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Re: men/ Rita

Thanks for the update Pam.  My sister in Austin said that yesterday even 
their grocery stores were almost empty- no milk, water, soda, etc.  Even 
all the prebagged salads were gone!


Pam Evans wrote:

>So far most of the news is good. Channel 8 has been on the air since 6am w/
>storm coverage. Houston was spared the brunt of the storm, they have rain
>and wind certainly but no catastrophic events to speak of. Since Scottie's
>boat is just south of there, in Kemah I think, that's all hopeful. Sounds
>like most of Houston is w/out power and no gasoline and the grocery stores
>are cleaned out. Mayor and all are asking refugees to wait a few days before
>coming back. Front edge is right here - Kaufman/Henderson county line. Just
>wind. Not a lick of rain yet which ticks me off. So far no big deal. We've
>had thunderstorms way more drastic than this. We'll see what the day brings.
>All tornado warnings are east of here, Tyler, Jasper, Palastine and like
>that. Stay tuned....
> On 9/23/05, Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>Such a considerate kitty that Beans is!
>>james singer wrote:
>>>Beans told me to tell you to keep your Sugar dry.
>>>On Sep 23, 2005, at 6:49 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>>>>Windy here already, 6 hours from the coast. Starting see some clouds
>>>>Stations running out of gas, I topped off w/ plus - they were out of
>>>>unleaded. Got a cooler full of water (and a few beers) in the kitchen
>>>>lots of snack food in case the power goes. Doing the weekend laundry
>>>>Plenty of cat food and extra litter. We are good to go by golly!
>>>>Fixin' to
>>>>go take down hummer feeders and such out back. Everyone take care,
>>>>especially Noreen. If we lose power here I'll call Jesse so she can let
>>>>y'all know so no one worries.
>>>>On 9/23/05, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>Yeah, I was relieved too when I heard it may go east....still hasn't
>>>>>that upward turn north yet though....so same probability for Port
>>>>>Galveston, and even a 20% chance for west of Galveston. But then
>>>>>they said
>>>>>that with the size of this storm, the only difference for our area
>>>>>be the
>>>>>storm surge on the west side of the storm won't be as
>>>>>drastic.....but the
>>>>>hurricane force winds, and such will remain the same, just be from
>>>>>the NE
>>>>>instead of the South. Only if it goes into La. will Fort Bend and
>>>>>experience the lesser Tropical storm force winds. Anywhere on the
>>>>>Tx. coast it
>>>>>is hurricane for all of us. So....the relief was short lived.
>>>>>VERY, very windy out, increasingly so, and now the rains have started.
>>>>>Winds and rains are now like a reg. strong thunderstorm....without the
>>>>>Storm still 100 miles out though....so I can only imagine. They say
>>>>>winds are the worst part as far as frightening, the noise and the
>>>>>that they go on forever is most terrifying. With 24 hour local TV and
>>>>>coverage for the past two days they can give you every bit of
>>>>>a person can be prepared for pretty much everything, but the actual
>>>>>experience is something one has to go through to really understand.
>>>>>seen storms
>>>>>on TV, but actually seeing it first hand is a bit different. I'm still
>>>>>yet though....kind of like going to the dentist....you are nervous,
>>>>>as much as you are once you are sitting in the chair. I'm only in
>>>>>the car
>>>>>now....that's the feeling. LOL
>>>>>Not really looking forward to this, such an uncertainty to the entire
>>>>>however at the same time, it would be nice if it were all over.
>>>>>I get the digest form of this list, thanks Jim for forwarding your
>>>>>posting. Not sure I'll be able to check back in, but have some phone
>>>>>numbers and
>>>>>will try to keep in touch. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers
>>>>>to know that we're not alone in this and that so many
>>>>>zone 9
>>>>>Wet & Windy Texas Gulf Coast
>>>>>In a message dated 9/23/2005 3:04:48 PM Central Standard Time,
>>>>>islandjim1@verizon.net writes:
>>>>>Well, now it seems to be going to Port Arthur--that should put you on
>>>>>>the good side of the storm, at least. Winds should be diminished a
>>>>>>before they get to you. That's the position we were in with Charley
>>>>>>last year, but Charley was no where as big as this baby. Still got my
>>>>>>fingers crossed.
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>>>>Pam Evans
>>>>Kemp TX
>>>>zone 8A
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>>>Island Jim
>>>Southwest Florida
>>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>>Hardiness Zone 10
>>>Heat Zone 10
>>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX
>zone 8A
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