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SouthernNights
08-25-2011, 12:05 PM
You are welcome to come to our home until the storm passes if you need a place to go to.

dbylinski
08-25-2011, 06:51 PM
Larry it is so nice of you to open up your home for a friend in need. It's that type of kindness that puts the heart in Heartland!

Living on the Jersey shore we find that "we need to get out of here" :eek: !!! State of emergency is declared and it didn't take much to convince John that the best place to ride out the storm is anywhere but here! BH is in front of the house and we'll be heading west in the morning! My Son just called from the firehouse to say expected storm surge is 12 feet. Yikes!

Just want to thank everyone for your calls, emails and concerns for our safety not to mention offers to stay in your homes away from the coast! Man oh man you folks never cease to amaze me!!! Love you one and all!

Everyone please pray for those of us in the path of this beast!

trdeal
08-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Larry it is so nice of you to open up your home for a friend in need. It's that type of kindness that puts the heart in Heartland!

Living on the Jersey shore we find that "we need to get out of here" :eek: !!! State of emergency is declared and it didn't take much to convince John that the best place to ride out the storm is anywhere but here! BH is in front of the house and we'll be heading west in the morning! My Son just called from the firehouse to say expected storm surge is 12 feet. Yikes!

Just want to thank everyone for your calls, emails and concerns for our safety not to mention offers to stay in your homes away from the coast! Man oh man you folks never cease to amaze me!!! Love you one and all!

Everyone please pray for those of us in the path of this beast!Larry Deb is right.It is very nice of you and Samantha to open up your home to those in need during this time.
Deb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys and with everyone in Irene's path.Please be safe and let us know how you are.

klindgren
08-25-2011, 08:01 PM
You are welcome to come to our home until the storm passes if you need a place to go to.

Thanks Larry and Sam. You all are such wonderful people. Wish we could see more of you.

Deb I'd invite you and John to come down here, but they are now talking about Irene coming right over the top of us. Don't recommend going from the frying pan into the fire.

I've got the Landmark holed up in the carport, and have both generators up and running with 5 five gallon containers of gas. I'm still hoping and praying I won't need them but at least I'm ready if I do.

I knew I should have joined Jim and Nancy up at the Michigan rally this weekend.

We'll keep you posted on how we are managing the storm.

PSF513
08-25-2011, 08:59 PM
LARRY & SAM: Always thinking of others. No wonder everyone who meets and gets to know you loves you.

Much like Keith, we have food, generators, fuel and, presuming Deb gets home tomorrow before it starts getting bad, just do our best to ride it out.

THANKS

dieselsweetheart
08-25-2011, 09:05 PM
We have had heavy rain here a good portion of the day and this isn't even the hurricane yet. Add some wind with add and we're gonna have some serious issues.

All you guys on the east coast...make sure you get out if you're told to get out!!! We are not in the direct path here where we live but we're gonna get the wind (possible loss of power) and rain here.

Stay in touch!

cjhicks
08-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Larry it is so nice of you to open up your home for a friend in need. It's that type of kindness that puts the heart in Heartland!

Living on the Jersey shore we find that "we need to get out of here" :eek: !!! State of emergency is declared and it didn't take much to convince John that the best place to ride out the storm is anywhere but here! BH is in front of the house and we'll be heading west in the morning! My Son just called from the firehouse to say expected storm surge is 12 feet. Yikes!

Just want to thank everyone for your calls, emails and concerns for our safety not to mention offers to stay in your homes away from the coast! Man oh man you folks never cease to amaze me!!! Love you one and all!

Everyone please pray for those of us in the path of this beast! John & Deb, Glad to hear that you are going to head West and not heading to Point Lookout. We are going to ride it out here on the Creek and will be moving the Bighorn into town away from the water They are saying 80 to 100 MPH winds with extream high tides, stay safe and we will see you in OC if there is anything left of the Rally Site.

iforget
08-26-2011, 12:53 AM
Duane and I are currently in Cape May in the RV and have to evacuate by
8am. Duane is taking a quick snooze now and we will be heading North around 3am.
We are hoping this will make for an easier trip home as the roads were quite backed up earlier when the mandatory evacuation was called. I just hope the hill we live on at the Jersey shore is high enough!
Everyone be safe.

