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Old 08-30-2021, 07:33 AM   #351
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Whatís the word yíall? Do we need to head east?!


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Old 08-30-2021, 08:05 AM   #352
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Yes, morning updates?
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:17 AM   #353
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Its gonna be days before We can get to our buddies in golden meadow area. Prb days before they can even get back in.
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:33 AM   #354
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I went fishing with Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge in Barataria couple times. Worried they are going to have major damage. Their lodge and setup was super nice too.


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Old 08-30-2021, 08:41 AM   #355
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Worth heading up now, or let the smoke clear for a day or two?

Current plan is to go up Thursday morning with diesel and skid steers, chainsaw, water, food, etc.

Havenít heard from any of our friends in the area. Assuming all coms are down at the moment.


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I am hearing some pretty grim reports out of the Houma hospitals and losing back up power for ventilators. Can anyone confirm?
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Ormond Estates ? My good friend lives in Hahnville across the River from Destrehan. He went East to Destin. Eye passed over Edgard & Garyville which is probably 10 miles from Destrehan

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Yes, Ormond Estates. They live on Rosedown......still unsure what the status of their house is. They road it out in Metairie at my brother in laws house. They had a generator.
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I am hearing some pretty grim reports out of the Houma hospitals and losing back up power for ventilators. Can anyone confirm?
My cousin is in the hospital in Slidell, they were on backup power last night. Last time I talked to her, about 2130, she was fine. tried getting in touch this AM, but no response.
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My cousin is in the hospital in Slidell, they were on backup power last night. Last time I talked to her, about 2130, she was fine. tried getting in touch this AM, but no response.
After Laura communications was tough for a while. Sprint didn't work at all and AT&T was spotty.
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:31 AM   #361
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checking in to say I'm safe and report what 411 I know ....

NOLA areas : Over 1,000,000 homes are currently without power in the following Parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Washington, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Helena. Basically in the areas that are East of the Atchafalaya River Basin & Mississippi River. Entergy, Cleco, and other electrical providers are assessing the damages on foot, boat, and by drone before dispersing utility trucks to restore power. Flood waters have to recede and fallen trees have to be removed before they can begin the repair work. There was a rumor circulating last night that one of the large power line towers that feeds electricity fell into the river ???? No clue if this is true or not, just hearsay until I can verify the facts.

Driving to work this morning I saw dozens of tree cutting trucks (Asplundh, Boudreaux's Tree Service, etc... ) and a convoy of electrical utility trucks from many States heading South to areas in need. Lafayette has power as SW LA (LAF & LC) was spared.

LaPlace got 14"-15" of rain in < 12 hours. That area is low-lying and very swampy. LaPlace is located between the Mississippi River and SW side of Lake Pontchartrain which is only 4-5 miles wide. It holds water from the already saturated ground which is why some houses had over 10 feet of water in them. Lots of families stayed and when the waters began to rise, they got scared and retreated to their attics. The Cajun Navy began rescue efforts at 8:30 pm. Due to the 80+ mph winds, their boats were being capsized and efforts were halted for several hours due to safety. At approx. 1:00am they resumed rescuing people once the winds had slowed down to 40-50 mph. Sadly gonna see lots of orange painted X's on houses from the search and rescue efforts.

I've heard no word on casualties in LaPlace since next of kin will have to be notified and lots of people are still without cell phone service and/or evacuated. 1 person died in Ascension Parish when a tree fell through his roof and claimed his life.

Houma areas : Lots of trees down along the Hwy 90 stretch and some roads / highways are impassable in Houma, Morgan City, Thibodeaux, and surrounding communities. Since there are hundreds of oil & gas service companies, wireline, and machine shops in that area, several TBH'ers likely have family & business contacts who can provide updated information.

Fishing areas including lower Terrebonne Parish : No telling what it's like in Grand Isle, Cocodrie, Dulac, Dularge, Lockport, Venice, Golden Meadow areas. They were directly in the Hurricanes path with sustained winds from 125-155mph for 12+ hours. Video footage and reports should be released by the Sheriff offices and news media throughout the day. Praying for the best, yet expecting the worst. Many of those places will be unrecognizable since once familiar camps, marinas, convenience stores, and street signs will all be gone

Northshore, Covington, Mandeville areas : My parents live in Franklinton which is in rural Washington Parish (around Bogalusa). They currently have no power, trees are down everywhere, and it looks like a war zone according to my mom. During Katrina, they were w/out power for 35 days. My brother lives nearby and will be delivering them a generator and gas this afternoon. My Uncle lives in Diamondhead, MS and he has electricity on the MS gulf coast. My friend who lives in Madisonville is w/out power yet he has a generator powering his house.

