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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

September 6, 2017 anita 0

RM, I had purchased 7 gallon water jugs. After my husband died I got rid of them, as I knew there would be no way I could lift them, let alone carry them. (Fortunately, someone on the boards took them, so they didn’t go to waste!)

I’ll be ordering the water bricks once I move. I think I can pick up 3 1/2 gallons for a while yet!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

September 6, 2017 anita 0

RM, I had purchased 7 gallon water jugs. After my husband died I got rid of them, as I knew there would be no way I could lift them, let alone carry them. (Fortunately, someone on the boards took them, so they didn’t go to waste!)

I’ll be ordering the water bricks once I move. I think I can pick up 3 1/2 gallons for a while yet!

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 5, 2017 anita 0
ReadyMom wrote:
Some of the Fla moms, on the mom’s facebook page I frequent, are going to Disney! They said that storm preparation at the park is #1, and they feel safer there than anywhere else! :|

I hope they are being charged a surcharge!

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 5, 2017 anita 0
ReadyMom wrote:
Some of the Fla moms, on the mom’s facebook page I frequent, are going to Disney! They said that storm preparation at the park is #1, and they feel safer there than anywhere else! :|

I hope they are being charged a surcharge!

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 5, 2017 anita 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
What I’m wondering is Texas wanted to secede from the union, they could make it on their own etc, now they
want aid. I have no problem giving aid to any state in the union even Texas. However, their congress people
voted against helping other flood victims who needed help and that wasn’t right. We will give it, but what
happened to all that independence, we don’t need nobody stuff?

Ted Cruz and others voted against providing aid to Sandy because the bill was larded up with pork. It’s not that they didn’t want to give money to help Sandy victims.But there was money for Alaskan and Mississippi fisheries, Wallops Island, Cape Kennedy, and head start programs (all-be-it in NY and NJ, but $100 million??)

Let’s have a straight-up bill instead of larding it up with crap for once.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 4, 2017 anita 0

Just saw the latest track for Irma. It is starting to track more straight rather than curve north. That would put it somewhere between Cuba and the southern tip of Florida, and possibly on toward Texas/Louisiana. If it continues on that track, it will be mostly over warm water with little land to slow it down.

The Weather Channel’s current prediction is that it will hit Florida and make a hard right up through that state. This is not looking good.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 4, 2017 anita 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Is the Alt-Left movement more widespread than anyone thought?

Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/01/publi … ifa-group/

A little off-topic…

Far-left propaganda is being taught in our schools, and not just by nitwits like this woman.

We sent our kids to private school to get away from this. Since our older two are 10 and 12 years older than the youngest, I have a first-hand multi-generational view of schools and how they’ve changed. When our older two were at the private school, the teachers were mostly on the liberal end of the spectrum, but not blatantly so. Often the kids weren’t sure of the teacher’s politics. (I bought one of my son’s teachers a book of Reagan quotes for a gift once, and he told me he had voted both ways but voted for Obama. (!) We had no clue, because he made kids think, didn’t try to force his opinions on them.

The Bible was taught in the school even though it didn’t have a religious affiliation. It was taught in English, part of a well-rounded education.

In the last two or three years, almost every speaker is concerning race, white privilege, or some such. Many of the teachers hired are blatantly gay/whatever. Virtually all are liberal, and mostly extremely liberal. One teacher has started a club for transexuals. Another for feminists. This year’s summer reading book was I AM JAZZ.

Almost all books read deal have some sort of race/gender issues bent, and most are depressing. Most of this change has taken place in the last two to three years, after the gay headmaster took over.

Their main priority has moved from providing a strong education to indoctrination.

I went to diversity meetings over the last two years to ask where the independence of thought was (the first part of their mission statement.) They just stared at me when I brought it up. What a novel idea!

This is happening all over the country, and not just in liberal bastions of Berkeley and San Francisco.

If my son hadn’t graduated last year, it would have been his last year there regardless. The good thing, if there is one, is that he had to learn to support his conservative beliefs. He was often the only conservative in a class. When he graduated, one of the comments teachers made about him was that he always supported his politics. Not sure they thought it was a good thing. He definitely has a strong conservative core though.

If I had it to do over, I would definitely have home-schooled him.

Now on to 4 years of college!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 4, 2017 anita 0
Mollypup wrote:

anita wrote:And all of Europe, along with our troops there, just sit there watching TV? And I didn’t see our nuclear subs or warships mentioned. They, apparently, are just floating around letting things go to rubble.

There are any number of ways things could play out if NK is foolish enough to try something (and don’t forget that their rockets aren’t exactly precise. They could go off far afield of their intended targets.) This is just one far-fetched scenario.

