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Old 08-30-2005, 08:43 PM   #41
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I've been wondering about Unclemick all day - I hope if anyone gets word of his whereabouts they'll post some news. What a devastating tragedy for so many people.
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Re: Run, unclemick!
Old 08-31-2005, 09:08 AM   #42
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If anyone is so inclined, contact information for Redcross donations can be found here: http://www.redcross.org/pressrelease...4_4473,00.html

Also, the Salvation Army is accepting donations. See www.salvationarmyusa.org.

For what it is worth, I had a sister who lost her belongings in a flood some years ago when she was a student. She said the Salvation Army was extremely helpful to her.
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Re: Run, unclemick!

Here is my first e-mail from a family in the area:

My family and I are fine in Baton Rouge, just got electricity back today at noon. I have not heard from .... or any others in New Orleans - hope they left in time. I have an Uncle in Gulfport that was 89 yrs old and lived one block from the beach. He refused to leave with my aunt and he is probably dead - they say that the first six blocks back to the rr tracks are gone.

Baton Rouge was so lucky, a band of extremely hot air from Texas reached us just as the storm was East of us and you could see on the radar that the red bands just turned yellow (dropped in strength) as they got straight North in their counter clockwise spin and the cold air of the storm hit the warm air. Seriously- God Bless Texas!
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Saw several news reports from Slidell today. It does look bad. Kept watching the video looking for a donut shop....

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Meridian, MS(200 miles from MS Coast) slowly getting some power back. Most residential areas still without power and probably will be for a week or two. Trees all over houses although I was lucky. One house in my neighborhood was totally demolised by 3 pine trees. I'm here at work as we have power and a/c. Several employees plan to spend the night in our offices due to the heat. I'm not complaining though. Those poor people on the coast and in New Orleans are in tough shape.
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Glad you made out ok Dog51
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Re: Run, unclemick!

Me too. It doesn't sound pleasant, but compared to the full range of possibilities I am sure you are happy.

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Does anyone know where Uncle Mick lives? Is it SE of Slidell, on the NW shore of Lake Pontchartrain? Or is he on the New Orleans side of the Lake?
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Ha, I think all we know is in post #25 of this thread.

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Does anyone know where Uncle Mick lives? Is it SE of Slidell, on the NW shore of Lake Pontchartrain? Or is he on the New Orleans side of the Lake?
Ha: I'm pretty sure he is (was) on the New Orleans side, as I remember him stating on a post that he could be watching the Saints in about 14 minutes from his house. That's a pretty good sized lake.

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Jarhead, think you are right. He said the area was also known as "Lake Catherine", and I found a "Lake St. Catherine" on this map of NO/Lake Pontchartrain:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+or...0.481407&hl=en

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Thanks guys.

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It will be interesting to see if the 'Fish Camp' survived. - At least Unclemick did not have too much invested in his quarters.

I now know what he meant when he said "He'd rather rent".

Real Estate might be a great investment, but I'm glad I don't own any New Orleans properties.
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Came across this on Yahoo the other day.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...amw10908310153

Guy Buras takes a shower in a destroyed fish camp off Highway 11 in Slidell, La., Tuesday Aug. 30, 2005, after riding out Hurricane Katrina in his apartment.

I sincerely hope this isn't unclemick's...
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Just got a tank of gas after a 45 minute wait. The little things we take for granted. I know one thing, I'm going to buy a generator after this thing settles down. I'm gonna be better prepared next time. Ivan last year, now Katrina.....makes you wonder if this is a cycle we are in or if global warming is having an impact. If it is global warming, this could be just the beginning. Heck, I might decide to retire further north. If I were Unclemick.......I know I would.*
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Dog, do you have power back at your house yet? If not, what are you being told about how long it will be till you do?

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No power at my house, just at work. They say it could take* 2-3 weeks to get all of it back up. I think the power company has 15% restored. Power trucks all the way from MA are here assisting.* They do have power restored near the interstate where we have lots of restaurants. I picked up some Captain D's fish last night so we will survive as long as the fast food doesn't clog my arteries first.* * *As I said before, I can't complain after seeing some of the footage I saw yesterday on the coast.*
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... I know one thing, I'm going to buy a generator after this thing settles down. I'm gonna be better prepared next time....
To me (living in out in the sticks) a generator is a must have insurance item. We're at the tail end of our electric service provider's transmission lines, and have had a couple of extended (1-2 day) outages in the past 5 years. Considered getting a standby unit to run the entire house, but couldn't justify the cost. Bought a portable unit and it sits in the garage gathering dust 99.9% of the time, but it's great to have it when needed. It has probably already paid for itself by saving all the food in the refrigerator and freezer, plus allowing us to run a small a/c and not having to stay in a hotel until power is restored.

Be sure to get one large enough to run all your essential items at the same time. And give some thought to where you will locate it in an emergency to avoid carbon monoxide problems yet keep the generator out of the weather.

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It looks like fats domino is missing.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050901/...na_fats_domino
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It looks like fats domino is missing.

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