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

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kayjay
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75 posted 08-29-2005 09:02 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

Just checking in with thoughts and prayers for all impacted by Katrina.  An special thanks to Mysteria for your contact with Karen and reporting on it.  
Ken

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The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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76 posted 08-29-2005 09:07 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Well...

I woke up Sunday and immediately emailed Karen to come to Jax (via my cell phone because I don't have a working computer at home right now)...

Then I proceeded to worry until noon, at which time I felt safe in calling Duncan (whom I was sure was sleeping in).  I  practically begged Dunc to get online and tell me what was going on..

So thank you for this thread and thank you Duncan for keeping me posted.  I would have went out of my mind worrying about Karen and her family..

Now I worry in a more general sense...
for everyone there.

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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All in the path of this catastrophic storm are in my prayers too~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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78 posted 08-29-2005 10:22 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Reports on FOX say parts of the roof of the SuperDome are being torn off and water is pouring in ... not sure of the extent of the damage yet~
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79 posted 08-29-2005 10:33 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Just heard from Twist, and she and mom kept going last night, and they are safe in Houston...

Thank God!

They drove for 16 hours to get there, but I'm just SO happy and relieved to know that they are okay...

I pray that Karen and family, and Shane, and all others in the area are safe as well...

And, yep Marge... they are having to move people from one area of the superdome to another part of the building... not good.

Some of the people who are in there are wanting to leave and go somewhere else, but they are, of course, being advised not to do so.

Again... positive thoughts and prayers for all concerned...
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80 posted 08-29-2005 10:36 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

From Netscape news.. already extensive flooding in New Orleans..

``I'm not doing too good right now,'' Chris Robinson said via cellphone from his home east of the city's downtown. ``The water's rising pretty fast. I got a hammer and an ax and a crowbar, but I'm holding off on breaking through the roof until the last minute. Tell someone to come get me please. I want to live.''


Prayers...

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His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
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81 posted 08-29-2005 10:43 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

Well, it sounds like the panic is starting...

I'm watching/listening to the local New Orleans coverage,
and the reports say that more and more people are
trying to leave the shelters...

Some are leaving due to concerns over damage to the shelter buildings,
and others are just thinking that they can go back home...

Prayers, indeed...
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82 posted 08-29-2005 10:59 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Glad to hear that those we know are in  a safer area ... there will be much worry still~

One report says that a levee has broken in the New Orleans area ... already the flooding shown is immense~

Over 100 windows blown out of the Hyatt Regency Hotel ... and facades being blown off of old historic buildings~

There will be so much more damage before this one is over, affecting lives for such a long time to come~

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83 posted 08-29-2005 11:03 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


So true, Marge...

There has been a lot of damage already,
and I had heard about the levee too...

This is a bad one, and they are saying that
New Orleans will likely never be the same...
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84 posted 08-29-2005 11:34 AM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

Just a small note to send out warm hugs this morning and praying that you are o.k.

LeeJ
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85 posted 08-29-2005 11:35 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

I saw Shepard Smith, while surfing all the news stations for more info last night, he's staying in the French Quarters, I'd never before seen or heard fear, from any reporter as I did him...

I didn't know Dixie was in Danger, where is she????

Thank you Sharon and bless you for the updates...thank God Karen and her family made it out.

Has anyone heard if Dixie is in Danger, I thought she lived in Florida?

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86 posted 08-29-2005 12:25 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lee~
Dixie is in Florida ... but she's in the panhandle, Pensacola to be exact~

Hopefully she is still safe also~

I also have many friends in Mississippi that are experiencing havoc from this monster storm~
I pray them safe~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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at least they are OUT . . . they didnt stay.
This is good news.

Sharon and Vicky?  Thank you so much.  Without the both of you - I would be a frazzled bag of nerves.

I told anyone to come East - if they had to, much welcome here.

And Dixie?  Just keep an eye out PLEASE - stay on top of the news . . .
_________________________________________

Bri?     its Ok, Bro.  See?
_________________________________________

There are forces greater than us, ones we shall never understand nor are we suppossed to.

am lighting candles still and me and Billy have been praying - I think all of us here alone will stop that sumbitch from hurting them.

Prayers for Shane: may she pass NOWHERE near you.  

