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Lucedale, MS

Storm damage around George County

So what damage from the storm is there in George County? Did anyone lose power? Phones? Are you still without them? Did anyone's house or business get flooded or wind damaged?  (Aug 31, 2012 | post #1)

Lucedale, MS

Why Cant they Leave Favre Alone !!

All manner of insects are attracted to bright lights. It goes with the territory.  (Aug 31, 2012 | post #2)

Lucedale, MS

Assistance

It all boils down to personal responsibility. If I choose to live in an area that is prone to flooding, I am assuming the risk that goes along with it. Nobody can claim that they didn't know after what happened in Katrina, so if you built back in a flood area and got flooded, I feel bad for their loss (again), but I don't think they "deserve " to be compensated for their bad judgement. Its no different than the people who refused to follow mandatory evacuaton orders. Because they didn't act responsibly, they expect others who did to risk their safety to come save them. And of course, the good people of the community do...but they don't DESERVE to be rescued, they DESERVE to sit on their roofs until the water recedes. The smart people who got the hell out are just kind enough to do it even though they don't deserve it. Kindness should not be mistaken for obligation. At some point, people have to start taking responsibility for doing things that anyone with half a brain knows is dumb. Running to the government every time a storm comes by but then continuing to live in the same spot that was flooded out is just dumb, and does not justify assistance next time around. When people know that the government is going to bail them out everytime they do something stupid, they just keep doing stupid things. If you don't show up for work, or show up drunk and get fired, do you think you deserve unemployment? You don't because you are unemployed as a result of a bad decision you made. Once you start shirking responsibility, there is no end to what you will expect someone else to do for you when you make a bad choice.  (Aug 31, 2012 | post #14)

Lucedale, MS

Informal poll: Are you a birther?

"Done for America" and "Accomplished " are not the same thing. He has accomplished some things (although he has failed to accomplish most of what he ran on), but those things are inherently bad for the country for the most part. I could "accomplish " filing for bankruptcy, but that doesn't mean it is a good thing.  (Aug 31, 2012 | post #63)

Lucedale, MS

Informal poll: Are you a birther?

I am not calling anyone names, I am just pointing out that carrying on about this guy's birth certificate just gets in the way of the real issues that really need to be talked about and makes it easy for anyone who supports him to paint people talking about it as "radical " or "stupid" , and therefore not worth listening to.  (Aug 30, 2012 | post #50)

Lucedale, MS

Hurricane Issac

So did you survive?  (Aug 30, 2012 | post #16)

Lucedale, MS

Informal poll: Are you a birther?

Personally, I don't know...but at this point, does it really matter? If he was not born here, then he got away with it nearly four years ago. There is no way he is going to be disqualified from running again because that would require a lot of people to admit that they were wrong, so other than keeping a debate going and playing into the hands of those who like to paint people who are skeptical about something in a bad light ("Birthers ", "Teabaggers ", etc.), what is the point? It mattered four years ago. It doesn't matter now.  (Aug 30, 2012 | post #47)

Lucedale, MS

Assistance

You can call your creditors and explain that you are off work due to the storm. Most of them will give you a few extra weeks up to a couple extra months to make payments. Some will also let you skip a payment and tack it onto the end of the payoff. You should probably attempt to do this kind of stuff before you start looking for help from the government.  (Aug 30, 2012 | post #4)

Lucedale, MS

George Co. storm shelters progressing

So...are those shelters ready for occupancy now that they are needed EXACTLY SEVEN YEARS after Katrina?  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #19)

Lucedale, MS

Hurricane Issac

From the National Weather Service: URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TROPICAL STORM ISAAC LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL 1200 PM CDT MON AUG 27 2012 Hurricane warning remains in effect... ...winds, sustained tropical storm force winds are expected to begin tuesday afternoon. maximum winds are forecast to be in the 50 to 60 mph range with gusts to near hurricane force. sustained hurricane force winds are possible if the track of isaac shifts more toward the east. minor to moderate damage is possible to mobile homes, especially those that have canopies, awnings, or carports. poorly constructed homes may sustain minor wall damage and partial roof removal. other homes may have minor roof and siding damage. any loose outdoor items will be tossed around and may cause additional damage. a few power lines will be knocked down esulting in scattered power outages. some large branches of healthy trees will be snapped. most newly planted trees and shrubs will be damaged or uprooted.  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #4)

Lucedale, MS

Hurricane Issac

Power typically goes out for anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on how far out you are from town or a substation. This is a slow moving storm, so the ground will probably become soft and some large trees will be down, especially the live oaks. Cell phones typically work and just because power is out doesn't mean your home phone will be out...just make sure you have an old-fashioned phone that doesn't require plug-in power. The main thing is to have enough food and water for at least a week. If you have a charcoal grill, stock up on charcoal to cook with, or get a camp stove that will burn kerosene, gas, etc. You will want to store up non-drinking water for bathing, hand washing, etc. The best thing is to go buy a brand new plastic garbage can (the big ones) and a box of large contractor trash bags. Put a bag in the trash can and fill it up with the garden hose, then tie the bag up to seal it. Remember to put it where you want to keep it because you won't be able to move it once it is full. You can also fill your tub for extra bathing water. If water is out, you can flush your toilet by getting a bucket of water and pouring it quickly into the toilet bowel. It will flush just like it normally would, although the tank won't refill. Once the storm is over, don't drive around if you can help it. Give the power company and the road crews time to get live power lines and trees off the road. Don't ever go near a down power line, even if you are sure it is off. You could be dead wrong. If things are very bad, the National Guard will fly water, MRE meals, and ice in by chopper. They typically land somewhere in town. If you know someone with an emergency scanner, you an hear the fire department setting up landing zones for the choppers so you know where to go to get supplies. The main thing is just think through being without power or any stores for a week. Whatever you might need (pet food, canned foods, medications, etc.), you should be getting now. Don't wait.  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #3)

Lucedale, MS

Why doesn't Lucedale have a Chick-fil-A?

No, but you comments and the troll-bait questions you post imply that you at least strongly dislike the people who live here, if not the place itself. Not enough people to disagree with you where you live?  (Aug 3, 2012 | post #45)

Lucedale, MS

Why doesn't Lucedale have a Chick-fil-A?

So if you decided to move on and choose to live somewhere else that they obviously think the way you think, why do you keep trolling around this little town you hate? Why are you still hanging around? Do you have some unresolved resentment that you just can't let go of? Or do you miss living in this "bigoted " and "backwards " place? If you hate Lucedale so much, then be gone already.  (Aug 3, 2012 | post #41)

Lucedale, MS

highway 98 intersections

One quart of Roundup: $65 Gas for one late night trip to Hwy 98: $2 Saving an untold number of lives by killing the trees blocking the view of the intersection: priceless. Problem solved and no highway department or counyt supervisor approval needed.  (Aug 2, 2012 | post #8)

Lucedale, MS

Why doesn't Lucedale have a Chick-fil-A?

I don't think he has ever been to Lucedale. I think this is one of those Acorn type deals where volunteers sit around and post things on various message boards to push an agenda. Its what they would like to call a "grass roots" campaign, but its only real resemblence to "grass rooots" is that its just dirty. He has probably posted 200 identical messages under other user names on other small town sites in the last couple of days just to get a debate going. So he doesn't dislike Lucedale...that was just where his dart landed on the map. He really dislikes anyone who doesn't think the way he does. What is the word for that? I forget.  (Aug 2, 2012 | post #28)