Greenstonekiwis
08-26-2011, 02:24 AM
Hi All,
we are in New Zealand and this Hurricane Irene sounds absolutely horrific - sounds just major, so please keep safe all of you who are in the immediate area. This could be BIG. We are thinking of you on this side of the world. Hoping the hype doesn't live up to the actual event.

take care.

Rodbuster
08-26-2011, 03:59 AM
I live just outside of Daytona Beach and Irene is about 210 directly east of us. We are still feeling her impact with strong winds and heavy winds. We are very fortunate that it took a turn to the east.

May God Bless all of you that are in the path of this storm and may He keep you safe.

Rodbuster

dbylinski
08-26-2011, 03:59 AM
Thanks Larry and Sam. You all are such wonderful people. Wish we could see more of you.

Deb I'd invite you and John to come down here, but they are now talking about Irene coming right over the top of us. Don't recommend going from the frying pan into the fire.

I've got the Landmark holed up in the carport, and have both generators up and running with 5 five gallon containers of gas. I'm still hoping and praying I won't need them but at least I'm ready if I do.

I knew I should have joined Jim and Nancy up at the Michigan rally this weekend.

We'll keep you posted on how we are managing the storm.


Keith - Please be careful because you're already crazy for staying! Think smart because we need you in December! Hugs and love to you both! Stay in touch!


LARRY & SAM: Always thinking of others. No wonder everyone who meets and gets to know you loves you.

Much like Keith, we have food, generators, fuel and, presuming Deb gets home tomorrow before it starts getting bad, just do our best to ride it out.

THANKS

Pete please be careful and you are so right about Larry & Sam! Stay in touch so we know you are ok!


John & Deb, Glad to hear that you are going to head West and not heading to Point Lookout. We are going to ride it out here on the Creek and will be moving the Bighorn into town away from the water They are saying 80 to 100 MPH winds with extream high tides, stay safe and we will see you in OC if there is anything left of the Rally Site.

Calvin, I wish we were still up to surprising you at Point Lookout. I was really looking forward to it. Now get out of there! The good Lord is willin' but the Creeks GONNA RISE! Move to higher ground! Love you both so please be careful.


Duane and I are currently in Cape May in the RV and have to evacuate by
8am. Duane is taking a quick snooze now and we will be heading North around 3am.
We are hoping this will make for an easier trip home as the roads were quite backed up earlier when the mandatory evacuation was called. I just hope the hill we live on at the Jersey shore is high enough!
Everyone be safe.

Deb, the preferred direction right now is west. Go west please. Duane is going to get called to action if you are close to home. Where ever you go remember we love you guys. Stay safe and we'll stay in touch!


Hi All,
we are in New Zealand and this Hurricane Irene sounds absolutely horrific - sounds just major, so please keep safe all of you who are in the immediate area. This could be BIG. We are thinking of you on this side of the world. Hoping the hype doesn't live up to the actual event.

take care.

Greenstonekiwis, Thanks for the good wishes. This is an enormous storm and it's really not the storm but the coastal flooding we are worried about. I hope the event doesn't live up to it's hype either!

SouthernNights
08-26-2011, 05:16 AM
As Deb said, please keep in touch so we know everyone is safe. Please be very patient sitting in evacuation traffic. It brings out the worse in people.

Our prayers are with everyone affected by this storm.

Keith, are you sure you have the reindeer in a safe place?? :D I don't want any excuses in a few months why you cant come see me again.!

klindgren
08-26-2011, 05:36 AM
As Deb said, please keep in touch so we know everyone is safe. Please be very patient sitting in evacuation traffic. It brings out the worse in people.

Our prayers are with everyone affected by this storm.

