All our folks that went through the first landfall have checked in and are okay. Electric, food, water, all there.
Thanks for all your concern, prayers, and good wishes. We really appreciate them.
Doesn’t look like we’ll be getting part two unless things change drastically. Now we’re hoping the folks in Louisiana get out of the way in time.
Hey, Frank. I hope you have a house to go back to, too. I’ve been worrying about you and hoping you’d check in. Glad to know you two are safe.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
My wife and I are in Texas. We’ll be staying wtih relatives for the next few days to see when they open up the city again. Looks like the levee breaks around 17th street are the big problem. The whole lake could empty into the city – or at least as much of it as the city can hold.
I hope we have a home to go back to. I’ll be checking in at
http://www.fobrienandrew.com On my blog page in the comments section.
Stay low and keep moving.
Glad to hear the good news. I really didn’t realize the severity of the situ until your post a day or two ago. I pulled away from reading blogs to check the reports on Katrina. Yikes! Again, glad your family is safe.
Holly, I was glad to hear that all of your family in Florida have come through OK.
My friends from New Orleans are all bugging out to the east; I was just in touch by cell phone and they are in stop-and-go traffic in southern Alabama on I10, headed towards the Pensacola area.
The 10:11 AM National Weather Service update from New Orleans predicts widespread devastation is anticipated with weeks to months before any return to normalcy; most houses and industrial facilities will be seriously damaged or destroyed, and flooding by possibly a 24 – 28 foot storm surge is expected.
Let’s all keep the people of New Orleans in your thoughts and prayers, or the equivalent in your personal belief system.
For current news I call to your attention:
http://www.drudgereport.com — the collector of all news of interest
http://www.intellicast.com, follow links to tropical weather — the best one-page summary of storm predictions.
http://www.wunderground.com, the most comprehensive and best organized site includes links to the compilation of the five individual computer models used to estimate the track.
And I note that Tropical Depression 13 is currently moving to the northwest pass the barrier islands, fairly near to Katrina’s track.
I’m glad you and yours are OK, Holly. I’m praying for everyone else. And with Jean about evacuating if you’re near New Orleans.
I agree with Arrvee,too. I love the new graphic.
It’s now a Category 5. If anyone lives along the Coast near New Orleans, please evacuate now. If you can grab small, precious things other than your loved ones, do so–they may not be there when you return. This is shaping up to be very nasty.
Oh, and I love the new title graphic. Beautiful!
Louisiana and Mississippi are in deep trouble. Katrina’s a Category 4 now and still nearly 24 hours until landfall. Everybody please send them whatever thoughts and/or prayers you can.
Glad your family is good.