Stormtrack Members Affected

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How many storm track members do we know of, have been affected by this? And I don't mean by high gas prices. Do we know of anyone here who has gone missing from the boards that usually posts? Anyone loose their house/property? We're a dysfunctional family, but we're still a family. :-D

Have you been personally affected?
 
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Good topic.

I'm not sure if this count, but the company I work for owns hundreds of Pizza Huts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. I work doing Technical Support for computer hardware/software for all these stores, so we've been EXTREMELY busy over the last few days trying to get these stores back up and online and get them operational.
 
Originally posted by Andrew Geil
I'm starting this thread, and maybe it'll be made sticky, for our own. How many storm track members do we know of, have been affected by this? And I don't mean by high gas prices. Do we know of anyone here who has gone missing from the boards that usually posts? Anyone loose their house/property? We're a dysfunctional family, but we're still a family. :-D

My uncle lives and has his business in Slidell. He evacuated Sunday morning to Chattanooga, TN. No official word yet, but I'm assuming the worst, as it appeared his neighborhood was flooded from what was seen on television.

Jason
 
My parents lived in Slidell for almost twenty years. My mother was the Chief Nurse at the New Orleans VA Hospital from 1986 to 1997. I have many friends in Slidell, New Orleans, and Chalmette.
 
I have an Aunt that lives on Dauphin Island. She evacuated beforehand to Florida, and as far as I know, has yet to return home. Granted, the worst of the storm battered Louisiana and Mississippi, but even the Alabama Gulf Coast took a beating.

Come to think of it, does anyone know if Downtown Mobile is still flooded?
 
I went ahead and made this a sticky.

I lived for several years in Slidell, and lived on what is known as "Rats Nest Road". I saw some overhead shots today...the house I used to live in...the whole neighborhood in fact...is completely gone...just a concrete slab.
 
Much of my dad's family lived in Chalmette for a number of years until my grandmother died in 1985. As of a few days ago, two of my cousins still lived in Slidell and my aunt and uncle lived in Picayune, MS. They evacuated up to Northern Mississippi. Right now, as might be expected, there is no news as to the fate of their homes. But from all media accounts I have seen, the prospects of a joyous homecoming do not look promising.

Please offer up your prayers and help to them and EVERYONE whose lives have been forever altered by this tragic event.

Regards,

Mike
 
A couple speaking my native accent (Scottish) were interviewed while stranded and weeping in a N.O. apartment yesterday. They cannot contact outside or home.

OK - it's not "personal" - but it's a pretty big deal to hear two people involved in this disaster who are from the same, tiny country that you are. I am worried about them and did not catch their names quick enough on the short news article. If anybody did - please PM me.

KR
 
My son was in Pass Christian. He evacuated to Ft Walton Beach and is currently staying in E TN with his girlfriend's family until they see if they have an apartment to go back to. We're keeping our fingers crossed for the best but expecting the worst.
Angie
 
I was born in Slidell and moved to Mandeville where I grew up and my dad still lives there. I currently live in Jackson, Ms and gas is impossible to find and we are without electricity or phones for at least another two weeks. I have not opened up my business since last Friday and we wont be able to work for at least another week. I have spent a lot of money just obtaining gas and a generator and have not been able to work so it is getting really bad. I thought I was prepared for the worse, but I never could have imagined it getting this bad so far inland. Luckily I am managing much better than most in the area. Jackson is really struggling since our population has more than doubled due to Katrina and the critical supplies are just not getting here. Many of the people here don't have homes or are in shelters and tensions are high. Looting has steadily increased every night and will really start getting bad if we don't get some gas in the city.
I do have a generator and drove to Memphis yesterday and got 210 gallons of gas. I also have driven to Monroe, La twice to load up on groceries. My family and I are set for the next two maybe three weeks. I also bought a window air conditioner so we could at least be somewhat comfortable. I am using this as my vacation and I am actually enjoying the time off, but I hope things come back to normal soon. Please help the people of NO and the Ms gulf coast area out if you can. Also if it is possible to use just a little less gas then it would really help everyone in Ms and La out.
 
I have an Aunt that lives on Dauphin Island. She evacuated beforehand to Florida, and as far as I know, has yet to return home. Granted, the worst of the storm battered Louisiana and Mississippi, but even the Alabama Gulf Coast took a beating.

