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Please check in Texas and surrounding area - Hurricane Rita (prayer chain)

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25 posted 09-23-2005 10:58 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

adding my prayers and thoughts for all in the path of this....be safe...
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26 posted 09-23-2005 11:48 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Joining in prayer ... holding all our dear friends in my heart. May all be safe!

May the hurricane dissolve!

It must be terrible also to decide to leave behind the pets!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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Prayers for the victims families and survivors of the bus fire this morning near Dallas. Such a terrible tragedy!

And now the levee in NO is breaking...sigh.

How much more can this area handle?
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28 posted 09-23-2005 12:13 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

candles lit to all corners . . .
God Bless.
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29 posted 09-23-2005 02:52 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

All I can do is pray right now, may God bless them all down there.  I am just shocked at what is happening to these poor people, and some again!



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30 posted 09-23-2005 04:57 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Here's to hoping my friends and family in Texas stay safe.
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31 posted 09-23-2005 05:20 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

If anyone needs a place to stay, come on by.  I'm in Andrews, up by the New Mexico border.  We won't even get rain from Rita.  We never get rain from anywhere.  Maybe that's why they call it the desert southwest?  Just head for Midland and keep on coming.

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32 posted 09-23-2005 05:43 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Well....we did not leave.  Several of our neighbors are still here, too.  But...things are looking a little better for Houston, now.  I'll check in now and then as long as we have electricity.  Thanking you all for your thoughts and prayers for this area.....jo

I'm lighting a candle for our neighboring counties and all those in the flood plains (and....hehehe, one for us, too, for when we'll likely lose our lights).  


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That candle goes for Karen, too!  I am terribly concerned for her.  I think the hurricane has her sites on our sweet soliwitch.  It looks like Rita will head up the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas borders.  Karen....stay safe!   .....jo
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34 posted 09-23-2005 07:27 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I can't reach Karen so that means the cell phone line is out again I guess.  She said if the situation there changed, they were packed and ready to camp out somewhere until this one blew over this time.  I sure hope she got out in time.  

Iliana - take care won't you?
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35 posted 09-23-2005 08:19 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

I will, Sharon.     We are prepared as much as possible.  It sure is an errie feeling right now.  It's almost beautiful outside, even with my willow tree bending 20 degrees or so at the moment.  The people across the street from us are having a party....lol.  No rain yet.  Keep your fingers crossed!   Love ya.  
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36 posted 09-23-2005 10:27 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Praying along with all the others here and many more who aren't!

Love
Betty Lou

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Keeping you all in my heart and in my prayers




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I hope they got out of Crowley....the eyewall will miss them...but crowley will get some right front quadrant...heavy wind and rain.....it looks like the best thing was to head to north east LA...
I hope they did
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39 posted 09-23-2005 11:36 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Serenity said, and I quote, "I am no dummy if they say, "Leave!" then I am leaving."   I would say she has headed north with the provisions and tent they got for sure, but know she left what she had behind in plastic tubs hoping they will float.  No answer on the phone makes me a tad nervous, very nervous - so no sleep again until the waiting game is over.  How much do these people have to be dished for it to be enough?    
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40 posted 09-24-2005 12:32 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

I sure am hoping she is alright.  Still have electric!  Wind gusts....some, but still okay here.   ....jo
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41 posted 09-24-2005 01:58 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

We faired very well.  Only one tree branch and the plants and shrubs are pretty messed up....but we are fine.  Many in Houston are without electric.  We are not.  We're very lucky.  

Thank you all from the depths of my heart for your thoughts and prayers.  

Still praying for those (Karen where are you?/surthern where are you?) on the road and all those affected by Rita (and Katrina).  Love you all.........jo
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lily jo, I'm so pleased to hear that your property damage was minimal and that you didn't lose your hydro. I'm breathing easier now!

I pray that other pipsters fared as well.


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Ah jo!!  It's SOOOO good to hear from you.
Now...hopefully some others down there will check in soon.
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Jo~
I hope you know that we're counting blessings right along with you~

Whew ... so much more destruction and devastation for soooooooooooo many~
It's heartbreaking to watch the newscasts~

I pray God to keep all those we know and love safe ... and that goes for ALL OF THE PEOPLE in the path of this horrible storm !!

SweetSuthern ... I do hope I hear from you soon~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~
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45 posted 09-24-2005 04:22 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

How quickly things change in a week.  Got a 7 day advance bus ticket Wednesday last, and left out this past Wednesday for coastal Texas.  Luckily, I have a sister in Austin, and I've been alongside her since about midnight Thursday, seeing how Brazoria county (south of Harris and southwest of Galveston counties) had a mandatory evacuation Wednesday and Thursday.  My dad got frustrated with traffic and went back home and rode it out, and only reported sporadic rain and some winds, but nothing major.  No infrastructure damage to speak of at all.  Rita was quite different than the last hurricane to hit that area in 1983, Alicia, when there was about a foot of shattered glass in most of Houston.

Though I'd love be leave out tomorrow night, odds are we might be better served by waiting until the middle of next week so that the traffic backlogs clear out.
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46 posted 09-24-2005 04:42 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good idea, 'cat. That traffic will be outrageous! Glad your dad and house made it through ok and that you had the sense to get out of harm;s way......you no dummy!
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Well, Balladeer, unlike most houses in Angleton, dad's is mortored river rock. external walls, and some internal (you can see where the original externals were), are a good foot thick.  In fact, local enforcement (who has dad do their taxes), designated his house as an emergency shelter.  It's stout, and has survived Camille, Carla, and Alicia.
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I hope everybody is okay. Ya'll are in my prayers.

Poetry is beauty in words.
    

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49 posted 09-25-2005 12:45 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria



Karen, and her family update:

As Noah would say, "I'm Doing a Happy Dance!"

After a gazillion attempts I finally got through to Karen and her family.  They are on I-10 heading back to New Orleans with a full tank of gas, and cursing the traffic.  The camp they were in was built about 100 years ago and still standing so they decided because of traffic congestion, to ride out Hurricane Rita there.   

I said, "Wow that must sure have been some trip, wish I could have been there with you."  She said, "Sharon, it's not really the kind of thing you want to do twice and even you would have needed a drink or two."        

So...they are not sure if they have power or not, (they before this hurricane,) but they will need a generator until they get it back.  She said, "Well, I just decided it was time to go home to face my next nervous breakdown."

They are safe, well, and still funny, so that is a "very good thing!"  They are strong folks that is for sure.  
 
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