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

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Gentle Spirit
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Be safe Karen, prayers are with you all...
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Don't stay long enough to reply to this message..  strap your mother into the car if you have to...

be safe..
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Lighting candles . . .

For all of you who live nearby:

THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST
FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER...INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN.

EAST OF THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER TO DESTIN FLORIDA - AND FROM
WEST OF MORGAN CITY TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA.

DESTIN FLORIDA EASTWARD TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA...AND FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA WESTWARD TO CAMERON LOUISIANA.

SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA...MISSISSIPPI...AND ALABAMA...AND
OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

DYNAMICAL MODELS ARE IN TIGHT AGREEMENT ON THE TURN TO THE NORTH DURING THE
NEXT 24-36 HOURS INTO A WEAKNESS
IN THE RIDGE ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE
MIDLATITUDE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER
THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES AND SOUTHERN CANADA.

These are 64 nautical mile radius possibilities:

MOBILE AL          
GULFPORT MS        
BURAS LA          
JACKSONVILLE FL    
NEW ORLEANS LA    
SAVANNAH GA      
NEW IBERIA LA      
CHARLESTON SC      
PORT ARTHUR TX    
MYRTLE BEACH SC    
GALVESTON TX      
WILMINGTON NC    
FREEPORT TX      
CEDAR KEY FL      
ST MARKS FL        
APALACHICOLA FL    
PANAMA CITY FL    
PENSACOLA FL    
http://www.hwn.org/


Please go to safety.  Just go.

Karen?  I am so happy you are OK.  Everyone else, please get ready and go to safety.  

__________________________________________


I Beckon Thee

I beg of thee, Lady of the night
Tame thy river, running wild.
Silver tears, my own shall meet
Embrace the storm, as your own child.

Aloft you lie, black velvet deep
Diamonds delve infinity.
Watchful eye, as my love doth sleep
Calm the wind, the sky; retreat.

Mother Earth, we beckon thee
Speak to Ol' Sol, may He appear.
A brand new day, a sweet release
Calm your child, ease it's fear.

As the river rages from the sky
Listen within wisp of twig to trees.
"Hushabye, my love, rest your tired mind."
As prayer brings me humbly to my knees.

I softly sing, as not to cry
My gift to you, a lullaby.

_________________________________________

Peace . . .
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Here's a link to local TV coverage...

http://www.wwltv.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=beloint_wwltv&props=livenoad
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The mayor issued a mandatory evacuation and at noon today will open up the SuperDome to anyone who can't leave town (special needs people are there now). Time to get out of Dodge!

littlewing
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30 posted 08-28-2005 10:39 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

that coverage, so informative, completely freaked me out.  If anyone goes East, you are welcome here.

Twist and K?  Be safe. My prayers are with all of you.


[This message has been edited by littlewing (08-28-2005 11:30 AM).]

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Come to Kansas.
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WV is always open! The mountains will keep you safe

Please be safe, everyone.

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous

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and prayers to all of us

thanks all for the informative links

Sue ...thank you
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yes prayers....

this thing is only 2 millibars weaker than
Camille right now

sigh

everyone down there
please be somewhere else
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35 posted 08-28-2005 12:08 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Be safe Karen, will keep you in mind ... as DeVine said it's time to get outta Dodge....let us know when its safe, that you are....
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36 posted 08-28-2005 12:30 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

See below please.
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37 posted 08-28-2005 12:44 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Okay...They are all safely on their way to Houston. Karen, George, the kids, and dog are currently enroute on the expressway, which is bumper to bumper as everyone has the same idea to get out of Dodge, but once they get onto Highway 90 and onto the 190 she says it will be moving faster.  Her cats she is hoping find a good high place as she couldn't find them.

Her Mama and Sister decided to go too so they are all on their way to Houston.  I laughed at G though, he is the worried one this time, and he said, he would have left anyway.         Thank God for Mothers!   The only one staying behind is her nephew, so she is accepting all prayers from all denominations for Shane.

This is the one they have feared all their lives and decided to get in the car and boogie.  

Her brother has booked two rooms in Houston for the family members, but she seems to think they may not be able to return for a couple of weeks as the radio is stating, and if that's the case they have family in Houston.

Glory Be!  They are as Karen says, "We are on our way to safe hon, and yes you can call, but just not every hour!"         Oh Gleeeeeeee.  
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I talked to Twist's son, Shane, on the phone about 30 minutes or so ago...

