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Lonna
August 26th, 2012, 06:42 PM
Well we are now under hurricane warning no longer under a hurricane watch. Isaac is due to make land fall either late Tues. night early Wed morning. If it makes land fall on Wed that will be the anniv. of hurricane Katrina. I sure hope Isaac is not as strong as Katrina was. Went this morning and picked up three cases of water and a few other supplies. Should have plenty of can goods around here. In the morning Wayne and Sue will go and fill the four five gallon gas cans that we have. Right now I just don't know if I am strong enough to deal with another Katrina. I just pray that it will change course one projected path is just to the east of us and the other to the west. The little town I live in which is Ponchatoula is about 30 miles north of New Orleans. If it has to hit I sure pray it will be to the east of us at least that will put us on the good side of the storm. I heard just a short while ago that 4,000 National Guard have been put on stand by and that FEMA already have teams in New Orleans and FL. Louisiana is now under a state of emergency.

stitching woman
August 26th, 2012, 06:46 PM
Prayers coming your way for both your safety and safety of everyone in your area. Be safe and take all the precautions you can.

bakermom
August 26th, 2012, 06:49 PM
prayers for your safety.

MayinJerset
August 26th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Prayers coming your way for both your safety and safety of everyone in your area. Be safe and take all the precautions you can.

From me too,

BellasQuilts
August 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM
From me as well!

bkthomas
August 26th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Lonna, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Jean Sewing Machine
August 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM
You don't need another thing to worry about. Here's hoping it's a rainer and it moves up to Missouri. We got the remnants of Ike a couple of years ago and got some flood damage near my house, a creek backed up from all the rain into homes and businesses.

I'm praying for all of you in harm's way.

Divine Daisy
August 26th, 2012, 07:32 PM
gosh I am so glad I live in a temperate climate. We may not get hot or super cold weather but we don't get these terrifying storms either. Good luck, keep your leads down and let us know you are ok when you can

Sandy Navas
August 26th, 2012, 07:33 PM
Prayers for EVERYONE who may be in the path. No one needs or deserves another disaster.

Winniesfriend
August 26th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Saying prayers for a safe outcome.

cherokeerose
August 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers, hoping Issac isn't very strong when he hits land.

Musical_Starling
August 26th, 2012, 08:00 PM
We're keeping an eye on this one up here too, not sure which path it's going to take as of yet so we may just get rain or we may get a good smack. Stay safe Lonna and keep us posted :)

HandsOffItsMine
August 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Prayers Lonna and Wayne, plus anyone else in the way of the storm.

Huggers, Ruby

Monique
August 26th, 2012, 08:08 PM
Hoping everyone affected by this storm stays safe.

bobw103
August 26th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Nasty stuff those hurricanes are. I will be thinking about you and everyone in the path of Issac.

K. McEuen
August 26th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Best of luck in the wake of the storm. Hopefully you'll just get a little rain and wind and it will move on. I've done earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, blizzards, flash floods, but never a hurricane. That's two or three of the others all rolled into one, not looking forward to ever having to deal with one either.

Musical_Starling
August 26th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Best of luck in the wake of the storm. Hopefully you'll just get a little rain and wind and it will move on. I've done earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, blizzards, flash floods, but never a hurricane. That's two or three of the others all rolled into one, not looking forward to ever having to deal with one either.

I almost had a panic attack just reading that lol I've (THANKFULLY!) never experienced an earthquake, a tornado, a house fire, or a flash flood, but we are certainly used to hurricanes (Igor hit us pretty hard a couple of years ago) and blizzards. Hurricanes are nasty business, but I think I'd rather see them than a tornado or an earthquake. Maybe it's just me lol

MRoy
August 26th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Praying for the safety of all who are in the path of the storm.

carolv
August 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Maybe he won't build much strength. I know the waiting is hard. You can also go to hardcoreweather.com and follow along. I have learned so much from the people there. I know they are on top of everything storm related.

Lonna
August 26th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. The storm is about the only thing on the tv right now. I will keep checking in as long as I can. It is going to be a long 48 hours waiting for Isaac to make landfall.

Loonwatcher
August 26th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Praying for all you folks down south. I hope you all come through this with minimal damage and no loss of life.

Ginny B
August 26th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Oh boy Lonna, so sorry. Here's hoping Isaac fizzles out. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Ginny B.

Genny
August 26th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Stay as safe as you can! Hope everything goes well for you.

