We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1-10 11 12 13 14 15 

International Aid. Re: Katrina by sighthound on 24 September 2005 6:29pm
 
I once participated in a study to see whether animals could be used to predict earthquakes. My California born and bred, earthquake-inured, dogs were total failures. They not only didn't anticipate but slept right through a 4.8.

Like your cousins, I rarely pay any attention to quakes, however, when a big one hits, another mechanism kicks in. I was living in one of those flimsy glass and wood, cantilevered houses on stilts in the Hollywood Hills when the Northridge quake hit. I didn't even bother to rouse myself from sleep before heading for a doorway. It was rather surreal to wake up finding myself already at a dead run in the middle of the living room, heading for the strongest part of the house.
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by George on 24 September 2005 7:22pm
 
Well, it's over. Rita took a turn to the east as expected and hit on the Texas/Louisiana border. It's now churning through the Piney Woods of East Texas, which only has small towns. Last night the local reporters were scampering along the coast on I-10 trying to get in front of the storm. The most exciting story anyone found was a fire in Galveston. As a precaution, the Island will be closed to outsiders for another 24 hours.

We did lose our electricity for about 4-6 hours in the middle of the night, but nothing else. There's a lot of leaves and small branches scattered everywhere, but no real damage anywhere near us. A few businesses are open and, my guess is, all will be back to normal tomorrow.
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by sighthound on 24 September 2005 10:20pm
 
Glad to hear it, George!
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by tucsonmike on 25 September 2005 12:27am
 
Glad you're OK George. Sounds as though it will go into the East Texas woods and create matchsticks.
 
Re: Katrina by edmo1960 on 25 September 2005 12:37am
 
If you made it out. Don't go back.
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by suzulu on 25 September 2005 10:50pm
 
Glad you're OK, George. And the horses?
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by George on 27 September 2005 5:39am
 
Better safe, than sorry...

Well, I'm sure the people who had to have their horses evacuated are probably a little upset at the moment for having to go the expense, since the main part of the hurricane ended up missing us.

I did hear a story last week from a woman who used to have a very expensive Arabian horse. During a tornado about 10 years ago, it was "sucked up" into the storm and no one ever found found a trace of it. I know it sounds like an urban legend or an insurance scam, but I believe her.
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by suzulu on 27 September 2005 2:17pm
 
If it is true, what a horrible thing to happen to that poor horse.
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by Ahren on 28 September 2005 5:43pm
 
Don't hurricanes strip the skin from your body and then explode your brain?



Or is that a tornado............
 
International Aid. Re: Katrina by George on 28 September 2005 6:40pm
 
'Explode your brain'? Maybe that could happen in a tornado, but I've never heard of that happening in a hurricane.

It is said that a 150mph wind makes rain feel like sand being bashed against you. Whether that tears your skin or not, I'm sure it feels that way.
 
Messages 1-10 11 12 13 14 15 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.