Traveling w/ Piggies during Hurricane Gustav

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:21 pm

I keep you in my thoughts, LANDREWS. Have a save trip and I pray you´ll return safe and sound!

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:47 pm

LANDREWS! our thoughts are with you over there, we are in England and don't have to deal with Hurricanes and suchlike. Its very daunting to think of what you are having to plan ahead for, we hope it passes over you safely. Have a safe journey all of you!

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For Rocky

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:54 pm

I think the last time NJ got a Hurricaine was Hurricaine Gloria. I think it was about 1986.
There was Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Or maybe Floyd was a tropical storm by the time it made landfall in NJ. Either way it caused major flooding, and then Bound Brook, NJ was on fire and flooded at the same time. Scary stuff. I had just moved into my new house a week before and woke up from a nap to find the intersection by my house had turned into a pond. Other than a few inches of water in the basement, my house was fine. But I was a brand-new homeowner and was kinda freaking out watching the water rise.

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I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:02 pm

We're thinking of you LANDREWS and hoping you have a safe trip.

I hope everyone else is ok too. I wonder if Elly is evacuating.

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:14 pm

Yeah... I live 15 miles from the coast. Probably a good plan to have a "Get the #$% out of dodge" box, right?"

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:31 pm

Good luck to you all..I just read over at guineapigcages that elly (goes by another name there) is headed out as well.

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:40 pm

Kermie, I think you and your herd need a PODS storage container, not a box!

I'm picturing Zabby and Pinky squished in a cardboard banana box with all the other kids looking VERY annoyed.

Landrews, stay safe at your BIL's cabin!

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:15 pm

I look forward to yours and your family's safe return. That includes pets. Good luck.

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:48 pm

For a tornado I keep a radio, flashlight, and batteries in my downstairs bathroom. Animals get rushed into carriers and brought down there with me. You'd use a "stay box" for a tornado. Idealy placed somewhere you may be able to get to it after the storm as passed.


Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:08 pm

Hurricanes scare the Bejeezus out of me. God speed on your evacuation plans, and we're hoping your get back home very soon.

I'm of the "better safe than sorry" approach to life. With tornadoes here in Illinois, we've decided to move our girls down to the basement until the season is over. My parents' house was leveled by a tornado, and I've always worried that I wouldn't be able to scoop up all three girls and get them to the basement in time.

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:30 pm

Wow they're thinking it's going to hit land possibly as a category 5 if it strengthens over the gulf and continues. It's still a category 4 and it's almost totaly past Cuba - I just caught a news update.

Everyone in or around an affected area please stay safe!

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Post   » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:48 pm

Good luck to all of you down there in that area. Don't wait, evacuate.

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In Memory of Mama

Post   » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:16 am

Just checking in! Lyndsay, I hope you and the family (human & furry) are safe & sound. We're in Little Rock, AR this weekend and noticed an influx of "visitors" coming into the hotel yesterday. Found out that there are a bunch of folks coming to stay from LA. This hotel lets small animals stay in the hotel. We've seen folks w/ their beloved furkids-one family had 2 small dogs and a cat or two. It touched my heart that they allow animals. :)

Stay safe to everyone and anyone in this storm's path. We're cutting our trip short, partly because of the storm.

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Post   » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:07 pm

UPDATE: Lyndsay and her family are safe and sound. Hopefully out of the hurricanes path. It is expected to hit tomorrow so she will let me know more tomorrow. Baby guinea & rootbeer are doing fine, they are in a temporary 2x2 each.

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Post   » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:09 pm

Thank you so much Q-E, we have been worried.

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Post   » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:21 pm

Cavy slave - Elly did evacuate. She posted about it in General Chat. Her and her rescue friend between two vans - 7 people and 33 animals.

Thanks for the update QE that's good to hear!

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Sterlings Mom

Post   » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:32 pm

We miss you, Lynz... glad to hear you are out of harms way!!


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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:38 am

We're baaaaaaaack!

It ended up missing us completely! Also, once it hit land, it started to downgrade.

The pigs did wonderful during the trip! On the way there it was a 10hr car ride when it should have only taken 6. On the way back, it took 7 hours.

Dr. Pepper and Baby Guinea are so happy to be home and in their beds! This morning I went to refill their hay and give them their morning food and Baby Guinea decided he was going to sleep in. Dr. Pepper was overly loving this morning and kept wanting to be scratched. He's usually the one that will slowly come up to the cage hesitantly but not this morning. I hope he didn't think I was trying to take him to another home to live forever :'( I always wonder that since I adopted him from a rescue and he had been from home to home. Poor baby.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I hope everyone in Louisiana is safe through the storm.

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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:54 am

That's great news! Welcome home and I'm glad it was all uneventful! :)

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Post   » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:21 am

YAY! Your back safe & sound. I'm glad it missed you guys. Give your pigs kisses for me.

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