Baton Rouge areas : Black Ice will know more than I do since that's where he lives.

Thanks for the prayers and support. This isn't their first rodeo, as the Cajuns and coon-arses are resilient people who will cook a gumbo & jambalaya and start the rebuilding process.


Edit: this map below shows the 911 emergency SOS text messages that were posted on Twitter between 8pm to 11pm yesterday. No telling how many actual cell phone calls were made to 911 dispatchers. That map was then updated and sent to the Cajun Navy and 1st responders.




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Old 08-30-2021, 10:36 AM   #362
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The weather experts can chime in more, but my understanding is the yellow area around the Yucatan has potential, but very low odds, and the rest are not expected to threaten Texas.

I am hoping this holds true. I've had enough hurricanes since Harvey.

My prayers go out to you folks in LA. We don't want to see another double hit like Katrina/Rita.
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:38 AM   #363
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There was a rumor circulating last night that one of the large power line towers that feeds electricity fell into the river ???? No clue if this is true or not, just hearsay until I can verify the facts.
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This is true. From an AP story:

The hurricane twisted and collapsed a giant transmission tower in Jefferson Parish along the Mississippi River, and the wires fell into the river, causing widespread outages and halting river traffic, parish Emergency Management Director Joe Valiente said.

The tower, which survived Katrina, is one of eight ways power is brought into New Orleans, and the failure of one of them might have led the others to shut down as well, Rodriguez said.

Other areas were also in the dark.

ďOne-hundred percent of the grid is smashed, hundreds of telephone poles snapped, trees hit power lines and just ripped them out,Ē Valiente told NPR. He said that the entire power grids collapsed in about 10 parishes and that it could take six weeks to fully restore power.
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:41 AM   #364
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NOLA areas : Over 1,000,000 homes are currently without power in the following Parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Washington, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Helena. Basically in the areas that are East of the Atchafalaya River Basin & Mississippi River. Entergy, Cleco, and other electrical providers are assessing the damages on foot, boat, and by drone before dispersing utility trucks to restore power. Flood waters have to recede and fallen trees have to be removed before they can begin the repair work. There was a rumor circulating last night that one of the large power line towers that feeds electricity fell into the river ???? No clue if this is true or not, just hearsay until I can verify the facts.

Driving to work this morning I saw dozens of tree cutting trucks (Asplundh, Boudreaux's Tree Service, etc... ) and a convoy of electrical utility trucks from many States heading South to areas in need. Lafayette has power as SW LA (LAF & LC) was spared.

LaPlace got 14"-15" of rain in < 12 hours. That area is low-lying and very swampy. LaPlace is located between the Mississippi River and SW side of Lake Pontchartrain which is only 4-5 miles wide. It holds water from the already saturated ground which is why some houses had over 10 feet of water in them. Lots of families stayed and when the waters began to rise, they got scared and retreated to their attics. The Cajun Navy began rescue efforts at 8:30 pm. Due to the 80+ mph winds, their boats were being capsized and efforts were halted for several hours due to safety. At approx. 1:00am they resumed rescuing people once the winds had slowed down to 40-50 mph. Sadly gonna see lots of orange painted X's on houses from the search and rescue efforts.

I've heard no word on casualties in LaPlace since next of kin will have to be notified and lots of people are still without cell phone service and/or evacuated. 1 person died in Ascension Parish when a tree fell through his roof and claimed his life.

Houma areas : Lots of trees down along the Hwy 90 stretch and some roads / highways are impassable in Houma, Morgan City, Thibodeaux, and surrounding communities. Since there are hundreds of oil & gas service companies, wireline, and machine shops in that area, several TBH'ers likely have family & business contacts who can provide updated information.

