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Sniper
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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
So the weatherman just pointed to a spinning red thing headed toward the coast and made two point. 1, no need to panic.2 we could all be killed. Follow three simple steps.1, buy enough food for three days.2 put these supplies in your car.3 drive to Nebraska and stay there until Halloween. You also need to have homeowners insurance. No problem as long as you home meets two requirements.1 its reasonably well built.2 its in Nebraska. Unfortunately if your home is in Louisiana most insurance Co. would prefer to not sell you insurance because they might have to pay you money and that is certainly not why they are in the insurance business. If you live in a low lying area, you should have an evacuation plan. To see if you live in a low lying area check your drivers license. If it says Louisiana, you live in a low lying area. The purpose of evacuation is to avoid being trapped in your home, instead you will be trapped with two hundred thousand other evacuees in a gigantic traffic jam several miles from your home. Bonus, you wont be lonely. If you dont evacuate you will need supplies. At least $160 worth of batteries that turn out to be the wrong size when the power goes out. A 50 gallon drum of deodorant and $35000 in cash so after the hurricane you can buy a generator from a man with no teeth . Most important, stay informed. Watch the TV reporters in rain slickers standing next to the Gulf  telling you over and over just how important it is for everybody to stay away from the Gulf.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


LMills
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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds absolutely lovely...I don't see how you handle it..
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.


ivy6
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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, even on international news here in Australia the reporters were saying that you were trapped in a ridiculous situation. They said it was no wonder people were reluctant to evacuate when they'd just be trapped in traffic twelve miles up the road.

I really am sorry you're stuck in this situation. It would be nightmarish for anyone, and moreso for anyone with chronic health problems.
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/19/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Ivy. if you looked at the pics, you saw a portion of the main evacuation route flooded. That is the main hwy that the people fleeing New orleans use. If you wait too long you have a chance of being caught in a bad situation, but you cant go too soon because they are not sure where the storms are going to hit. They are getting better at predicting that but still a few miles can make a difference of just heavy winds or flooding. Ike was so big it made little difference.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Sniper
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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I did get the pleasure of seeing one of those dumb weathermen satnding in gale force winds get hit with a piece of styrafoam insulation. It knocked him down and he thought he was injured. The look on his face was priceless. One day it may be a sheet of tin or a pane of glass and he wont be doing such a stupid thing anymore..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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