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Re: Rita update

They (WFAA-Dallas) had people broadcasting from Beaumont this morning via
cell phone - couldn't get a video signal through. Amazing. Rita's here now,
high winds and horizontal rain. I had to lock the front door to keep the
wind from blowing it open. We needed rain, but I ask you, is this necessary?

On 9/24/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> I know reporters need to be close to the action, but geez - the guy was
> practically in the eye of the storm. Does the company buy them extra
> insurance so when they die their families will have something to live on??
> Something I've noticed in recent years is that people never, in any
> situation, think that the rules apply to them. I don't mean that we should
> go back to the 50s and just do what we're told no matter what. But, as in
> this case, they don't understand or simply don't care about anyone but
> themselves and don't think things through. Told to evacuate, they sit
> tight. Told not to come back yet, they do. Noreen, I understand why you
> ended up staying, but I wonder about your husband's company putting him at
> risk by making him stay so late that he had no other choice. Should he
> have
> chosen to get out and risk not having a job to come back to?
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rita update
> > Are you kidding?? They ALL send correspondents down to storm areas.
> Weather
> > channel had one in every town and city around here, every station had
> > someone down in Galveston at the San Luis hotel....only supposedly safe
> place on
> > the island. The local reporter was standing on the Strand and said the
> power
> > was out although you can't really tell right now, area was all lit up,
> the
> > camera man panned down the road and you could see tons of reporters
> broadcasting
> > with bright lights shining on them.....LOL was like daylight. Weather
> > channel is famous for having their guys out in the actual hurricane as
> it
> is
> > coming ashore, they can barely stand up, nor speak....but they are
> broadcasting.
> > Really nutty......but anything for ratings, I suppose.
> >
> > Still VERY windy here. We still have a shelter in place set up since it
> is
> > too dangerous to go out. Yes, Dh is fine....just proved why they say
> stay
> > inside. People are starting to drive back on the freeways from Dallas
> and
> > points west....despite being told to stay away. FEMA and National Guard
> convoys
> > are trying to get through and are getting stuck in traffic. The evacuees
> > don't realize that once they get here, many towns and streets into areas
> are
> > closed, not letting people back until it is safe. Power lines down,
> water
> > contaminated, roads blocked by trees, etc. Most gas stations are closed,
> stores
> > closed, etc. Seems as if the logistics is more of a nightmare than the
> storm
> > itself was.
> >
> > Have lots of friends that live in Beaumont, Port Charles areas, haven't
> > heard from them yet.
> > Noreen
> > zone 9
> > Texas Gulf Coast
> >
> > In a message dated 9/24/2005 11:02:38 AM Central Standard Time,
> > gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >
> > What really threw me was an nbc correspondent live from Galveston last
> > night. I wondered if he had volunteered for the assignment or if he'd
> been
> > sent there. (did it matter that he was black?) What non-emergency,
> > non-governmental type company sends someone into that?
> >
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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  • References:
    • Re: Rita update
      • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>

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