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Hurricane Isaac

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Thank you so much for checking on us and praying for us. Isaac was not nearly as mean to us as Katrina was, and for that we are most thankful. So many were not as fortunate, though, and have had outrageous flooding. Waters are STILL rising and there continue to be new emergency evacuation orders put in place as dams, levees, and locks are stressed -beyond their limits from the incredible rainfall. Please continue to pray for those who have lost their homes and have such horrendous damage to their homes.

One of my dear SparkSisters, Dorothy, asked about my husband, Bill's, ship and his company's other ships and how they handle hurricanes. If possible, they head away, in this case, to Galveston from Port Fourchon, Louisiana. All 200 or so ships fled in front of Isaac, as they did with Katrina. If they cannot safely get the fleet out, they lash the ships together with huge ropes (three double lines up to four inches in diameter). The largest ships (280 feed long) tie up broadside to the dock, then a smaller one and a smaller one, up to four in a row (Bill's is 190 feet long, a crew and supply ship).

Bill (CaptainCookie) dug up these photos so Dorothy and her husband cn see what we're trying to explain, so I figured I'd share them with you, as well!











On the far right you can see the size of the ropes that attach the biggest ships to the dock.



This is a great shot of the knots that hold the whole thing together. Awesome, isn't it?!

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  • BEESPARKLE
    Thank you for your explanation of the ships. Nice your hubby dug that out for all.

    Our one friend sort of a distant relative by marriage is a Captain also. Captain Andy.


    1476 days ago
  • BEESPARKLE
    I was praying for you also. Glad your fine.
    1476 days ago
  • KATHYSCOLLIES
    Missy, I am so very glad to learn that you, Bill and the family survived that horrible storm with little to no damage this time. When I heard it was heading for New Orleans, I was so worried about you, and all the others in your area.

    The photos are wonderful! Thank you (and Bill too, of course!) for sharing them. I had no idea that this is what the sea farers have to go through to try and keep their vessels safe, but what a clever plan.

    Thank heavens you are all okay!!!
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    1482 days ago
  • SUSAN134
    So thankful that Hurricane Issac did no damage to your house and also to Bill's boat(s). Thank you for posting the pics, what an amazing setup!

    Hugs
    1482 days ago
  • ROZEEROZ1
    Missy, I copied your memo about the ships and forwarded on to a family member. This is what he said:

    Thanks for forwarding the memo. it's interesting…Bob

    DH & I enjoyed. Haven't seen others to share.




    1484 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    Cool pictures. So glad you came through everything fine. emoticon
    1484 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    O! I'm so thankful y'all are safe as y'all've been in my prayers. *hugs* Amazing the brilliance of man~ and so thankful Bill and their fleet are safe, too. Will pray for those dear souls who've lost so much. *hugs* BB~
    1486 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    These pictures are awesome! It makes it so much easier to understand when you can see it. Thank you for posting these!

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    Love you!
    1486 days ago
  • IMAVISION
    I am thankful to our Abba that y'all are safe, sweet Missy.

    emoticon for answering our Dorothy's question here, so we could learn something new & share in a very small way part of your CaptainCookie's work-a-day world. I am totally impressed with the whole process.

    I am going to copy & paste your Blog to our #3 Grandson (11-yr-old), who will be properly impressed, also.

    God bless you, Missy!

    Ima
    1486 days ago
  • PATRISNA
    Missy,
    Glad you & Bill made it through okay. We missed the bullet this time. I am so happy my family and friends in LA. made it through. I feel so bad for all the people who have had such a terrible time.

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    Pat
    1486 days ago
  • SADIEDOLORES
    MISSY, THANK YOU FOR SHARING, THE PICTURES ARE AWESOME I'M GLAD THEY HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO STAY SAFE, WITH PRAYERS THE LORD WILL KEEP THEM SAFE, HOW IS BILL DOING WITH KIDNEY STONES, I JUST HAD LASER A MONTH AGO TO GET RID OF SOME AND I'M ALL HEALED NOW, ALSO HOW ARE YOU DOING?
    SADIE emoticon emoticon
    1487 days ago
  • PURPLELVR7
    glad you are fine, praying for others
    thanks for sharing the pictures
    1487 days ago
  • ANJAYS-JOURNEY
    thanks for sharing, I wondered what happened to ships in hurricanes
    1487 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Thanks for sharing these great pictures and your blog with us. AWESOME!!! I am just very glad to know that the Lord continues to bless you even with the large amounts of rain. Praying for your safety and the safety of all in the paths of the rains from Isaac. Please thank Bill for the pictures also. You guys are GREAT!!!
    May God continue to bless everyone and fulfill their needs as He knows them. I, honestly, can not begin to imagine all the rains that you get from these storms. But God knows that I am a good prayer warrior and this I will continue to do for you and all who are in need.
    Continued blessings, love and hugs,
    Helen
    1487 days ago
  • MI-ELLKAYBEE
    SO glad you're okay - still praying for those less fortunate. What incredible pictures! