5pm-9pm. If you can, go one evening that features Bruce Daigrepont. His band is one of an elite few that are preserving the true spirit of Cajun music while updating it and making it relevant for a modern audience. Even if you don’t know anything about Cajun music, it’s worth going just to watch everybody dancing and to see this historic club. 501 Napoleon Ave. http://www.tipitinas.com/default.asp
Go to Mid-City Lanes, for bowling, music or both. They have lots of great rock, funk and zydeco shows, and you can bowl even if the band is playing. Geno Delafose, George Porter and Snooks Eaglin are among the best acts that play here pretty regularly. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave.
Go on a Haunted New Orleans tour with New Orleans’ greatest tour guide, Robert Florence. His company Historic New Orleans Tours is the best in town. I promise you won’t regret spending a couple hours with him as he tells ghost stories about the city. Tours happen daily, rain or shine. Visit the web site for the full list of available tours.
The Audubon Zoo & Aquarium have reopened
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a Smithsonian affiliate, has great folk, primitive and outsider art exhibitions.
Visit Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. It’s a little bit hokey, but it’s still fun to see the factory where many of the Mardi Gras floats are made and view them up-close.
You could try to catch a Tulane University football game: http://www.tulanegreenwave.com
Eat muffalettas at Central Grocery, 923 Decatur Street.
New Orleans Attractions
I understand the locals normally say N’orlins – Stress on the Nor.
I was just curious if there was an original French way in which Orleans may have been pronounced. Currently I say New Orlins – stress on the Or, but when I was young I would say New Orleens – stress on the leens.
Only Hollywood and tourists call the city N”Awlins.
The original name of the city was in French: Nouvelle Orleans. It is pronounced new vell ore lay on.
There are two "normal” pronunciations today:
New Or le ans (Orleans is 3 syllables)
New Or leans (Orleans is 2 syllables)
The issue is somewhat confused by the fact the City of New Orleans is also (same boundaries) Orleans Parish (parish = county). Everyone says Or leans Parish (Orleans with 2 syllables).
The star of the evening for the Hornets was David West who scored a total of 40 points for his team of which 15 points he scored in the final quarter alone. Los Angeles lost to New Orleans 105-116. The defensive game played by the Hornets towards the end proved to be the turning point of the game in their favor. NBA basketball results can be quite unpredictable!
The Lakers maintained a lead through most of the game with 92-89 in the fourth quarter but luck seemed to run out for Los Angeled when they were only able to score 5 of 21, as well as a shocking 3 of 11 from 3 point range and were outscored 27-13.
The Hornet’s coach, Byron Scott told the press that his team had to take up a defensive strategy as Bryant Kobe was unstoppable scoring on every throw and the Lakers also scored a number of 3 points. His team tried to play Kobe straight up but that didn’t seem to work so they switched their strategy and tried to keep the ball away from him as much as possible. This led to their win. Live basketball results kept the fans glued to their seats all around the world.
Despite being formidable in the first 3 quarters, Bryant was unable to deliver much in the final scoring a disappointing 2 points scoring only 1 of 6 as compared to 13 of 16 in the initial 3 quarters of the game.
Later Bryant spoke of the Hornets defense and how he couldn’t get his hands on the ball enough stating that “…they (Hornets) weren’t going to let me get a shot off”.
This was a fitting revenge for Hornets for the 2 losses they suffered at the hands of Lakers earlier on in the season in New Orleans. David West scored 14 of 23 from the floor and another 12 of 13 from the foul line to tie up with his career high score. West was also able to grab 11 rebounds as the Hornets won their incredible 16 the game out of 21.
West admitted that he was certain of his team’s win once they were able to force Bryant to slow down. Winning this match was important for the Hornets as they had already lost twice to Lakers this season in their home base.
The two teams, Lakers and Hornets, will meet for a fourth and final game of this season on Feb, 20 at the Staples Center. Hornets are hopeful of tyeing the record.
With only 5:24 minutes remaining for the end of the game, West scored 9 points giving the Hornets a lead of 109-99. A 3 pointer by Derek Fisher with only 4:37 left, tried to compensate for Lakers inability to score in almost 4 minutes but there was no stopping the Hornets once they increased pressure on Bryant.
Paul was another All-Star for Hornets shooting 32 points, 3 steals, 15 assists and absolutely no turnovers in 44 minutes. Tyson Chandler and Rasul Butler added 22 points and 14 rebounds between themselves.
The Hornets reached their highest score this season with 116 against Lakers. The Lakers are pretty bogged down with
injuries as Jordan Farmar, Luke Walton couldn’t play because of left knee and right foot injuries respectively. Now Lama Odam will also not be able to play in Wednesday night’s game due to a right knee injury during Tuesday’s game.
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew safely hoist one adult and one child after their boat capsized in Lake Pontchatrain, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. Coast Guard personnel from Station New Orleans, Air Station New Orleans and Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. assisted in the search of four people whose pleasure craft had capsized due to rough weather. The other two survivors were rescued by local law enforcement. U.S. Coast Guard video. Visit us at www.gocoastguard.com
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This New Orleans resort is located at the edge of the French Quarter and within walking distance of the citys attractions, restaurants and shops. For award-winning Italian cuisine, dine at the intimate 4-star-rated Cafe Giovanni next door to the resort. After dinner stroll to the historic French Quarter and listen to the soulful sounds of New Orleans jazz as the irresistible aroma of Creole and Cajun food fills the Quarter. Or, walk across the street from the resort and try your hand—poker hand that is—at Harrahs Casino. Plus, renowned Bourbon Street is only two blocks away. This Bluegreen resort is close to everywhere you want to be during your New Orleans vacation.
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