Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Friday

and that means me Flash. I know you are all terribly excited that I am back and posting.
I want to thank you all for the compliments on the picture Peanut posted of me the other day. Our girl took that one. She's a very good photographer. Almost as good as Merv.

Nothing much is going on here. Our kids did not have school today as it was canceled because of Hurricane Ike. So far we have gotten a little rain and wind. Though it isn't really supposed to hit until later. We are under a tropical storm warning. Mom's weather channel desktop gizmo keeps updating her and right now it says this. (I know it's a lot but am putting it up anyway). Oh and here in Louisiana they have Parishes instead of counties and Vernon is the one we live in.

AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES OR MARINE AREAS:

ACADIA... ALLEN... AVOYELLES... EVANGELINE... JEFFERSON DAVIS... LAFAYETTE... LOWER ST. MARTIN... RAPIDES... ST. LANDRY... UPPER ST. MARTIN... VERNON.

... WATCHES/WARNINGS...

THE FOLLOWING WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THIS AREA:

FLASH FLOOD WATCH. TORNADO WATCH. TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING.

... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

|... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PERSONS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WHICH MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES... BLOWN DOWN TREES... AND SOME ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

... WINDS...

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS AROUND 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY... BEFORE DECREASING TO BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

... PROBABILITY OF HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...

THE PROBABILITY OF HURRICANE FORCE WINDS IS AROUND 20 PERCENT.

THE PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS FALLS BETWEEN 60 AND 80 PERCENT.

... INLAND FLOODING...

AREAL RAINFALL TOTALS FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS TO AROUND 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL PRODUCE FLOODING ALONG RIVERS... FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE WITH THE HEAVIER RAINBANDS.

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE MERMENTAU RIVER AS WELL AS THE VERMILION RIVER NEAR SURREY STREET IN LAFAYETTE. SIGNIFICANT FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE LOWER VERMILION RIVER SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE DUE TO THE STORM SURGE TRAVELING UPSTREAM.

... TORNADOES...

TORNADO WATCH 898 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE FROM FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

... NEXT UPDATE...

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AROUND 11 PM FRIDAY.


We are all prepared in case it gets worse though. As before if something happens we will let Grammie and Moco know and hopefully they will update their blog. Mom says they really didn't put this army base in a good spot in you have to keep worrying about hurricanes and how close you actually are to the coast. I agree with her.
There is talk of a tornado that happened about 20 minutes from here but mom has not verified that because she has not been watching the news since our boy has hijacked the TV and is playing the Xbox.

And on a funnier note. I am sharing this picture of Peanut that was taken when we were in Oregon. It cracks me and mom up. We don't know if we've shown it before but we don't care if we have.


Look at him. hahahaha It is to funny.

Later Gators,
Flash

16 comments:

  1. Oh Flash, it sound scary staying at your place. I hope you & your family will be safe & dry and thanks for sharing the photo, it lighten up our weekend. hahahahaha

    Have a safe & happy weekend.

    slurpy licks,
    BenBen

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  2. Hey Flash...
    How goes it! Please stay safe and dry...that silly Ike needs to go back to Minny-Soda! BOL.

    Oh and what a great picture of Peanut!!!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

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  3. Hey y'all,
    BE SAFE. BE WATCHFUL. BE CAREFUL.
    It's been a stormy season; we're paying for the tranquility of last season. IRT the Peanut photograph: Peanut looks like a ventriloquist trying to throw his voice. Either that or he's got "Peanut butter" stuck on the roof of his mouth. It IS a funny picture.
    - Homer J. - Jubal - J.E.B. - Shelby - Jack - Abby - Max - Shiloh - Alex - Boru - Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds (TBH)

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  4. First just let me say.....I love the picture of Peanut! We don't care how old it is....it is pawtastic.

    Thanks for the weather update. Mom used to live in Calcasieu Parrish and has been waiting for a local weather update!!!

    Be safe aand we will say lots of puppy prayers for all of you!!! We have to agree with your mom.....the Army didn't pick a good place to build a base. But they are "ONE"....that is "An Army of One!" Doesn't it go something like that.
    We love you all,
    Willow, Pilar, the kitties and the hoomans

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  5. The wind should not a bother to you. We get that alot and the flooding, but stay safe.
    That picture of Peanut shows what a big doof he really is.

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  6. Stay safe from Ike, Peanut!! I'll try to move the rain out of your way.

    Ooh, that's a scary face. It almost looks like you're wearing two faces..brrrr....

    T-man Angel

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  7. Oh be safe, Flash and Peanut! If you're worried what it's like out, send out the C.A.T. to see!!! Ha ha ha ha ha!

    wags from the whippets

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  8. Hi, Flash!
    I hope everything will be ok and that Ike goes away soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  9. Hi Flash
    I hope all of you stay safe and don't have any damage fwom the nasty stowm!!!
    That pctoowe makes us laugh too..wa Peanutshaking his head and spitting on evewyone?
    hehehe
    I'll be thinking of you
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  10. I hope you all stay safe and well.

    Simba x

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  11. Mom used to live in Jennings, which was in Jefferson Davis Parish when she was in high school! That was a LONG time ago! Our paws are crossed for anyone in Ike's way! Hurricanes are scary!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  12. Hi Flash,

    That is a great picture of Peanut.. Flobblechops!! hahaha

    We hope that the storm passes without causing too much mayhem or damage around you. Stay safe (I was relieved to hear the kids didn't have to go to school!)

    Ben xxx

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  13. What a great picture of Peanut!! We love it!!! Glad to hear you guys are safe and that it has passed you by!!!
    xoxox,
    The Puppies

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  14. Whew--you guys are like superheroes for making it through the storm. I get scared and shake in our little wimpy storms here!

    I LOVE that photo of Peanut! I think he looks awesome! I make that face, too. BFFs really understand one another.

    wally t.

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  15. Did you all survive? I hope so!

    Kat

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  16. I think it's a good thing I didn't read our psot this weekend. I would have been a mess worrying about you! I'm glad you're safe.
    That is a hilarious picture of Peanut! Thanks for sharing! hehe
    Kaos

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