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09-22-2005, 09:29 AM
Well, I live in southern Houston, Texas and I have to evacuate. I am hoping that everything will be fine, but what can you do? We are leaving in a few hours.. we have friends on the road who were only able to go 30 miles in 7 hours because the traffic is so bad.. It is packed on every major road and most gas stations are out of gas. Our friends might have to leave one of their cars once it runs out of gas.. what other option do they have? none. They are split up into 3 cars and they all drive sticks.. can you imagine driving a manual for 7 hours and only going 30 miles.. they are so tired. Thank God we just bought an automatic!! :o
From what I know, Rita is 320 miles wide.. about the size of Houston itself. It is a category 5 hurricane and is headed straight for Galveston but the projectory changes a little bit every 6 hours or so.
I just pray everything is alright.. and if anyone else is from the area on here, I pray for their safety as well. I want to say cya soon to Saucy, Waugh, DaFish, Elessa, Talisman, muad, clanmates, mods, and admins.
Bye for now!!!
09-22-2005, 10:08 AM
Take care, Darcia. We'll be thinking of you.
09-22-2005, 10:16 AM
Good luck Darcia. I'll be crossing my fingers and I hope to see you soon.
09-22-2005, 02:50 PM
Prayers and thoughts are with you my mate.
09-22-2005, 03:46 PM
Hope everything fares well for you and those down there.
09-22-2005, 03:54 PM
We have quite a few friends in another game I play that are in your same shoes... our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I've been quite involved with teams going to Covington, LA to rebuild after Katrina... so I've heard a TON of stories and seen a TON of video... hopefully this isn't as bad!
09-22-2005, 06:27 PM
Good luck, Darcia...we'll be hoping for the safe return of you and your neighbours
09-22-2005, 09:03 PM
Good luck Darcia. Here's hoping you and everyone in the same area comes back safe and sound
09-23-2005, 10:09 AM
Good luck to you. From what I have heard, Houston will not get a direct hit.
On another note, I think Snoopymcc was from Louisiana... I hope she is ok.
09-23-2005, 12:39 PM
May the Fortunes look upon you and yours with kindness, and may the Divine intervene on your behalf.
So sorry to hear you had to evacuate. May you reach your destination safely and good luck for the future. Will be missing your presence.
Maybe you're already there by the time I got to read this...
09-24-2005, 01:53 PM
Well, we just made it back and everything is fine. There are a lot of blown down fences and things in the area, but everything of ours is in tack. Thank you for all your posts, I really appreciate it. I am so happy it wasn't worse! The house we went to up north in Shepherd, TX.. the house lost power and there were winds of up to 70-80 miles per hour. Just 15 minutes north, in Livingston, TX they had winds of up to 117 miles per hour. I saw trees that had been up rooted, power lines down, all kinds of things. There are a lot of cars on the side of the road from running out of gas and such. Well, I'm all smiles and I plan on helping out how I can for those who weren't as fortunate as me.
Sounds like quite an experience! I'm glad you made it back safely and that things seem to be quite alright.
09-24-2005, 06:01 PM
Whew! Glad to have you back safe and sound.
09-24-2005, 08:14 PM
:smiles as she, herself, returns from a journey of a different kind to see this thread
i dost be glad ye and thine are alright, darcia. i hath been worried about ye since i received thy private message the other day before i left.
may others also be as fortunate as ye.
09-25-2005, 03:37 PM
Glad to hear you're back safe and sound. I hope we soon here from everyone else in the area
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