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Old 10-26-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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Evac for Rita

Anyone ever pulled out with your Airsteam thinking she will be the only home you'll have when you get back? We left Lake Charles, La. pulling everything we could haul in the AS to Miss. to avoid Hurricane Rita. We "camped" in my wife's sisters' driveway for 9 days (they survived Katrina only a month earlier). We then made the trek back to LC, coming in the back way to the city fearing interstate exits would still be blocked. We were please that we still had a home standing. My garage also with all my Harleys still okay. We had gotten a generator and gas in Miss. and "camped" again in our driveway for 4 days until power was restored. Everything was great being in the AS with everything working. I had filled my water tank up with water brought from Miss. and with the generator I had gotten my well primed and working so with water and our "aluminum" home we did fine. I learned alot thru this hurricane as to what to take and just how much you can load in a 27' Overlander 1971 Model. Dave Spann, Lake Charles, La. (still).

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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Smile Glad your trailer helped you through all that

Good for you--glad you are safe. Sorry you had to go through all that upheaval. Very smart of you to get that trailer going. Bet you were thinking what a great investment it was after all?
Up here we don't worry about hurricanes so much as the occasional tornado, but we were thinking if there was a disaster that could be avoided by moving quickly, the Airstream would be our escape pod. I was already wondering what to take besides the necessities, family photos, etc. Hope you and yours stay safe and dry!

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yes, Terry evacuated the airstream for Charlie and this past weekend for Wilma. We were not to sure about the roof that has been repaired 5 or 6 times since replacement after Charlie. We were fairly sure the roof would not be here when he got back, but miracles of miracles it was. Of course, part of the family room ceiling is on the floor, and the big tree in front yard now only has 4 branches coming up from the trunk. The rest are out by the street in a pile, along with part of someones roof.
But the main thing is we are safe, the animals and Goliath are safe, and we finaly got power this afternoon.
Good luck to you and your family.
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by davespann
Anyone ever pulled out with your Airsteam thinking she will be the only home you'll have when you get back?
Once last year, for hurricane Charley, and once just a few days ago for Wilma. Glad to hear your house is still more-or-less in one piece.
In fact, here is a pair of photos showing my front yard and the street in front of our home when I got back:
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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When I learned of Wilma's path, I knew you were in for rough weather and was relieved to hear that you and your family are safe, and that you made it through the hurricane with minimum damage to your home. Of course, that's a real fine looking back up home you have parked in your front yard.
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