Are you preparing for Gustav coming to land?

@Barb42 (4216)
United States
August 28, 2008 1:11pm CST
The storm Gustav is quickly becoming a hurricane again from what the news is saying. Homeland Security Secretary Chernoff just spoke from Andrews Air Force base. He is on his way to New Orleans now. The Louisiana governor has already put the National Guard on standby because of the threat of another bad hurricane. The weather news just said that it may be a Category 3 hurricane or worse when it hits land here in the states. That bothers me for all the people on the gulf shores of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. We are in the upper part of Alabama, so all we usually get is rain, although we didn't get all that much from Katrina. But you never know about these hurricanes. Hopefully, everybody will take this warning more serious than they did with Katrina and get to safety before it is too late.
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• United States
28 Aug 08
AND TEXAS??? Don't forget texas. I have been watching it closely and that is my husbands number one priority. We will be ready if it comes and ready to help others if it doesnt. We'll be prayin thats for sure!
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@GardenGerty (118078)
• United States
28 Aug 08
It certainly takes a lot of hands to help in the case of emergencies. I know that when Greensburg, Kansas was wiped off the map by a tornado, lots of people from all over helped them out and continue to do so.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
28 Aug 08
They haven't mentioned Texas. But I think what they may be looking at right now is the brunt hit of the storm on those coasts. But, still, if it hit there, Texas would still get lots of it. I pray none of the states get a large hit from this hurricane. In fact, I wish it would die down into a tropical storm, but it doesn't look like it is going to do that.
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@GardenGerty (118078)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I am in Kansas, so I should be alright. We might eventually get a little rain, but not very much. I do hope that all of you are safe and have plenty of supplies on hand. I have supplies, in case of tornadoes, but my particular part of Kansas has not had much trouble of that kind for the last couple of years. Keep us posted as much as you can. I hope you keep your internet connection in all of this. I know that is the least of your worries, but it does help you feel less isolated.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
28 Aug 08
We are in the central part of Alabama, so we should be safe. But, then, there are tornadoes that come out of these hurricanes some times. And Alabama is usually hit with those, along with Arkansas, Tennessee, and possibly your state of Kansas, and perhaps more states. I guess we will have to wait and see for a few days what might happen. We have our DSL through our phone service. Unless a tornado comes through and knocks out the lines, we are usually safe with our connection.
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@GardenGerty (118078)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Ike brought us a ton of rain. I got roof leaks that I never have had before, so it must have blown from a strange direction.
• United States
28 Aug 08
imin rhode island so we are far from it, but i hope everyone who is in its path is safe and find somewhere to go. and i hope that they are wrong about its strength
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I live in an area that only got rain from from Fay too. I wouldn't have gone back to New Orleans after Katrina. My heart just broke for all those people. I have read that the levees still aren't what they should be and still aren't safe. Florida is another place I wouldn't live because of the hurricanes every season. I wouldn't want to live with that threat over my head every year. I too worry about all those that do live there. They still haven't full recovered from Katrina. hopefully the Governor and the Mayor have learned something since then.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I hope safety precautions will be taken seriously to prevent loss of lives. Sometimes mother nature can really do serious damage. I hope you are safe in upper Alabama.