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Re: Rita update


Part of the package, Pam.
(say that 3 times fast while you twirl in the wind)
;+)
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> Kemp TX
> 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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