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Going Away, Hopefully Not Blown Away

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michellemoran
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Postby michellemoran » Sat August 30th, 2008, 4:05 pm

Keep safe!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat August 30th, 2008, 4:49 pm

Wishing you well Rowan and hope that everything passes without damage.
Speaking of lights for reading by in emergencies. I've invested in one that you wind manually that's supposed to last about an hour and half between winds. I've not tried it out yet beyond going to put out the rubbish and doing small jobs in the dark, but it's worked well so far.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Postby tsjmom » Sat August 30th, 2008, 4:51 pm

Hope everyone down in the Gulf area keeps safe.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat August 30th, 2008, 5:26 pm

Be safe! Good luck! My thoughts and prayers are will you and everyone else in the path of Gustav, may this NOT be another Katrina!

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Postby pat » Sun August 31st, 2008, 6:12 am

Thoughts are with you. Take care.

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:52 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Be safe! Good luck! My thoughts and prayers are will you and everyone else in the path of Gustav, may this NOT be another Katrina!

SM


I saw a close comparison to 1965's Hurricane Betsy (Billion Dollar Betsy) on the Weather Channel should the storm make landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi, so I believe considerable flooding and wreckage is expected with Gustav, worse than Katrina. I'm listening to the parish officials being explicit that anyone not complying with the mandatory evacuation order will not receive any services, emergency or otherwise, until it's safe for first responders and other rescue personnel to return in the storm's aftermath.

I hope no life is lost since everyone there seems to have the opportunity to leave in time. This time, he is rightly telling people to leave as there will be no shelter provided in the city.

All southern LA and other Gulf Coast residents are in my prayers. Saved lives can rebuild homes and I hope everyone stays safe to do so.
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Postby Misfit » Sun August 31st, 2008, 1:20 pm

Take care, and I'm also glad to see that everyone seems to be leaving in time.

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Rowan
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Postby Rowan » Sun August 31st, 2008, 4:49 pm

Hi Everyone... Just a quick update. My family and I have evacuated to Prairieville, LA, which, while not all that far from New Orleans (roughly 45 minutes), is higher ground and out of the brunt of the storm. We're staying with my cousin who has a huge house. The actual evacuation was not as bad as the last time I had to do this. I was not living in New Orleans at the time of Katrina, but returned with my family, so I had no part in the evacuation. My previous evacuation experience is from the late 90s.

The weather forecast is for the rain to start tracking in about 3PM today and continue on until the storm makes landfall. I will return as I am able to update everyone again.

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Postby Judith » Sun August 31st, 2008, 8:07 pm

Stay safe and will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Postby diamondlil » Sun August 31st, 2008, 8:28 pm

"Rowan" wrote:Hi Everyone... Just a quick update. My family and I have evacuated to Prairieville, LA, which, while not all that far from New Orleans (roughly 45 minutes), is higher ground and out of the brunt of the storm. We're staying with my cousin who has a huge house. The actual evacuation was not as bad as the last time I had to do this. I was not living in New Orleans at the time of Katrina, but returned with my family, so I had no part in the evacuation. My previous evacuation experience is from the late 90s.

The weather forecast is for the rain to start tracking in about 3PM today and continue on until the storm makes landfall. I will return as I am able to update everyone again.



The evacuation certainly seems to have been much more organised this time. There was something on the news here last night saying that for the first time in hundreds of years both sides of the freeways out of NO were both travelling in the same direction to aid the evacuation. Seems like common sense, and it is great to see that it is prevailing this time around.

Keep safe!


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