Hurricanes Gustav and Ike

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Post by Starlite » August 31st, 2008, 5:25 am

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008149204_gustav31.html
called Gustav the "mother of all storms" and told residents to "get out of town. This is not the one to play with."
Nagin said those choosing to remain in their homes should have an ax to chop through their roof when the floodwaters rise
One of our volunteers are close to here - stonie1914 and I am sure there are more.

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Post by anna » August 31st, 2008, 6:42 am

Keep your head down, keep safe everyone!!!!!!
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Post by Bear Creek Mama » August 31st, 2008, 6:59 am

My thoughts are with all of you that may be affected by Gustav.

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Post by PaulW » August 31st, 2008, 8:21 am

The American Red Cross has been gearing up for Gustav since the middle of last week, and because of that, I may be a little bit scarce around the fora for a few days. It all depends of where Gustav makes landfall, but the State of Louisiana has already started evacuating into Texas, and I may be busy with Red Cross for a while. Shouldn't be anything like Katrina, though...I spend 21 days straight with 14-16 hour days, then a day off, and then 14 more working on that Disaster Relief Operation! :shock:
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Post by enko » August 31st, 2008, 8:46 am

You do a good job Paul.

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Post by Claire » August 31st, 2008, 9:02 am

Yes, please, to everyone in Gustav's path -- stay safe! We've been really lucky on the east coast of Florida. We're hoping our luck holds out.

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Post by Starlite » August 31st, 2008, 2:42 pm

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by Claire » August 31st, 2008, 2:57 pm

Starlite wrote:See Jean's report here:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=271780#271780

Esther :(
OMG! How awful for them. I hope that Jean and her loved ones come through safely. I feel badly for the people trying to get out. :(

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Post by Starlite » September 1st, 2008, 6:11 am

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by anoldfashiongirl » September 2nd, 2008, 9:29 am

I hope everyone that was in the path didn't have any trouble.
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Post by Caliban » September 6th, 2008, 2:29 pm

Hello Readers!

Gustav was very not fierce but very wet indeed in Mobile where I am. Currently here. Gustav has passed, Hannah has yet to cause any stir in the Carolina's, and everyone is keeping a wary eye out for Ike at the time of this writing. To those in my neck of the woods:

Good luck and hold on to your hats!

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Post by Shurtagal » September 6th, 2008, 8:42 pm

Best of luck to all those in storm areas. I don't want any of you getting hurt, so please play it safe.
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Post by PaulW » September 6th, 2008, 11:54 pm

Everyone who lives along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico needs to keep a very close eye on Ike. Morning time Friday morning (about 36 hours before this post) the National Hurricane Center had Ike coming ashore between Miami and the Upper Keys. Now that track has moved about 12 to 15 degrees farther west, and Ike may pull another Gustav on us, as the current track looks like it's headed for New Orleans in about 6-7 days (it's too far out right now to tell).

However, it could continue to move south and west, and come in anywhere along the Texas coastline, too.

So, everybody along the Gulf coast keep an eye on Ike, and be ready to evacuate when advised to. We don't want anyone getting hurt!

p.s., if you life along the Gulf or Atlantic coastline, you might want to bookmark the National Hurricane Center website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. IMO the best possible hurricane information around for the US.
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Post by puffin1 » September 7th, 2008, 1:46 pm

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Post by Starlite » September 11th, 2008, 4:33 pm

Paul, it looks like Ike is headed right for YOU! I hope you are all prepared!

Esther :shock:
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
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