nanni Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 9:10pm
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Do we know how our friends are doing that are hit by the storm? I know there are alot of people that have been evacuated to Boosier City LA-they have no more hotels open etc. This has hit hard-please if anyone has heard from our "family"-please let us know they are ok and let them know we are thinking of them and praying they are all ok. Thanks.

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peacockplace Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 9:35pm
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I'm sure it will take a while. Those who are at home don't have power, and those that left their home may not be back for a while. If they have anything to come back to. icon_sad.gif Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected by this terrible storm!

susanmm23 Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 9:39pm
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cheryl posted yesterday. Im not sure about the others. TC has been trying to get ahold of melissa and a few others.

nanni Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 9:49pm
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I realize the power situation-thought maybe someone had cell phone #'s etc. Thanks for the update though. Just hope and pray everyone is ok-heard alot of horror stories on the news-of course with alot of the broadcasts some things are more hyped than others but the major concern is still there.

tcturtleshell Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 10:00pm
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There is no phone or cell phone service period in South La. No electricity either. I still have not heard from Melissa or Roxanne. Plus my best friend is in Franklinton, La. & I can't get in touch with her. VERY WORRIED!! Her hubby is in Biloxi & he can't get in touch with her either. Hwy 90 from Biloxi to New Olreans is nothing but ocean sand & water. It has been broken in many places. I-20 is torn up! I can't get to my friend & she can't get to me, her hubby can't get to her either. Hubby said he still does not know if there is anything left of their house. I am so upset today it's been hard to do anything. My state along w/ Ms, Alabama is devistated. I feel for the people in Georgia too. Tornado's hit yesterday. Please pray for the people who have lost their homes. Also will you please pray for the people who do not know where their loved ones are. It's horrible!! Keep praying!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

abbey Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 11:31pm
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TC, I am keeping you and all of your friends as well as those who have lost so much in my prayers.

nanni Posted 30 Aug 2005 , 11:32pm
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Turtle, I do feel for you-and I know if anyone finds out a way to get in touch with anyone they will let you know. I have a friend there where you are that works for Centurytel-she has family in Ala and Mississippi also but she has been able to contact them-was hoping someone had a way to get word out. You would think the media would find a way-there has to be a way-our prayers are with everyone and the hopes that this clears up soon so everyone can get home and be accounted for. Let us know what we can do to help.

APCakes Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 3:05am
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I am so sorry for everyone invovled - just got done on cnn.com and I can't believe the devastation. So strange that life here seems to go on as normal, while so many are suffering. We will be praying for you all. Some of my tithing dollars are going to the relief effort.

debsuewoo Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 3:34am
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I heard on the news this evening that southern LA may not have electricity for weeks, possibly months, that 80% of New Orleans is under water. I guess this is our version of a tsunami, huh?

I know in my church the collections for the next couple of weeks will more than likely go to hurrcane relief.

2cakes Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 4:23am

Hi everyone, I heard on CNN News that the thousands of people that are in the super dome have to be evcuate cause the water is coming into the dome and no where for the water to go and right now they trying to get the severly sick and people with health problems out by abulance to nearest hospital or shelter so that they can be treated and provide necessary medications. Mayor of New Orleans and other authorities are asking the people to immediately leave the super dome, but they have no where to go and not enough personnel officials to help relocate them, this is so sad and I know it has to be very frustrating for the people there and also the other hard hit area. I'm very concern about the many people who are trapped and can't seem to find their way out. I know that the National Guards are going to be helping out and I also heard on the news that people who are over seas are worried about their families and not been able to see or hear from them. Our troops are in the line of duty not only have a concern about their lives but also the lives of their loved ones during this horrible storm. My continous prayer that more people are found alive as well as animals and that food, water, medical supplies and other personal items gets to the people very soon. I wish that I was near by to help, but I now that my prayers will reach them where ever they are. I'll help in other ways, just need to make a couple of phone calls. They can't even receive mail. I saw how the highway have separated and slipped away into the ocean. All those houses and business that are covered with water, I pray that no one is inside the buildings. I saw where an apartment building had collapsed and thirty people were killed. icon_cry.gif A lot of people thought that by staying inside their home, they were safe, but when the water gave way so rapidly, there was not a lot of time to get out cause the wind was so high that people were so afraid to leave their homes. I hope that the government sends a lot of help to these people and move them on higher grounds or shelter where it will be safe for them.

alimonkey Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 4:43am

When I first turned on the news yesterday morning, Slidell was right in the middle of the whole mess. I haven't stopped thinking about it since. I'm not a churchgoer, but this disaster has returned me to prayer. I have a friend on Guam who hasn't heard from his parents who live SW of NO, close to where Katrina made landfall. He has gotten in touch with us here in the states to help him find out anything about them, but we are as helpless as he is thousands of miles away.

