Be safe if you are in Hurricane Harvey's path

@ramapo17 (24510)
Melbourne, Florida
August 25, 2017 12:17pm CST
I have been in many big hurricanes in my lifetime and remember having to evacuate our home when I was a young child. The water came in the kitchen and eventually worked its way through the house. We were lucky to get out when we did and went to my aunt and uncles in another town. I don't remember how long we were there but being a kid it felt like forever. As the years went by I have experienced many hurricanes and the last huge one was Sandy. We lived in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on the border of New Jersey. We still had the rain and wind and I thought it wasn't so bad. When I got to my dads in New Jersey I was shocked to see it looked like a war zone. My dad was 92 at the time and lived alone. Last year, now living in Florida, my husband and I had to leave our community and went across the state to my friends house where we stayed a few days. We had no idea what we were in for when we got home but we lucked out and only had power outages and some landscape messes. Today our thoughts and prayers go out for all the people in Texas as this huge storm is approaching. My nephew is right in that area and he has 3 children. I haven't heard anything about them yet but I will keep trying. I know we have some MyLotters living in Texas and to all of you, be safe and our prayers are with you. Please check in here to let us know you are alright.
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@mandala100 (46053)
• Hong Kong
25 Aug
@ramapo17 Thank you for this information my friend and keep safe!
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
Thank you. At least this time we will not get hit with it. I have been in many hurricanes in my life and they are not fun at all and even though we always had insurance, we were not totally covered for everything.
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@mandala100 (46053)
• Hong Kong
25 Aug
@ramapo17 I'm glad to hear that you'll not be hit my friend.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
@mandala100 Thank you.
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@fly802 (1514)
25 Aug
May God help them.
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@fly802 (1514)
26 Aug
@ramapo17 Feeling very tensed for Texas.
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@Corbin5 (109439)
• United States
25 Aug
Yes, our prayers need to be said for those in Texas who must face this natural disaster. I do hope your nephew and his family remain safe during this hurricane.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
It is scary as I haven't heard anything about them yet. I will have to call one of his sisters to see if they heard from him.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
25 Aug
I hope your nephew and family remain safe during this hurricane.Let all in the path of Hurricane be safe.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
Thank you and I hope there isn't to much devastation,.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
26 Aug
@ramapo17 I understand that there is very heavy rain and loss of power.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug
@silvermist We just saw some of the devastation on tv.
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• United States
25 Aug
Yes it is very worrying for our friends near the coast there in Texas.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
It seems that all the hurricanes in the last few years keep getting worse and worse. According to out tv news it is suppose to be worse than any others. I just saw some footage on the tv where some older boys were on their bikes looking at the water. They should be getting out of there by now.
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• United States
25 Aug
@ramapo17 Oh dear Nancy
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Aug
I remember hurricane Matthew last year and that was awful. I'm praying for everyone in Texas, I pray everyone will stay safe. =( I hope your nephew will be safe as well.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
We left our home in Melbourne, Florida last year and went to the gulf side at my girlfriends and we didn't get anything by her house. When we got home a few days later we had lots of trees down and lost power which made us throw out all the food we had in a big freezer chest. That was nothing compared to Sandy when it hit New Jersey. They are still recovering from that and many people lost their homes.
@moffittjc (44022)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Aug
I've been through plenty of hurricanes myself. Last year, I had to deal with both Hermine and Matthew. Prior to that, 2004 was a horrible year, as we got hit with Tropical Storm Bonnie, and Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jean. One hurricane a year is bad enough, but to get slammed by three in a row is just ridiculous. But we survived! I was not in south Florida when Hurricane Andrew hit, but I was part of the response team that went in afterward. There was just nothing left when we got there. No trees, no houses, no buildings. I have no idea how people survived that storm!
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Aug
In all the hurricanes down here was there any as bad as this one? We had Katrina in the northeast that was very bad and some houses were never fixed. It was devastating. By my dads house it looked like a war zone.
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@moffittjc (44022)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Aug
@ramapo17 Hurricane Andrew was the worst hurricane to ever hit Florida, and one of the worst ever in the United States. I wasn't kidding when I said there was nothing left when we got there to help. We couldn't identify neighborhoods because there was nothing left standing to serve as landmarks. It was total devastation.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Aug
@moffittjc I am glued to the tv watching about the hurricane. I have been up so late every night and I am getting to look like I have been on a drinking binge.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
25 Aug
I sure hope your nephew and his kids are okay.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Aug
Me to. I sent his sister a message to see if she heard from them but she hasn't answered me yet.
@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
25 Aug
@ramapo17 will be thinking of you all until i hear they're okay
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug
@Courtlynn I have been trying his sister all day and she doesn't answer her cell. I hate when that happens as I always imagine the worst.
@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Aug
I'm glad you were always safe from the hurricanes and good to hear your father survived Sandy. I'm praying for the people in Texas as well.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug
I have had the tv on all day with the reports. It is amazing that some people will not evacuate their homes.
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@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Aug
@ramapo17 That is amazing. Maybe they have the mentality that it won't affect them.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug
@just4him This happens with all big storms and blizzards. People just don't think it is better to be safe than sorry.
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@Susan2015 (21013)
• United States
25 Aug
I hope that you hear from your nephew and they stay safe.
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@ramapo17 (24510)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug
Thank you @Susad2015. Here it is hours later and still nothing.
@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
26 Aug
Praying for no casualty in Texas ;/
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@louievill (18914)
• Philippines
25 Aug
Prayers for all of them hope everyone would be safe.
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@jstory07 (68248)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Aug
I hope everyone that lives in Teas will stay safe.
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