Keith, are you sure you have the reindeer in a safe place?? :D I don't want any excuses in a few months why you cant come see me again.!

They are safe. I've kept them at the North Pole so there should be no problems for them. Mrs. Claus and I should have joined them, but I didn't want to leave my Landmark here all alone and the roads to the North Pole won't handle the weight of the "big rig."

As of this morning, they are saying it took a slight turn to the East again which means it may very well stay off-shore thus putting us on the "weak side" for the winds and tides. Also, they are now saying Irene won't be as bad as Isabel was in 2003. We were without power for 11 days back then. That's why I have both generators up and running. Let's hope it keeps turning east and misses us completly.

Pete, don't forget to keep your head above the water line!!

hillsonwheels
08-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Well, we were gonna get a head start on our trip to Berlin. Leave today for Richmond, then to Colonial Beach, then to Annapolis area before heading to the MD rally. Guess what? For sure Richmond ain't gonna happen. Nor is today's departure from our home base in VA. In SW VA we're located such that winds are not a problem and I'm sure there will be a need for the Ark if water becomes a problem.

Having said that. Best wishes to those of you who have chosen to hunker down. And, safe travels to those who are running from the storm. What's the saying? Fair winds and following seas!!!!!!!!!!!

Prayers go up for all who are in Irene's path.

Dick

osims
08-26-2011, 11:28 AM
We live on the Gulf Coast and have been thru evacuations and hurricanes more than we like to talk about, our prayers go out to all on the East Coast. Speaking from experience, if they tell you to evac you really need to. The worst part of a hurricane is the aftermath. After Rita we were without power for 3 weeks, no grocery stores, no gas, no water, no ATM, we would have been better off staying away than running home after the storm. Again our prayers are wiyh you.
Bill

goldenbetty
08-26-2011, 12:21 PM
I have lived in New Orleans all of my life, so I don't have to go over all of the hurricanes I have experienced. It is never a good thing when you have to leave your homes and all of your belongings, but please remember this, IT IS ALL JUST STUFF. My son and daughter-in-law told me that when we evacuated for KATRINA, and they were absolutely right. STUFF can be replaced. LIVES CANNOT. Be safe. All of you in harms way are in our thoughts and prayers. Be smart. Be safe.
The Lindsey's from the BIG EASY!

dbylinski
08-26-2011, 01:05 PM
We are parked and set up at Friendship Village. My son called and said they used reverse 911 calls telling us NO CHOICES, get out or put a card with your name and next of kin in your shoe and tie them tight! Anyone watching the weather channel they are speaking of route 72 and Long Beach Island. We live at the 13 mile post on route 72. Glad we are here and we'll pray for those who have decided to ride it out.

PSF513
08-26-2011, 01:48 PM
This much stuff float so likely my head will stay above the water line.

Tonight and tomorrow night should be fun. 1 cat, 1 125 lb mastif who thinks she is a lap dog, our daughter, us, and IRENE. What could be better? Maybe some hurricanes to drink? HMMMMMM good idea.

BE SAFE

goldenbetty
08-26-2011, 02:42 PM
I'll send you some HURRICANES from the one and only PAT O'BRIEN'S in our French Quarter. All you will need is ONE! You'll sleep through IRENE after that. God Bless! I hope all goes well for you and yours.




This much stuff float so likely my head will stay above the water line.

Tonight and tomorrow night should be fun. 1 cat, 1 125 lb mastif who thinks she is a lap dog, our daughter, us, and IRENE. What could be better? Maybe some hurricanes to drink? HMMMMMM good idea.

BE SAFE

TravelTiger
08-26-2011, 06:04 PM
Personally, I have not experienced a hurricane, but earlier this year, we did have a severe/tornadic storm with straight-line winds move the ElkRidge over and bend/break her landing gear. (At our storage yard). Please be safe, evacuate if you can! We got to spend some nice time with some Hurricane Ike evacuees at a RV park in East Texas a few years back.

