Something tragic, yet interesting in the world of Nostradamus, occurred again on August, 29th, 2012 (somewhat like it did seven years ago on August 29, 2005). It has to do with quatrain #9-48, the amazing quatrain that predicted Hurricane Katrina. And now on August 29th of this year the same thing happened again (but fortunately with lesser intensity) when Hurricane Issac occurred (merely a category one hurricane). Here is the wording of quatrain #9-48:
THE GREAT CITY OF THE MARITIME OCEAN,
SURROUNDED BY A CRYSTALLINE SWAMP,
IN THE WINTER SOLSTICE AND THE SPRING TIME,
IT WILL BE TRIED BY A FRIGHTFUL WIND.
The first line of this quatrain is reference to the city (and port) of New Orleans. New Orleans, Louisiana, is a former French colony which has been a major maritime center of commerce since the 1700’s. The second line of this quatrain has another big clue in it (“surrounded by a crystalline swamp”). If you think about it, Louisiana is known as “the bayou state” and the area around New Orleans, as well as other parts of the state, consist of swamps, bayous, and marshes–many of them full of water containing salt crystals. Katrina occurred in what we would call “the summer” (not the spring), but it is a reference to warm weather. The winter solstice mentioned might a reference to the galactic alignment which will occur this year on December 21, 2012.
The fourth line of the quatrain is the punch line “it will be tried by frightful wind”. Out of all of Nostradamus’ 943 quatrains only one contains a reference to “a frightful wind”, and a city being “tried by it”. According to my dictionary, the definition of “tried” is this…”tested, having sustained the tests of experience”. So, New Orleans wasn’t totally destroyed by the winds of Katrina or Issac, just “tried and tested” by it. The winds in Katrina got as high as 125 mph, and in Issac they got up to 75 mph. 1800 people died in Katrina, with millions in property damage occurring with Issac and Katrina.
In conclusion, it is my hypothesis that New Orleans will be hit by more and more hurricanes as time goes on. Usually, each quatrain is a reference to only one event, but in this case, it appears to reference at least two hurricane events, and probably more of them into the future.