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So today I'm watching the news, and in the midst of all the chaos and destruction along the Gulf coast cities, it suddenly dawns on me that my Opel header is probably under 10 feet of water right now. Last week I finally sent out the header I built for the 'Turd', and while the company I sent it to (Jet Hot) has its' corporate office in Pennsylvania, the actual facility that processes the header coatings is in Pascagoula Mississippi, conveniently located near the Gulf shore. Hmmm, guess that's a part lost forever....

On a more serious note, I hope none of our Opel bretheren were affected by the hurricane's wrath. I know we have some list members in Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, and I'd hate to think any of them were left homeless or injured from the storm.

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I second that! Having some personal interest in the situation, it will be nice to hear from the Opelers in the areas involved! East of Mobile, AL seems to be storm surge on the coast only.... Minor wind... Mobile (15 min from Mississippi) west, well, we all know about that!!! Fortunately, I'm 20 mins east of Mobile and only had 70 - 90 mph winds with a loss of power for about 4 hrs.

How 'bout it? Let's hear from all in the path. How did you and the Opel's fare?
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Here in Atlanta, GA we got some high winds (35 mph) and some rain (an inch or so) but, in the out-lying counties, there were some tornados touch down and did some damage. Helen, GA a popular north GA mountains getaway, got hit by a tornado and it did some damage. I was headed there this weekend to do some lazy rafting down the river, well, I guess not now! :eek:
 

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To my knowledge Texas was not affected maybe a little rain down east of the Houston area.
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Hey Scorch... never knew there was another Opeler so close to me. We'll have to get together sometime since it seems everyone else is so far. As far as how we made it thru Katrina, like you, it was very mild in contrast to N.O. and MS. When Ivan hit us so badly last year I couldn't imagine it being much worse. Then you see the pics from NOLA an MS and realize how fortunate you are. I think that is a big part of what is driving all the relief effort here... having gone through something similar so recently. Let me assure the rest of that all your efforts and donations are greatly appreciated by those west of here.
 

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Hey Wrangler! I go to P'cola a lot. Where are you? I'm in Robertsdale... Another here has a red GT. Just found out about it today. Did you know about the gentleman in Gulf Breeze?
 

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Bob,

The distruction in Pascaagoula is bad but not the total devistation that you see on the news in Gulfport and Biloxi. You just might get it back. May take awhile.

There is another thread that some of us hear have responded to about our status after the storm. I have been to both the Mississippi gulf coast and N.O. on SAR missions and the distruction from Ocean Springs west to the Louisiana line for more than 2 mile north of the beach is catostrophic (slabs and debri piles) In N.O. it is the flood waters and gangs that are a problems. Just heard from a team that was escorting a group of construction workers to work on a levee and were shot at. The cops returned fire and killed 3.

It's a sad thing when animals make a bad situation worse.

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So today I'm watching the news, and in the midst of all the chaos and destruction along the Gulf coast cities, it suddenly dawns on me that my Opel header is probably under 10 feet of water right now. Last week I finally sent out the header I built for the 'Turd', and while the company I sent it to (Jet Hot) has its' corporate office in Pennsylvania, the actual facility that processes the header coatings is in Pascagoula Mississippi, conveniently located near the Gulf shore. Hmmm, guess that's a part lost forever....

Bob
 

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Just heard from a team that was escorting a group of construction workers to work on a levee and were shot at. The cops returned fire and killed 3.

It's a sad thing when animals make a bad situation worse.
Unreal! First the complaints that no one is helping the stranded/homeless, then those same stranded shoot at the people trying to help! Talk about biting the hand that feeds you....

I did manage to finally make contact with Jet-Hot, and they said the building took on about 3 feet of water. No structural damage to the building, so basically as soon as everything is dried up and power is restored, they will be back up and running. They assured me my parts are okay.

Bob
 
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