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I wonder how she is, has anybody heard her?  I believe she said she & DH
were in Hammond, which didn't take a direct hit, so I thought she would have
been safe there.  OTH, they may not have electricity back up yet.
My nephew, whose home in Waveland, MS was virtually destroyed by Katrina,
suffered almost no damage this time.  He called yesterday, they were on the
way home.  I know my siblings & families living in New Orleans went to MS,
and were safe, but don't know when they planned to return home because of
the electricity wasn't back on in many parts of the city.
Emily


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Hoping she's all right

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Now that's good news.


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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We are home, safe, but decidedly ragged around the edges.  Hammond was
hit much harder than N.O., and Baton Rouge got it really bad.  We were
in a motel, when suddenly all the power went out around noon Monday.
Not just in that town, but all the little burgs around.  Only one place
in the whole parish (county) had any electricity at all.  After two hot,
sticky days and sleepless nights, we learned on Wednesday that power was
not likely to come back for at least another day.  I called home, the
answering machine picked up so I knew the juice was on, we packed up our
belongings and came home.  We are lucky that we have lights and a/c, it
is very sporadic in the town, but our part was apparently only out for
less than a day.  Other sections close by have been out for five days,
and Entergy is hoping to get them all back up by the end of the week.
At present, we have two good friends occupying the guest room as they
have no power at home, plus we have a church dependant of theirs on an
air mattress in the studio.

We never used to evacuate as dh always had to be at his desk until the
last minute, but now he is retired I think we will change plans.  I am
pondering the idea of perhaps checking with the airport to see where I
can go on a non-stop flight, I know Atlanta, Memphis and Charlotte are
all possibilities, plus D.C., so maybe next time we will go well away
and make a vacation of it.  Come to think of it, a week spent playing in
the Smithsonian, or exploring some city we have never visited, begins to
sound like a good idea.

Thanks for thinking of me

Olwyn Mary (back in) New Orleans.
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Olwyn Mary wrote:

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Wonderful news!

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Yes, great plan!!!  I wish I could go again to see some of
the new exhibits at the SI since we were there.

Beverly



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I'm so glad you didn't have damage to the house and were able to get home
quickly.  Sorry the hotel was such a mess while you were there.  

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.


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I'm happy you're okay, it's always great to be home.  My family who live
there are all right as well.  All of them went home Wednesday, but didn't
get electricity till Thursday evening.  Luckily, one DS had purchased some
battery-operated fans & lamps a few years ago and shared with the others.
Emily  


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