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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:40 AM
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Georgia DUers particularly Atlanta DUers
how did you fare last night. Looks like that god the governor prayed to was pretty pissed with him last night. Atlanta sure took a hit. I wonder what message he was sending for CNN - they're studios are covered with tarpaulin and they sure believe that the news begins with their damage.

I hope DUers are safe.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:43 AM
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1. Atlanta area folks check in
We're fine, other than having our sleep interrupted a few times. Sirens were going off in Douglasville when I got up a little after 6.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:51 AM
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4. Stay safe
:hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:53 AM
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5. thanks.
Kind of a spooky night. :hi:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:47 AM
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2. was downtown last night PRIOR to the storms
and was on the road when the storms hit downtown...all over the news in minutes...don't know if it had anything to do with God though. :-) I sure hope everyone is ok...we are getting a decent storm up here in the northern part of the city but nothing like that!!!

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:50 AM
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3. That god part was for your lunatic governor
I have no gods. Glad you're OK. :hi:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:53 AM
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6. oh i know who it was for...
and while the tornadoes suck we really need the rain (and a better management by the Army Corps of Engineers of our primary reservoir). Things are good here in the north...I hope everyone downtown is ok and can weather this mess...

sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 AM
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glad you're ok, PJM.
:)
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:01 AM
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19. we're all good here...
glad you guys are ok too...


sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 AM
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7. heh - watch Phelps find a way to protest the damage downtown.
Large gay population in Atlanta, y'know. ;-)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 AM
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9. I was thinking CNN lies
:rofl:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:04 AM
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21. his POS god is all hate...
he is one hell of a hate prophet...and he must be scared to death of DEATH...if my god hated as much as his, I would be afraid of death too.

You guys out in Walton County need to duck...a new one is coming your way!!! BIG BOW ECHO...

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:06 AM
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23. NBC says they just cancelled that warning
This is massive damage in the city. Wow! 27 people injured -one critical.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 AM
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25. damn...these late night/early morning storms are the WORST
the warnings just don't get heard unless you have a weather radio...

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:13 AM
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30. Looks like this took everyone by surprise
You'll know more when the sun rises.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:14 AM
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31. coincindence???
Now there are commercials for roof and window replacement...fortuitous timing...

sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:17 AM
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32. siren chasers?
:eyes:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:19 AM
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34. just funky timing...
on channel two...

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:19 AM
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33. The so called invisible market is omnipresent
I guess rebuilding can't be bad for the Georgia economy.
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BronxBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 AM
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8. OK Here in Lawrenceville
Just heavy rains. Not much wind. Just went out and checked our greenhouse which we just finished. Everything's fine. Anybody here from Catwoman?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:55 AM
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10. No word from Catwoman yet
and I saw a thread asking for her.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:35 PM
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67. Damn! I hope she is OK!
:afraid: for her!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:55 AM
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11. I'll try calling her in a minute.
I suspect she's probably up with what just passed over her neighborhood.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:58 AM
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12. More warnings on NBC Atlanta
for Walton County and Monroe. They have stopped showing commercials.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 AM
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14. speedy-ass storm.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:00 AM
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17. Warning cancelled
Great news
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:58 AM
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13. no answer, but I may have an old number.
Maybe she'll check in soon. I know opihi would like to hear from her...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:00 AM
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15. I'll call my sister in an hour
There is no way she awake this early. :D
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:00 AM
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16. Almost all damage was right in the center of downtown Atlanta.
I'm about 20 miles north of DT and we didn't even have any raid. Have thunder storms this AM, but I don't see any pink or red on the Dopler so I'm hoping it's just a lot of rain and noise. I sure don't want any damage, but we desperately need the water!

Thnks all for checking on us though.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:01 AM
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18. Stay safe
:hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:02 AM
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20. sounds like Cabbagetown took it on the chin.
Friend of mine used to live in the Cotton Mill Lofts... :scared:
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:05 AM
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22. and that place was making some good changes
hopefully they will get back on their feet soon...

sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 AM
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24. yup. neat area.
We lived in Inman Park when we were first married. No better place to spend your mid-twenties. :)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:21 AM
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35. NBC says 20 homes flattened there
WTF?
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:22 AM
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36. that is so depressing...
i want to go down to help out...but afraid right now would just be in the way...

sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:23 AM
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38. it really is.
A lot of historic buildings in that neighborhood.

My old school is just a few blocks west of the Dome. Hope everyone over there is ok...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:29 AM
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41. I just hope that the people escaped
Looks like people were not warned about major storms.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:32 AM
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42. i sure don't remember any warnings last night
i guess this one sort of surprised everyone...kind of like that one last we in Douglas in W parts of ATL/GA...the thunder and rain woke me and i just happened to turn on the TV while making coffee when i started seeing all this mess...