He's riding out the storm at their house,
but Twist and her mom had left about 30 minutes before I called...
probably traveling with K and her family, I would imagine...

I'll be talking with him later tonight,
and hopefully with Twist too, so will keep you posted as I have new info...

Right now?...

As Sharon said, prayers are needed and appreciated for Karen,
Twist and all those evacuating, as well as Shane and others who are
staying behind... and yep... am sayin' a prayer for K's cats too...



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All of their family, including cats...

and prayers for those who couldn't leave
wouldn't hurt.

We've got friends in Houston, and they're expecting some backlash as well.

Just not as deep.
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I am not sure if I can post this (as it was done by someone else,) and if not, then feel free to remove it.  I found both these items and felt that I would like do something for Karen that she herself believed in, and had to turn to other sources for that.

For Serenity's family enroute and at home, as well as all those walking in fear down there right now, if I may a little prayer to bless them all and keep them safe.  I found this at beliefnet.com, done by Silvermoon 2. http://www.beliefnet.com/milestones/commemoration.asp?milestonetypeid=6&milestoneid=1   9747

Mother Goddess I call to you,
Loving Goddess hear my plea.
Lady of the moon and night
Guardian of the lunar light
Watch over us as the moon rides high
Until the sun takes to the sky.

Father God I call to thee
Loving Father hear my plea.
Lord of all the fiery light
Who is the sun that ends the night
Protect us with your warming rays
Until the night overtakes the day.

(done by Silvermoon2) 1999


~*~

Aradia

Upon the mountain top she stands,
The elements are her commands.
Lady of strength and magical power,
Rain and stars come from her hands.

Daughter of the Sun and the Moon,
She is the balance point between.
The harmony and the chaos rune,
She is the witches hallowed Queen.

Art and words describing Aradia by Wendy Andrew http://www.paintingdreams.co.uk/print_details/goddess_images/aradia.htm
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I would like to add my prayers, too. Please take care everyone in the path of this monster!  
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I am glad you started this thread Sunshine. I came here to check. I found the right place for once. Serenity take care. Passing you too and anyone else in it's path. Alabama = Toerag.. Thank you Mike for checking in. how is Sy? and Poet Devine I think it has passed you too? love to all, martyjo
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A lady on the news said it took her 4 hours to get 20 minutes out of New Orleans.. hopefully everyone gets to a safe place before it hits.

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous
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Mysteria and I just talked to Karen. They are out of the city heading west on 90...traffic is bumper to bumper but at least they have a full tank of gas and are in good spirits. Karen's back is bothering her from sitting so long but she will make it. Continue your good thoughts and prayers everyone!
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M'lady, I'm so glad you're out of the city, continuing prayers for you and yours.



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Just dropped in to see what is going on. I'm glad to see Balladeer is okay. I hope the rest of you are, too. Take care and stay safe. Hey, I have a great idea, all of you just come to Oklahoma.
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WOW, just popped in and read all the stuff that's going on. Didn't know, they never mentioned it at the news here.

Glad you're ok Balladeerfriend and I sure hope Karen and her family will be ok too.

My thoughts are with you all.

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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YIKES, this is some scary stuff. So glad Karen and Balladeer are ok, at this point, and Paul, thinking of you and your wife. I will be checking in tomorrow and hope someone can know whats happening. Anyone in harms way, sending you all the good thoughts I can muster up in this depressed head of mine.
Prayers to all..
Sandra
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Well...Karen and her family have only gotten within 10 miles of Crowley and figure it is best to get off the highway before it hits at least.  They have a friend that will let them use their "trailer!", but I am trying to find better accommodation in Crowley right now for them on the phone.  The traffic is just barely moving, George is exhausted from driving since early this morning, and if you look at the map even the location they are in to me is not safe enough yet to be stopping.

Twist, and her Mom are in a different car, and she has no idea where they are right now either.  Maybe Vicky will inform us if she hears, and I can let Karen know?

Update: 6:30 p.m. PST - Talked to a lot of motels and hotels, nothing anywhere even as far as in Houston, which is what they figured anyway.  Karen  said to tell you all she appreciated your prayers and thoughts, and that they are a little depressed and a LOT tired, so they are going to take up on their friends offer to stay in his trailer tonight to get some rest, and depending on what tomorrow brings - go from there.  I will call her back and let her know when I have news of Twist and her Mom from Vicky hopefully later.

May they please all be kept safe out of harm's way.

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