Anita, you forget that the powers that be need this war. If they didn’t, Little Fat Man would’ve been dealt with a very long time ago, quickly & quietly. Poof!

I have a feeling when those EMPs are launched, they’ll hit all intended targets at nearly the same time, including the US. Even if LFM believes himself to be a demigod, his military advisors area going to keep their chances of survival as high as possible. Either that or the US strike will come first. Otherwise……..it gives us far too much time for retaliation they know is going to come.

IF LFM manages to hit us with a successful EMP……..I have strong doubts about our retaliation. Mainly because that leaves the US a big fat sitting duck for invasion by anyone with such an inclination. I wouldn’t be surprised if our focus wouldn’t be on protecting the home front. No telling what our allies or the rest of the world’s reaction would be mainly because there is no way to know how Russia & China would react to such a successful attack. We’ve got powerful allies, yes, but just how powerful are they without our military machine to back them up? Will they want to risk the same fate or worse…a full scale nuclear war?

But Molly, if they needed this war (not saying they don’t didn’t they need it last year or the year before? How about 2008 or 2009–didn’t we need it then?

My point is that I doubt he can hit everywhere and everything at once. And, if that’s the case, then our troops in Europe or floating around at sea, or the British, French (and good grief, I hope we don’t have to rely on the French) etc, are going to take him and his minions out. They aren’t just going to be bystanders.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 4, 2017 anita 0
Mollypup wrote:

anita wrote:And all of Europe, along with our troops there, just sit there watching TV? And I didn’t see our nuclear subs or warships mentioned. They, apparently, are just floating around letting things go to rubble.

There are any number of ways things could play out if NK is foolish enough to try something (and don’t forget that their rockets aren’t exactly precise. They could go off far afield of their intended targets.) This is just one far-fetched scenario.

Anita, you forget that the powers that be need this war. If they didn’t, Little Fat Man would’ve been dealt with a very long time ago, quickly & quietly. Poof!

I have a feeling when those EMPs are launched, they’ll hit all intended targets at nearly the same time, including the US. Even if LFM believes himself to be a demigod, his military advisors area going to keep their chances of survival as high as possible. Either that or the US strike will come first. Otherwise……..it gives us far too much time for retaliation they know is going to come.

IF LFM manages to hit us with a successful EMP……..I have strong doubts about our retaliation. Mainly because that leaves the US a big fat sitting duck for invasion by anyone with such an inclination. I wouldn’t be surprised if our focus wouldn’t be on protecting the home front. No telling what our allies or the rest of the world’s reaction would be mainly because there is no way to know how Russia & China would react to such a successful attack. We’ve got powerful allies, yes, but just how powerful are they without our military machine to back them up? Will they want to risk the same fate or worse…a full scale nuclear war?

But Molly, if they needed this war (not saying they don’t didn’t they need it last year or the year before? How about 2008 or 2009–didn’t we need it then?

My point is that I doubt he can hit everywhere and everything at once. And, if that’s the case, then our troops in Europe or floating around at sea, or the British, French (and good grief, I hope we don’t have to rely on the French) etc, are going to take him and his minions out. They aren’t just going to be bystanders.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 3, 2017 anita 0

And all of Europe, along with our troops there, just sit there watching TV? And I didn’t see our nuclear subs or warships mentioned. They, apparently, are just floating around letting things go to rubble.

There are any number of ways things could play out if NK is foolish enough to try something (and don’t forget that their rockets aren’t exactly precise. They could go off far afield of their intended targets.) This is just one far-fetched scenario.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #6 (Sept 2017)

September 3, 2017 anita 0

And all of Europe, along with our troops there, just sit there watching TV? And I didn’t see our nuclear subs or warships mentioned. They, apparently, are just floating around letting things go to rubble.

There are any number of ways things could play out if NK is foolish enough to try something (and don’t forget that their rockets aren’t exactly precise. They could go off far afield of their intended targets.) This is just one far-fetched scenario.

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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 3, 2017 anita 0
tidewaterva wrote:
Our dear friend and brother Bill passed away quietly today at 1 pm. Thanks to all for your prayers and concern.

Thank you for letting us know, Tidewater. As sad as this makes me, I’m relieved that his suffering has ended. My prayers are with Janice and the rest of his family.

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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 3, 2017 anita 0
tidewaterva wrote:
Our dear friend and brother Bill passed away quietly today at 1 pm. Thanks to all for your prayers and concern.

Thank you for letting us know, Tidewater. As sad as this makes me, I’m relieved that his suffering has ended. My prayers are with Janice and the rest of his family.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 3, 2017 anita 0

Just ordered my son some collapsible water jugs (available on Amazon), also headlamps, work gloves, N-95 masks, solar lantern, Lifestraw, Manuka Honey and Bacitracin.

