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Hurricane Katrina

Postby mamc2003 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 03:48 pm

by mamc2003 (435 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 03:48 pm

Hey all Louisianians. I just wanted to start a post where everyone could check in during the storm. That is, if you even have power.

Alex, I know you're pretty far north, so are y'all just expecting some rain? I bet traffic is pretty hectic there with everyone moving out of NO.

Cara, I haven't really heard about BR during all of this, so if you can, check in and let us know how you're fairing.

Anyone further South, please take care and be safe. I'll be praying and thinking of everyone in NO. I hope we all come out of this better than expected.

As for me. We have a midnight curfew and the wind has started to pick up, but not too bad. We're expected to have 75mph wind and lots of rain. Traffic is jam packed on the highway from everyone moving further north.

Ladies in Louisiana, please check in and let everyone know how you're doing. I'll be praying for you.
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby rachel a » Sun Aug 28, 2005 04:26 pm

by rachel a (2648 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 04:26 pm

Hey Gals! I'm in Arkansas, just about an hour from the Louisiana border. So I'm in no danger - I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking and praying for you! If you're not somewhere safe, please get there ASAP!

Mandy- where are you located?
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby mamc2003 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:05 pm

by mamc2003 (435 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:05 pm

Hey Rachel,

I'm in Vidalia, LA which is about 3 hours north of New Orleans, right on the MS River across from Natchez, MS. We're in the path of the hurricane, but probably once it comes on land and gets to us, it'll be a lot less severe than it is now.

I know the last hurricane that came up this way had people going all the way to AR to find hotel rooms. Has it gotten that bad this time?
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby cara » Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:08 pm

by cara (666 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:08 pm

Hey-

we're hanging in there...we are supposed to get high winds and LOTS of rain/flooding. During Andrew power was out for a week so if it's like that again, I'll be up in Vidalia.

My family is here from New Orleans and it looks like my hometown is going to you-know-where in a handbasket.

I'll KIT as often as possible!!
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby angelkat » Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:41 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:41 pm

Thinking and praying for all of ya!!!!

Be safe and Careful!!!!
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby alexp » Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:46 pm

by alexp (1475 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 06:46 pm

Hi Mandy!

we're all fine up here. I'm expecting some bad weather and power outages, but that's about it. The grocery stores were packed yesterday, but not so bad today. Lots and lots of people coming in from down south.

Jimmy (DH) is a "first responder" due to his job (social worker for LA DH&H, he works with people with developmental disabilities), so he may have to go down south at any time to work in a shelter - he'd be working with people from nursing homes, developmental ceters, etc. I'm trying to get him shaved, bathed and a bag packed as I type this, LOL. But I hope that he doesn't have to go...I hope there's no need. It's not looking good, though, is it? [:(]

Cara, I am so sad about NO. I am praying it doesn't hit there. What I don't understand is - we've known this was coming for hundreds of years - why hasn't the state done something about it? When I think about all those people lined up to go in the superdome because they are just going to be stuck there it breaks my heart. Not to mention the absolute environmental disaster it is going to be (think about "cancer alley" flooding - god) and all the cultural treasures that stand to be destroyed.

I can't imagine no more Pat O's, no more Audobon zoo, etc. I don't usually get all involved with weather stuff, but it looks like katrina is going to be a real b****.

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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby rachel a » Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:22 pm

by rachel a (2648 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:22 pm

Ladies!

You're all in my prayers and Cara you're family especially! Traffic has been heavier here in Hope, but I'm not sure if it's a result of Katrina or just heavier than normal Sunday traffic.

Once again...you all are in my prayers!
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby sandy » Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:29 pm

by sandy (1138 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:29 pm

Keeping you all in my thoughts out here from CA. Looking forward to your check-ins and hearing you're all weathering this alright.
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby kdreher » Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:55 pm

by kdreher (2482 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 07:55 pm

Just sending my thoughts that you all remain safe...we could use a bit of rain up this way - but not the hurricane!
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Re : Hurricane Katrina

Postby missgamecock » Sun Aug 28, 2005 08:32 pm

by missgamecock (6064 Posts), Sun Aug 28, 2005 08:32 pm

Hoping you guys are doing ok.
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