Everyone else?  PLEASE just keep updated and get out if you have to, just GO.
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88 posted 08-29-2005 12:57 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well, I can't get a connection yet to Karen and her family, but perhaps if they are already going further towards Houston I will eventually, and will let you all know.

I am shocked at the looters in New Orleans even in this state of emergency there is still greed it seems.

I am sure praying for all those stuck in this.  It is sure very, very sad, and extremely frightening to someone who has never experienced any such disaster.  May God or whomever they believe in be with them all.

Here is a link that seems to have good coverage if you care to watch what's up in Alabama, and Mississippi from WKRP.
http://www.wkrg.com/
Here is their hurricane site: http://www.wkrg.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WKRG/Page/KRG_Package&packname=HurricaneCenter
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89 posted 08-29-2005 01:16 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I really hope there aren't any looters.  If there are, there should be 'shoot to kill' orders.  Those bottomfeeders really make my teeth clinch.
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90 posted 08-29-2005 01:16 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hey! *tired snoopy dance*

Me, the hubby and kids are safe and dry, and enjoying the good old fashioned southern hospitality of our friends here in Crowley.

We're watching the news with much dismay, and trying to map out our next step.

And wow, vicky? You found my mother before I did! And no, I haven't heard from any of my nephews--the circuits are busy and we can't get through yet. We understand that the levees have been breeched in certain areas, but it's a complicated system, so we still don't know anything yet. (Somebody's breech is at times, a blessing for others as it alleviates the pressure.)

Thanks all so much, for your prayers and well wishes--and here in Crowley, being to the left of the storm, we are prolly better off than Dixie at this point.

Stay safe, friends. I'll be in touch when I am able.

Love to all. I'm gonna go have some cofee and see which way we'll be going.

Stay tuned with Mysteria. She can find me anywhere, that one. (Thanks lady)

and sigh...this is a hard day.
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91 posted 08-29-2005 01:21 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

LOL, figures you slept in, and knew you would when I woke up Zach!  I can't reach you little one, the satellite is down I guess, but will keep trying - just call me "The little engine that could I guess!"

Glad you are all safe and sound, and yes Vicky is sure doing her job that is for sure, she makes a good worrier too!

Once you move, I may possibly get a connection again, as Zach was as clear as a bell this morning.  If not, you check in with me will ya?  Take care you all, or is that y'all     Stay safe please, and blessings be.
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Whew!
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Oh Serenity...
thank you for checking in....

It's good to hear that you are safe,
and sound, as is most of the rest
of your family.

I am keeping Shane in my prayers...
and all of the others that we can
only guess about.

Ali?

Right beside you on that response, Sir.
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((((((Karen!))))))

It's sooooo good to hear from you, my friend...

Glad to know that you're all safe and dry...

I've been watching the local New Orleans coverage, as much as possible, and it's looking like it's taking quite a hit...

I hope your place makes it through without any severe damage...

As far as Twist and Mom go?... I didn't actually 'find' them... I TRIED... but the last time I talked to Shane, he still hadn't heard from them...

Eventually, though, Twist checked in at ASoTS... so that's how I 'found' 'em...  *smile*

I'm just so glad you're all safe..that's all that matters is that everyone in Katrina's path is safe...

As far as your nephews go?.. I've tried to call and check on Shane this morning, but haven't been able to get through either... so am still praying that he, and his brother, both make it through the storm safely...

Hugging you tight, lady...

Stay safe...

I love you...
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So good to hear from you Karen!!!  Stay safe...and thanks Sharon for keeping touch!  
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whew, Karen, thank Goodness your safe....
My kids are in GA and are under tornado watches until tomorrow...so Dixie, take care and be safe.

Thank you for this thread.
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Actually I wanted to thank Ron for having a place to even have the thread!     So, thanks Ron.  You truly have created a little world within a very big world where people truly do care about each other.   I will be back if I hear anything new, and in the meantime my prayers to anyone in the path of this destruction.
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98 posted 08-29-2005 02:13 PM       View Profile for bslicker   Email bslicker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bslicker

Glad your safe Karen, i am still waiting for all my ex neighbors to get a hold of me from LaPlace

bernie

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*lets out breath*
 
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