Fishing areas including lower Terrebonne Parish : No telling what it's like in Grand Isle, Cocodrie, Dulac, Dularge, Lockport, Venice, Golden Meadow areas. They were directly in the Hurricanes path with sustained winds from 125-155mph for 12+ hours. Video footage and reports should be released by the Sheriff offices and news media throughout the day. Praying for the best, yet expecting the worst. Many of those places will be unrecognizable since once familiar camps, marinas, convenience stores, and street signs will all be gone

Northshore, Covington, Mandeville areas : My parents live in Franklinton which is in rural Washington Parish (around Bogalusa). They currently have no power, trees are down everywhere, and it looks like a war zone according to my mom. During Katrina, they were w/out power for 35 days. My brother lives nearby and will be delivering them a generator and gas this afternoon. My Uncle lives in Diamondhead, MS and he has electricity on the MS gulf coast. My friend who lives in Madisonville is w/out power yet he has a generator powering his house.

Baton Rouge areas : Black Ice will know more than I do since that's where he lives.

Thanks for the prayers and support. This isn't their first rodeo, as the Cajuns and coon-arses are resilient people who will cook a gumbo & jambalaya and start the rebuilding process.


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Wow had no clue we had so many close people! My closest friends live in Covington and went to school in Franklinton, my ex wife is from bogalusa lol


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LaPlace got 14"-15" of rain in < 12 hours. That area is low-lying and very swampy. LaPlace is located between the Mississippi River and SW side of Lake Pontchartrain which is only 4-5 miles wide. It holds water from the already saturated ground which is why some houses had over 10 feet of water in them. Lots of families stayed and when the waters began to rise, they got scared and retreated to their attics. The Cajun Navy began rescue efforts at 8:30 pm. Due to the 80+ mph winds, their boats were being capsized and efforts were halted for several hours due to safety. At approx. 1:00am they resumed rescuing people once the winds had slowed down to 40-50 mph. Sadly gonna see lots of orange painted X's on houses from the search and rescue efforts.



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God bless the Cajun Navy, that is one of the most impressive response teams Iíve seen. Should probably let them run FEMA and the Red Cross.
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:51 AM   #366
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God bless the Cajun Navy, that is one of the most impressive response teams Iíve seen. Should probably let them run FEMA and the Red Cross.

Difference in private an government run

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Old 08-30-2021, 11:14 AM   #368
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The weather experts can chime in more, but my understanding is the yellow area around the Yucatan has potential, but very low odds, and the rest are not expected to threaten Texas.



I am hoping this holds true. I've had enough hurricanes since Harvey.



My prayers go out to you folks in LA. We don't want to see another double hit like Katrina/Rita.
I looked over all model runs this morning and none of them are impressed with the area shaded in yellow. Definitely need to keep an eye on it of course.

Thanks for the update Blake!

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Thanks for the updates Blake, and everbody.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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The weather experts can chime in more, but my understanding is the yellow area around the Yucatan has potential, but very low odds, and the rest are not expected to threaten Texas.

I am hoping this holds true. I've had enough hurricanes since Harvey.

My prayers go out to you folks in LA. We don't want to see another double hit like Katrina/Rita.
The Laura/Delta double hit was worse. Those two hit the same spot a few weeks apart. So far the models are thinking low confidence near yuctatan and fish storms for the others including the one coming off Africa. Let's help that hold true.
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I just want to make sure, but is this the correct organization to make donations to?

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That is who I just sent money to.....................
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Just saw the Grand Isle launch or something recorded a 168mph gust of wind yesterday before it broke.... Still crazy to think mother nature can produce something so violent
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Just saw the Grand Isle launch or something recorded a 168mph gust of wind yesterday before it broke.... Still crazy to think mother nature can produce something so violent

I read a recorded 172mph somewhereÖmy goodness


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Thanks Blake.... much appreciated... We're not getting much info from relatives... We're know they made it okay, but since the cell service went out late last night no full reports on damage....

Houma TV was streaming a bit ago... said lots of roads in Terrebonne are impassable due to trees, etc...
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https://www.thecajunnavy.org/
I honestly have no clue brother. Sadly once a business becomes successful and nationally recognized by the media, others try to take advantage of the situation with similar named businesses. There are probably a dozen or more companies who use the words "Red Cross", "Wounded Warrior", or "American Heart Association" trying to obtain some of the financial donations.

That being said, I'd do some research on the "Cajun Navy". I believe there are 3 different companies who use a variation of that name and claim to save lives using a fleet of boats and volunteers. I believe one of those organizations had a founder, who was arrested for fraud or tax evasion. Natural disasters bring out the best in people, and sadly sometimes bring out the worst in people Perhaps another TBH'er or Louisiana resident can provide their recommendation on this subject.

