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Hurricane Gustav

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Dave_N, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I've been really worried about the people in USA who will be dealing with hurricane Gustav. CNN reporters are saying that it will as strong or even stronger than hurricane Katrina. Thankfully, most people from New Orleans have already evacuated. God, I'm just praying that many lives are not lost this time. :sad:
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    whereabouts is it supposed to hit?

    That'd be wonderful if it could take me.
  3. I don't really care if they live or die.
  4. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    right now i'd have to say i feel the same.
    i see so much human suffering. i feel like, i hope the suffering ends. either way, i don't think i'll be too shaken up, even if it hits my area (which it probably won't)
  5. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    New Orleans is getting hammered yet again. It's sad to see after Hurricane Katrina just a few years ago.
  6. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Um, aren't you in Connecticut? :laugh: I don't think it's going to go all the way up there.

    Anyway, no one should still be in the city. They had a mandatory evacuation, and if someone was stupid enough to not leave, they deserve whatever happens to them.
  7. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    :laugh: yea i don't think so
  8. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    Last time Katrina happened people couldn't afford to leave because they were so poor. They had no choice but to stay, do they deserve whatever?
  9. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Did I say anything about Katrina?
  10. sarah86

    sarah86 Member

    A lot of people who are left are too poor or too old to leave. Of the 150 nursing homes in the area 84 have been evacuated.

    If you have the means, it is pretty easy to leave your FEMA trailer behind.
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  12. Anju

    Anju Well-Known Member

    This really is quite sad for them :sad: I mean they were just starting to get their lives back and now it looks like it's down the drain again.
  13. camerondavid

    camerondavid Guest

    Gustav is supposed to hit Louisiana for the most part. Texas, Mississippi, and Florida will be affected too. My friend Ashley just evacuated from Florida. She was there for the weekend on vacation in Destin, FL. They had to evacuate because Gustav was supposed to hit near there and they didn't want to take any chances. She said that there had already been some problems with Gustav, extremely strong winds and heavy rain. It's caused several wrecks and whatnot around the area. She was actually able to take some pictures of the hurricane, she sat and watched it move across the water from the balcony of their resort. She also took a few pictures of the debris and fallen trees and whatnot around there. Gustav was a category five on Saturday. But, Sunday it dropped to a category three. She said that they are expecting it to either stay a three or drop to a two before it actually hits land. Either way, it will still be a very destructive hurricane.

    Over 3 million people have evacuated the coast and so far three people have died during the evacuation. Those three people were fatally ill before Gustav tho, so their death wasn't because of Gustav.
  14. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    I have friends in both Texas and Louisianna and I'm praying for them. They already have their own personal storms to deal with and then this too. I hear Hurricane Hannah is right behind Gustav!! Buckle down folks.... it's going to be a bumpy ride!!!! I pray that all are careful and that the storms pass quickly.
  15. ..........

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    I hadn't put on the news for a long long time and this was what made me switch it on a few days ago...
  16. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    At least hurricane Gustav wasn't as bad as CNN had predicted. Many people died, but it was nothing like the hurrican Katrina tragedy.
  17. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    They need our prayers and hopes for safety and care once again. This time is far worse than the last. Mandatory evacuations, curfew etc. The hurricane is expected to hit about late friday. To all the members who are trying to and are going to have to face this terrible storm, you are in my thoughts and prayers and that the storm passes and we find you safe. Please please be safe K my door is wide open and the worst you would have to face here is a few teenagers and a 3 year old!!!! (lol).
  18. Kelsey

    Kelsey Well-Known Member

    They have a mandatory evacuation for my city and surrounding cities, Galveston island was already evacuated, and now they are getting us out which is about 18 miles from the island. Im not leaving Im going to ride it out I think. They have a city wide curfew that as of 5 pm I think Friday, no one can be out until the immediate threat passes. This should be interesting. I dont ask for much, but I would like to ask all who are believers to keep people around me safe whether I know them or not, I dont want anyone hurt. Its bad when they started evacuating days almost a week before hand. I just want everyone safe. Thanks.
  19. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    I'm really worried about and scared for the members that are dealing with this hurricane as I write this. So much potential for extreme damage and loss. I pray to God that he watches over each and every one and keeps them save from harm. Please be safe all of you!!!
  20. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I'm hoping and praying to God that hurricane Ike doesn't cause much damage like Gustav. I pray that the evacuations go smoothly and that people can evacuate safely. To everyone who will be affected by Ike, you are all in my prayers. :hug:
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