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'Hurrican Georges'
1998\09\27@102649 by Brian Gracia

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Well,

I have the hatches battoned down.  I live just north (by 3/4 of a mile) of
the furtherest manditory evac zone on the north shore of Lake
Pontchartrain.  They evaced my wifes hospital last night.  She will be gone
for several days to Kentwood,LA.

I ask that the list members that believe in GOD to pray for us here in
Louisiana.  I have lived in or near New Orleans all of my life, and never
have I seen them call for an evacuation of the entire city as of last
night.  I have not seen the weather report yet, so the storm may have
turned, by I doubt it.

Brian

1998\09\28@094206 by Andy Kunz

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Brian,

Keep us posted.  My prayers are with you.

Andy


At 09:19 AM 9/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
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1998\09\28@114409 by lilel

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Brian Wrote:

> >I have the hatches battoned down.  I have lived in or near New Orleans all of
my life, and never
> >have I seen them call for an evacuation of the entire city as of last
> >night.  I have not seen the weather report yet, so the storm may have
> >turned, by I doubt it.

Here's why they have evacuated:  New Orleans is a very low lying
city, in fact some of the city is 5 feet BELOW the level of the
nearby Missisippi river.  (correct me if I am wrong about this)
There are a series of huge, custom made pumps built early this
century that move stormwater out of the city.   Georges is expected
to dump TWO FEET of rain on its victims in less than 30 hours.  It is
very likely that the pumps will be overwhelmed, and the city will
flood.

All I can say is, Brian, trust God but get the hell out of there.

-- Lawrence Lile

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'Hurrican Georges'
1998\10\01@060329 by Geoff Wootton
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Brian,

I heard from the news (uk) that you didn't take Georges full force - are
you ok?

Geoff.


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