Change of topic Regarding Hurricanes Laura and Delta which happened 1-year ago, there are MANY people in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes who have not been able to rebuild their homes and businesses due to BS red tape, greed by attorneys and insurance companies, and theft of building materials. It truly is unbelievable what has happened (or not happened) to the residents in Lake Charles and surrounding areas. If you happen to drive down the major streets in LC, Moss Bluff, Vinton, and Sulphur, lots of businesses have not re-opened because their buildings look the same today as they did 365 days ago.

Sorry for bitcching on my soap box as these hard working people have been totally forgotten about. I drive to LC every 3-4 weeks for business and it's depressing


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I honestly have no clue brother. Sadly once a business becomes successful and nationally recognized by the media, others try to take advantage of the situation with similar named businesses. There are probably a dozen or more companies who use the words "Red Cross", "Wounded Warrior", or "American Heart Association" trying to obtain some of the financial donations.

That being said, I'd do some research on the "Cajun Navy". I believe there are 3 different companies who use a variation of that name and claim to save lives using a fleet of boats and volunteers. I believe one of those organizations had a founder, who was arrested for fraud or tax evasion. Natural disasters bring out the best in people, and sadly sometimes bring out the worst in people Perhaps another TBH'er or Louisiana resident can provide their recommendation on this subject.

Change of topic Regarding Hurricanes Laura and Delta which happened 1-year ago, there are MANY people in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes who have not been able to rebuild their homes and businesses due to BS red tape, greed by attorneys and insurance companies, and theft of building materials. It truly is unbelievable what has happened (or not happened) to the residents in Lake Charles and surrounding areas. If you happen to drive down the major streets in LC, Moss Bluff, Vinton, and Sulphur, lots of businesses have not re-opened because their buildings look the same today as they did 365 days ago.

Sorry for bitcching on my soap box as these hard working people have been totally forgotten about. I drive to LC every 3-4 weeks for business and it's depressing


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Yeah, my friend in LC is still waiting for final insurance check
And some one stolen his building materials for his dock and boat house, crazy itís been a year
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Anyone check on Black Ice?
Hopefully he wasn’t in his hammock...
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Change of topic Regarding Hurricanes Laura and Delta which happened 1-year ago, there are MANY people in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes who have not been able to rebuild their homes and businesses due to BS red tape, greed by attorneys and insurance companies, and theft of building materials. It truly is unbelievable what has happened (or not happened) to the residents in Lake Charles and surrounding areas. If you happen to drive down the major streets in LC, Moss Bluff, Vinton, and Sulphur, lots of businesses have not re-opened because their buildings look the same today as they did 365 days ago.

Sorry for bitcching on my soap box as these hard working people have been totally forgotten about. I drive to LC every 3-4 weeks for business and it's depressing


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Yup, our POS governor was on TV yesterday before the storm made landfall and said, "This will be the worst storm since Katrina" I was like, you sorry POS, Katrina was a Cat 3, it's like Laura and then Delta never happened over here. All we got out of that Ahole last year after Laura was this statement, "Looks like we dodged a bullet" Eff that POS
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not good at all

power lines in the river have also halted vessel traffic up/down the Ms River

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power lines in the river have also halted vessel traffic up/down the Ms River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-s0Uy29IG8
We had many of those come down near my house. As I sat on my back porch every evening waiting for the mosquitos to come out I watched the sky crane helicopters lifting the twisted metal out and flying the new stuff in. When the mosquitos would come is when we would crank the generator and go inside to take a cold shower and go into the one bed room with the window unit.
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Thanks Blake.... much appreciated... We're not getting much info from relatives... We're know they made it okay, but since the cell service went out late last night no full reports on damage....

Houma TV was streaming a bit ago... said lots of roads in Terrebonne are impassable due to trees, etc...
Same here from sister and dad in Slidell. It didnít sound like they had too much bad wind but it sounded like they did have a lot of rain last I heard from them was early evening yesterday and she said they had just lost power. Radio silence since then.
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Now hearing that natural gas lines are being shut-down in Terrebonne. For those with at-home generators, not cool.

