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New Orleans, Hurricanes and Poets - Update - Karen, see #435

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Poet deVine
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375 posted 09-01-2005 06:38 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

If you're close enough to help:

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/
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376 posted 09-01-2005 08:13 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

some posts back, someone asked if any of this was being publicized and yes.
It was Ali, and thank you for posting the site there.


Karen and Twist?

If I could give anything in the world, right now, to help the both of you out of this, I would.  
Know my love is with the both of you and I am so proud of my strong sisters.

Love,

Susie & Billy


Prayers for those who we have not found yet.
We are a strong bunch and YES a list we need.

Does anyone have this yet?    

[This message has been edited by littlewing (09-01-2005 10:48 PM).]

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377 posted 09-01-2005 10:45 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

So glad to hear you and your family are safe Karen…hugs of relief for you. I know you’ve got a lot going on, so I’ll wait a week or two to e-mail you…know I’m thinking of you though.

I wish I could offer my home as a refuge to those suffering, but I’m way too far away. The most I can do is donate to the Red Cross to help, God knows they’re going to need all the help they can get to deal with this disaster. I commend Sharon, Vicky, Karilea et al for all your efforts to help. You do PIP proud

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Run the race

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Tracey! I've been wondering about YOU...thank Sharon & Vicky...they've done ALL the work....

It's so good to see you again!
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379 posted 09-02-2005 03:29 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Still no word on Karla, but I found a map of where she lives....looking grim.  I just pray she left.  I think I'll wait a few days and call the Red Cross.  


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380 posted 09-02-2005 09:55 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I had to take last night away from all of this. It was a nice break. So after I got gas (finally), me and an old friend got together and went for dinner and took a swim in the pool and watched some movies.

We all need a break now and then from such a depressing state of mind. LR was right.

Karen, it's so good to know you are doing okay, you and your family. There is so much help out there for you and everyone in this mess, slowly but surely. You are such a big part of PIP...we all love you.

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Our love and prayers go out to all of you...If we can help in any way just let me know...***BIG HUGS***
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382 posted 09-02-2005 11:57 AM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

Karen?

tried to call but again, all circuits are busy..

as per the Entergy website?
the Westbank has power!!
http://www.entergy.com/corp/

whoohooo!!

will see how things go over the weekend and hopefully, will try to go home next week..

*sigh*

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and yes, I know its still dangerous with all the civil unrest, but?  there are more national guard on the way and, as I said up there?  we'll see how things go this weekend..

anyway..
just wanna go home...
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Wow, Twist...

I'm surprised to hear that power has
already been restored to so many...

They still have a long way to go,
but it looks like they're definitely
making progress in that area...

and I KNOW you just wanna go home, my friend...
but whatever you do?...
please be careful... and stay safe...

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385 posted 09-02-2005 01:20 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Morning Everyone!

Sending an email to cover the bases with the information I just gave to Sharon down there.  So in otherwords,



p.s. Karen, Our friend just reported in safe and sound, and it was his birthday on Monday!  

Love you all!
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Glad to know that friends are reporting in, Sharon.  I know you/we were all worried.  Give my best...
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I am also putting this here.  Emergency numbers the US Navy has set up for our active duty members and civ. employees:

HURRICANE KATRINA HOTLINES

The Navy is sincerely concerned for our Sailors and their family members in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. In view of this disaster, the Navy has set up several hotlines.

MILITARY:  In light of the communications difficulties created by the hurricane, Navy Personnel Command has set up a 24 hour help line for both Sailors and their family members to call for information regarding their loved ones: 1-877-414-5358. This line is staffed 24x7 by active duty Navy personnel and will have connectivity with Navy, FEMA and other government agencies.  They will try their very best to answer questions regarding the status of Navy family members, but please be aware that communication in the region is still very challenging and in some cases impossible at this point.


CIVILIANS:  If DON  civilians call the above number, they will be provided a toll free number that will be ringing here at the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR).  That civilian-specific toll free number is 1-877-689-2722 and it will be manned beginning at 0800 today and then during normal business hours until further notice.  The phone will have a recorded message when the phone is not manned and staff will be checking for messages over the weekend.
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388 posted 09-02-2005 03:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I don't have much time, but I wanted to pop in, and thank you doesn't cover all I'd like to say, but I felt I had to say it.

And twist? Melanie found Stan--he was rescued from a rooftop. He is doing better, but the water was so bad his legs are badly blistering from walking through it.

They are packing up and heading to Missouri today.

I'll try to call late tonight, when the lines aren't so busy. I love you much.

and to my family at Pip...hand over heart--tears of gratitude.

no words will do
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389 posted 09-02-2005 03:31 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I just had a long conversation with Karen just now, and to those of you that need thanks, (you know who you are,) she said, "For once she is speechless, and only thank you will come out, and she sends love to y'all."  

She said to tell you all she loves Crowley and is wearing camouflage to blend in,     and hugging the trees there to death, before they are felled, as her benefactor at the moment owns a sawmill       

She is working today towards getting registered for relief funds, food stamps, etc. as it appears her husband's company has not paid their employees nor will they anytime soon, as they also were hit hard by the hurricane.  On going to a local ATM to access funds, this latest development was a shocker as you can imagine for them, and I am sure will be for so many down there that will be heading to FEMA for offered assistance.

