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last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2005 (10:19:34 PM)
Hurricane Rita is headed straight for me! Ahhh! Look at the map at the link below, red dot represents where I'm at.

I live about 60-100 miles from the coastline and I'm somewhat nervous about this thing, but I'm positive we won't sustain too much damage.

I am headed for a shelter at the local Hospital where my brother works. Apparently some of the staff get rooms for the families there and since his wife is trying to get out of Texas all together (heading for Oklahoma) we're going to stay there. The hospital is built to withstand up to category 3 hurricanes, but it has an underground shelter as well.

I believe we can't go west because now it's a mandatory evacuation and we have to follow those Evac. routes. However, my brother's wife left at 11:00 am this morning and she has gone basically 30 miles, maybe. Traffic is horrible, people are running out of gas. One lady on the news only drove 6.8 miles in 4 1/2 hours and another group of people drove 33 miles in 11 hours. 3 miles an hour!! Glad I'm not on the road right now.

Anyway, I'll update you guys with further info on what happens! Can't take my cels with me!! Hope they survive or I'm not going to have an update!! O_O I know, shut my mouth! lol.

Doesn't Hurricane Rita make you think of Rita from Power Rangers? You remember, "After 10,000 years I'm FREEE, it's time to conquer EARTH!" Well I keep thinking of it like "After just a few weeks it's MEEEE, it's time to conquer the SURF!" Ok, maybe that's lame but still... can't stop thinking about it. lol. "Make my monster GROW!" or is it... "Hurricane Winds BLOW!!"

... gah, I'm corny as hell aren't I. lol.

re: HUUUuuuurrricannnne!!!Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 10:48:17 PM

Wow. If you can''t take the cels, at least see if you can wrap them in enough layers of plastic and protect them as best you can! >_<

Hope you and your family fare well! a bicycle? ~_^

re: HUUUuuuurrricannnne!!!Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:34:42 PM

Take care and wrap them rascals.
Three or four trash bags work great you could throw them in a lake and they would be ok.
You don''t take any chances let the storm pass you guys before sticking your head outside the guy next door to me lost a eye by going outside last year at the end of one of the storms we had last year here in FLA. It was a pine cone that got him.
I wish you luck and god bless you all.


re: HUUUuuuurrricannnne!!!Friday, September 23, 2005 - 12:50:39 AM

^ O.o Attack of the Killer Pinecones!!!! Scary.

Anyway, wrap those babies tight, and take care of yourself!!!

re: HUUUuuuurrricannnne!!!Friday, September 23, 2005 - 8:51:01 AM

Hope you and your cels come through the rough weather A-OK! *sends good luck vibes*

re: HUUUuuuurrricannnne!!!Friday, September 23, 2005 - 11:06:26 AM

I can''t say much more than good luck. Hope you make it through safe and sound!