But, I do understand the risk...Along the river, my BIL left his safe house for a few minutes last night and found a 3-4 foot dia oak in his own house and in the process the gas line was busted and was audibly leaking... He left quickly...
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Now hearing that natural gas lines are being shut-down in Terrebonne. For those with at-home generators, not cool.

But, I do understand the risk...Along the river, my BIL left his safe house for a few minutes last night and found a 3-4 foot dia oak in his own house and in the process the gas line was busted and was audibly leaking... He left quickly...
Yeah that was one of the things I didn't consider. The uprooted trees pull up all the buried utilities. Gas and water lines in shambles. I think it took about 6 days for us to have water again.
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:03 PM   #386
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We good here. Lots of trees down all over the place and no power, no internet and just got back cell service.

Spent part of the day cutting trees for neighbors and once we got them squared away I cleaned up the little bit I had at my house.

Couple of fences leaning bad but not all the way down. Had some shingle damaged that I will need to get looked at but other than that we came out alright.

Best thing I ever did was get this generator installed.


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Old 08-30-2021, 08:06 PM   #387
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We good here. Lots of trees down all over the place and no power, no internet and just got back cell service.

Spent part of the day cutting trees for neighbors and once we got them squared away I cleaned up the little bit I had at my house.

Couple of fences leaning bad but not all the way down. Had some shingle damaged that I will need to get looked at but other than that we came out alright.

Best thing I ever did was get this generator installed.


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Old 08-30-2021, 09:10 PM   #388
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We good here. Lots of trees down all over the place and no power, no internet and just got back cell service.

Spent part of the day cutting trees for neighbors and once we got them squared away I cleaned up the little bit I had at my house.

Couple of fences leaning bad but not all the way down. Had some shingle damaged that I will need to get looked at but other than that we came out alright.

Best thing I ever did was get this generator installed.


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Sounds great over all! You on propane or is your NG still on? I read somewhere they cut off NG due to leaks from uprooted trees.
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Old 08-30-2021, 09:12 PM   #389
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Sounds great over all! You on propane or is your NG still on? I read somewhere they cut off NG due to leaks from uprooted trees.

Iím on natural gas.

Iíve got a back up generator and AC if they do shut it off but would have to Siphon gas out of my car because I didnít get any gas.


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Old 08-30-2021, 09:18 PM   #390
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Iíve got a back up generator and AC if they do shut it off but would have to Siphon gas out of my car because I didnít get any gas.


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Old 08-30-2021, 09:24 PM   #391
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Iíve got a back up generator and AC if they do shut it off but would have to Siphon gas out of my car because I didnít get any gas.


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Sounds good. If gas gets you in a bind holler.
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Old 08-30-2021, 09:32 PM   #392
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Got this picture today from some family in Baton Rouge checking in my Uncle Marcus who is 91 years old. He had to make sure to get his trash can back up by the house. Still no power but they are doing good. But I absolutely love this picture.


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^ thats a great picture and that attitude is why he is 91 and still living at home getting things done
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:19 PM   #394
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We good here. Lots of trees down all over the place and no power, no internet and just got back cell service.

Spent part of the day cutting trees for neighbors and once we got them squared away I cleaned up the little bit I had at my house.

Couple of fences leaning bad but not all the way down. Had some shingle damaged that I will need to get looked at but other than that we came out alright.

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Your big screen Tv's make it? Hope so!
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Got this picture today from some family in Baton Rouge checking in my Uncle Marcus who is 91 years old. He had to make sure to get his trash can back up by the house. Still no power but they are doing good. But I absolutely love this picture.


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After he gathered up all Ida threw at him, with one hand Uncle Marcus hauled her down to the curb. This is just how they roll in Baton Rouge!

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Old 08-31-2021, 01:25 AM   #396
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Blake do you know if Houma had any flooding. Lots of us have vehicles there.
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Blake do you know if Houma had any flooding. Lots of us have vehicles there.
Houma appears to be mostly wind damage and not so much flooding

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Old 08-31-2021, 06:39 AM   #398
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Anybody hear about Venice?
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Old 08-31-2021, 06:40 AM   #399
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Anybody hear about Venice?

Saw lots of videos.
Faired better than I expected.
Owners of the marina are going down today


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Old 08-31-2021, 06:48 AM   #400
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News reported victim number 3 this morning. Alligator got him in the flood water. Sad deal.
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