OT--To my friends here

TV Arts

Jude
We are leaving to evacuate from Gustav.

I do not know if my home will be here when I get back, so who knows if I'll 
ever be back at rec.arts.tv

Jude
                                            
Anim8rFSK
Hey Jude!

You'll be back; we're counting on it!

Good luck!
                                            
Jude
Thanks Fred--times like these you get to see who really gives a damn
vehicles almost all packed and ready to go
                                            
Mark
I have to say good luck too. I know, from Rita, how hard it is to pack
up and leave hoping there'll be something to come home to.

Holy Crap! I had no idea he'd strengthened this much. Last I heard they
were predicting a Category 2 storm, now it's looking like a Category 4
all day tomorrow.
                                            
Jude
Thanks Mark

so you had to leave for Rita, too?


it is cat 4 now.......may soon be a cat 5!
                                            
clouddreamer
Yes. Initial reports had thought there would be enough shear from the 
western Gulf to sap some of its strength, but now it's looking like that 
has diminished so it'll maintain major hurricane strength all the way to 
landfall.

It's looking very much like Katrina Part III.

And Hanna looks to cross Florida in a few days as well.
  ..
                                            
EGK
Why are you still here?   Don't take any chances.  That's scary and I do
hope you and yours are kept safe.
                                            
Anim8rFSK
Where are you?
                                            
EGK
I'm in New York so I just worry about blizzards but have an older brother
who went through Hurricane Andrew in Ft Lauderdale.   Unlike Michael Moore,
I don't wish that on anyone.
                                            
Jude
we are leaving in a few hours. thanks
                                            
Artis
Where you going?
                                            
Jude
deep in the heart of Texas
                                            
Rob
Wow, talk about damned if you do, damned if you don't. [1]

Good luck, Jude!

  -- Rob

[1] And I'm so totally not talking about anything but weather and
location.