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Hurricanes Gustav and Ike

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 5:25 am
by Starlite
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.

Esther :cry:

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 6:42 am
by anna
Keep your head down, keep safe everyone!!!!!!

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 6:59 am
by Bear Creek Mama
My thoughts are with all of you that may be affected by Gustav.

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 8:21 am
by PaulW
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:

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 8:46 am
by enko
You do a good job Paul.

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 9:02 am
by Claire
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.

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 2:42 pm
by Starlite

Posted: August 31st, 2008, 2:57 pm
by Claire
Starlite wrote:See Jean's report here:

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. :(

Posted: September 1st, 2008, 6:11 am
by Starlite

Posted: September 2nd, 2008, 9:29 am
by anoldfashiongirl
I hope everyone that was in the path didn't have any trouble.

Posted: September 6th, 2008, 2:29 pm
by Caliban
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!


Posted: September 6th, 2008, 8:42 pm
by Shurtagal
Best of luck to all those in storm areas. I don't want any of you getting hurt, so please play it safe.

Ike pulling another Gustav?

Posted: September 6th, 2008, 11:54 pm
by PaulW
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: IMO the best possible hurricane information around for the US.

Posted: September 7th, 2008, 1:46 pm
by puffin1
Another way to look is with Ibis Eye:

Posted: September 11th, 2008, 4:33 pm
by Starlite
Paul, it looks like Ike is headed right for YOU! I hope you are all prepared!

Esther :shock: