Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I am quite concerned tonight for my East Coast fb and Blogger friends. Katrina still still grieves me to think about it.

One word of caution I woudl like to give anyone who is in the potential pathway of the large strorm is to please go to your bank tomorrow and get as much cash as you possibly can.

If Hurricane Irene affects your area with power outages it will be very difficult to get matter how much money you have in the bank. Banks will be closed and if they are open they will tell you like they did me in Katrina. Sorry...we can only give you $200 because everyone else is also needing cash so they ration it out. Doesn't mattter how much cash you have in the bank they will give you only a few hundred dollars.

Just wanted to leave those few words of caution.

Please know that here in good ole South Mississippi our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Hopefully it won't be as bad as it looks


Finding Pam said...

Debra, that is good advice. We are dependant on electricity for everything.

Have a great weekend.

forsythia said...

Here in Maryland, we had an earthquake on Tuesday. Sad to say, but three of the four pinnacles at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC fell. No one was killed when they fell, but repairing the damage will cost millions, millions that the Cathedral does not have. It's all they can do to keep it open as "a house of prayer for all people," an oasis of tranquility and beauty in a crazy world. They started building it in 1907, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Meanwhile, here comes Irene.

Susan said...

Our daughter, Jacque, and granddaughter, Jessica, were in Ocean Springs, MS when Katrina hit and lost EVERYTHING. The hardest thing they had getting at the first was tennis shoes for Jessica as she had only taken flip flops!!! Also the cell phones not was 3 days before they could call us to tell us they were okay, although we had peace about their safety!!!

Good advise Debra!!!

Stacey said...

I'll pass that on to my Mom. She's back on the east coast alone now. Wish I were there with her!

Colleen said...

Prayers for all!

Anonymous said...

I hope someone benefits from your advice. Thanks for thinking of others.

Buttercup said...

Thanks, Debra. I weathered the storm well, but have friends who still don't have electricity. My prayers are now with everyone in the Gulf area.

Mimi said...

How are you doing????
Are you getting soaked from any of those tropical storms in the gulf????
Sorry your Saints lost tonight.
Stay dry and stay well
hugs and love,

jennifer said...

Gosh, it Irene hurt the East Coast in a different way than expected. The flooding was terrible. I'm sure your experience with Katrina left an impression and the word "hurricane" causes your pulse to speed up a bit. Very compassionate post Debra.