Evacuating in New Orleans...

by Bryan 25 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Bryan

    Lafayette is 130 miles from here. It should be fine. Actually Evelyne's entire office is trying to relocate to the same place. Everything is coordinated from the main office in San Fran.


  • LyinEyes

    Glad to hear that ya'll are getting out of New Orleans before it gets too bad down that way. We live right off of Hwy, 371 and it is a hurricane escape route. We are like four hours north of N O , but I imagine we will get rain and wind from this.

    If Layfette is all booked up , no rooms, maybe some can try Alexandria or even make a road trip to Shreveport, at least they would have something to do,,,,Gambling on the Riverboats, there are plenty of rooms here.

    Ya'll stay safe and keep us posted on how ya'll are and the hurricane. Take Evelyne out to eat and order her a "hurricane" mixed drink,, cajun folks are always celebrating something,,,,,,I hear they really do have Hurricane parties down there.

  • myelaine

    Jeremiah 30:23-24

    Behold, the wirlwind of the LORD

    Goes forth with fury,

    A continuing whirlwind;

    It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.

    The fierce anger of the LORD will not

    return until He has done it,

    And until He has performed the intents of His heart.

    In the latter days you will consider it.

    Matthew 24:16

    "then let those who are in Judea flee to the MOUNTAINS

    VS 25

    "See, I have told you beforehand.

    Please, be very safe.


  • avishai

    and just how many whirlwinds have there been since this scripture was written? Geez.

  • ApagaLaLuz

    Glad to hear all is well with you Lyin and you havent been evacuated. You guys have been on my mind regarding this. Keep us all posted. And BE SAFE!!

  • Sweetp0985

    I hope Lafayette is enough away....They have us on standby here at work...Sometimes its good having a law enforcement job,,but right now it isnt...I have to work...But I'll be glad if they close school tho'.....I have 3 tests tomorrow..

    I hope it misses us..but if not...I hope it doesn't cause as much damage as Andrew did....

    And to all those headed to Lafayette...major traffic jams here in BR....I'm glad I don't have to take the interstate....


  • orbison11

    i heard this evening that new orleans is below sea level and if the eye passes over you, that the whole city will be under water, do take care!!!!!


  • Kenneson

    To those going to Lafayette, have a safe trip. If you see a sign indicating Breaux Bridge (the Crawfish Capital of the World), near Lafayette, just note that's where I was born. And if you see another pointing to Carencro, that's where I grew up and graduated. I worked at Acadian Village in Lafayette as a tour guide before I came to Tallahassee in 1989. I still have cousins and friends who live in the area. My sister and a niece and nephew, however, live in Plaquemine, 20 miles south of Baton Rouge. Another niece and her family live in Prairieville. So, all you Louisianians I do hope you all fare well.

  • Bryan


    Five and a half hours to travel 130 miles!

    We finally made it into Lafayette at 7:30 last night. Traffic was unbelievable. This is not my first evac but definitely is the worst.

    They said on the news this morning that if New Orleans was hit right on, the city would fill with water, and would take 6 months to pump the water out. They already have the biggest pumps in the nation I believe.

    Anyway, looks like the weather will not be too bad here in Lafayette.

    Everyone in the storm area, please be safe.


  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Yeah I heard that about the city. Is there anything that can done in the future to help keep the city from being flooded or is this just a luck of the draw type thing?

    Glad you guys are safe.

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