From Terri or Susan? If you have can you post? I've got a daughter and grandaughter who are currently out of communication in Sliddel, La. CNN seems to be concentrating on the big cities, like New Orleans... I worry about missing friends...and family.
Lois E
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From Terri or Susan? If you have can you post? I've got a daughter and grandaughter who are currently out of communication in Sliddel, La. CNN seems to be concentrating on the big cities, like New Orleans... I worry about missing friends...and family. Lois E

I'm sorry, I haven' theard from either person (not likely to), but I'd like to add Perry Templeton to the list.

Tara
I'm sorry, I haven' theard from either person (not likely to), but I'd like to add Perry Templeton to the list.

I can let everyone know that Perry is safe and sound. Relatively unscathed is the words she used. She lost power for most of the day, but had it back last night sometime.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
I'm sorry, I haven' theard from either person (not likely to), but I'd like to add Perry Templeton to the list.

I can let everyone know that Perry is safe and sound. Relatively unscathed is the words she used. She lost power for most of the day, but had it back last night sometime.

Thanks for the update Marcel!

Tara
From Terri or Susan? I've got a daughter and grandaughter ... La. >> I worry about missing friends...and family. Lois E

I'm sorry, I haven' theard from either person (not likely to), but I'd like to add Perry Templeton to the list. Tara

I can let everyone know that Perry is safe and sound. Relatively unscathed is the words she used. She lost power for most of the day, but had it back last night sometime.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
Best wishes and prayers to everyone who is suffering through this incredible experience. Still haven't been able to contact my daughter.. Glad Perry is okay.
Lois E
It was a doozy. Power went out right at 5:30am. Lep and I had gotten up early and brewed a pot of coffee. So we had hot coffee while Katrina danced all over our backside.We were close enough to the eyewall that we could see it. The wind started in one direction and as the storm got latitude even with us, the wind switched direction. It started out coming from due north, then a hard west. Then when the strong south winds came, we knew she was past us. I have a barometer that I watch faithfully, hurricane or not. As the storm got even with our latitude, my barometer read the lowest I've ever seen, As the storm rose above our latitude, the barometer also rose.

That's how I could tell what was going on. Neighbors roofs came apart. Lots of tin flying all over. I had some close friends call me, panicking, and begging me to leave. Well, for one, we were staying put because of the dogs. And if someone ever asks if dogs appreciate your company and dedication, after this, I know they do. They stayed close to us the whole time. It was a heavy weight for them to have that much faith in our ability to keep them safe.

If the weather just got too snarky, we have our shop. It is almost invisible to the wind. But when I built my house, I incorporated commercial construction techniques in my roof, rather than residential. Nothing budged. I have parts of my neighbors' houses all around me.
We routinely trim our oak trees on our rent property across the street. We had some branches come off of them, but nothing really major. Three boards came off the bottom of one of the rent houses.
I have not heard from the tenant living in my dad's house in Luling. It was in the direct path. I'm sure the tenant hauled *** if he was smart. Lots of leaves and small branches to pick up here, mostly I have a mess thing, nothing structural.
Our power is back on this evening, which is a miracle in itself. I was sitting outside eating...and a hummingbird flew all around my back yard. All the flowers have been stripped off the plants by the wind, AND I took down the feeders. Poor baby, I put down my dish and went and filled the feeders asap. The hummingbirds are feeding voraciously...I guess with their metabolism and having to hunker down a few days, they are starving. We're fine, the dogs are fine.
Perry
It was a doozy. Power went out right at 5:30am. Lep and I had gotten up early and brewed a pot of coffee. So we had hot coffee while Katrina danced all over our backside. We're fine, the dogs are fine. Perry

Good to hear from you Perry..glad you are safe. Still no word on daughter and grandaughter. Just saw pictures of Slidell...it's not there anymore. I could use some prayers here.
Lois E.
Good to hear from you Perry..glad you are safe. Still no word on daughter and grandaughter. Just saw pictures of Slidell...it's not there anymore. I could use some prayers here.

I've been watching the internet feed from WWL TV
(http://www.wwltv.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=beloint khou&props=livenoad), and frankly the aerials are shocking. My best wishes to those in the affected areas.

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