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Old 08-28-2005, 04:18 PM   #16
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Hurricane Isabel was fun, I enjoyed that. However she was a category 1 when she hit us, not this massive Category 5 that Katrina is.
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:50 PM   #17
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I know Verte is from Alabama...she was really affected by Ivan. Hopefully she's gone for higher ground!!!!!
No, I'm still in Birmingham. The hurricane is predicted to hit New Orleans, but we're prepared for rain and all sorts of crud. This is the biggest, strongest hurricane of possibly my lifetime. Ivan was "only" a Category 3, but it took us to the cleaners. I cannot imagine going through a Category 5, and especially New Orleans because it's below sea level and the levees are going to get busted to bits. We're a six hour drive from the coast, and so far it's still pretty quiet around here. That won't last. We knew Ivan was going to hit 24 hours before, and we haven't gotten any warnings for our county and it's supposed to possibly hit the southern part of the state but we are hopeful we can avoid the brunt of the storm.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:01 PM   #18
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Was that the one that hit the Caymans and Antigua this time last year or was that a different one? I remember reading that a huge proportion of the buildings in Antigua were damaged.
Ivan was the hurricane that ripped up Birmingham and much of the state of Alabama, and Cuba and Jamaica before that in September 2004. It was a Category 3 hurricane, but it was the worst storm in the city's history. Thank goodness it doesn't look like this week is going to be a repeat.
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Stay safe Verte!!!!!!!!!!!
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We're 200 miles due north of the Gulf and probably a bit eastward of the inland path, but may God be with New Orleans. I hope my friends and relatives have gotten out.

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My daughter's godfather, and my wife's uncle are there.....in New Orleans...could not get out....prayers appreciated.
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My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path tonight and tomorrow. Let's hope for whatever the best possible outcome is at this time.
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Dread, are they at the Superdome? Residents or tourists?

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Dread, are they at the Superdome? Residents or tourists?

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i'm wondering the same thing.


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We could get whacked.........I haven't watched hurricane news in a few hours now as I attended mass at my church and stuff. It's hitting New Orleans, I'm praying for that whole city, and I hope your folks are OK Dread, it's horrible to have to think about them not being able to get out. Then it may turn a bit to the east, if so, it'll hit us. With luck it will pass to the west of us. Damn. I hate hurricane season.
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been praying on & off all day Dread for the area/people.....

s and prayers for everyone living or visiting in the Gulf states area..... /everybeing & and the buildings/trees/infrastructures/roads/bridges/tunnels & levees...

And one report was talking about there are alot of poor people down there who DON"T have cars to help get themselves to safer havens!

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never met u U2Bama-- and sorry to do so under such terrifying circumstances
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:40 PM   #27
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Looks like it's gonna be a rough few days down there. And what happens if you get to a hotel? It may be weeks before people can get back.

If you live anywhere within safe driving distance of NOLA or surrounding areas or know someone who needs a place, I often visit the boards at Fark.com and they started a thread for anyone who can offer some place to stay so add it or pass it along if you can [although frankly if you're in harm's way, don't evacuate at this point, just try to ride it out].

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comm...IDLink=1641991
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My daughter's godfather, and my wife's uncle are there.....in New Orleans...could not get out....prayers appreciated.
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And one report was talking about there are alot of poor people down there who DON"T have cars to help get themselves to safer havens!
Aw, shit...that sucks .

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never met u U2Bama-- and sorry to do so under such terrifying circumstances
I'll ditto this-s to you all. Dread, may your relatives be okay, and verte and U2Bama, may the brunt of the storm miss you both. I'll be thinking of you guys, got my fingers crossed and all that good stuff for you all.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:32 PM   #30
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Just to make me feel less worried, verte and Bama, if I recall the last storm, we didn't hear from you guys for a few weeks because of lack of power. We hope you guys do ok but just check in when you can, whenever that may be. Dread, thinking of you as well. Give us an update when you can.
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