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Old 09-12-2008, 08:30 AM   #15
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Hunkered down in Houston.
Afraid the Airstream is on its own.
Godspeed to you , to me and mine , and to the old Airstream.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:38 AM   #16
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We just dodged Hanna but we do know hurricanes well here on the coast of North Carolina. The last one we had that did damage was a cat 1 strom the wasn't all that powerful but it lasted her for over 24 hours. The damgage was extensive. Follow the advice of those in charge and get out in at timely manner if you can. Life and limb can't be replaced, property now matter how precious it seems can be replaced. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:45 AM   #17
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Take your trailer with you!

One of the worst mistakes I've made was leaving my first Airstream behind when I left Slidell, LA before Katrina. After all, we were going right back after the weekend, weren't we?

My home was only slightly damaged, but the trailer went 6 feet (literally) under.

If it's not too late, take the trailer with you!

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Old 09-12-2008, 09:38 AM   #18
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I am concerned about this one. Have friends in Winnie, TX which is less than 20 miles to the Gulf. Some other friends are in Port Neches and they say they are going to ride it out. Not sure that is such a good idea. Lots of refineries in the "Golden Triangle" area.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:44 AM   #19
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Hey, guys just a few reminders for those leaving or staying. Life jackets if your staying so your body can be found. Helps the family deal with your passing.
For those leaving, there will probably be no electricity for days maybe weeks. No gas or water, including for simple stuff like flushing the toilet. Fill the tubs before you leave, not drinkable but will flush a toilet. Bring your generator if you can, won't run if submerged. Bring a chain saw or an ax, may be necessary to get back in the house remove trees from driveway, yard and roof. Buy drinking water before you return and leave a few cases inside before you leave, figure a case per person every two days. Extra will be needed for cooking and brushing teeth. Don't use city water until deemed safe. No mater how much you think you know leave downed power lines alone. The neighbor may have hooked there generators in to the system and now you have a major problem. Hate to paint a bad pic, but we go through this every other year in south la. and 29 people died in Gust. last week a number from eletrical shock. Next if you have elderly take care of them even if they are neighbors. Re-assure them everything will get back to normal, don't let them stress and remind them to take there med. if on them. That was the other cause of death (heart attack) caused from the stress of evacuation. Bring gas back when you come including Propane or butane. Please haul in a save manner. The things is saw in Texas while evacuating from Gust. was amazing. Little cars with as many as ten 5 gallon gas cans strapped to the roof. Can you imagine what what would happen in an accident. So be safe, forgive me for ranting but think before you act and be safe. YOU CAN'T BE REPLACED! Everything else can.

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Old 09-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #20
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We have lived in our Airstream several times after hurricanes. It has everything I need, specially when we are without electricity and water for up to two weeks. I would never evacutate without taking my Airstream Home with me.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:53 AM   #21
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This is a seriously major storm. My prayers to all in Ike's path.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #22
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Here ya go everyone.This is a great site to bookmark.
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Our local weather people just did a overlay of the size of this storm: it would cover
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Nevada would it hit here. Godspeed folks.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #24
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My wife is from Port Neches, Many of My co-workers live in Winnie, we/they left the refinery this AM, We live in Nederland, between Port Arthur and Beaumont. Wind is gusting to 50 MPH right now, forecasted to gust to 110 with 85 sustained tonight. I imagine we lose power soon. After Rita, no power for 13 days, just lovely with our 90% humidity!!! No internet for weeks probably. If house does not make it and we do, maybe insurance money will help byt an Airstream!!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #25
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There are a ton of folks in our greater San Antonio area sheltering evacuees, and who are prepped for relief and recovery efforts.

Hat's off to all: Guardsmen, relief organizations and good neighbors!

Whether you believe in luck, God, one another, or all of these... wishing all our fellow Texans along the coast a safe weathering of this big storm.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:22 PM   #26
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It surely looks strange to see hurricane symbols passing over Missouri. We're watching Ike's progress from far inland, but our thoughts are with everyone along the coast in the path of influence of this storm, including my brother in Houston. We hope to see you all safely in the morning~on the other side of the 'cane! ~G
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #27
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Hunkered in Houston..too

Me and my family are Hunkered in the House here in the Woodlands. Airstream is indoors. We almost left yesterday however both inlaws are in the area. Got my Honda EU2k ready to go, and if we loose power for several days we may take a 'tour de Texas in the stream!

You guys stay safe...
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You guys stay safe...
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