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Re: global warming/Rita


Stay safe, Noreen & Scottie! My prayers are with both of you, and everyone
else in the way of Rita.
 Eva

 On 9/21/05, Scottie Baugh <robbinsbaugh@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> I live about 300 miles north east (up the coast) from Corpus; 27 N 97.5 W
> looks to be about 85 miles south of Corpus.
>
> I don't think it matters much; I suspect that most of the coast will
> experience some weather from this storm. It's just too big, and the
> western
> gulf is just way too hot for it not to keep growing.
>
> I need to either try to sleep, or go get gas for the car.
>
> I know some orchid growers from Corpus; very nice folks. Computers are
> pretty kwel -- I correspond with German friends on their sailboat in
> Tonga,
> and Kewis on the Great Barrier Reef, and a lot of Aussie tropical fish
> keepers. Funny how you get to feel you know all those folks!
>
> Stay safe,
>
> Scottie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] global warming/Rita
>
>
> > You know? You have to wonder what one does if one does not own a car or
> > have money for a motel? Are there places to go? How close is your
> > calculation to Corpus? I just sent a lot of plants down there to a good
> > ol guy and I would sure hate to see him or his wife hurt in anyway.
> >
> > Computers are funny things. I literally talk with folks all around the
> > earth each day. I get to experience in just a small way their culture
> and
> > how they live their lives an experience that has never happened in the
> > history of the world. Instantly I am in touch with my friend Aishah in
> > Malaysia or Udi in Israel or Dinh Vu in Vietnam or Nadeen in Canada or
> > Carlos in Belgium and Alexis in Panama. However, there is never good
> > without some kind of bad. As payment for knowing these fantastic people
> I
> > also have to share their pain, anxiety, fear and their loss. Scotty take
> > care of yourself and your family and think of my new friend Bill in
> > Corpus. He's a great guy and could use the good thoughts.
> >
> > David
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: " Scottie Baugh" <robbinsbaugh@earthlink.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] global warming/Rita
> >
> >
> >> Nope, here I am. Work tomorrow; have to close down the network at the
> >> library. Director didn't decide we would close until about 4 pm today.
> >> I need to back up all data and get tapes to various people, then shut
> it
> >> down and disconnect everything.
> >>
> >> Then, batten down the boat. And house. And Gary is supposed to work
> >> tomorrow and Thursday, but since the mandatory evac for our part of
> >> Galveston County was announced I imagine they will shut down earlier.
> >> So, once I finish with the library and the boat, I can pack up the car
> >> with cats, clothes, computers, household records, treasures, and enough
> >> household goods to start over somewhere else. I sure hate to leave, for
> >> many reasons, but especially because of the four fish tanks. Once the
> >> power fails, the fish are goners. And there's no way we can pack up 55,
> >> 38, 20 and 9 gallon tanks, or even bag all the fish and take them. I
> >> might squeeze in the 20 and the 9, and my favorite fish, but how do you
> >> choose?
> >>
> >> We're going to Gary's Dad's in Arlington. Mandatory evac for our area
> >> begins Thursday at noon. It will take a day to get to the other side of
> >> Houston, more than likely.
> >>
> >> Our house is about 7 miles from Galveston Bay, just on the west side of
> >> 45. In that worst case flood/surge they keep showing on ABC, Noreen,
> >> we're under about 15 feet of water. Between the surge projections and
> >> the wind projections, and the way the insurance companies are treating
> >> people in Mississippi and Alabama, I'm trying very hard to be objective
> >> and not expect too much.
> >>
> >> My personal favorite forecaster, a met who flies on the planes that go
> >> into the storms, is predicting landfall at 27N 97.5W, which is down in
> >> Kenedy County (King Ranch). I sure hope he's right -- not much there
> but
> >> cattle! Who knows, this far out, maybe he is right.
> >>
> >> God speed to all in the path. I'll let you guys know what happens.
> >>
> >> Scottie
> >> Texas Gulf Coast
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 11:34 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] global warming/Rita
> >>
> >>
> >>> Actually, once they found out that another hurricane was coming, they
> >>> were
> >>> happy to get out of the shelters.....after what they experienced in
> the
> >>> NO
> >>> superdome, they wanted no part of staying at another one during a
> storm.
> >>> Can't
> >>> blame them.
> >>> There were only a few left anyway, most have already been given
> >>> apartments,
> >>> houses, or hotel rooms to stay in.
> >>> Can't say I blame them for wanting to get out....things are not
> looking
> >>> too
> >>> great around here.
> >>> Shelves of stores are bare. Just came home from a Bromeliad society
> >>> meeting, usually there are only a few people driving around out here
> in
> >>> the
> >>> subdivisions compared to the city, but tonight at 11 p.m. it is as if
> it
> >>> were in the
> >>> middle of the day, the streets are packed, stores are packed, lines at
> >>> the
> >>> gas stations.
> >>>
> >>> They are now saying that Rita could become a Cat 5 even. Almost all
> >>> the
> >>> schools in the area will be closed from tomorrow on already, even here
> >>> in
> >>> Houston. The Mayor is calling for voluntary evacuation of Houston
> >>> areas, mandatory
> >>> for coastal areas. They forecast with a Cat 4 storm that anywhere
> >>> south of
> >>> I-10 would have 100 mph winds, north of I-10 all the way to Huntsville
> >>> and
> >>> further north, should expect 75 mph winds. Storm surge flooding from
> >>> coast to
> >>> south Houston, flooding other areas from rains.
> >>>
> >>> I've personally never experienced a hurricane of this magnatude, just
> >>> feeling the side effects or such from storms in the past, but never
> this
> >>> bad. Even
> >>> if it hits south of here half way between Houston and Corpus, we would
> >>> experience 100 mph winds...so either way we are bracing for something.
> >>> We'll see.
> >>> Hoping it will go far south, maybe Mexico....but that seems doubtful.
> >>>
> >>> I'm assuming Scotty has already evacuated, or will do so. Anyone heard
> >>> from
> >>> her???
> >>>
> >>> Noreen
> >>> zone 9
> >>> Texas Gulf Coast
> >>>
> >>> In a message dated 9/20/2005 6:46:10 PM Central Standard Time,
> >>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >>>
> >>> I can't imagine these poor tired and worn out people having to pick up
> >>> and
> >>> move on again. We weren't born a nomadic people. Maybe some will
> >>> find
> >>> their way up here; we were ready for them.
> >>>
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--
Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

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