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Running Out of Water... - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
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Running Out of Water...
My family is running out of water. They have maybe four gallons (two jugs and several bottles) left to go between the three of them. Plus, with the increased heat, they're sweating out water faster than they can take it in on such strict rationing.

Telephone lines were restored sometime today, however, power and water are still expected to be down for weeks still. Mama and Horace have been taking pseudo-baths in the lake. Everywhere that's open is completely sold out of water. At 82, Grandma can't take the heat anymore. It got even hotter after I left because there was no wind and rain to help cool it off.

I'm trying to convince them to come north. They've got enough gas to get one car up here, particularly if they siphoned some off the other cars they have that are less fuel efficient. The hospital where Horace works is closed, but I think he's still hesitant to leave in case they do open up and he's needed.

mood: worried with an agenda
music: Duncan Sheik - "Barely Breathing"

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alcamar From: alcamar Date: September 1st, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC) (link)
I'd definately siphon off the gas you can, because it'll likely end up siphoned off anyways with the way people are going crazy.
I donno if they can find hotels around here though, might end up in memphis or somewhere east/west of here.
wyldkyss From: wyldkyss Date: September 1st, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
If you can't siphon, you can open the fuel line... we're probably going to do that soon.
sxyblkmn From: sxyblkmn Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:38 am (UTC) (link)
darksong999 let me know that all the hotels in memphis are booked...
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: September 2nd, 2005 04:13 am (UTC) (link)
That's good information, but if they come north, they can stay with me, no need for a hotel.
frolicswllamas From: frolicswllamas Date: September 1st, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC) (link)
It sounds like, if nothing else, your mother should quickly get your grandmother up here. Conditions like those they're in...not good for 82 y/o people.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: September 2nd, 2005 01:57 am (UTC) (link)
There are shelters and such here as well. I know the FBC is taking in people. So, if they can get here they can find a place.

havoknkaos From: havoknkaos Date: September 2nd, 2005 09:18 am (UTC) (link)
First off, my vote for the combining the gas supplies you have and coming North, secondly, tell them to stretch the largest sheet of plastic they can find over a section of yard/house and put one corner slightly below the other 3, with a bucket/cup/barrel under it. The water collected from the dew won't be a lot, but it'll be clean and drinkable. If they get industrious, they can boil water they collect from other areas under the plastic (not too close, mind) and create "artificial dew" - this is called water distillation, btw, and might buy them another few days of water.

But I'd definately have to say screw the survivalist shit and just put everyone in the car and head to Oxford.
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