Saturday, September 24, 2005

Livingston / Onalaska Hurricane Status

I'm getting quite a few emails concerning people who hunkered down in the Livingston / Onlaska area during hurricane Rita's attack. They're in the same boat as much of this area: telephone lines down, cell towers down, no power, no gas. These people are very worried because they have not heard anything from the people who stayed in this area since the storm hit. With the news of the Lake Livingston Dam evacuation...I'm sure their fears have only increased.

So, please, if you know anything or you're from the Livingston / Onalaska area...leave a comment on this post giving information on the status of this area. My power keeps coming up and down...so by leaving a comment it will be there for all to see who's desperately looking for information on their loved ones. Plus, it will email me and when I can check...I can email those people looking for answers to let them know the status of things.

Again, if you're in the area please let us know...what's the damage like?, where they're any tornadoes that hit?, what cities/towns/areas are being evacuated due to the release of the Trinity River waters from the Lake Livingston Dam. Where are they locating the evacuees from this area? Any numbers to call to get this kind of information? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.

MT

2 comments:

Michael Taylor said...

Just an update. I found this site with contact details on Polk County Emergency Management here:
http://www.pcoem.org/index.html

I've emailed them asking for more information but you might try calling them at (936) 327-6826 to find out more. I've also asked them to leave a comment with the information in case my power goes down again.

Take Care,

MT

Michael Taylor said...

One more update, I emailed the Houston Chronicle in regards to the Livingston / Onalaska area. I asked them to ask their readers as to the status of the area on their blog, http://blogs.chron.com/rita/. So, please check there and might help to post a comment there if you have any questions. Provides a much broader forum than what I can offer here.

MT