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Elisabeth A. Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
 

Kathleen Parker & Chris Vedros


In case anyone hasn't seen Judie Silbermann's post today, please check it out - good news - Kathleen Parker is safe and well. Has anyone had any news of Chris Vedros?? Still praying for everyone over there in the middle of all this. We heard on the local news today (Nassau, Bahamas) that there is a Bahamian student stuck at the Super Dome - quite a lot of Bahamians attend university in New Orleans and our government is trying to locate them, so please add them to your prayers.


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8/31/2005 6:57:36 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   The last I heard from Chris was that he was in Amite - not far north of New Orleans but safe. They are now trying to evacuate the Superdome. No AC there and it is getting very hot. I am in north LA and all motel rooms are full as well as other shelters. I will be praying for everyone.


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8/31/2005 7:11:30 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  Thanks Kerry, glad to hear that Chris is OK - what kind of experience did you have of the storm - was your area affected in any way?


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8/31/2005 7:18:36 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   We were lucky in a way. We had some slight wind, nothing serious. Don't even know if it was from the storm. We didn't even get any rain - which we need badly. I am going to try to contact Chris. Hopefully, he can get e-mail since I don't have a number for him.


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8/31/2005 7:23:35 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  If you get hold of him give him my best wishes, Kerry. We had a good amount of rain from Katrina here as it passed by as a tropical storm - my step daughter in Miami was without power, not sure if they have it restored yet - I still can't get my head around how this storm picked up and caused all this devastation.


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8/31/2005 7:27:58 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   When I left town last weekend, Katrina was a Cat 2, headed for the panhandle of Florida. When I got up Sunday morning to come back home, it was a Cat 5 headed straight for N. O. Even though it was downgraded to a Cat 4 by the time it hit, the vast amount of water it brought was devastating, especially since much N. O. is about 6' under sea level. It will take months before things get back to any semblance of normal, probably years before it is really normal. Folks here and in MS didn't think anything could make them forget Camille. Katrina did.


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8/31/2005 7:38:50 AM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  Thank you, Ann, for posting this.
KathleenKP and Chris have been in my thoughts and prayers.
So many people are in need of so much help, support, and prayers.
This is so heartbreaking. I will continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers, and do my best anyway I can to provide aid and support.


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8/31/2005 7:58:13 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  KERRY ,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING-I JUST ASKED LIZA IF SHE HAD SEEN A POST FROM YOU OR CHRIS- AND THANK GOD, SHE JUST WROTE BACK AND LET ME KNOW YOU BOTH SEEM TO BE IN SAFE PLACES.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL,AS WELL AS MY OWN FATHER-WHO IS THERE SOMEWHERE.
"ROBERT HENERY HAAS(BOB)"??????


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8/31/2005 12:30:16 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Just heard from Chris. He is in Lafayette right now. Thank the Lord he and his are OK.


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8/31/2005 12:48:33 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  SPENT TIME LOOKING ON LINE-BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIND A RED CROSS POSTING FOR
EVACUEES:
ROBERT (BOB)H. HAAS: 67-68 YEARS
PRINTER BY TRADE-LAST SEEN IN
NEW ORLEANS OR BATON ROUGE, LA
11 BROTHERS AND SISTERS-STATE OF ORIG.
ILL.-FAMILY NAME:HAAS/POORMAN

WELL WITH SO MANY MEMBERS-YOU JUST NEVER KNOW AND I AND MY 3 BROTHERS WOULD BE THANKFUL FOR A CLUE.


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8/31/2005 1:07:25 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. My wife, three kids and I, along with her parents, grandparents, and sister left New Orleans on Sunday to take refuge with some friends in Amite, LA about 40 miles NNW of Lake Pontchartrain. That put us on the "safer" side of the storm, but we still had very strong winds there. Many trees were knocked down, and power was lost throughout the region. Traci's grandfather will be 90 in a few days, so we went there so we would at least have a bed for them.

We left there yesterday, and have found a house to rent here in Lafayette, LA.

The images we're seeing from back home are just too shocking to believe. It's surreal.

The scenes of looting among the ruins downtown turn my stomach.

I think we'll be here for a while. We're still trying to make contact with other family members and friends.

I'll be in touch when I can.

Thanks again for your concern.

Chris Vedros


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8/31/2005 2:27:41 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
  I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. I think we are all feeling the tragedy in one way or another, but I am sure my perspective is still somewhat skewed, living so far away. Please know that my husband and I are praying for you all. We love you and care for you...


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8/31/2005 6:11:59 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  Chris I am so pleased to hear you and your family is safe. I am just so saddened by what I've seen over the last few days. Words fail me when I think of all the destruction. Take care and write me when you get a chance.


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8/31/2005 9:27:29 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  Just wanted to let Chris and everyone affected by the storm that there are many prayers on your behalf here. The stories of the devestation of the storm are heartbreaking. (My family is from TN so we had to deal only with rain, heavy winds and slight flooding in areas. We are in the middle of two towns who lost power but we were fortunate not to.) Like some of the others I cannot even begin to mentally grasp the magnitude of loss the storm has dumped on some families...all I can do is offer my prayers and thankfulness for those who survived!


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8/31/2005 10:03:32 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I agree with Sherry. It's just overwhelming. If we can do anything to help any stranded BPers, just ask!


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9/1/2005 3:03:11 AM

 
Linda L. Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/3/2005
  Glad to hear that you and your family are safe Chris. I've been watching the news coverage all evening. It's quite shocking to see. Good luck and keep us posted. My prayers are with you and your family.


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9/1/2005 6:24:24 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Thank you all for your prayers.

We're doing okay here in our little home away from home. The people here have been very kind and generous.

A BIG "Thank You" to you and your son, Kerry, and to everyone else who are helping out in some way during this difficult time. That's the spirit that will help us get through this.

It's very difficult to describe in words all the thoughts and feelings that I'm experiencing right now.

I think I need to find some time to spend here in the Q&A forum. Maybe that will make me feel a little bit more "normal".

Chris


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9/2/2005 11:02:24 PM

 
Jennifer S
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/9/2004
  I'm so glad you and your family are safe, Chris. How scary and sad. You and your family eand veryone dealing with this tragedy are in my prayers.


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9/3/2005 7:36:58 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  So glad to know that you are all alright Chris - I'm sure a little photo "therapy" will do you good!! Take care,
Ann


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9/3/2005 11:51:27 AM

 
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