OT: Hurricane Ike


Those of you in the path of Hurricane Ike... please check in as you are
able...
You know we are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
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I also need someone to explain to me why some people choose to stay... when
the area is under an Evacuation Order. I understand not wanting to leave
pets behind - but it seems those issues have been addressed. But some of
the people I've seen interviewed just see it as a challenge .... to stick it
out at home. Then we see emergency medical/rescue personal risking their
lives to pull these people off rooftops, etc. Those living on the barrier
islands (without even a seawall) and those in Galveston know they are at
risk for severe hurricanes when they move there. I would think many people
would (at least I think I would) have their own emergency plan... totes of
things that would go with me... and one heck of an insurance policy. For
the life of me I can't begin to understand staying put when the possibility
of a 20-30 foot wall of water slamming toward me.
I will admit, I've never been in a position where I could lose
**EVERYTHING**... and the thought would be terribly overwhelming. But I
would like to think I am sane enough to walk away from "STUFF" when everyone
in the know... says GET OUT!!
I guess I just don't get it.
Reply to
Kate G.
I feel for the folks in the path of Ike- and am praying for their safety. Missouri is getting strong winds and heavy rains- we have had tornado warnings in the past few days and, right now, we are under a severe storm warning and a flash flood warning. And..... I am teaching my first quilting class in about 12 years- in about 2 hrs. from now. This is going to be challenging on soooooo many fronts! LOL
Take care all of you down south.
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
What amazed me were what looked like teenagers on the sea wall with the waves breaking over them. I'm sure it was exciting, but ..............
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
After watching all of the looting that took place in New Orleans after Katrina, I'm guessing that some folks didn't want to return home to a ransacked place.
As for the idiots who actually go out to "watch"....they're just plain foolish. I hope their friends and family tell them such directly to their faces. That is, if they have faces left after getting smacked by Ike's storm wall.
Anastasia
--who is astounded at just how stupid people can be. And she teaches, so she knows first hand just what they're capable of at both ends of the spectrum.
Reply to
Anastasia Luettecke
Just seen a report of a 19 year old who was washed away - wonder if it was one of the ones on tv.
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Reply to
Sally Swindells
I also heard about a 10 year old... in the front yard with his father. A dead tree had come down (or part way down) and dad was out taking care of it... in preparation for the storm...land the tree fell the rest of the way.... with the child below.
How tragic!!
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Kate G.

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