New York Sue
August 26th, 2012, 10:24 PM
My Best to you, Lonna.
And anyone on our Forum in harm's way. Sounds like you're well-prepared!
After last year's Irene (power out 5 days), my kids bought us a generator for Christmas. (Not like we have any idea how to use this thing...) I don't know why they were freaking out, I'm a former Girl Scout and Camper. I was cooking for the neighborhood off my grill! And I'm talking whole hams, roasts, scalloped potatoes. Had to cook, otherwise the freezer contents were garbage. Water came from a natural spring less than a 1/2 mile from my house (how lucky am I?). And my neighbor, with a generator, gave my computer a charge daily for FreeCell games at night.
I bought these awesome tent lights (LED's) from Cabellas, after the storm.
I suspect we'll be okay for a few years now, though. Afterall, we're fully prepared!
Just make sure you have enough propane and an ice source, chica! Think 'outside the box', ALWAYS help your neighbor, and you'll be just fine.
My Best.... ;)

SuzyQue
August 26th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Prayers said for all in the pathway.

lilmouse
August 26th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Include my prayers as well; stay safe and be as prepared as you can be....keep us updated...I am going to check out the website listed up above......Hugs, Susie

Lonna
August 27th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Well it looks as if New Orleans is getting ready for Isaac's visit. They have already close the Mississippi river, the port of New Orleans, Harris Casino will close at 5:00pm this evening. One of the tracks has the eye passing right over Ponchatoula/Hammond I live in Ponchatoula. The gas stations are now running out of gas. So glad Wayne went and got out 4 five gallon gas cans filled this morning so when the power goes off we will be able to run our generator. From what they are showing on the TV it looks as if I will be missing work tomorrow and Wed. Told Jay this morning that if it was raining in the morning I would not be in. I am not about to take the chance of getting stuck and being able to get home becase of flooding. I had to work during the whole period of Katrina at that time I was the front office manager of the Holiday Inn in Hammond and it was three days before I could get home to check on my home and family. Now I am nothing but a hourly employee so home is where I will be.

pcbatiks
August 27th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Lonna, We've been thinking of you'll.........hoping and praying the storms fizzles out. We are on the other side of the state and keeping an eye on this storm too. Stay safe and we will be thinking of you and your family.

cyndiofthevortex
August 27th, 2012, 02:08 PM
We had hurricane Irene here last year but she was nothing compared to what Isaac looks like. I remember the stress of waiting for the wind and rain to come and then waiting for it all to leave. I'm really concerned about you, as are many of us. I do hope you can let us know as often as you can how you are doing. I'm trying to put aside my stress and put my concern to better use - prayer!

Bubby
August 27th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Prayers for everyone in the path of Isaac...no one needs more grief. Lonna, I'll be saying special prayers for you, Wayne & family. Barb

sewmuchjan
August 27th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Prayers for EVERYONE who may be in the path. No one needs or deserves another disaster.


I am with Sandy and the rest, prayers for your safety.
Hugs (((((((((HUGS)))))))),
Jan G.

Lonna
August 27th, 2012, 02:38 PM
Thank you all for your prayers. They all mean so much to me and my family.

rebeccas-sewing
August 27th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Will be thinking about you so you better come back on here and let us know you're okay! Glad you got in supplies! Good luck! Hope it fizzles!

auntiemern
August 28th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Prayers for all that are in the path of this storm. Take care of yourself, things can be replaced.

Lonna
August 28th, 2012, 08:52 AM
No rain yet but the winds are beginning to pick up a little. Quess I will go into work for a few hours. The forcast has moved the eye coming ashore now about 45 miles to the west of us. Not good means we will be on the bad side of this storm. Forecasters just said it will move slowly once it hits land it is looking as if once it makes landfall it is going to take about 12 hours to travel about 60 miles inland. Which will then put it over Baton Rouge which is a 45 mile straight west of us. We are looking at 12 hours of high winds and heavy rains. Winds and rain are projected to reach out between 100 and 120 miles out from the eye. Well off to work so Jay can finish up any last min chores. Later my friends. (I hope)

Lisaau
August 28th, 2012, 08:53 AM
(((((Lonna)))))))) be safe

Madeforyouinma11
August 28th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Be safe and stay in touch so we know you are ok!

CrazyMtnLady
August 28th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Prayers for those in the path of the storm. The weatherman said we may get some rain from it here in South Central Missouri. We need the rain, but I really don't want it to come from a terrible storm.

Sandy Navas
August 28th, 2012, 10:55 AM
I have the southern states and all the wonderful residents in my prayers. Be safe!

Claire Hallman
August 28th, 2012, 11:52 AM
We are getting some rain and we are about 300 miles northeast of Lonna. I hope all goes OK for them and Isaac fizzles. When Katrina hit we lost a big part of our roof and I don't want that to happen again, to us or anyone else.