She said also to tell you that a group of her friends that belonged to a gun collector’s club that stayed behind were doing their own vigilante surveillance and had her home, and her sisters homes on their watch list, so hopefully they will all have some things left when they get back.

She sounded in as good as spirits as one could be, and said to tell you all she is going to make her first Wal-Mart purchase of a notebook today     Also, she was aware of what is really going on in New Orleans, but wishes to keep coverage of that to a minimum so as not to upset folks reading.

There are for now, Karen, her husband, her daughter, and son, her two grown nephews, in that camp (that the lumber mill used for parties in the past,) but it is a protected wooden roofed structure, with a running bathroom, and a small kitchen, and filled with lots of love at the moment by a family I sure admire and respect, and learn form daily.  

[This message has been edited by Nan (09-07-2005 10:10 PM).]

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Hey Karen?

HHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSS
(exeunts, stageus leftus)
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391 posted 09-02-2005 03:43 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

from relief for some, fear for others
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So glad Karen and family are doing good. She is a fighter and a survivor.


(((((big hugs)))))))))
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Keep us posted, Sharon.  

Serentiy.....
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Karen?...

I hope you know how much you, and yours, are loved...

and yes...

Am praying that George's mom is located soon, and that she is safe and well...

Hugs to all...
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Just got this from the Red Cross - in case you are looking for anyone:
_____________________________________

I apologize for taking so long to get back to you, but this information just became available.



Best wishes all.



This afternoon, the American Red Cross, with the support of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is launching a website to assist family members anxious for news of loved ones living in the path of Hurricane Katrina.

Evacuees wishing to inform loved ones of their location can register their name by clicking on “Family Links Registry” on the site.  

Loved ones can register the names of their loved ones and view the list of those already posted. People looking for loved ones or evacuees wishing to let others know they are safe should go to www.redcross.org  and click “Family Links Registry


http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina

[This message has been edited by littlewing (09-02-2005 09:35 PM).]

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396 posted 09-02-2005 06:22 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Karen,
http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina/locate

thanks Sue
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397 posted 09-02-2005 06:42 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel



Blazey one...

just wanted to let you know I'm developing new muscles in my left arm!
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Reb, is this a bet?  LOL...

Serenity - honey...a notebook will do you good.

But you can be assured, there will be more of the "good things" coming your way.

Love, [the other] K
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I thought I would share a note from a survivor. Just for compassion. A few are the lucky ones and I am sure will have great desires to rebuild New Orleans...

Hello Family and Friends,
We are safe in Florida at my parents' house.  It occurred to me yesterday that although I  had sent out my cell phone number to several of you before we evacuated on Sunday, you are unable to reach me  because I have a Mississippi number and cannot receive calls. Trying to call and have not been able to get through. For the record, the kids and I are now at my parents'  house in Grand Island, FL (near Orlando).  .

So here is the deal as I know it now.  Miraculously, our house survived the storm with only    very minor  structural damage.  A rain gutter is damaged, a column
on the back porch is not quite as straight as it used  to be, and the fence in the back yard took a good  beating, but there is no flooding, we did not lose any trees, and our house is still structurally solid.  It is nothing short of a miracle.  To give you some perspective, we live just 1/2 - 3/4 mile from the beach.  The devastating storm surge that leveled  hundreds of homes came within 1/4 mile of our house at  most.  We feel amazingly, richly blessed.  That said,  we have several friends who lost everything.  People on the ground in Gulfport say that it looks like  Ground Zero after 9/11.  Nothing in the pile of rubble
that used to be homes is recognizable.  No doors, no  windows, no shoes.... just enormous piles of lumber. It is beyond my comprehension.
  Chad and his battalion flew from Iraq/Kuwait as far as  Atlanta and then took buses to Gulfport, MS.  They arrived on the base early Wednesday morning.  He is  now staying at our house (instead of in the shelter on the base) and riding his bike back and forth to the base to conserve the gas in his car.  Since we have no idea when the kids and I will be able to go home, we're trying to make plans for Chad to come to Florida to spend some time with us.  We have not seen him since he returned from deployment. You can imagine  that the base is very busy and there is a lot to be  done, the first of which is to find the military  members who are still unaccounted for. The numbers  are in the hundreds and no one knows if they evacuated  and didn't tell anyone where they were going or if
they tried to ride out the storm and didn't survive.  One Seabee told about swimming out of his apartment and somehow surviving.  Unbelievable.  
We will certainly wait for electricity and  water to be restored.  We also need to be sure that we  can get food (grocery stores are open - the base  commissary took a good hit, but can be repaired) and  that it is safe health-wise to return.  And then
there's the gasoline issue.  I'm guessing about a  month, but I really don't know for sure.  Fortunately,  we have a comfortable place to stay until we can get
home.  We may have to settle for a week or ten days  with Chad before he returns to Gulfport to assist with  recovery, but we are endlessly thankful that we have a
home to return to eventually.  When we do go home, life will be extremely different.  Our church is  completely gone (it was on the beach), the kids'  preschool was at our church so that is gone, "our"  Walmart is completely gone, Tom's favorite restaurant
(Waffle House - bleck!) is gone.... I could go on and  on.  And, of course, the lives of several friends have  been changed forever as their homes were literally  washed away.
We are the very,  very fortunate ones.  I have no idea why God spared  us, but I am determined to find out.  Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.Kelly
 
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