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Old 09-03-2005, 07:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
TimChapman
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Default Re: Any word from our southern members?

Hi all,

I hadn't seen this thread. I am fine, thank you for the concern. St. Gabriel is just outside of Baton Rouge. We had wind in the 60 mph range, and very little rain. I had lots of pecan and oak branches to pick up and a trashed landscape. Those things are minor, and nothing to complain about when so many others are dealing with so much more. We were fortunate enough to get power restored within 36 hours which actually shocked me. The area around me had many downed trees, but it seems everybody was very lucky as i haven't seen any damage to homes.

We certainly lucked out. I have several friends from new orleans and surrounding areas and haven't heard from any of them. I'm pretty sure most evacuated well before the hurricane hit.


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