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Old 08-28-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama
My prayers really go out to those of you in New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama. This is going to be a really bad storm. I'm so sorry for what you are about to go through and I can only wish that you and yours remain safe. At a time like this, property doesn't matter. Take care of everyone you can because you will all need it to survive this. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you, from my family.

My husband, his friends and co-workers, and many men and women, will be on their way to help you as soon as possible.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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That's so great of you! I live in Baton Rouge, and while we're not in the desparate situation that New Orleans is in (mandatory evacuation??? that's NEVER happened that I can remember)...it's getting bad here too. But maybe that's mostly because of the people coming in from New Orleans. I filled up my gas tank this morning and the only gas left anywhere was premium. Stores were packed last night and the pickin's are really thin. My husband's actually at the store now to get a few last minute things and he's been gone for over an hour just to buy like 5 things. The interstates heading north are bumper-to-bumper. I've already worked out our evac route (on Baton Rouge surface streets) if it gets bad enough for us to leave. And every hotel all the way north to Jackson, Mississippi has NO vacancies. I'm mainly nervous because I've read some reports that say Katrina could follow the path of a hurricane 40 years ago that went straight up the Mississippi River. Or even worse...it could hit west of us!

Anyway, thanks so much for the prayers!



And on a lighter note, just to give you an idea of how devoted dh and I are to our "hobbies":

-His response when realizing the potential disaster this could be for us: "Man, I better still get my basketball cards in so I can post them on eBay!"

-My response: "I only need light enough to finish my double-knit hat!"
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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:rofling: @ Bek

I hope it doesn't get too bad for you there in Baton Rouge. I've been watching the live feed on wwltv.com since I don't have cable tv. Please stay safe!!

Everyone else in the area, I hope you're out or on your way out right now. This is supposed to be the worst storm to ever hit the U.S. Stay safe!!
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My thoughts and prayers, as well.

My g'son was in Florida and made it home unscathed, thankfully. The irony of it is that my daughter/his mom's name is Katrina.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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They're saying that Katrina could be the strongest storm in recorded history. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone in her path. BE SAFE!!!
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I'm adding everyone down there to my "please keep them safe" list. If damage has to occur, please let it be minimal and no harm come to any people... or animals too! I wish there was something I could do up here... take care and I pray that the storm doesn't reach it's predicted path or intensity
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We here in NC are no strangers to the horror of hurricanes... Fran (cat 3-4 in '96) was an absolute doozy and quite devastaing to many - my family included. :crying:

I can't even imagine what this one will be like... I lived near the coast during the mid-90's and endured quite a few hurricanes and flooding... Those winds and that howling can be so scary... My heart goes out to those in the path of Katrina.

I'm hoping for the best to everyone down there... (and waiting for the raging storms and flooding as the carcass passes by here tomorrow)...

*fingers crossed*

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Hi! It's Rebekah. Just thought I'd check in with my online family. We're okay, although things are starting to get crazy and scary here in Baton Rouge. I really want to get my family out of state. Anyway, we're out of power. It went out Monday morning, and Entergy is saying it will be some time between September 3rd and 10th that it will come back on. Fun stuff :rollseyes: It's actually miserable. Fortunately I have a VERY hospitable friend (with power) that lives right around the corner that has very graciously taken us in for the time being. Anyway, I need to get going. Just thought I'd say hi!

Oh, and as far as the knitting...no power = sweaty hands = knitting nightmare. In other words, I've hardly gotten any done :( Oh, the shame!!!
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I'm so glad and relieved that you and yours are safe!
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