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Hurricane Rita Freeper Sign In Thread
www.freerepublic.com | September 21, 2005

Posted on 09/21/2005 10:36:57 AM PDT by Howlin

If you are in the path of this storm, please sign in here, so that the rest of us can keep track of our "displaced" friends and family.

And when you return, remember to sign in, as we will be looking for you!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: freeper; rita; texas
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1 posted on 09/21/2005 10:37:01 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: 76834; 4everontheRight; aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; ...

Sign up your own location or family and friends you are concerned about!


2 posted on 09/21/2005 10:38:53 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: 76834; 4everontheRight; aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; ...

Sign up your own location or family and friends you are concerned about!


3 posted on 09/21/2005 10:39:05 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I'm here... I'll be "ridin' the storm out" in the good ole Houston Heights.


4 posted on 09/21/2005 10:40:30 AM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spin.)
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To: Howlin

My son Brandon, Westheimer/Fountaiview in Houston.

My sister Alexis the Bengal Kitty, Hwy 6 @ Bellaire, Houston.


5 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:38 AM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (Rita, if you have to visit Texas, the King Ranch area is nice this time of year!)
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To: Howlin

BTTT


6 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:39 AM PDT by auboy (Alabama The Beautiful)
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To: fhlh

Hey fhlh, I'm riding it out. I live over on Memorial/Gessner. If gets to cat 5 are you staying?


7 posted on 09/21/2005 10:43:07 AM PDT by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: Howlin

Fort Bend County - (next to Houston to the southwest) - about 50 miles inland from Galveston


8 posted on 09/21/2005 10:43:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Are you ready to "camp-out" for at least 3 days? Take care over there.


9 posted on 09/21/2005 10:46:03 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Howlin

Johnb838 Reporting for duty, just south of Lakewood Church. Did not flood during Allison, a bit concerned about the wind, but don't have any large trees around, going to hang in there. Not really any way out until the coastal people get clear anyway.


10 posted on 09/21/2005 10:46:59 AM PDT by johnb838 (Logic and reason are tools of the white oppressor.)
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To: All
If you want ON the Hurricane Ping List, please Freepmail Gabz, NautiNurse, or Howlin.

11 posted on 09/21/2005 10:49:11 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: mlbford2

Cat5? I'll prolly hit 290 to Austin EARLY Friday AM.
by the time it hits downtown houston... it should only be a cat 4, only :( Don't know if I want to be around for that.

I stayed during Alica in 83, but this might be much bigger.


12 posted on 09/21/2005 10:50:34 AM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spin.)
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To: Howlin

Dirtboy's parents finally wised up and are getting out of Rockport.


13 posted on 09/21/2005 10:56:26 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: fhlh
I'm here... I'll be "ridin' the storm out" in the good ole Houston Heights.

Just outside the Loop from you. I'm watching the track closely. At least, we should be prepared for extended loss of power.

14 posted on 09/21/2005 10:56:56 AM PDT by Tex_GOP_Cruz (Go away, Hurricane Rita! (Houston, TX))
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To: Howlin
I'm in far west Houston. I'm not staying. I think the local weather guys have scared the hell out of me. Along with some internet weather guys. I'm leaving sometime on Thursday probably late. I'm heading to Aggie Land...College Station, TX.

One of my best friends lives in a wonderful home in Palacios, TX. If the track holds Rita will go right over her home. I called her at 5AM this morning and told her and her family to GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE. So we're meeting up in College Station. Her son goes to A & M and has a large apartment there. That's where I'll be. If I can get online at Stephens apartment I'll be checking it.

15 posted on 09/21/2005 10:57:12 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I just got off the phone with my Mom. We have many relatives out in Katy and the Sugar Land areas. They are not staying and attempted to get hotel reservations in other parts of TX. The closest they could find was in Little Rock where they are headed as I write this.


16 posted on 09/21/2005 10:58:52 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '06)
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To: I got the rope; Dog Gone; Flyer; TheGrimReaper

Actually I am leaving - just made a management decision - y'all be safe I'll check in when I can


17 posted on 09/21/2005 11:01:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: Howlin

I and my family are in Pasadena, but we are bugging out to central TX.


18 posted on 09/21/2005 11:01:39 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I thought you posted last night that you weren't going to ride it out!!!


19 posted on 09/21/2005 11:02:16 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Arlington, Texas--future home of the Dallas Cowboys!)
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To: Howlin

Our family and three cars are headed to Austin. As a side note, this seemed like the perfect time to part with our really old and feeble dog. It just wasn't worth figuring out what to do with her.


20 posted on 09/21/2005 11:02:57 AM PDT by nepdap ((Quail Valley, Missouri City, southwest of Houston -- around the corner from Xenalyte's parents))
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To: Howlin
I will be riding it out in Cypress.
21 posted on 09/21/2005 11:03:02 AM PDT by OC_Steve (Cypress, TX (Coles Crossing))
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To: Howlin

Charlie, Shirley, C.J. and Chas...

Leaving Padre Island for the hill country tomorrow...

Kin in the Bay City/Van Vleck area.

Kin in Conroe, Tx.


22 posted on 09/21/2005 11:03:26 AM PDT by Chasaway (North Padre Island, Texas)
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To: Txsleuth; hsmomx3

I've changed my mind 12 times in the last hour! Final deciding factor was the daughter calling crying from Lubbock - we couldn't do that to her......so we're going to my Mother's........ God Bless everyone - stay safe!


23 posted on 09/21/2005 11:03:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: Howlin
N. Houston Roslyn & Gulfbank area. We are expecting to be 'flooded-in', but shouldn't see any water inside the house.

