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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Rita
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:16:36 -0400
We will keep you in our prayers. Please let us know as soon as you can,
that you are alright after the storm.
I couldn't believe the traffic jam that I saw on the news last evening. I
just pray that these folks can get moved off the roads in time.
At 03:33 PM 9/22/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> > May be a long ride but at least you have a good place to go
>Yes, we've got a good place to go, but unfortunately, we can't get there
>from here. Every outbound freeway in Houston is a parking
>lot. It's taken people over 20 hours to drive 30 miles, and they're still
>parked on the freeway. People are running out of gas,
>hardly any gas stations are open, others are overheating and stalling, and
>it's 100 degrees here today. TXDOT announced they were
>going to turn the southbound sides of I-45N and 290 and the eastbound side
>of I-10W into "contralanes" and let people drive in the
>wrong direction, but they've yet to open any of them.
>We have no choice but to ride it out. The only thing that may help us is
>that it's taken a slight turn to the north which may take
>it to our east and put the "dirty" side away from us. That would mean a
>little less rain, less of a storm surge, and less chance of
>tornadoes, but it's still not going to be fun. We survived Carla in 1961
>and Alicia in 1983, but most of the people here have never
>been through a hurricane and have no idea what to expect.
>They're already saying gasoline prices could be "a lot more affected" by
>Rita than they were by Katrina. So brace yourselves!
> > I have 3 grandchildren who are in Houston, 1 ,Colton Gamel and his
> family,left last night for New Brun. and the other two are
> > leaving this morning .I am praying for all of Texas and the families there.
>You have to take I-10W to get to New Braunfels from Houston. It's
>bumper-to-bumper and at a complete standstill. The ones who left
>last night are likely still out there; the ones who left this morning
>surely are. If they can turn around they might as well go
>back home. Please continue to pray for everyone.
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