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

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vlraynes
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50 posted 08-28-2005 09:16 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

I wish I could help, Sharon...
but I don't know where Twist and mom are...

I talked to Shane a little over an hour ago,
and he hadn't heard anything from them yet...

so right now, I'm impatiently waiting for word that they're all safe...

When I know something more, I'll certainly pass it on to everyone...

but right now?..

all we can do is wait and pray...
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Oh dear, I really hope no harm will come to them. Can't imagine what it's like to be in these huge hurricanes. Biggests storms overhere are about 10 to 12 beaufort, wich is heavy, but not nearly as heavy as a hurricane size 5 I think.

Must be very frightening to leave everything behind, not knowing if and how to see it back.

Thanks Sharon for taking the effort to help them and keeping us posted.

Titia

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Holding everyone close with a prayer and a hug. Weatherwise, we are high and dry here in Oregon, hoping for an inch or two of rain maybe tomorrow, as we haven't had more than a sprinkle since early July, which rare for this area.
Batten down the hatches, sing, hold hands, and laissez le bontemps roullette ... or some such thing.
~wishing everyone at the Superdome a safe sunday night and monday~
Karen. witchy good hugs to you, twist and all, and keeping fingers crossed for shane and the felines
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why did shane stay?....dammit

I hope paul and family is away...

evry one else...

karen and the kids...

someone find twist and mom

this is a historic one..the one new orleans has been DREADING for years...

oh please be safe
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54 posted 08-28-2005 10:46 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Crowley isn't very far...that scares me.

We are already getting some winds and rain here now...with a forecast of gusts up to 100mph tomorrow...60-80 tonight

we already have the tide over the seawall here and flooding in some areas

I hope we all make it through this okay.
All we can do is wait and pray, yes.
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55 posted 08-28-2005 10:53 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

are you in pensacola dixie?
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brian, yes I am
I think that's about 180 miles or so from New Orleans

I haven't been out yet, but I am leaving to go to work in a few minutes
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I know, Bri...

I've been talking to Shane some more,
and he still hasn't heard from Twist and mom...

I'm supposed to be getting a call once he hears from her,
and I will let y'all know when that happens...

Meanwhile, I'm worried about Shane too...

This one looks like it's going to do some major damage (and that's putting it lightly)... and they're saying it's potentially the worst storm to hit the U.S.... EVER!

Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers going, folks... they are much needed...
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You're right, Dixie...

Crowley isn't far at all...
only about 150 miles out of New Orleans...

not nearly far enough...

You stay safe too, my friend...
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60 posted 08-28-2005 11:04 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

yes dixie....
stay safe....jesus

thank you vicky

cat 5.....THERE
its really not good..
I think people ...especially those up north
get lulled into a sense of...
"yeah whatever"

but no
this one is BAD

prayers to all
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61 posted 08-28-2005 11:12 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

8:12 p.m. PST

Well...The more I read you guys the more worried I was getting so I called again!  I asked if they were sure they couldn't just pull over to get shut-eye and plug on toward Houston, and the answer was "No!  The traffic is not moving again, and we want to get to a t.v. to see what is happening etc. then will start off early again tomorrow." There is only one driver, and it took him 3 hours to go 29 miles.  At one point they were on a bridge with the car shut off in that heat for a long time.  Karen said, "I don't want to upset y'all but you should see the drunks on the road here!  It's that N'Arlins mentality for ya!"  Oh that was encouraging, but at least her sense of humor is with her.

Twist and her Mom have the number to get in touch with them so she is just assuming they are fine, and in the same mess of traffic as they are in.  She heard the hurricane had shifted a bit that perhaps her property will not be hit as hard as they thought or they are hoping that anyway.

I am still trying to find a room in Crowley for them as they really would prefer that if there is one to the trialer, but no luck yet, so off I go.  

As for Shane - Karen doesn't know why he stayed behind.

The rest of her family is also all heading to Houston to stay with relatives there.  
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62 posted 08-28-2005 11:13 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Just came back from another week of camping and I am sending out prayers for our Witchyone and her family. Be safe everyone.

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I feel for all involved.  I understand the traffic problem. When we had to go from here, just south of St.Augustine, we took ten hours to get to Tallahasse. We got there about three in the morning and the church we were sent to was  filled and we had to find another one. Not a great experience.I am so happy she has friends and can use their trailor tonight. love and prayers to them all.  marty jo

[This message has been edited by latearrival (08-29-2005 01:12 AM).]

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yeah I feel for those there, my friends Jane and Mike live there and I haven't heard from them for a few hours... keep them in your prayers too plz. Im praying for all in the area!

God Bless
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Driving to work, this place looks like a ghost town...nowhere to stop to get anything to eat, no convenience stores open, it's weird.

Thanks Vicky, Brian, Marty, and all...I'm pretty sure we'll be okay over here...I'm just worried about Karen and family

and here she was a couple days ago worried about ME...geez

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Karen, Twist, "Mom", Shane, Dixie ... and any other of my PIPfamily, you are all in my prayers.  Be safe.   ....jo
Puttin' a candle in the PIPwindow for you all to return home safely.  
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They've lowered the category to 4, and the storm seems to be weakening slightly. If anyone hears from Twist and Mom, please let us know.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (08-29-2005 07:01 AM).]

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I've come back from the weekend, and just wanted to say, that this hurricane is going to pack a wallop from what all the news stations are reporting, my prayers are with you Karen, and all those who may be taking refuge in the Super Dome...God Bless you and please check in as soon as you can...
Love Lee J.
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Just saw where the majority of the windows in the huge Hyatt hotel downtown N.O. have been blown out. Category 4 is still catastrophic, unfortunately. Dixie, you be safe there - thoughts are with you, too
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Prayers and thoughts continuing  
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I haven't been online this weekend... been glued to the tube trying to figure out how to dump enough ice cubes into the Gulf to make Katrina fizzle. *S*

But Serenity and others have been constantly in my thoughts...

They should be fine in Crowley... the mileage isn't quite so important as which side of the hurricane they're on... and Crowley is west. My sister and her family are in New Iberia (a little east of Crowley) and they're okay... so Karen and her folks should be...

Stay safe, my friends... all of you.
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5:30 a.m. PST - Well Serenity and her family did make it to Crowley, and are all fine it seems, and I will check with them later on.  I couldn't get to sleep, but they did.     I woke Karen's son up just now to get a report that they were all okay, have been watching the news, and now we are all going back to sleep for a bit.

Dixie, stay safe now too, and everyone in this horrible hurricane may you all be safe.  I can't imagine even what this must be like, and just pray for you all.  

Sad the underground pumps in New Orleans are not working (they require those to pump out the water that is coming in - so early in the game - this is not a good thing.)

I don't know if Twist and her Mom are with Karen or not yet as I got her son up this morning when I called.  I felt badly about waking him up so didn't ask too much, but will probably know more later on.   Twist had Karen's husband's cell number so they would have been in touch I am hoping?
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I've been praying and praying and praying...

Thanks for the updates, everyone.
Keep 'em coming...

Be safe, people.

Back to praying, again...

Hupomeno.

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Here is a link to a local station WDSU, that will keep you up on the New Orleans area, (Vicky and I are watching this one she found last night.)  Sad, the Superdome now has no power meaning no air-conditioning for all those poor people.  I just pray they will all make it through this ordeal.
http://www.wdsu.com/video/4907831/detail.html
 
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