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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
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I've heard from a couple of our members who are on the Gulf Coast, but there are several others who I've not heard from or about.

Who besides MSYtristar (no word yet), Cboy (in BTR), TominNO (reported in), N1120A (evacuated to LA) lives in the affected areas?

I tried calling Cboy yesterday (yeah, I know he's on "vacation" but this is a little different, he's still part of the community) and all lines in are busy...as to be expected. Since he was in Baton Rouge I'd expect he's ok, but perhaps without power.

MSYTristar was supposed to have a birthday party in NO and there's no word.

Tom, you able to get online yet?

Anyone else with news, it would be appreciated by many of us.


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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Ian,

A good and really helpful advise to all:

STAY OFF THE LINES (the ones that connect to affected areas that is)


I'll make it short but in disaster management the first priority is communications.
This is the first thing that breaks down and it is also the essential element in "managing" any emergency situation.

If fellows are in the region, they will make sure to sign on when they will be able to do so.


User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Sorry if I am using Sergeant-Major-like language but this is reality.
Everyone wants to hear about families or buddies, that is natural and of course well intended.
The downside is that little of the telephone infrastucture remains in place and the emergency services need much more than what is available, I am absolutely sure of that.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting DL021 (Thread starter):
N1120A (evacuated to LA)

Alireza was posting last night . . . .  

I think MD-90 was in Hattiesburg (I think that's where U-Miss is) and he hasn't checked in.

[Edited 2005-08-31 16:38:13]

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
I think MD-90 was in Hattiesburg (I think that's where U-Miss is) and he hasn't checked in.

Hopefully the entire rest of the Southeast gets their internet back first.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 4):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
I think MD-90 was in Hattiesburg (I think that's where U-Miss is) and he hasn't checked in.

Hopefully the entire rest of the Southeast gets their internet back first.

Well, I don't have any particular affinity for the guy or his hero worship of LewNumbskull.com, but neither do I wish him harm or heartache . . . . no one deserves the shit storm they're going through down there . . . .


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5):
but neither do I wish him harm or heartache

I didn't wish him any harm, just hoping his internet stays down longer than everyone else's.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):

I think MD-90 was in Hattiesburg (I think that's where U-Miss is) and he hasn't checked in.

MD-90 goes to Mississippi State, which is in Starkville, Miss., and for the record, Ole Miss is in Oxford, not Hattiesburg...

Greg



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 7):
MD-90 goes to Mississippi State, which is in Starkville, Miss., and for the record, Ole Miss is in Oxford, not Hattiesburg...

Thanks . . .

I ain't from there . . .

One Mississippi University is prolly just like another  crazy  wink 

Regardless, MD-90 hasn't checked in . . . . .


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

He posted in the "PC Experts Needed" thread last night.

I just did a search.... it looks like he posted a little over 6 hours ago.

Chip

[Edited 2005-08-31 19:50:33]

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
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Iakobos posted something that makes sense, and I wasn't trying to initiate a landslide of phone calls to the affected area. However the government authorities are telling people to try and call out to let relatives and friends know, so I am hoping that people will be able to do this.

I'm glad TominNO (he IMed me today) and MD90 are seemingly not affected, what about the rest? Any words yet?

How are you guys affected who were in the path of the storm?



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Aren't there a few in the GPT area as well?

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Hey,

I know that everyone says stay off the phone lines, but I have a friend I went to college with. Her parent's house is right on the coast in Mandeville, LA. Their house HAS to be gone. It's like you walk out her front door and there's the mouth of the ocean. I tried calling, but all I get is her voicemail. Anyway, I sent her an email, not like she is going to be able to respond. Anyway, just worried about her.

UAL


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
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I am of course asking about anyone who lives or was caught in the path of this giant storm.

OK...I'm gonna break a rule here, and if I get banned so be it.

I spoke to Concordeboy, Freddie, and he's ok up in Baton Rouge for anyone who knows him and was curious. They don't have power, and he called out on the cellphone but is rationing his batteries. His grandfather lives in Harvey (which is currently under about 12 feet of water) and has not been heard from since Sunday. The Red Cross has not published the list of rescued survivors, and there was no contact from the Superdome and Fred's family is distressed to say the least. So any prayers or good wishes to Fred sure couldn't hurt.

I have heard from others as well as Fred this refrain. During the tsunami coverage one could change the channel to get away from the bad news. That isn't possible there, and it's pretty damned distressing.

All of our friends in the affected areas are going to need our support. I know they'll get it from me, and I hope we can all reach across politics and other divisions to continue to chip in. This is going to take a while.

So, we know about Tom and Fred.....who else in the region can check in yet?

[Edited 2005-08-31 21:35:18]


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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

I don;t believe this violates the rules, and if it does, these are times when rules are made to be broken, sort-a-speak.

I vote: No ban for Ian.

Chip


User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Ian,

Sorry to come again on it, it is not to insist, just to explain...
during the first phase of emergency services interventions communications are absolutely vital.
Whatever remains of the public telephone and mobile networks will be overloaded by those services and by the people in the affected areas for which it could the only means to contact anyone.
These are the two groups with priority No 1.

The US, fortunately but not incidentally, has a specialized community of qualified and well trained persons who do provide the necessary addition, replacement or back up of communications, under the umbrella of a well-oiled organisation.
They provide not only the operators and their own transport means, they also provide their own equipment.

Known as RACES or ARES or ARDS, those volunteer ham radio ops working for crisis comms are not doing a good job, they are doing a brilliant job.
Hats off.

[Edited 2005-09-01 01:08:51]

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
I ain't from there . . .

Let the record show as well that I ain't from there either, nor have I ever been there  Wink

Greg



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

I hope all members are fine.
I send ConcordeBoy an email but I am sure he has a million & one more important things on his mind right now.



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

I hope as well that our fellow members down there are doing ok.
And I think its a good thread to start as well Ian. Even if they don't have the time to write them selves. But they might have taalked to other A.netters that can tell that they and their families are ok.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Has anyone heard from all the A-Net folks from the affected areas yet? I saw in another thread last week that there are a couple still unaccounted for down that way.... any new news?

Chip


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
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Ok...we've heard from:
Concordeboy, who is currently on A.net "vacation" so he can't really check in,
but he's ok.
MSYTristar...said he was headed for Denver to get some work while this is going on.
TominNO....Said he's back at work and he spent to hurricane out of town.
MD90....He's back to posting and said he was good to go.

I'm not sure who else lives in the disaster zone, but as it runs from Alabama to Louisiana I'm certain there are others who were affected.



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Thanks Ian... those are the four I was most curious about, but as you mention, I'm sure there are more. What about NIKV69, isn't he listed as Gulf Shores?

Chip


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
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He has also posted since then....sorry I forgot to mention him.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

How about SophieMaltese?
I know she moved to Tampa for a bit but she is a New Orleans native.



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 22):
He has also posted since then....sorry I forgot to mention him

Thanks for the info.... no apologies necessary.

Chip


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 25, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1208 times:

Uhhhhhh I just had a thought today..

Anyone remember SophieMaltese??? I think she was from New Orleans....

Anyone know!??!

Chris



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