Note to self: Light from behind subjects = bad photo
A few semi-random thoughts.
In Picayune, Mississippi Gregory Parker has died. The Weather Channel reports he was in his car when a tree fell on it. Folks at TWC then go on to lecture: Stay inside! Don’t go out, you don’t have to! Shut up.
[County coroner] Turnage says Parker had gone out to tow a pickup truck that was stuck in a ditch on Mississippi Highway 43 North and abandoned by its driver. He says Parker decided it was too muddy and the wind was too strong to attempt the tow.
Mr. Parker was doing his job. I’ll never know who called him to go out for the stuck truck– the local stories just rehash what’s above. But you know what? If you’re going to report on the circumstances of a 62 year old man’s death, have the decency to get the facts straight.
The dam at Lake Tangipahoa
has been badly damaged by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaac. The dam at the 700-acre lake has NOT been breached.
Residents in the primarily agricultural area south of the lake are being evacuated.
Hey TWC! Shut up. Lake Tangipahoa is in Pike County. Pike County is in Mississippi not Louisiana.
h/t JT on Mississippi SuperTalk.
UPDATE: Possible source of confusion. There’s a Parish with the same name as the lake. More details on the evacuation here.
Paraphrasing, “Levees can be made of mounds of earth like this one here, or made of steel or metal, I don’t really know.”
Paraphrasing, “Lake Ponchartrain is like 660 square miles. Is that right? I don’t really know.”
Hey! Stephanie at TWC. If you don’t know something, maybe you should just shut up.
I did not know TWC was owned by NBC but it makes sense.