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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hurricane Katrina ~ Pull-Apart Salad Bread ~ Dave Basdan ~ Linda Rohrbaugh ~ National Chocolate Milkshake Day

 


Good 47º scattered clouds morning. 
 
Yesterday we stayed clear and sunny, no smoke, and we topped at 94º.
 
 
Picture of the Day...oops, missing S and D!


 
 
Interesting about the worst hurricane....
 


Hurricane Katrina was a large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in late August 2005, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. 

It was at the time the costliest tropical cyclone on record and is now tied with 2017's Hurricane Harvey.

Katrina originated on August 23, 2005, as a tropical depression from the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten. Early the following day, the depression intensified into a tropical storm as it headed generally westward toward Florida, strengthening into a hurricane two hours before making landfall at Hallandale Beach on August 25. After briefly weakening to tropical storm strength over southern Florida, Katrina emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and began to rapidly intensify. The storm strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before weakening to Category 3 strength at its second landfall on August 29 over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.


The storm was the twelfth tropical cyclone, the fifth hurricane, and the third major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States.

Katrina also had a profound impact on the environment. The storm surge caused substantial beach erosion, in some cases completely devastating coastal areas. The damage from Katrina forced the closure of 16 National Wildlife Refuges. The storm caused oil spills from 44 facilities throughout southeastern Louisiana, which resulted in over 7 million US gallons of oil being leaked.

By Sunday, August 28, most infrastructure along the Gulf Coast had been shut down, including all freight and Amtrak rail traffic into the evacuation areas as well as the Waterford Nuclear Generating Station. Since Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak's Sunset Limited service has never been restored past New Orleans.
 
On August 29, 2005, Katrina's storm surge caused 53 breaches to various flood protection structures in and around the greater New Orleans area, submerging 80% of the city. A June 2007 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers indicated that two-thirds of the flooding was caused by the multiple failures of the city's flood walls. The storm surge also devastated the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, making Katrina one of the most destructive hurricanes, the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States, tied with Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and the deadliest hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. The total damage from Katrina is estimated at $125 billion (2005 U.S. dollars)
 
Katrina spawned five tornadoes in Pennsylvania, though none resulted in significant damage. Up to 5 inches of rain fell in western New York. Gusty winds also left approximately 4,500 people in Buffalo without electricity. The remnants of Katrina brought 3 to 6 inches of rain to portions of Massachusetts, causing flash flooding in Bristol and Plymouth counties. Several roads were closed due to floodwater inundation in AcushnetDartmouthNew Bedford, and Wareham, including Route 18 in New Bedford. Very minimal impact was reported in Rhode Island, with winds downing a tree and two electrical poles in the city of Warwick. In Vermont, 2.5 inches of rain in Chittenden County caused cars to hydroplane on Interstate 89, resulting in many automobile accidents. The storm brought 3 to 5 inches of precipitation to isolated areas of Maine and up to 9 inches near Patten. Several roads were inundated or washed out by overflowing brooks and streams, including sections of U.S. Route 1 and Maine routes 11 and 159. Several structures and one parked vehicle were also affected by the waters. Wind gusts up to 60 mph also impacted parts of Maine, felling trees and causing power outages in Bar HarborBlue HillDover-FoxcroftSedgwick Ridge, and Sorrento.
 
 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Everyone knows that salad goes with bread, but what about salad IN bread? That's exactly what you'll get with our recipe for Pull-Apart Salad Bread. This savory monkey bread-style recipe is studded with tasty veggies. And since it's such a fun shape, we like to surround ours with all sorts of salad fixins to make it even more special.

 

  • 2 (16.3-ounce) cans refrigerated flaky layer biscuits
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour butter over biscuits, sprinkle with ranch dressing mix, and gently toss until evenly coated. Add sundried tomatoes, olives, scallions, and cheese to biscuits and toss until well combined. Place mixture evenly in Bundt pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked in center. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto a platter. Place greens around and in center of bread. Top with tomatoes and onion. Drizzle with ranch dressing and serve.
 
 
Two special birthdays today...
Dave Basdan is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!
 
Jerry and Dave were pals!
Dave and PJ moved from here to the Arizona desert. You are both missed!
 
 
 
Another birthday today is Linda Rohrbaugh, girlfriend of Wilsonite Jon Harting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!
 

 
 

Historically this date....
1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
 
 
1953 – U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
 
 
1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
 
 
1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color
 
 
1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, ConnecticutUnited States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
 
 
1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
 
 
1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
 
 
 
2008 – The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people
 
 
 
 
And births this date include....
1818 – Richard Gatling, American firearms inventor (d. 1903)
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1888 – Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)
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1913 – Jesse Owens, American athlete (d. 1980)
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1931 – George Jones, American country music singer (d.2013)
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1940 – Linda Gray, American actress
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1944 – Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
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.... What a voice! We had a Deputy at Lakewood Station who could imitate that same voice and when he was dispatching he'd make his announcements in his Barry White voice! Too fun....
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

National Chocolate
Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!

The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink” blended with eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients. Pharmacies served the drink as a tonic and a treat to customers. By 1900, pharmacies offered this “wholesome drink” with either chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup. 

  • The early 1900s – People began asking for this “new treat” with a scoop of ice cream.
  • 1911 – Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains.
  • 1922 – Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender or drink mixer.
  • Due to the invention of the blender, the milkshake began to take a chipped, aerated, and frothy form as they are today.
  • By the 1920s & 1930s, milkshakes became a popular drink at malt shops everywhere. 

Another addition to the milkshake was malted milk powder. Made from malted barley, wheat flour, and dehydrated whole milk, malted milk tastes a bit like toasted caramel. It made its debut around the 1870s as a shelf-stable dry milk product. Add the powder to a chocolate milkshake, and transform the creamy goodness into a malted chocolate milkshake. Along with milkshakes, malted milk milkshakes became popular drinks at soda fountains around the 1920s. 

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a chocolate milkshake at your favorite restaurant or soda fountain.