RedSonja wrote:Seeing the thing on television is one thing, very exciting. But actually being there must be frightening.
Now the worst seems to be over, tell us how you got on, and how your house came through, and so on. Was it as bad as they showed?
Sorry, everyone has a right to a vice, and mine is curiosity.
Well it is Tuesday morning and sunny
, we didn't even get a rain shower or any wind. The storm skirted the TX Louisiana border and then moved north thru Louisianan. I can tell you from previous experience that hurricanes are not fun!! We stayed thru hurricane Rita three years ago. We had 17 people in our house ranging from 2 to 72 yrs old and even one that was pregnant. Most of those were from further south, thinking that evacuating to our house which at the time was around 120 miles from the coast, was far enough. We had 2 trees fall in on our 3000sq ft home. It was almost demolished. Our insurance payed for all the damages totaling it at around 155,000 for the house and another 45,000 for the contents in the house. We sold the house "as is" and bought a new house closer to our jobs.
As for hurricane Gustav I think it did do a lot of damage to La. , but we had zero damage except for our wallets which suffered from having to evacuate
, later arti