Come to think of it, does anyone know if Downtown Mobile is still flooded?

Jeff, the water quickly receeded
 
Im being affected by this pretty heavily.

Mobile did sustain some damage but the worst part is no gas and the damage path lies between me and my parents in Baton Rouge. I'd really like to go home for a while but it's not happening. My girlsfriend lives here in mobile as well and her parents we obviously without power for a while. I had diesel generators here at the Coastal Weather Research Center. The last hot meal i had was fried spam. pretty tasty actually if you throw some cavendars greek seasoning on it. :wink:

I have several friends wo live in and around new orleans. all are accounted for.

Chaser Derek Deroche's family lives in Garyville which is near LaPlace, LA. His family evacuated to his place out in San Angelo but word is their house is ok.

Alot of my classmates live along the MS gulf coast and have lost everything. A few still have houses but they lost thei place of employment. One met student here worked at a restaurant in Pass Christian and he walked down there the other day only to find a slab, a cash register (they were emptied beforehand) and the milkshake machine.

Anothehr was supposed to start working at the new hardrock hotel and casino that had yet to open.
 
dang dude, 210 gallons of gas? yeah i'd say you are set.

I have a half of a tank but im only driving between home and school, not that school is in session. it's only about a 10 minutes drive so it'll last a while,

I do feel im prisoned in this town. and it sounds like jackson is way worse off than mobile.

hang in there.
 
Yeah, I got 210 gallons because the lines at the gas stations are over a mile long and the stations don't even have gas. The people are waiting in the line and hoping a gas tanker delivers gas to the stations. It is the same story in Vicksburg, Brookhaven, McComb and all of central Ms. The gas is also for my mom, brother n laws and a couple neighbors. We are just using it to run generators until power gets back on.
Give me a call Blake. I can receive calls but it wont let me call out.
 
My Daughter and storm chasing partner

My Daughter and her family left New Orleans ahead of the storm. They are now in Memphis with her In-laws. Thank God for that. Her husband works for Shell and is trying to get back down there to help supervise geting the refinery back up and running. My grand Dauther stayed at school at LSU and is now trying to get to Memphis. They are now getting ther children enroled in schools in Memphis, my Grand daughter is going to enroll at Memphis State. They don't have a clue when they will be able to go back, if ever.
 
My fiancee's uncle Paul (a Catholic preist who will be performing our ceremony) lost everything as his house was in the French Quarter. He evacuated to some town 4 hours away from NO but likely will not return for a very long time. :cry:
 
Much of my dad's family lived in Chalmette for a number of years until my grandmother died in 1985. As of a few days ago, two of my cousins still lived in Slidell and my aunt and uncle lived in Picayune, MS. They evacuated up to Northern Mississippi. Right now, as might be expected, there is no news as to the fate of their homes. But from all media accounts I have seen, the prospects of a joyous homecoming do not look promising.

Please offer up your prayers and help to them and EVERYONE whose lives have been forever altered by this tragic event.

Regards,

Mike

Got the following email of good news earlier this evening from my cousins who live in Slidell:

Hi All,
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> First, we are in Shreveport staying in someone's vacation home. We are being fed, clothed and taken care of by a family here in Shreveport.
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> Our homes (tanya's and mine) have minor damage. We can't go home yet because there are no utilities and conditions are not stable. I just learned minutes ago that there may have been an explosion in NO East. If you can confirm this let me know.
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> Tomorrow morning several of us will go looking for Mom and Glenn's Dad and bring them back here with us. We feel they are safe but don't have utilities. If they are in shelters we know the conditions are not good. Pray for us as we are concerned about finding THEM AND FINDING gas.
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> My son is still in Chalmette doing boat rescues but we have not heard from his since the hurricane hit. My dau. in law was just evacuated from Baptist Hopst. where she was on duty till conditions got too bad. She is now in lafayette or Lake charles.
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> I am getting requests for temp. housing in baton rouge, hammond, lafy. If you know of anyone with rentals in that area please let me know so I can pass this info on.
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> For my family out of town, keep in touch as you have been it helps alot, for my friends please let me know where you are how you are. We will be opening our house to anyone that needs a place to stay during the rebuilding.
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> Love to all and God Bless,
> Mike, Donna and Ashley Herrmann
> Glenn, Tanya, Andrew and Grace Martin
 
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