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Gary in Hurricane Parish. La.    Posted 10-02-2002 at 12:20:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
gotta get ready to be housebound, sure hope I don't loose any trees or any part of the house roof. Further updates on Friday


Burrhead    Posted 10-02-2002 at 17:06:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
What part of La you in Gary.

My family lives over at Grand Isle and Morgan City.

I'm about 75 miles west of Lake Charles by Beaumont, Tx.
They can't get it together on the locations the storm is gonna hit.

I listened to the national news and they said from Lake Charles to Houston. On the Houston channels they're giving Port Arthur.

They're evacuating my area now. Ma Burr and me voted to stay home.


glen sw wi    Posted 10-02-2002 at 14:41:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hope you come out of it without too much damage.
My tale of woe.
Drove home from wi to gulfport ms after picking up better half. (20 hours driving)

Hurricane was supposed to hit Fla so I drove to corpus christi to go offshore. (12 hours of driving)

Huricane turned back west and was headed for gulfport. (12 more hours of driving to get home and board the place up.)

Huricane went west of NO so went back to corpus.(12 more hours of driving)

Huricane turned back east and went in at gulfport. (another 12 hour drive.) Could hardly find the house when I got home. Only damage was a broken window in the shed door and two trees down. Power off and took 7 days to get it back on. Had 25 pound of shrimp in freezer and had to do some quick good eating, although more than we wanted at one time. Neighbors had severe damage to their houses. Guess the old house (1889) fared better than the new ones.



ol Henry    Posted 10-02-2002 at 13:22:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang it Gary, I wish you folks down there wouldn't be so greedy and keep all that rain for yourselves, us poor okies could sure use some of that water, so if you can kind of scare it over to the west a little bit it would sure be nice.
seriously tho I hope you come through it ok .
Good luck... Henry


Mudcat49    Posted 10-02-2002 at 13:02:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like Miz Lili is gonna be a bad un. She is already packing 135 MPH winds and could get stronger! Us uns down here in the Sunshine State are breathing a sigh of relief!


Mike w    Posted 10-02-2002 at 12:51:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good Luck!
I have lived through a few in my day. I am a former crew forman for a tree company in SE New England. Use to go out on the road when the storm started and tried to keep the roads clear during the storm. Had to dive under the truck more than once. Can be quite scary.



glen sw wi    Posted 10-02-2002 at 12:27:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used to like those warnings when I worked on the oil platforms in the gulf. Got sent to a hotel until the storm passed. Food and lodging was on the company along with being paid for sittin at the bar.


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