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Katrina

Postby ~greg » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:09 am

This is really amazing.

I'm on the east coast, Delaware.
Very far from any point on Katrina's trajectory.

Still, it's too muggy to jog.
I can't recall it ever being this muggy.
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I am definitely not complaining!

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Anybody in touch with Squidgy?

~greg.
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Postby Bobbie » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:05 am

Greg.. I forgot totally that you are in Delaware! How far from the DC area are you?

Yeah.. today is the muggiest day I've ever experienced in my entire life -here in Arlington, or anywhere else for that matter. Not that hot, only 88 F... but it feels like a hundred, and not a leaf stirring anywhere. It's been a wretched summer, weatherwise.

But right... like you, I'm not complaining either.
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Postby Joe Way » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:48 am

I've been thinking about St. Squidgy also. I haven't spoken with her since the New York Event. I just sent her an email and I'll let you know what I hear.

What a terrible storm! Prayers for all involved.

Joe
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Postby Fljotsdale » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:25 am

I've been watching it on the news, feeling like a voyeur of other people's tragedy and misery.
I've been thinking how I would feel if it was my home I had to leave and then came back to devastation; if it was my loved ones killed; if it was my home city torn apart...

My compassion goes out to those poor people.
Only just found this video of LC:
http://ca.youtube.com/user/leonardcohen?ob=4" target="_blank

This one does make me cry.
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Postby tink » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:40 pm

For anyone in harms way ~ my thoughts that you and yours remain safe.
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Postby ~greg » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:54 pm

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bobbie wrote> How far from the DC area are you?

well, that depends.

about 2.5 hrs (if Marc is out of the picture.)

otherwise, may as well be the moon :)

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I am very very worried about Squidgy.

There is no doubt whatever that she is in great trouble.
And, really, all that can prayed for, is that she is alive,
and out of there.

What a diaphanous illusion is "civilization".
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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:06 pm

[Regarding Bobbie, don't you believe in friendship, Greg :wink: ?]

Where exactly does Squidgy live, Greg? What is her actual name?
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Postby Tchocolatl » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:29 pm

I saw that see walls did not make it in New Orleans: consequently the disaster is worst than expected when they knew Katrina was of force 3 instead of 5. Also, what and idea to leave in an area under the sea level, I hope they will not go back there after this. How sad.

Katrina - the rest of it - is passing here right now, it is not pretty, I can tell you. It gives an idea of what it could be there, these last days.

What a diaphanous illusion that civilization can go without taking environment into account you mean? How true, who is to blame? Nobody for sure, but when we will fully counscious about the fact, less sorrow will be experimented about this. Hurry up to this day. :roll:

Don't step to conclusion for friends over there, no electricity, no nothing, they may be all right but unable to communicate like if everything was normal.

I hope. In any case.
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Postby Joe Way » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:22 pm

Hi Lizzy,

To my knowledge Squidgy lived in New Orleans, though I'm not sure which part. I've sent her an email but its not surprising that she hasn't responded. Like Greg, I'm very worried about her and her son. She's a great lady.

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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:36 pm

Thanks, Joe. Does anyone know whether she initially intended or tried to evacuate? Just knowing that her home is there, regardless of its location in New Orleans, is very worrisome. Being located outside of the French Quarter is even worse.

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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:16 pm

Thank you, Joe.

Please let us know as soon as you hear anything. I'm praying with you for her and her family's safety. The likelihood of her home being lost is, of course, very high. It's very scarey as far as their own, personal safety is concerned.

~ Lizzy
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Postby Dem » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:03 pm

Fljotsdale wrote:
I've been watching it on the news, feeling like a voyeur of other people's tragedy and misery.
I've been thinking how I would feel if it was my home I had to leave and then came back to devastation; if it was my loved ones killed; if it was my home city torn apart...
Um, perhaps you would feel like an Iraqi from Faluja
who returns to his "liberated" town after the American army
operation?


Dem
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Postby Paula » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:09 pm

Its horrible one disaster after another.
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Postby Henning » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:46 pm

I hope Squidgy is ok - a few years ago I talked her into the LC NG and she was keen to hear my version of "A Kite is a victim" in NY.

Looking at the tragedies today we're sitting speechless in our homes.
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Postby Paula » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:40 am

What the hell is happening in New Orleans I can't believe that the richest country in the world is leaving these poor people to fend as best they can it is devastation out there. New Orleans is nearly wiped off the map and Missisippi is trashed. The area covered is the size of Britain thousands and thousands of people killed, injured and homeless.

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