I hope and pray that everyone comes out of this healthy, but it's going to take a long time to rebuild.

Ali

tcturtleshell Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 4:59am

The Mayor of New Orleans was interviewed about an hour ago. The people in the SuperDome will be stuck there for at least another week. The level has broken & there will be another 12 ft or more of water dumped on New Orleans tonight. The people have to stay in the Superdome to be a little safer then fending for themselves.

Hey Nanni!
So your friend works at the CentryTel or works for CentryTel? It's a small, small world~ The CentryTel is a place where big singers & bands play. Also where our hockey team "The Mudbugs" call there home. I live 8 miles from it. I am hoping that they will open the doors & allow evacuatees stay there.

Thanks for all the prayers friends! I really feel helpless here! It's in my state & I can't get anywhere near down South. The Interstate is so torn up! It's like the state has been divided into. When I was in 8th grade (24 years ago) taking La. History the books then said that New Orleans would be part of the ocean by the year 2000. Well it's now 2005 & I'm starting to believe it! The ones predicting that were a few years off though. I'm only 6 hours from New Orleans & it feels soooo weird to be a firefighter & I can't help! icon_sad.gif

I know everyone from La. sure does appreciate all the prayers!!!!

jscakes Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 6:55am

Just saw the local news here and it looks horrible for New Orleans right now,
Many prayers for all those over there.
TC and all of you who have friends and loved ones there, we wish them all well.

jscakes Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 7:01am

Just saw the local news here and it looks horrible for New Orleans right now,
Many prayers for all those over there.
TC and all of you who have friends and loved ones there, we wish them all well.

ntertayneme Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 9:33am

I can't begin to tell you how bad the New Orleans situation is... we were on buses yesterday and bused over 200 people from the Baton Rouge area... these were all New Orleans residents who have no homes to go to .. LSU shelter centers can't hold anymore and we're transporting them to other facilities but these too are filling up faster than we can get them open .. we can see no end in sight at this time with the emergency shelters .. we keep opening more and more and we have no idea where or what we're going to do w/these people ... some have no home and no relatives to go to ... it's a horrible situation down here... you cry with the people in these shelters when you hear their stories... I just can't begin to tell you all how bad it really is .. please pray for all the shelter personnel also .. I don't know how long we're going to be able to work these long, long hours to help the people .. most of us are working in excess for 18-20 hour days, myself included .. I did get to come home last night, but none of us know when or if we will be home again each time we go off to the shelters.. at least we do have homes to go to .. these people have nothing but the clothes on their backs... it's a bad situation down here.. I can't stress that enough icon_sad.gif

SweetCreations Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 3:05pm

Hello Everyone,

I am so very saddened and Sorry for all of you that are either In Ms or La or in surronding areas or have family,friends & loved ones there or even still in the areas, I personally am from Gulfport,Ms and have a Lot of Family & Friends and Loved ones there. My Hubby and I moved to north Ms a few years ago and the Loss and devastation is still all too much for my heart to take.I still can not get in touch with ANY of my family and am like so many of you just worried sick, watching everything you can on Tv to see what is new and Hoping and Praying for a Miracal for all. I hung on to every word of Jim Cantore because he was my only link to my family.
I have found some links that one promises to list Names of people that he has come into contact with to let their families know they are all right. and you can also be updated by him and the local Newspaper and Tv station. here they are . GOD Bless Everyone and My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/

http://www.hurricanetrack.com/

http://www.wlox.com/

I just noticed on Wlox there is a link to click on to Locate Family & Friends. it says its Slow due to all the traffic.

~Sweet~ icon_rolleyes.gif

nanni Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 7:48pm

You are wonderful to provide those links-I know ALOT of people will be sending them to friends who have family and friends in that area-I am starting up a fundraiser at work for the victims-we are not near them but the devastation is touching everyone and they so very much need all the help they can possibly get. If anyone else wants to do that all they have to do is contact the Red Cross in their area-they have all the info. I know a blood drive is a good thing too. I just hope the banks and bill collectors take into account that the people have truly lost everything and alot of debts will be forgiven so they can start all over again without any more difficulties than they are already going to have. These allmighty money companies have to have some compassion somewhere and must be willing to do what they can to help out. If anyone has any pull anywhere-maybe you can put in words.

