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

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Mysteria
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0 posted 09-22-2005 11:47 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Morning,

Dixie had done one of these for Hurricane Katrina, and it sure helped settle the heart to know our friends were safe and sound.  I wondered could we start the same thing for Hurricane Rita so that all those that will be or are affected by this terrible hurricane can check in with us all here?

May you all stay safe, dry, and calm as possible during this storm, but please GET OUT now!  God speed.


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wull, this morning, early, I tried to email J.L. Montgomery who posts in here from time to time.  He lives in Houston...he hasn't answered my email, which he usally would have by now.  

There are presently 1.5 million people evacuating through and beyond Houston, so I imagine, JL and his family are getting out of Dogde.  I sure hope so! I should have written him sooner, and forgot...my oh my?
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Very good idea, Sharon....My prayers and thoughts are with all of you...This one looks like it is big big trouble...GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!!!***BIG HUGS*** to you all....
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3 posted 09-22-2005 12:55 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Still here in Houston, Sharon.  Can't get out at the moment as all the highways are backed up for up to 80 miles and not moving.  As soon as they open up the other lanes (opposite side of the roads), things may get to moving.  However...problem is, there is no place in Texas to go.  All the hotels and motels are full.  We have three dogs and a cat and the shelters will only let you come with one pet.  So....when we hit the road, we will be headed out of state.  

The storm is starting to veer east.  For us, this is good as it will put us on the clean side of the storm as we are in West Houston.  If it continues this trend, we may end up staying.  In the meantime, we are packing and readying to leave.    *hugs*....jo
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Safety first ... everyone take the advice of the experts and head for the hills~

As time and weather permits ... check back in with us when you are safely far, far away~
God be with each and everyone of you in the path of this MonsterCane~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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It's good to do this, Sharon.  My thoughts are with all of those within reach of any troubles.  Please stay safe and take care!!
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I wish jo (iliana) could have gotten out but I just have to keep the faith that she and her loved ones will be able to ride Rita out, unscathed!

Ruth and nan (suthern and pilgrimage) live in Texas as well but I don't know how close they are to the gulf coast.

Those who live in areas already hit by Katrina, are also in my prayers. The levees cannot withstand a torrential rainfall!

My hands are joining in the pip prayer circle! Prayer can move mountains so I'm hoping it can hold back hurricane winds and keep the waters at bay.

Love and prayers,
Linda
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~Joining the circle in prayer~
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Also joining
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praying for all those in its path~~~

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joining in prayer as well

~i want for myself your trembling~

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Just talked to Karen who wished you all a Happy Autumn Equinox, and said she is staying put at the hunting camp until it becomes a manditory evacuation because the highways are jammed!  They are ready to leave when they think it wise to do so, and will camp out for a couple of days then return to the camp when it is safe. There are irrigation trenches all around where she is now, and she feels safer there at the moment than out there with the mass of people.

They have a tent and supplies already packed and like so many are just waiting to hear if they HAVE to leave, and then they will take back roads to somewhere.

She asked you all just concentrate and BLOW!       
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wayoutwalt is from Texas....anybody know where in Texas exactly.

Walty, it's been a long time, not sure if you'll see this but please check in when you can.

Kevo and Gunslinger as well

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers



Maree


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I've send my first and only prayer up again. http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum93/HTML/002018.html

Hope it helps this time. Know that I'll be thinking of you all. Please play it safe as good as you're able to.

Titia

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Just checking in again.  There is still no way out of Houston.  Local news is advising many to just hunker down and prepare for high winds, etc.  We are at the very outskirts of the flood plain developed after the last bad hurricane in Houston and have not been asked to manditorily evacuate.  In fact, news advisors are telling people, they risk their lives getting in the mess of traffic right now which poetentially will be a death trap, too....so here we still are.  It is looking more and more like we will remain.  

Hey....but one way to look at is that if we get out of this okay, at least we got some much needed photographs of our personal property and the house and cars taken (for insurance)!

I got the impression that Gunslinger is from Nothern Houston...maybe up by the Woodlands (not sure).  Kevo is in Corsicana, I think...which is probably safe.  Don't know where Walt is.  

Prayers for all....and Karen, I just can't believe this is happening again!  Be sure you take mosquito repellent!   .....jo
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please take care Jo.. take care everyone.
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16 posted 09-22-2005 08:21 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Jo..and everyone else down in Rita's path..
just know you are in my prayers.
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Jo...shhh....BACKROADS!!!!!
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Thanks for all your prayers....*hugging you all*

Karilea, the secrets been out for two days on the back roads....they are as bad as the main ones.  Nope....can't leave tonight.  Steve is saying maybe very early in the a.m. depending on whether the traffic is moving.  It is more dangerous at the moment to be stranded without gas out there on the potentially floody roads than to just stay put.  That's what Mayor White is telling us tonight.  So.......let's pray for moving traffic.  

Also, the people who have gone north to Dallas are going to have problems as I hear it now.  Rita is predicted to stay over Dallas for 3 days....there will probably be severe flooding up that way, too.  If we're able to get out of here tomorrow am (early early), we'll go west with a tent.  
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I'm dizzy from blowing, guess I'll just stick to prayer.  God bless each and every one of you with safety.

Sharon, thanks for initiating this thread.
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All together now - blow!
Then, just say a prayer for our friends in harm's way.
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~my prayers are with you all~
~please be careful~
Chris
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Sharon....great graphic -- made me smile!  (Needed it.)
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Thanks, Chris.  We must keep our prayers and hopes up....yes!   ....jo
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Adding my prayers to the chain. Someone has really made Mother Nature mad.

Be safe, be well ... Marti
 
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