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Vicster

Postby Dogdad » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:03 am

Just to let you all know. Last night Vicster and her family Evacuated their home in New Orleans due to Gustave and Hanna being in the gulf. She is holding up well despite the stress of having to worry about her home, her kids , grandkids and her Husband. She said she will try to pack her lap top so if anyone has a chance, send her your prayers and warm thoughts

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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:41 am

Thanks for the update David. I was wondering when they would be taking off. Lets hope they have a safe and uneventful journey to Arkansas and back to their home.

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Re: Vicster

Postby pfordeb » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:47 am

Thanks David. I was just going to "ask" about her. How horrible to go through this again. I can't even imagine. Vicki, when you see this, I hope you are safe, warm, and dry, and that nasty hurricane decides to head out for the Gulf and back to the ocean instead of land.
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Re: Vicster

Postby Chow Chow Mama » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:02 am

Hopefully it will pass without much damage... I love the P.S :D

Good luck Vicster family.
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Re: Vicster

Postby jacqui » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:02 pm

Vicki,just to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and hope you are all OK.
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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:46 pm

Has anyone heard from Vicster???? I've been thinking about her and her family...had the news going all day at work. Gustav ain't playin'...Cat 4 now. I'm so glad they left last night. On Sunday they expect to turn all lanes of the highway going north...a crazy deja vu from Katrina.

Even the Texas coast has started evacing people. San Antonio started getting people with special needs this afternoon. The Red Cross is looking for volunteers and donations. Please keep them all (victims and volunteers) in your thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Vicster

Postby Jeff&Peks » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:09 pm

I think KatieMom may of had to do some moving around also I know her office got hit. Not sure how the layout is in that area, is Gutav hitting florida to or is that another one.
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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:14 pm

I hope she's okay!! Tropical Storm Hanna is suppposed to hit east coast/Florida, but not til later. Maybe it's a remnant of Fay...the storm that won't quit.

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Re: Vicster

Postby CoraP. » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:26 pm

Vicki,
I am hoping and praying that this hurricane veers away from your home. I wish these things didn't exist. I'm glad you are out of there!
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Re: Vicster

Postby Katies Mom » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:45 pm

Jeff&Peks wrote:I think KatieMom may of had to do some moving around also I know her office got hit. Not sure how the layout is in that area, is Gutav hitting florida to or is that another one.


Thanks for thinking of us. When Fay hit about 2 weeks ago, our county issued a premature evacuation order for all of the low lying areas, but we received little or no rain during Fay at all. I have been planning to move my offices this weekend because my lease is up, and we were in a big hurry to get it done early today ahead of the rain the weather systems out there are throwing off. Its raining on and off right now and is expected to rain quite a bit for the next few days. So much chaos in this part of the country right now with all of these storms, but we've not had any severe weather here (yet, knock on wood), but I never take anything for granted. One day a hurricane is headed straight for us, the next day its not, so there are never any guarantees about where these storms will make landfall. Jeff lives in the land of earthquakes and we live in the land of hurricanes!

I DO hope that the storm downgrades and doesn't make another direct hit on New Orleans, but to say that means it will hit somewhere else, and I don't wish that on anyone. We actually have at least two storms out there brewing right now behind Gustav. This is nuts!

Good luck Vicki and family and anyone else out there in the path of this storm.

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Re: Vicster

Postby Sharons Chows » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:46 am

Vicki,

I have been thinking about you the last few days. I hope that you and your family are well.
How horrible to have to go through all of this again 3 years later.
All my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Vicster

Postby Dogdad » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:57 am

I haven't heard from Vicky yet but I am sure she is safe in Arkansas. I keep seeing reports on Gustave and hope that it moves fast enough that it doesn't flood the entire city this time. I am hoping her house is high enough that when it does flood, it doesn't affect her house

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Re: Vicster

Postby Nita F. » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:43 pm

I just spoke with Vicki. They arrived safe in Arkansas and are staying with some of her husband's hunting friends until tomorrow when their condo becomes available. There are 6 adults, 4 children and 5 dogs traveling in 4 vehicles. She said to tell everyone "thank you" for thinking of her.

She is thankful all her family is safely out of harm's way. Unfortunately Gustav will most likely flood her home on the West Bank. A lot depends on whether the track shifts to the west, which will be better for her, or to the east, which will be devastating. So she is very upset when she thinks about it. As of the latest reports most of the New Orleans folks have evacuated and the ones that are staying are being told they are on their own for now.

The hardest thing for her is not getting local news updates. I told her WWL 870 am is a clear channel radio station that can be heard across the US at night. Assuming we still have telephone and/or cell phone tomorrow night after Gustav makes landfall I will call her to give her an update. Hopefully Gustav will hit as a Cat 3 which we can handle, though some places will experience storm surges.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:21 pm

Thank you so much for the update! I've been so worried. All of you are in my prayers.

Nita, I hope you and your family are safe. Please take care.

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Re: Vicster

Postby momtobear » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:48 pm

My thoughts and prayer go out to you vick. I live in central Mississippi, and I think we are only suppose to be getting about 1 to 2 inches of rain and 40 mph winds. :? Of course don't tell that to the rest of the residents here. You would think that we had a cat 5 coming straight at us. Even with katrina it wasn't that bad here. I think we were out of power for about a day and a half. That night was the most romantic night me and my husband ever had. :oops: But a i ramble. Anyway I hope that the levys( I don't think I spelled that right) hold this time.
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Re: Vicster

Postby TJordan » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:05 pm

Happy they arrived safe, hopefully anyone else in the path is going to be safe as well. Keep us posted if possible!!
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Re: Vicster

Postby Laura » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:40 pm

If you speak to her again please give her our love and prayers.
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Re: Vicster

Postby Dogdad » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:46 pm

Yes please do, Thanks for the update

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Re: Vicster

Postby Nita F. » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:54 pm

Thanks Fillyok. We've spent yesterday and today getting things put away and otherwise getting ready. The outer bands of thunderstorms have already reached us and the tornados have begun. We live east of Baton Rouge so don't have have flooding problems. Just have to worry about a tree taking down the electric line. Thankfully the generator is ready to be cranked when necessary. Mimi, our Katrina rescue Chow, has been anxious all day. She'll get extra attention as we hunker down and wait it out.

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Re: Vicster

Postby Dogdad » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:03 pm

Nita F. wrote:Thanks Fillyok. We've spent yesterday and today getting things put away and otherwise getting ready. The outer bands of thunderstorms have already reached us and the tornados have begun. We live east of Baton Rouge so don't have have flooding problems. Just have to worry about a tree taking down the electric line. Thankfully the generator is ready to be cranked when necessary. Mimi, our Katrina rescue Chow, has been anxious all day. She'll get extra attention as we hunker down and wait it out.

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Nita take care I didn't realize you were near too. I am sure Mimi is flashing back

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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:57 am

I just saw Al Roker getting beat to hell on Canal St. :shock: I'll never understand the media...they want everyone evacuated, but the media arrives in droves. Personally, I don't need to see the storm as it's going on...I'd rather people be safe.

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Re: Vicster

Postby Laura » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:22 pm

Anyone heard from Vicki or Nita?
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Re: Vicster

Postby janet » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:18 pm

please tell vicki that she and her pack are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Vicster

Postby fillyok » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:07 am

Any news from our Southern clan?

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Re: Vicster

Postby TJordan » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 am

Nita may be without power, I saw where Baton Rouge was getting 80mph winds yesterday. So I hope every one is safe!
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