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August 28, 2005
I know - I am due to do a few informational posts. Later. I've been doing some weather geeking on Katrina - currently about to hit New Orleans/Biloxi/Mobile as a Category 5. Only 3 other Cat5s have hit the US and there's a lot of stats saying this is one of the biggest in a long time.
I've been playing with Google Earth and grabbing sat and radar info, webcam overlays and other contextual data including where the various newscasters are reporting from so when watching them, people have a better idea. See my recent posts on Google Earth/Keyhole BBS for details.
One of the coolest bits of data thus far is the Army Corps of Engineers live flood gages in New Orleans and Louisiana. Granted, you have to take into account that they're already below sea level. I wish the graphs reflected ground level for the areas they are in so you can tell what is and is not flooding.