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:36 AM
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43. Three or four floors collapsed in one of the buildings at the
cotton mill. Four of the five buildings sustained damage. They don't think anyone was trapped...so far. This really sounds bad for those collapsed homes though. 51 people at a shelter from a senior center in Cabbagetown.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:37 AM
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44. sounds like the dogs have been out looking around
and seems like there is no one in the collapse (thank god)...going to check more places...crazy stuff

sP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:08 AM
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57. Where is Crestdrive in relation to this storm?
My sis and her hubby are not answering their phone.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 AM
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26. I hope everyone is safe
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:09 AM
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27. Are you watching this mess downtown?
Damn!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:10 AM
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28. paging Krebs and Caspar!
How're you guys doing?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:11 AM
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29. They've just cancelled the St Pats parade
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 06:18 AM by malaise
in Atlanta.
Sp.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:23 AM
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37. more nasty stuff forming up in MS and TN
looks like N GA might get the next bad weather blast later today...

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southeast.php

sP
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:25 AM
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39. jesus.
Let me guess - that monster's moving ESE too, isn't it?

Not as if we don't need the rain, but damn.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:26 AM
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40. mostly E at the moment...
but already dipping S as the storms form up...guess it is going to be an exciting (and not in a good way) day...

Stay Safe Everyone!

sP
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:43 AM
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45. Hi Uly!
I don't know Atlanta at all (though I have passed through the airport from time to time), so forgive my ignorance with the next question: How close to the Georgia Tech campus did this storm hit? I have a nephew there. Thanks and :loveya:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:46 AM
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46. the Dome is directly south of the Tech campus.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=georgi...

I haven't heard of any damage there, but I'll bet it got their attention. :hi:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 AM
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47. Thanks!
I am sure if there was serious problems there - it would be in the news. My nephew grew up here in tornado alley, so I doubt he is tripped out by it - as long as he is safe :D

Glad to see you before I run off to work! :hi:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 AM
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49. likewise!
Have fun at work! :)
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The Icon Painter Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 AM
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48. Morningside
The weather radio kept talking about 'rotational winds' in the heavy storms in the area and specifically mentioned Piedmont Park - about a mile from our house - as one of the danger spots. We just got lightning and lots of alerts from the weather radio. It was not until the flashes of lightning woke me after six this morning that I heard about the tornado. We still do not have our newspapers so I am assuming the AJC building either got hit or they cannot get their trucks out. Or they are printing a special edition; they do love their huge scare headlines!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:55 AM
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50. the AJC bldg isn't far from CNN, etc.
They may have some damage. And yeah, those headlines... :D

Glad you're safe.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:26 AM
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54. CNN link
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:15 AM
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51. Stay safe
and stay away from Atlanta for now. :hi:
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:21 AM
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52. We live in Grant Park - 1/2 mile from Cabbagetown.
We moved from the Fulton Cotton Mill a few months ago. The building where we lived was flattened. We probably would have been killed had we still lived there. Our unit was on the ground floor of that "pancake stack".

Friends of ours still live there. No contact yet. Very worried.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:23 AM
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53. Wow!!
Hope your friends are OK. Stay safe. :grouphug:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:59 AM
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55. they're saying on the news that everyone is accounted for. n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:01 AM
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56. They also said that if the basketball game didn't go into overtime
hundreds of fans would have been walking in the streets. Let's call that a lucky shot.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:09 AM
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58. no doubt.
Have you seen the video of the water pouring down the hotel staircase? Pretty wild.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:12 AM
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59. Uly, you guys heard from Catwoman?? Jus checking...Opi
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:17 AM
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60. no, opi, I haven't.
I tried to call her earlier, but I think the number I have may not be right any more...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:32 PM
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65. I also had to leave a message....but on another thread, I heard she posted this morn...
I would guess she be fine and dandy...

But then there is also collateral damage...car, house, etc

I am sure we will hear from her soon enough

over/out
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:33 PM
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66. here:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 PM
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68. Thank you for the link...she is safe....Mahalo and sending wine and lobsters....
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:19 AM
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61. Where is Crest Drive in relation to the city? n/t
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:38 AM
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62. I cannot find this street on the map. Are you sure this is the right addy? (nt)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:46 AM
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63. can't find it either.
Sorry. :(
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:50 AM
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64. That's what I have here
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:52 AM by malaise
and she usually gets those cards. :D I'll call my Miami sis and double check. Atlanta sis is not answering her phone.

Add.
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