In light of State Farm’s attempt to exclude the testimony of the Rigsbys’ expert witnesses, SLABBED revisits the data documenting Katrina’s wind and flood water on the McIntosh property. As Sop’s “USA Ex Rel Rigsby v State Farm: An analysis of the McIntosh Claim: Updating the original post Not to belabor the point” pointed out, “There was around 2 feet of water inside the[McIntosh] residence when the storm surge peaked in the Biloxi Bay several hours after Hurricane force winds began blowing.
NOAA shows the McIntosh property was subjected to “F2 or greater Eyewall Winds” (page 50).
How powerful are F2 Eyewall Winds? Continue reading ““not to belabor the point” – just another look at Katrina’s wind and flood water on the McIntosh property: a Rigsby qui tam update”
I’ll never forget those early days after Katrina and am increasingly reminded of them as we approach the 5th anniversary of the storm, which devastated both Mississippi and Louisiana including the New Orleans area, which for better or worse, got the majority of the news coverage post storm. One of those tuning in was a paralegal with the Dallas Texas office of a national law firm with whom I shared a common client. I contacted them in early September to reestablish communications on important business we had pending when the storm hit.
“How are you able to call us?” she inquired. The answer was easy as I replied, “On one of my firm’s cell phones.” Satisfied with the answer we then quickly tied up a few loose ends. She ended the conversation by telling me to, “hang tight, help was on the way.” She thought we were stranded on a roof top with flood waters all around us. The events in New Orleans, as shown around the clock on the news had already been implanted in her mind as the impact of Katrina everywhere, even on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Katrina mix and match appears everywhere to this day. In the HBO series Treme for example, the introduction shows storm surge footage that was taken at the old Gulfport Holiday Inn that is roughly 70 miles or so from Treme but the allure of the waves was evidently too much for the HBO folks to pass up. I never spent too much time worrying about it because the fact is the issues laid bare by Katrina are mostly common to all that were impacted regardless of where we happened to live. Continue reading “No matter how you slice it Ol’ Girl deserves top billing. It is Katrina here at Slabbed, not the Hurricane formerly known as Katrina.”
I think by now even the slowest of learners in Jefferson Parish know the River Birch deal is a boondoggle/pig in the poke. Rich Rainey at the Times Picayune is reporting the Parish Council did not take action on inserting Providence Engineering in place of MSW. I bet that $1,000 they gave to Parish Councilman turned Parish President candidate John Young is the fly in the ointment. The hat tip goes to Patricia in the comments to my last update for digging up that last skeleton.
Big dog John Alario and his protegé Lil’ pup Steve Theriot are quickly running out of surrogate engineers to perfume Alario’s investment in River Birch.
At least they can do business with BP without turning any heads. Atta boy Deano.
I sometimes wonder how David Vitter managed to whore hop with his diaper on but at least ol’ Diaper Dave isn’t hung up like some folks.