Even though I have Amazon Prime, it won’t get there till Sept 14. I assume their Houston area warehouses are flooded.

I am going to ship him a few things this week as well. Will be interesting if USPS can get things somewhere faster than Amazon, for once.

They did get mail yesterday, so that has resumed. Grocery has produce. He is very fortunate.

He lives near the medical center, which was trashed in a previous hurricane. Looks like all the water diversion remediation they did really helped.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 3, 2017 anita 0

Just ordered my son some collapsible water jugs (available on Amazon), also headlamps, work gloves, N-95 masks, solar lantern, Lifestraw, Manuka Honey and Bacitracin.

Even though I have Amazon Prime, it won’t get there till Sept 14. I assume their Houston area warehouses are flooded.

I am going to ship him a few things this week as well. Will be interesting if USPS can get things somewhere faster than Amazon, for once.

They did get mail yesterday, so that has resumed. Grocery has produce. He is very fortunate.

He lives near the medical center, which was trashed in a previous hurricane. Looks like all the water diversion remediation they did really helped.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 2, 2017 anita 0

My son just told me that his girlfriend’s aunt, who they were helping with cleanout of their house a couple of days ago, is now in the hospital due to infection.

Next step, hospitals overwhelmed, I suppose. Great.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 2, 2017 anita 0

My son just told me that his girlfriend’s aunt, who they were helping with cleanout of their house a couple of days ago, is now in the hospital due to infection.

Next step, hospitals overwhelmed, I suppose. Great.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 2, 2017 anita 0

My son just told me that his girlfriend’s aunt, who they were helping with cleanout of their house a couple of days ago, is now in the hospital due to infection.

Next step, hospitals overwhelmed, I suppose. Great.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 2, 2017 anita 0

With all that’s happening in Texas, let’s hope Irma doesn’t hit anywhere, although that seems unlikely.

I imagine a lot of resources, (power trucks, FEMA, etc) are busy in Texas, and those who lose power after Irma might be waiting a little while before they get it back.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 2, 2017 anita 0

With all that’s happening in Texas, let’s hope Irma doesn’t hit anywhere, although that seems unlikely.

I imagine a lot of resources, (power trucks, FEMA, etc) are busy in Texas, and those who lose power after Irma might be waiting a little while before they get it back.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 2, 2017 anita 0

With all that’s happening in Texas, let’s hope Irma doesn’t hit anywhere, although that seems unlikely.

I imagine a lot of resources, (power trucks, FEMA, etc) are busy in Texas, and those who lose power after Irma might be waiting a little while before they get it back.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 anita 0

The ability to refine is definitely impacted, but with all the off shore rigs in the Gulf, I would think that crude would have been impacted, but I haven’t heard much about that.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 1, 2017 anita 0

No, I didn’t say that it’s too early. Joe said early on that this would be the year that the hurricane-free period would end. (Odd how with all the global warming we’ve had no major hurricanes in the US for several years.)

He predicted there would be a major hit in northeast Texas, for one, and he thinks Erma will likely be serious. I think he’s still giving a couple of scenarios at this point. But he goes back and looks at how past storms were created, and how they acted, and why they were a major wind or rain event, etc., and then compares current conditions to those historic conditions to make his predictions.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 1, 2017 anita 0

No, I didn’t say that it’s too early. Joe said early on that this would be the year that the hurricane-free period would end. (Odd how with all the global warming we’ve had no major hurricanes in the US for several years.)

He predicted there would be a major hit in northeast Texas, for one, and he thinks Erma will likely be serious. I think he’s still giving a couple of scenarios at this point. But he goes back and looks at how past storms were created, and how they acted, and why they were a major wind or rain event, etc., and then compares current conditions to those historic conditions to make his predictions.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 anita 0
Mollypup wrote:
Anyone in area might want to purchase locking gas caps for their vehicles if they haven’t already. It’s not that difficult to siphon gas out of a tank.

That’s a good idea, except for getting to a store that sells them that’s open! Don’t the little doors over the gas cap on a fair number of cars lock these days?

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0
ajax727 wrote:
Anita your son had a good leader you , you did an excellent job on getting him prepared . — snip —

Thanks. He was moderately prepared. Had stocked up on water and food. I told him to get a flashlight, batteries and headlamps. Who knows if he did or not.

As the water was rising he was getting a constant stream of texts. Fill the tub. Fill containers with water and get them in the freezer. Put all the water bottles in the refrig. Fill containers with water. Find the pepper spray and take it out with you when you leave the apartment. Wash the clothes. Wash the dishes. Boil water if you use it. And on and on.

