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Well, damn. Gustav appears, at this point, to be headed right for us. I'm in the Northern part of the Southern part of the state, mind, and Gustav isn't dropping much water, so we probably won't have flooding unless the storm comes up the Mississippi, a la Betsy. The winds are looking to be pretty bad, though.

All my family on Mom's side from further south has evacuated, and gone to stay with other family members in North Louisiana. Uncle Red (a great uncle, who I think is 98 (and who we don't talk to), is in a nursing home now and is being forced to evacuate. He refused to leave Bel Chase before Katrina. Now he doesn't get a choice. My dad's sister, who he doesn't talk to, is 70 years old and lives very far to the south. Dad actually called her to make sure she was leaving, which is unprecedented.

It's hard to know exactly what's going to happen, which is the scary part. If we knew just where it was coming ashore and how strong, etc, we'd know just what we need to do. Right now, though, the weather report looks like this:


Date: 2008-08-31 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonypadlover.livejournal.com
Where are you going to? I called to see how ya'll were....

Make sure you call me when and if ya'll go someplace.

Date: 2008-08-31 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iesika.livejournal.com
Oh, I doubt we're going anywhere. We're much further inland than you.

Date: 2008-08-31 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonypadlover.livejournal.com
okay...I was just checking. I made sure to check on everyone. *hug*

Date: 2008-08-31 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starherd.livejournal.com
*HUGS* I'm sending good vibes! Good luck!

Date: 2008-08-31 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] windsorblue.livejournal.com
*hugs* Stay safe. I'll be sending good vibes your way.

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