Rodney_M
08-26-2011, 06:42 PM
If any of you in the path of the storms wants to head over to Oklahoma we can make some room also, and if you can drag along some of that rain with you, we could definitely use some of it here. Be safe and definitely get out of its path if at all possible. No need to take any unnecessary risks.

jmgratz
08-27-2011, 09:08 AM
We hope everyone is safe. With Rita and Ike we had 108 mph winds and rain along with it and then 3 weeks without power, water or sewer. We ran the generator and lived in the Landmark but the trouble is finding the fuel for the generator. 5 - 5 gallon cans will only last a couple of days of 24/7 generator use. The other bad thing is the temp after words. It gets stifling hot as the storm takes any relief with it. God be with yall and if at all possible, get in the RV and haul you and it out of there. Make a fun trip out of it. And don't go back too soon. Stay safe.

jayc
08-27-2011, 09:09 AM
Good luck to all in the path of this storm. Having lived on the Gulf Coast all our lives, we also know what it is like to have to ride one out because of work and to evacuate from one. We don't wish either on anyone. As said before, it's just "stuff" and cannot replace a life.

2psnapod2
08-27-2011, 09:36 AM
Kelly's and my son and DIL live on long island, NY. They are evacuating the island as we speak. They fortunately had a cruise scheduled and it has changed the route that it was taking and leaving a few hours early. They have a history of doing the wrong thing during storms. The last Hurricane that went through there, they were tent camping.

PSF513
08-28-2011, 06:51 AM
Tidewater, VA seems to have weathered IRENE reasonably well. Thankfully, the winds subsided somewhat so it was not quite as intense.

On a personal note, Deb & I weathered IRENE well. A few small tree branches, a lot of tree debris, no damage (the house or the HORN), and (best of all) our family and friends (those we have been in contact with) are safe.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Ours go out to all still under IRENE's gun.

dbylinski
08-28-2011, 06:56 AM
Great to hear you guys are alright Pete!

dbylinski
08-28-2011, 08:18 AM
Just spoke to TJ at home and all is well except for some gutter damage. The power is still on and it appears that we survived with minimal damage. It is still windy and the evacuation order has not been lifted so we are planning to stay away until tomorrow. :)

mjatwalker
08-28-2011, 09:08 AM
We weathered the storm better than expected no damage to house or camper. Our prayers were answered and we pray that all our Heartland family is safe.

mjatwalker
08-28-2011, 09:15 AM
Just spoke to TJ at home and all is well except for some gutter damage. The power is still on and it appears that we survived with minimal damage. It is still windy and the evacuation order has not been lifted so we are planning to stay away until tomorrow. :)

That is great news Deb, glad everything is ok at home.

Flying Dutchman
08-28-2011, 09:47 AM
Pete and Deb, and Mike and Ann, so glad to hear that you are doing OK. We have had a mini-Heartland gathering in our neck of the woods in Appomattox. Pam and Jerry Tims (Chesapeake, VA), as well as Johnnie and Marsha Turner (Currituck, NC) parked their trailers in a campground 10 minutes from our house weathering Irene, so we have had some great social time.

dieselsweetheart
08-28-2011, 02:39 PM
We did fine too here in Hershey...didn't seem to get as much rain as we thought we would...just have some smaller tree limbs, sticks and leaves in the yard. Jim is out now on the mower cleaning up in case anyone drives by to see what the house looks like...it will look like it survived Irene!! Which it did! The sun is out now and Irene can be just a memory for us... glad to hear y'all are ok! Sure will make for some campfire conversation at the MD rally...

cjhicks
08-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Well another storm has passed and our 225 year old house is still standing. We received around 10 inches of rain and winds around 70 mph. Lost a few limbs and only a couple inches of water came over the banks of the creek at high tide. The power was out for 24 hours,. so glad that we had a generator for back up. Went into town this evening to check on our Bighorn and all of the roads were clear so I brought her back home. So I guess it is time to get ready for the " Maryland Chapter Rally and Crab Cook Off " :cool:

mikeandconnie
08-28-2011, 11:22 PM
Connie jumped ship yesterday at Cherry Hill RV Park and went to a hotel. She returned today to find no damage to the Landmark. She did close up the slides and there was no leakage with all that wind and rain.

