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Old 08-29-2005, 01:39 AM   #21
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Apparently my folks have made it as far north as Hattiesburg,
mudbug, I backed into Hattiesburg once. Seriously! There was a bridge out in Mobile, and my Amtrak train had to back up to Hattiesburg.

Anyway, I hope your family is ok. It is hard not knowing where someone is, even though you are sure they are ok.

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Old 08-29-2005, 02:15 PM   #22
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From what I have heard, this was not as horrible as they were predicting. It was still very bad, but at least the worst case scenarios were not played out. I sure hope everyone made it out safely and that their families, friends, homes and businesses are OK!
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:44 PM   #23
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Hi guys. My folks are OK and resting in Memphis at MIL's after driving pretty much all night, with a few hours' sleep in a rest area.

I've been glued to the tube all day watching the weather stuff. Looks like the beleaguered folks in Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas are actually going to get the worst of it.

I don't like this ill-tempered daughter of Mother Nature. Hope those of you with loved ones in the problem areas have spoken to them and that they are as safe as possible.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:38 PM   #24
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I have been tracking this sucker since mid Sunday with Streaming webcams and radar. Plus any other data I could get my hands on. Thank God that it didnt hit New Orleans directly! Still this was a HORRBILE occurance! Wish I could do SOMETHING.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:42 PM   #25
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sush you can. donate something, ANYTHING to your local red cross. the girl i work with volunteers for the red cross and they're taking donations of food, water, etc... to send down there.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:45 PM   #26
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My family got out of harm's way - they travelled west a bit. Now I just hope they find their houses unharmed when they can get back home.
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callie i'll be praying for them
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:55 PM   #28
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thanks, middie! my in-laws have LOTS of huge trees around their house and my sis-in-law has pecan trees behind her house. one of her pecan trees fell on their house a couple of years ago during a wind storm. they were inside! they escaped inury, but had to rebuild. i appreciate the prayers.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:57 AM   #29
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sush you can. donate something, ANYTHING to your local red cross. the girl i work with volunteers for the red cross and they're taking donations of food, water, etc... to send down there.
Actually middie, the best thing to send right now is CASH. Here's some phone numbers:

Red Cross 800-435-7669

Catholic Charities 800-919-9338

Salvation Army 800-725-2769
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Hate to badmouth the Red Cross, but after Hugo we had horrid experiences with them here. I'll never give another cent to them! I'd go w/Salvation Army any day.
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