Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav-Hanna On Their Way

There will be no hurricane parties. This is one to take very seriously. Coming back from Meridian yesterday there was an ominous flow of traffic going south west. Ambulances and buses-lots of them, on the road and at gas stations off the interstate. Also in large numbers was the highway patrol. We talked to one officer yesterday who said that they were extremely busy due to evacuations from our neighbors to our west.
My friend Diva has family that are in the direct path of the storm. They have arrived safely at her house in Alabama. They said that traffic was intense. When leaving LA. they said that is took 45 minutes to travel 3 miles. I have family in Gulfport (a few blocks from the coastline) that were affected by a similar Hurricane Katrina. This week will be the anniversary of Katrina coming ashore. I currently do not know if my MS family have evacuated due to Gustav.
I want to offer up my prayers to all affected by the impending Hurricane Gustav, as well as what is presently Tropical Storm Hanna (expected to hit somewhere on the Atlantic Coast-Beach Bum keep an eye to the sky and take cover!).
My prayers are with you all.


Anonymous said...

Oh my- I hope your family left the coast- cause you never know what these things will do at the last minute-
I bet Birmingham is full of evacuees too-

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Leigh, glad you got to go & be with your friend. I'll have to read up on the story later, but WOW is that a neat house. You really didn't miss all that much. I hardly bought anything. I think being a holiday weekend, there weren't as many participating.

I'll keep my ears open for another good neighborhood sale & let y'all know!


LA Lady said...

Thanks for coming by - I appreciate the thoughts!

Kirby3131 said...

I'm in Jacksonville, FL - we are already feeling Gustav (actually my bones are feeling it!) we are just getting the wide spread arm bands of the storm - but I've got my prayers out to everyone in Gustav's path.


kari and kijsa said...

Prayers for all the families who are leaving and surviving this latest storm! Another difficult time for your family members!
Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Leigh said...

Drama Mama-True. I hope the same. I have been home since my visit to MS yesterday. I will bet too that hotels are full.

LA Lady-you bet!

Kirby-Hope the next one (Hannah) will steer clear of you. LOoks suspicious! You're in my prayers.

kari & kijsa-thank you for your kind words. You both remain in my prayers. I hope that you feel the prayers of so many ppraying for you.HAve a good holiday as well.

Ruthann said...

Hi Leigh, I will also be praying for the folks in the Gulf Coast. Thanks for all the blog love you send....and for stopping by my blog! I just love visiting are a great photographer! love the stories!
Be blessed today!
warm pie, happy home

Travis said...

I hope all is well for you, your family, and your friends.

Be safe.

The Hickman's said...

My prayers go out to everyone affected as well!