Friday, September 23, 2005

Worst Fears Realized

The population of the evacuation shelter here at Tyler Junior College continues to grow. Earlier today we were able to make some calls and reassure people that we were O.K. The last time I tried to use my phone I got the "searching for signal" message. I think that cell phone service will probably be tenuous at best from now on.

It's gonna be time for lights out soon. Most of us have had very little sleep in the last 48 hours. Everyone has been trapped in slow moving traffic for hours, everyone has frayed nerves, and everyone is tired. Even so most people seem to be in good spirits.

I'm anxious about the situation down on the coast. Looks like we won't be spared this time - our home is right in the path of Rita. And things must be bad. Geraldo Rivera is in Port Arthur. When guys like Geraldo and Shepard Smith show up you know your town is in trouble.


At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your friends in California are concerned about you and Michelle. I'm glad that you have reached some safety for now

I'm following this thing on the Weather Channel as it rolls through.

Take care - and know that our thoughts are with you - Ann


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