susanmm23 Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 7:58pm

Right now in east texas our radio stations are having fund raisers through burger king and jack in the box to get money to help.

jenie Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 8:02pm

I've been reading about the hurricane Katrina. I maybe far away from where it happened but I feel for all the victims. We experienced a lot of storms and floods here that is why I know what they are going through right now. I just hope everything will be ok. They are always in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Jen

nanni Posted 31 Aug 2005 , 9:05pm

As they say-every little bit helps and it sure does add up! Prayers are wonderful things and everyone not "involved" in the destruction has so much to be thankful for-it will be nice for all to share.

nernan Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 1:21am

Has anyone heard from Melissablack, i've been watching the hurricane posts and i'm a bit concerned for her and her family.

momsandraven Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 1:42am

I am grateful to hear from those of you near the destruction. I hope that Melissa and others find a way to let us know that they are ok, although I'm sure they have more important tasks at hand right now. I continue to pray for all of those involved!!!

Cheryl, God bless you for helping those in their darkest hours. I'm sure you are truly the closest thing to an Angel of God that many of them has ever seen. I am praying for you to continue to find strength and energy when you are sure you have none left.

mvigil Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 1:59am

My Thoughts and Prayers are with all those who live in this States that were hit or tha have friends or family in those areas.

traci Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 2:03am

My prayers are with all of those affected by this. TC...I hope all is well with your friend that you have not been able to contact. My daughter's school will be doing a fundraiser to help.
traci

marv Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 2:09am

I'll continue praying for all of those who are affected by the hurricane...God bless all of you!

marknrox Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 2:23am

All, just a quick note to let everyone know I'm ok. We evacuated to Baton Rouge (really not very far from where I live - about 45 minutes from New Orleans). We were at my Mom's house through the storm. My Dad and other family members had been calling constantly Saturday wanting me to leave and come up to Monroe, or anywhere else, but I just couldn't. My husband and I both work for Cingular and we are both needed for disaster relief. My house was virtually unscathed although my immature trees have seen better days. I've been busy helping other people clean yards and retrieve ice. Work is pretty much non-existent right now as the power outages have left most of the cell sites down and I can't get onto our network at my office.

I am planning to make a bunch of cakes to deliver to shelters and to one of my neighbors who has 40 people (no joke) staying in his house. They are originally from New Orleans and had to flee the madness. I know it's not much to do, but it'll make me feel better. I need to do something. I feel like I'm suffering from PTSD (or maybe I'm just in the twilight zone). I have a lot of friends and co-workers from New Orleans and the north shore (Covington and Mandeville areas) and some are missing. Our New Orleans office is right at the Causeway (long bridge that crosses the Ponchartrain). It is close to the canal levee breach that is flooding the city.

Thousands of refugees are being shipped very close to my house (within 5 miles) and I'm a nervous wreck that those fools that are wreaking all the havoc in New Orleans are going to end up around here in my sleepy little town. I'm having to watch my kids and my house like a hawk. I'm just a nervous wreck. (Can you tell????) The enormity of this whole situation is making me crazy and I think it's going to get much, much worse before it's all over.

I always felt so helpless during natural disasters like the 9/11, the Tsunami, Okla City Boming. I never could do anything to help. Well, I'm in the thick of it now and I want to do what I can to try and help these people.

Well, I'm rambling, I know. Guess I just needed someone to "talk" to. Thanks. I'll be out of pocket a lot over the next few weeks or so. I'll check in as often as I can.

Take Care,

Roxanne

m0use Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 3:42am

Roaxanne- you go ahead and ramble all you want sweetie.....we are all here for big hugs and virtual shoulders to cry on icon_cry.gif We are all listening!

crimsonhair Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 4:53am

SweetCreations I pray that you will hear from your family soon and that they are all safe.. I sat watching CNN all day again with tears streaming down my face. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roaxanne I am happy that you were able to get out of NO and are safe.I'm sure everyone will appreciate your lovely cakes.. take care. God Bless and lets all say a prayer for MelissaBlack and her family that she is safe and out of harms way.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 5:16am

Awwh, Roxanne, you go ahead and talk, you have been through so much and there you are, trying to help out! We are just plain proud to know you!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

tcturtleshell Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 7:45pm

Roxanne, I have been worried sick!!!! THANK GOD YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE OK!! Come on up to Monroe you will have plenty to do up here too & it's so much safer. I'm also worried about all the people in NO being sent up here. Just the ones that are causing all the problems. We do not need that. I'm sure others in NO & the surrounding areas are worried about that to. You take care & Bless you for wanting to stay & help out!!!!

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