We hope...

We survived the 2001 flood unscathed -not even a puddle in the street- but we had neighbors a couple streets over who had water over their window sills.

24 posted on 09/21/2005 11:04:23 AM PDT by InfraRed
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To: OC_Steve

Stay safe!


25 posted on 09/21/2005 11:05:39 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: nepdap

Welcome to Austin. Speculation on the radio this morning is that this thing could still be a hurricane when (if) it moves over us (if the right/wrong things happen).


26 posted on 09/21/2005 11:06:13 AM PDT by Mac94
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; onyx; NautiNurse

YEAH!!!!!!!

Can you get online from there?


27 posted on 09/21/2005 11:06:37 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I'm in Pasadena at the Beltway.


28 posted on 09/21/2005 11:06:41 AM PDT by Jaded (Pasadena - the dry side)
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To: Howlin
We are packing to leave tomorrow early am for north LA DEPENDING on that turn Rita is supposed to make.
Very large oak and pecan trees on east side of our house - not good. We may be in that northeast quadrant. And our schools are canceled for the rest of the week.
29 posted on 09/21/2005 11:07:21 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: nepdap; dogbyte12

Oh, I am sorry about your dog; what are you going to do with her?


30 posted on 09/21/2005 11:07:22 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

You as well, you staying in Houston?


31 posted on 09/21/2005 11:07:42 AM PDT by OC_Steve (Cypress, TX (Coles Crossing))
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To: daybreakcoming

Will you be able to stay in touch? Can you let somebody here know you are okay?

I'll gladly give our my cell number to anybody who wants to stay in touch.


32 posted on 09/21/2005 11:08:26 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I think we are staying. Loaded up with water, food, batteries and things for the little ones to do with no television or power. Should be ok downstairs, not too many windows. Off of Chimney Rock between Memorial and Woodway. Good luck and stay safe!


33 posted on 09/21/2005 11:08:29 AM PDT by gulf1609
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To: dirtboy

Were you ugly about it? :-)


34 posted on 09/21/2005 11:09:26 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: shield

Great! All batteried up?


35 posted on 09/21/2005 11:10:09 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: TXBSAFH

Stay safe!


36 posted on 09/21/2005 11:11:08 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Jaded

Still staying?


37 posted on 09/21/2005 11:11:46 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: OC_Steve

I'm in North Carolina.


38 posted on 09/21/2005 11:12:18 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

FReepmail.

You are great, as always Howlin, to be doing this.


39 posted on 09/21/2005 11:13:06 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: Howlin

Have a sister and a dear friend in the Houston area...God be with them!


40 posted on 09/21/2005 11:13:15 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: nepdap
As a side note, this seemed like the perfect time to part with our really old and feeble dog. It just wasn't worth figuring out what to do with her.

I could have gone the rest of my life and been better for it by not reading your side note. It's sad, and we didn't need to hear it.

41 posted on 09/21/2005 11:14:06 AM PDT by sinkspur (Just west of DFW Airport. We can take in four or five and two dogs.)
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To: daybreakcoming

Are you kidding? You know we went nuts last time trying to find people!


42 posted on 09/21/2005 11:14:33 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
It helped that Dvorak numbers were singing Cat 5 at 11 AM ("Dad - it's gonna be a Cat 5. GET OUT!").

It helped that Rockport called for a mandatory evacuation.

And it helped the mayor's wife called and told them where they had found a hotel room fairly close by.

43 posted on 09/21/2005 11:14:45 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: Howlin; Flyer; Eaker; humblegunner; antivenom; RikaStrom; HoustonCurmudgeon; anymouse

PetroniDE Checking In.

Plans subject to change, but currently planning to stay in Katy. I have room if people need.


44 posted on 09/21/2005 11:16:26 AM PDT by PetroniDE (We Don't Live in Texas Anymore --- State Name is Now TAXES !!)
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To: Howlin; Jaded
Jaded is coming to stay in Austin!

See ya soon.

45 posted on 09/21/2005 11:17:20 AM PDT by Rheo (Austin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I am so glad to see you are leaving. Sometimes daughters do know best. :o)

Godspeed to all with prayers

46 posted on 09/21/2005 11:17:21 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: Howlin

Checking in from Sugar Land, about a mile from hwy 59. Haven't decided if were going to leave home yet. Might stay in town with my sister's family. She's only about a couple of miles away, but her home is built like a fortress -- masonry walls over 1 ft. thick.


47 posted on 09/21/2005 11:17:32 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Howlin; All
FOLKS!!! Don't stop in Central Texas, if you have a choice. We're expecting 50-70 MPH winds up here in Dallas!! Waco, and Palestine, and Austin, and College Station are going to get pounded by even higher winds and more rain! If you can get to Arkansas or Oklahoma or further north, do it!
48 posted on 09/21/2005 11:17:50 AM PDT by sinkspur (Just west of DFW Airport. We can take in four or five and two dogs.)
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To: sinkspur

Utah still has some room.


49 posted on 09/21/2005 11:21:02 AM PDT by Sundog (Cheers)
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To: Howlin
I've got an idiot cousin in Pasadena who says he needs to stay behind to take care of his kids and grand kids because none of them are leaving either.

To be fair, his wife is an RN and she can't leave (so he says). They're not evacuating her mother, either, from a nursing home near Hobby Airport. I told him that was a mistake, and that we would take her in if he could get an ambulance to bring her.

But, he said no.

50 posted on 09/21/2005 11:21:16 AM PDT by sinkspur (Just west of DFW Airport. We can take in four or five and two dogs.)
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