Saturday, August 27, 2005

Katrina

Y'all be safe w/the hurricane. Who is still in town? Anyone who wants to is welcome to evacuate to Los Angeles!

7 Comments:

At 11:21, Blogger Super Dave said...

Yes, everyone be safe. I hope everyone was smart and went ahead and evacuated.

P.S. - Kim, I think I'd rather face 150 mile an hour winds then have to deal with the people of LA. ;-)

 
At 11:40, Blogger Kim said...

LOL. OH trust me Dave, there's so many days where I feel the same way...

Anyone who can, try to check in on here if possible. I know Lauren is in Baton Rouge. Everyone else, I'm worried about y'all :( .

 
At 10:45, Blogger Neo said...

we're in baton rouge, with our family from new orleans. from what i understand, the mandeville/covington area is pretty bad. 5 feet of water in some parts; extreme wind damage. i hope we have homes to go back to.

is everyone else ok?

 
At 14:54, Blogger Super Dave said...

My dad drove back (my family evacuated to Houston) yesterday to check on the house. He said that there were trees down EVERYWHERE. He was unable to get through the back entrance of my subdivision, because there were trees down on Lover's Lane (that feeder road that runs parallel to 190 by Taco Bell that goes to the back entrance of my subdivision), so he had to go through the front entrance. When he got to my house, he said that there were three pine trees down in the back yard that pretty much destroyed the fences. One of the trees landed on the corner of my garage. The hole in the roof let a bunch of water from all the rain into the attack store room over the garage (so I'm sure that everything that was in there is probably ruined - and it was packed full, with all the stuff we have accumulated with all the people living there now). Pretty much all the small trees and bushes were uprooted. Luckily, since my house is at a fairly high elevation, there was no flooding or water in the house or in the yard. Also, there was no wind damage to the house itself or any broken glass or windows. So other than the tree hitting the garage, we're pretty much ok. Also, my grandmothers house next door was fine, other than a neighbors tree hitting the back of her fence. My poor dad drove all the way to Mandeville from Houston to check on the house, then had to drive all the way back to Baton Rouge to call my mom (cause of the power outages), then drove back to Mandeville to stay the night so that he could get up early today to cut the tree down from the house to patch up the garage to keep further water from getting in. My mom and Kevin are driving in today to lend a hand. The bad thing is that if we want to communicate, the only way to do it is to drive to BR, where there is power, cause our cell phones aren't working cause they're all 985 numbers (mine isn't even working and I'm in freaking Texas!). So since my cell won't work, the only way my family can call me is to call my work when I'm there, or to call my cousin and have her come find me. The issue of the power being out is the only real problem for my family right now, cause neither my grandmother or my nephew can come home till it comes back on. So my grandma will have to stay in Houston and my brother/sister in law/nephew/their dog will have to stay in Dallas till the power comes back, and who knows how long that will be. It's going to really suck for my parents and brother being in Mandeville with no power or running water, but I guess they're going to have to just suck it up. I wanted to come home this weekend to help out, but they told me not to. I hope that everyone else's house made it ok and that everyone's doing ok.

 
At 16:38, Blogger lil said...

i was worried about everyone and thought i'd check in. i can't get in touch with my grandma or anyone. :0( hope everyone will be back with power soon and have good war stories to tell!

 
At 18:45, Blogger Super Dave said...

Chad, Gina, and Jason drove around and checked on everyone's houses. The only house (out of our friends) with damage was my house. So that's good, at least for everyone else. I received text messages from many people (504/985 cell phones numbers won't call, but they can text). Nikki's in Mobile, Casey's in northern Louisiana, Thomas/Jenny are in Jackson, Evan's in Bunkie (wherever the Hell that's at), LSU people are in BR, Jay/Marty are in Jackson, T-Rocks parents are in Lake Charles, Sarah (Okeefe) and her family are in Florida, and Chad/Jason/Gina are in Denham Springs. From what they've told me, the major damage to our area was downed trees. They are just everywhere. Jason told me whole houses in my subdivsion were destroyed from trees falling on them. Chad thought that as many as 500 trees were down in area on his family's property in Folsom. That's all I know for now.

 
At 11:54, Blogger Morgan said...

I'm glad to hear that all of you are ok. This has been one of the scariest times I've been through. Trying to keep up with family and friends. My dad's house is ok in Ponchatoula. DAd has been working at the hospital almost nonstop the past week. We have so many evacuees here in Montgomery,I feel like thats taken on my full time job rather than my church job. It's a blessing to be able to help, but heartbreaking to hear peoples stories. Praying for you all.

 

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