dbylinski
08-29-2011, 06:04 AM
Mike & Connie, Glad you guys are ok and that you didn't suffer any damage. Jumping ship is always acceptable with that type of weather. We jumped too!

dbylinski
08-29-2011, 06:06 AM
Well another storm has passed and our 225 year old house is still standing. We received around 10 inches of rain and winds around 70 mph. Lost a few limbs and only a couple inches of water came over the banks of the creek at high tide. The power was out for 24 hours,. so glad that we had a generator for back up. Went into town this evening to check on our Bighorn and all of the roads were clear so I brought her back home. So I guess it is time to get ready for the " Maryland Chapter Rally and Crab Cook Off " :cool:

Yahoo, Calvin & Judy are fine! Calvin how is Mama? Make sure she get's into the Bighorn for the trip to Castaways. I have a chair I need to drag home!

mjatwalker
08-29-2011, 08:30 AM
Well another storm has passed and our 225 year old house is still standing. We received around 10 inches of rain and winds around 70 mph. Lost a few limbs and only a couple inches of water came over the banks of the creek at high tide. The power was out for 24 hours,. so glad that we had a generator for back up. Went into town this evening to check on our Bighorn and all of the roads were clear so I brought her back home. So I guess it is time to get ready for the " Maryland Chapter Rally and Crab Cook Off " :cool:

Glad you guys are ok. The campground is in clean up mode for the next couple days so it looks like RALLY ON !!!

dbylinski
08-29-2011, 02:01 PM
We're home from PA and except for a hanging gutter everything is fine!!!!

trdeal
08-29-2011, 03:50 PM
We're home from PA and except for a hanging gutter everything is fine!!!! Glad you guys are safe.

SouthernNights
08-29-2011, 03:55 PM
Sam and I are so happy that all of you escaped the storm with minimal damage and everyone was safe.

I have not heard from Johnnie and Marsha Turner. I know they were at a cg in va. but have not heard how they fared after they returned home. If anyone knows or knows them, an update on their situation would be nice.

Mike and Ann-glad your rally is still on. I know you guys have put a lot of effort into this and hope it goes very well you. Wish we could be there but the timing is not good for us.

One of our favorite places is the OBX. I know many of you have enjoyed spending time there. I have been watching video and pictures from all the damage that occurred there on wral.com website. Wow, I am afraid it is going to take quite a while to gain access to Hatteras. It looks like a new inlet may have been cut from the ocean to the sound just south of the Oregon Inlet.

dbylinski
08-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Has anybody heard from Jim and Geri Reyes from Long Island, NY. Watching the news there is lots of damage on the Island.

Never mind...Spoke to Greg tonight and he said they are fine! They will see everyone in MD.

khalsey
08-29-2011, 07:09 PM
We were at a campground in Naples, Maine when the hurricane hit yesterday afternoon and made it through without any damage but was close call. About 1:00 pm when the wind gusts were getting really strong and twigs were falling on the roof frequently, I got feeling uneasy about the site we were in so hurried up and moved up the hill 3 sites to a site that was more open than went up to shelter. Later went back to trailer and a tree had went down that would have hit back of trailer. The people in site across from there said it went down 10 minutes after we moved. The electricity was off all night and still off by noon today so we moved on up the road to Bangor area.

katkens-DW
08-29-2011, 07:14 PM
WOW Keith, Barb and I were talking about you guys the other day. I was worried about you guys so glad you let us know you were alright...

khalsey
08-29-2011, 07:50 PM
I guess the Lord watches out for Diane and I get to tag along.

katkens-DW
08-29-2011, 08:19 PM
He told you to move from the site you were in. He loves you too , but you are right about Diane I am so glad she is in my Corner!!!