Musical_Starling
August 28th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Stay safe ladies! And when the storm has cleared let us know you're okay :) As Marilyn said, things can be replaced, so take care of yourselves first!

janluna
August 28th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Prayers for your safety, to all those who will be affected by this storm.
Sue, now that your kids bought you a generator, your power won't go off except for short periods. After the horrible ice storm we had in the 90's, we got one. Haven't been out for more than 3 hours since. LOL This is a good thing! My Dad was out for 13 days, my cousin, 16 days. We were only out for 3. We spent a lot of time moving generators and kerosene heaters from people who had gotten power back to people who needed them still. Not a fun time for NY state. Hugs, Jan L.

Lonna
August 28th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Well we are still waiting for Isaac he is sure taking his time. Just like my brother whos middle name is Isaac. But anyway home from work the generator is sitting on the porch, the box with all the cords sitting right next to it. This will only be the second time we have used this generator what I would have givin for it back during Katrina. During Katrina we were with out power for 12 days. It was oh so hot and humid. We are now on the bad side of this storm so far we have had a few wind gust but no feeder bands yet. I sure wish I knew why these storms always have to hit during the middle of the night. Just makes it all the more scary. Take care my friends.

sewmuchjan
August 28th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Be safe Lonna, and prayers for safety and a small rain storm instead.

Hugs,
Jan G.

SuzyQue
August 28th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Lonna----I will check here in the morning to read all about your storm adventures. I have prayed and will continue to keep you in prayers throughout the night. I agree that after dark storms really seem worse. I hope this storm scoots on by without issues and just drops a little rain on us! We could really use some wetness and no one needs the damage of the winds!

Jean Sewing Machine
August 28th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Prayers for your safety, to all those who will be affected by this storm.
Sue, now that your kids bought you a generator, your power won't go off except for short periods. After the horrible ice storm we had in the 90's, we got one. Haven't been out for more than 3 hours since. LOL This is a good thing! My Dad was out for 13 days, my cousin, 16 days. We were only out for 3. We spent a lot of time moving generators and kerosene heaters from people who had gotten power back to people who needed them still. Not a fun time for NY state. Hugs, Jan L.
Same story here, then I gave it to my son, and we had two multiday power outages in 4 months!

cyndiofthevortex
August 28th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I am watching the news and keeping track of what Isaac is doing down there near your home. I pray things do not go badly. Seems like a lot of water is coming your way. I'll keep praying! Keep in touch with us please!

Lonna
August 28th, 2012, 10:02 PM
So far so good 8:00pm still have power although 128,000 are with out. Really haven't had any bad weather yet. A couple of feeder bands and a few wind gust Isaac has made landfall but still a long way from being over.

New York Sue
August 28th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Prayers for your safety, to all those who will be affected by this storm.
Sue, now that your kids bought you a generator, your power won't go off except for short periods. After the horrible ice storm we had in the 90's, we got one. Haven't been out for more than 3 hours since. LOL This is a good thing! My Dad was out for 13 days, my cousin, 16 days. We were only out for 3. We spent a lot of time moving generators and kerosene heaters from people who had gotten power back to people who needed them still. Not a fun time for NY state. Hugs, Jan L.

Jan, it's SO true. We bought a 'big boy' snow-blower a couple years back, after a winter that was unrelenting. Have barely used the thing, since! (But it sure is nice that it's here.)
Crikey, I sure hope I didn't jinx us for the winter....
Lonna, et tal, my Best.
I'm reminded of my BIL in Texas, who was preparing for a big one, 2-3 years back, in Houston, TX. They had all their provisions in order, but couldn't get out of town, and they DID try...
A couple of hours before 'touchdown', I asked (again), "what's your plan"?
And in a low, slow Texas drawl, he said "We're fixing to make some Bloody Mary's. Ain't no point going through this thing sober..."
I swear, I'll remember this until the day I die.
And that's what I LOVE about Dave!

buckeyequilter
August 28th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Stay safe.....my prayers are with you and everyone in the path of the storm.

carolv
August 29th, 2012, 07:18 AM
Lonna, hope all is well this morning. Take care, prayer's from here.

Lonna
August 29th, 2012, 10:05 AM
We are just now beginning to get some strong winds and heavy rain bands. I did manage to get some pancakes cooked for breakfast may be last hot meal for a few day. The number of power outages are way up there. The power here did flicker a few times while cooking this morning. Just wanted to make this quick post before the power goes. I hope and pray we don't lose it but I am afraid that is too much to pray for. Take care my friends.

Jean Sewing Machine
August 29th, 2012, 10:06 AM
We are just now beginning to get some strong winds and heavy rain bands. I did manage to get some pancakes cooked for breakfast may be last hot meal for a few day. The number of power outages are way up there. The power here did flicker a few times while cooking this morning. Just wanted to make this quick post before the power goes. I hope and pray we don't lose it but I am afraid that is too much to pray for. Take care my friends.
We're praying for you!

pcbatiks
August 29th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Stay safe Lonna, we're praying for you'll.

