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Okay--I admit--now I'm scared

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Larry C
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25 posted 10-03-2002 03:19 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karen,
Lash everything down! We don't want to lose you or your things. I'll be praying for you. I don't think I like the sounds of this one. Hang on sweet thing, hang on. Courage and peace to you.
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26 posted 10-03-2002 06:44 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Just checking in to see how you're doing Karen?  Been thinking about you ....
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27 posted 10-03-2002 06:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Hey Serene One...we've got you and yours
in our prayers...
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28 posted 10-03-2002 07:07 AM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Hey Karen, I hope all is okay there. Check in and let us know how the night went. You and your family are in my thoughts.

You can never win or lose
If you don't
Run the race

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29 posted 10-03-2002 07:28 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

prayers
prayers
prayers
Mark Seidel tell us please
Karen, keep staying safe

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30 posted 10-03-2002 08:31 AM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Oh Serenity, I am sure sorry to hear this. I will be thinking about you. Please keep yourself safe. I will be waiting to hear how you are.
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31 posted 10-03-2002 08:50 AM       View Profile for Moonlight Romeo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moonlight Romeo

Looking at the radar images is a little unnerving.  To see this giant, red spot headed straight for land, and knowing what could happen.  

Thoughts and prayers go out to all, and special thoughts out to special people.

What light through yon window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

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32 posted 10-03-2002 09:06 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Karen, thoughts and prayers are with ya.....hang in there gal.

If I have touched one heart through my words, then I have acheived my dream...

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33 posted 10-03-2002 09:45 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is very unnerving indeed - Hang in there - Karen, Jenn - anyone in the area - Be well - Take care of yourselves...
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Hon, take your family and head for higher ground. And know that we are all praying for you.

Keep in touch when you can.  Hugs, Marti
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35 posted 10-03-2002 11:28 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Karen, Jenn and families....you guys are all in my prayers Stay safe! I hope everything works out for ya. Keep us updated.

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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36 posted 10-03-2002 11:37 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hey...just woke up--and I'm still shaking my head at the small miracle I saw take place as I watched this thing drop so much power so quickly--and take a miraculous toggle to the west. At the time I posted this, We were looking at a category 4 with the potential for horrific damage. While of course, we prefer NO one take the brunt of a direct hit, the way this one entered coastal La. was a blessing--if you look at a map, you will see that folks in my part of the state--southeastern coast-- have no way to evacuate--we are basically pockets of islands connected by low lying highways and bridges. I think I fell out about 6 a.m. after a "feeder band" type squall hit us--and we received Tornado WARNINGS, (not a watch, but actual sightings) sometimes 3 at a time. We are facing several problems with levee breeches. The effects of the storm surge and tides are still not apparent. As I type, the National Guard is evacuating a town called Montegut which is going under--about 4 feet of water--so, I'm watching the news m'self. The news reports water rising in southeast La...still very far away from me, at about a foot an hour. So--we lucked out thus far with wind damage, etc. Now I have to watch the tides. But I have my fingers crossed--at 6 a.m. the levee that most concerns my neighborhood still had 1 foot before topping the levee--as the effects of tidal surge travel inland--we are obviously still holding our breath. We still get some pretty good wind gusts now and then--but nothing like 5 a.m. Scary, scary scary stuff...Thanks to all who stayed up with me--I'll be checking in--looks like more heavy rains are coming in our way.

And thank you all--I'm just exhausted from worry, and anxiety--AND PACING. And even tho the scenario is much better than it was (had it come our way, we would have been facing a 20 ft. storm surge--a wall of water that would have been impossible for our levee system to contain) and truly, even right now, the levees are still questionable in many areas.

And? Here comes the rain again...THANK YOU ALL for prayers and holding my hand.

So...the word is? Minimal damage thus far to Greater New Orleans area--but? It ain't over yet. Later, good poets!
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37 posted 10-03-2002 12:09 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

We're staying with you...praying,
and holding your hand Karen.
Hugs.
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38 posted 10-03-2002 01:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

My sister will probably be peeved with me for a while, cause I lost all claim to southern gentility before she finally got her family out of New Iberia. *G* I haven't heard from them today, but they should be safe, staying with cousins... and as long as they're all alive and well, she'll have years to put my interfering self in my place. *S*
Meanwhile, even not knowing what's happening, I'm grateful that area is facing 90 mph winds instead of 145 mph with an almost 20 foot storm surge!!! A Category 1 hit beats a category 4 anytime... *S*

Update to that: *S* They're without electricity, but all okay... getting rain and wind up in Opelousas, but hoping Lili will continue her rapid movement and get on out of there so they can go back home and assess the damage. *S* Property can be replaced... people can't be. *S*

[This message has been edited by suthern (10-03-2002 01:28 PM).]

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Karen, I am glad to see you posting this morning. Hope all is still ok, and you know I'm thinking about you and your family, as well as all of Passions's friends, and EVERYONE in the pathway of Lili. My elderly aunt Lili lives in Hawaii. I know she is behaving herself!
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Here's hoping for the best for you, Karen. And JENN.

Both of you -- all of you down there -- stay as safe as you can.

Thank God it went to category 1.
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41 posted 10-03-2002 02:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ruth? I'm glad so glad you convinced them to leave. As grateful as I am for how this storm diminished--it leaves me with a lingering worry that some may not take the NEXT one seriously. Hugs, lady, glad your family is doing well. I've checked in with mine--and some too are without power, but? We are grateful.

There are some who do not know what a category 4 storm can do. As Balladeer said, and La. discovered just last week, even a tropical storm can cause serious damage.

For the curious:
http://www.mthurricane.com/Hurricane%20Clips.htm

(These are rather slow to load, but the following are still shots of other catastrophic storms.)

http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/pielke/camille/gallery.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/sfl-hurricaneandrew01,0,1769927.photogallery?index=8

http://www.ticam.utexas.edu/CSM/water/flood2.html

That's as close as I like to get to 'em too.

And Ruth? There's some footage of what Allison did here in New Orleans--lightning hits an oil refinery...some things, we should NEVER forget.    

[This message has been edited by serenity blaze (10-03-2002 03:16 PM).]

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...I surely am happy to see your post here this afternoon... YEAH...
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43 posted 10-03-2002 03:37 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

sen: I'll admit I lost my cool... and I'm not a Scorpio for nothing. *G* But I'd rather make up later than attend funerals. *S* And a category 4 with 145 mph winds??? Last night, that tidal surge was several feet higher than New Iberia's highest point of elevation... Abbeville would have been under 8 feet of water... New Iberia wouldn't have fared that much better. So I reminded them that if they wanted to know what it was like to see only the roofs of big trucks and houses, they should have come over here during Allison... swimming through the sewage contaminated water IN YOUR HOUSE just isn't on any recommended agenda! LOL

I'm so glad y'all are okay... I swear New Orleans is a rubber ball the way it bounces back from whatever's thrown its way... but there's still an awful lot of pain and misery during recovery. *S*
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  Though, I still have one knee on the ground.  
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You are in my prayers
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Well you know we are with you in spirit there if that helps.  Maybe hubby is smarter than we think, he sleeps through it   I guess all you can do is put your hand in the hand of the man who "stills the waters" Karen, and have faith in him.  Please keep posting, or I am phoning again.  Sure glad to see this here that is for sure, as the last thing I heard from you if you remember was VERY loud wind outside, and it was scary.  Take care my amigo.
 
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