Finally he told me to stop texting so he could get things done.

I don’t think he’s ever going to think what I do to be self-sufficient and prepared is ridiculous again.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0
ajax727 wrote:
Anita your son had a good leader you , you did an excellent job on getting him prepared . — snip —

Thanks. He was moderately prepared. Had stocked up on water and food. I told him to get a flashlight, batteries and headlamps. Who knows if he did or not.

As the water was rising he was getting a constant stream of texts. Fill the tub. Fill containers with water and get them in the freezer. Put all the water bottles in the refrig. Fill containers with water. Find the pepper spray and take it out with you when you leave the apartment. Wash the clothes. Wash the dishes. Boil water if you use it. And on and on.

Finally he told me to stop texting so he could get things done.

I don’t think he’s ever going to think what I do to be self-sufficient and prepared is ridiculous again.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0

I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0

I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 30, 2017 anita 0

I was going to suggest Charity Navigator as well. And I also gave to Samaritan’s Purse.

There are plenty of faux police charitable groups, so they should be checked out as well.

The reality about this storm is that it was expected to be a Cat 1 until 24 or 36 hours before it made landfall. Those in Houston were told to stay put so that the masses weren’t on the highway when the storm hit, causing much greater loss of life. Hindsight is always 20-20, and you can now say that those who didn’t leave were foolish, but at least in Houston they were doing as told.

As I mentioned, my son is in Houston, his girlfriend just started a PhD program and they moved there a month ago. Great intro to the city!

They are on the second level of their apartment building, never lost power or water, although they almost did. Yes they are rather stuck there at the moment, but his girlfriend’s program is supposed to start up again on Monday. If they had left, they wouldn’t be able to get back. They did as they were told, and they are fine. A grocery is open near them, at least. Their biggest problem at the moment is lack of internet. Since my son works remotely, he can’t work, but he’s found a location with internet and will get back to work tomorrow.

They stocked enough food and water for at least a week and filled the bathtub and everything else they had with water when they thought they were going to use it, but I’m sure that they are relieved that the grocery reopened (no produce and had just run out of water again right before they got there yesterday .)

The apartment complex was great, kept them apprised as to problems (when they were considering cutting water and power, for instance) and offered any vacant apartments to those on the first floor so that they could get their stuff higher in case it did flood.

So, before you paint the people of Houston with a broad brush, know that many of the people who stayed did exactly what they were told, and the mayor was making his best guess as to what to do.

I, for one, am impressed at how much better Houston is handling this, compared to New Orleans after Katrina. Granted, NO isn’t much of a city compared to Houston, but there is a big difference in mindset about taking care of yourself and helping others, rather than waiting for some government entity to take care of you.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 30, 2017 anita 0

I was going to suggest Charity Navigator as well. And I also gave to Samaritan’s Purse.

There are plenty of faux police charitable groups, so they should be checked out as well.

The reality about this storm is that it was expected to be a Cat 1 until 24 or 36 hours before it made landfall. Those in Houston were told to stay put so that the masses weren’t on the highway when the storm hit, causing much greater loss of life. Hindsight is always 20-20, and you can now say that those who didn’t leave were foolish, but at least in Houston they were doing as told.

As I mentioned, my son is in Houston, his girlfriend just started a PhD program and they moved there a month ago. Great intro to the city!

They are on the second level of their apartment building, never lost power or water, although they almost did. Yes they are rather stuck there at the moment, but his girlfriend’s program is supposed to start up again on Monday. If they had left, they wouldn’t be able to get back. They did as they were told, and they are fine. A grocery is open near them, at least. Their biggest problem at the moment is lack of internet. Since my son works remotely, he can’t work, but he’s found a location with internet and will get back to work tomorrow.

They stocked enough food and water for at least a week and filled the bathtub and everything else they had with water when they thought they were going to use it, but I’m sure that they are relieved that the grocery reopened (no produce and had just run out of water again right before they got there yesterday .)

The apartment complex was great, kept them apprised as to problems (when they were considering cutting water and power, for instance) and offered any vacant apartments to those on the first floor so that they could get their stuff higher in case it did flood.

So, before you paint the people of Houston with a broad brush, know that many of the people who stayed did exactly what they were told, and the mayor was making his best guess as to what to do.

I, for one, am impressed at how much better Houston is handling this, compared to New Orleans after Katrina. Granted, NO isn’t much of a city compared to Houston, but there is a big difference in mindset about taking care of yourself and helping others, rather than waiting for some government entity to take care of you.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:49 pm