Sandy Navas
August 29th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Stay warm and dry - sure hope you sustain no damages. Prayers with you all . . .

ElaineP
August 29th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Stay save Lonna, hope you don't suffer too much damage.

Take care Elaine

HandsOffItsMine
August 29th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Lonna and Wayne, prayers love! Ruby and Don

Lonna
August 29th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Just another quick hello, we still have power which is wonderful. But the heavy stuff is just beginning to hit us. This storm just gets in one place and wants to sit and just keep pouring in that one spot. I have used this day off from work to get some sewing done. Stay safe.

carolv
August 29th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Glad to hear your doing ok. Be safe.

Sandy Navas
August 29th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Thanks so much for the update. Keep your oars dry.

janluna
August 30th, 2012, 12:12 AM
Lonna prayers going up for you and everyone else in the path. I saw news film of the rescue of the older gent and his 4 dogs. The water was up to his eves. They had to cut a hole in his roof to get him out of his attic. Poor guy! They said some people got 4 to 9 feet of water because one of the levees gave way. Volunteers from the Finger Lakes Red Cross are going down from here to help. God's Blessings on you Sweetie! Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Jan L.

bhaggerty
August 30th, 2012, 01:51 AM
Hope you made it ok through Issac! Hurricanes are so scary! We did not evacuate for Allison, Rita or Ike. But after Ike, we will never try to brave the storm again! It feels & sounds like a freight train coming through your front door and then the eerie feeling while the eye passes directly over the house is undescribable! Then another freight train! Then no power and sometimes no running water for days...weeks...

Lonna
August 30th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Not to bad this time. A couple of pictures out my front door. 27296 27297

Sandy Navas
August 30th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Don't forget to bait your hook and catch some dinner. I'll be down to help you fillet your catch.

So glad you haven't had more damage. Feeling, though, especially for your Mom and Dad.

Prayers for you and Wayne!!

mommadeb
August 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Hope everyone is well. Take care.

K. McEuen
August 30th, 2012, 01:54 PM
I'm always thinking about alligators when I see people walking in the flood waters. That would so freak me out.

Glad you didn't get completely flooded.

HandsOffItsMine
August 30th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Glad that it wasn't worse. Prayers for you and yours. Careful with the backs, back braces for all.

Huggers, Ruby and Don

Lonna
August 30th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Well here we made it through the storm and now we are being told to evacuate as the Dam on Lake Tangipahoa is about to bust. The last time the dam broke was in 1983 when we first moved here and we wound up with about 8 inches of water in our home. Lake Tangipahoa is about 50 miles to the north of us but all the water will come down the Tangipahoa river which is about 1 miles to the east of us. I will be so glad when this is all over with. The only way I have to deal with the stress right now is in my sewing room. So far I have finished one quilt top, started a double cut layer cake pattern all's left to do it to lay it out and sew it, and finished the last three blocks for the beginners quilting block quilt that I am doing over at the quilters gallery.

cyndiofthevortex
August 30th, 2012, 05:42 PM
Still praying for you and your family, Lonna! Thank you so much for keeping us informed. I'm sorry you have to evacuate. I hope your house is spared the water that's coming your way.

pcbatiks
August 30th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Lonna, Please be safe and careful during the evacuation. Still praying for you and Wayne and your parents. You'll were on my mind yesterday.

sewmuchjan
August 30th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Prayers still going your way...Ugh having to evacuate is no fun..hope the waters stay away from your home.

Love, Hugs, and Blessing for drier days,
Jan G.

DianneQ
September 1st, 2012, 09:44 AM
I'm in Baton Rouge and my family didn't have it too bad. We were without power from Wednesday around 3:30 pm until Thursday at 10 pm. The wind gusts were very scary but it didn't rain here as much as I thought it would. The worst part of it all is the power outages and that means no traffic lights at intersections so it's hard to get around town. Entergy is working hard and the power is being restored as quickly as they can. There are lots of areas around us still dealing with flooding so please continue to pray for our area. I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers during the hurricane as I know they made a big difference.

Lonna
September 1st, 2012, 02:51 PM
And to repeat DianneQ's statement once again Thank you each and every one of you for your prayers. DianneQ so glad you made it safely through the storm we were very lucky to have not lost power. But now we are facing the possiblilty of flooding from the Lake Tangiphoa Dam. We were in the flood of "83" and they have been warning those that were flooded then to leave the area but we will stay put. Right now it looks as if the river is going down a little along with the lake so only time will tell.