Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:05 AM
Just a quick note as our power may go of again.
Thanks to everyone that contacted us!!!
Everyones thought and prayers worked . We are fine and the house is fixable.
New Orleans is closed ( see the news, to long to expalin) they are only allowing emergency folks to pass beyond Baton Rouge on the only highway left to N.O..
Ken was deemed one of those and they bussed him with police escort to Shell Oil to see what the damage is. He may have to stay there.
The news can explain more than I can wirte here but it is a nightmare!!!!
We will be taking in Familes shortly as no one has a home to go to and if they did there is no power maybe for months.
Also doing pet rescue.
There was an eagle in our tree last night very lost and crying but could not help him. The animals get to me first.
Sorry to ramble but the situation is just overwhelming.
Everything in Baton Rouge is running out --food , Gas, etc. not much is open.
Helicopters flying over constantly and the noise of chain saws make you think you are in a war zone. It is very bad here and we are the lucky ones.
All the schools here and anything with any room is full of people. they are now bussing people to Houston.
More when I can.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:24 AM
When do you think mail will be restored?
If and when let me know as I will be more than happy to send you over some basics.
Glad to hear you are safe but saddened by the devastation.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:38 AM
Do you have any info on Gulfport? I am very concerned about my friend who is there...
Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:57 AM
Ann.. Yes Please! Let us know about mail being restored. I can send you anything that you might need.
I haven't been online for a couple of days so I'm just "catching up". So thankful that you and Ken are alright.
Blessings, prayers and hugs for you both.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:24 PM
Woody--- Can you send me the name and address of your friend???
I will do what I can but comunications are very bad at best.
Gulfport was hit bad but the folks there are better prepared and your friend is probably fine but can not call out.
None of the cell phones or line lines are working.
As far as mail , it will be a long time I think.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:56 PM
It is such a relief to hear from you. I am glad that you and Ken are okay. We have yet to hear from my husband's niece who lives just north of Lake Ponchartrain. But we know she and her family headed for Baton Rouge before the hurricane hit.
What the news isn't covering much, is how many wonderful people are out there helping. They show the looters, but disasters have a way of bringing out the best in our neighbors. As people try to help one another...even those who have suffered themselves, the news focuses on other things. I would rather think of Ann taking in families and helping the animals and Woody generously selling solids to help the victims and the Baptist Men packing their trucks with supplies along with Catholic Charities and the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Hurricane season doesn't end until November. NOAA forcasted 9-11 hurricanes for this season, with 5-7 of those being classified as MAJOR hurricanes. We've already had 3 major hurricanes! Pray that any other storms die out in open water!
Posted 31 August 2005 - 04:12 PM
Aren't modern technology and solid perfume people wonderful?
Posted 31 August 2005 - 04:27 PM
Ann and Ken, so glad to hear you two are okay. My prayers go with you.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:04 PM
I am so glad you are both alright! You are in my prayers.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:05 PM
Like the others before me I am so glad that you are safe and well,
although life will not be the same for some time.
It is like a war zone when you see the news, you begin to think how or where
does one start to clear up the debris, and all those lives that are lost, and could be
more when the waters subside.
With all the trouble in the world, why can't we all pull together like you folks are
doing over there.
My best wishes to you both and the help you are giving others.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:37 PM
Good to hear your place and yourselves weathered the storms well, unfortunate for all those who lost their lives to Mother Nature.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:53 PM
MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU ! I WILL PRAY THAT HELP COMES QUICKLY TO ALL WHO NEED IT AND THAT INCLUDES THE HELPLESS ANIMALS OUT THERE THAT COUNT ON HUMANS TO HELP THEM.....WATCHING THIS ON TV IS JUST SO DEVASTATING......I CANT EVEN IMAGINE HOW PEOPLE ARE COPING DOWN THERE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND I WILL KEEP PRAYING THAT HELP COMES SOON FOR ALL.......
Posted 31 August 2005 - 11:49 PM
So glad to hear that you have come through the initial effects of Katrina in as good a shape as you could. Anything that got you and your pets through has to be thought of as a wonderful gift. It was good that you were as far inland as you are. The news on tv has been horrible. We sympathise as we live in tornado country and have lived through two ourselves with only minor damage by luck.
On a practical note (and Don being a contractor) we also hope that you have a contractor or carpenter that you trust and suggest getting in touch with them as soon as possible. Again, thank goodness that all is well with you.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:29 AM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 02:43 AM
Ann and Ken,
you know that my English is poor of words, but I was following news on the TV and I was very troubled about you.
But, like the others before me I am so glad that you are safe and well.
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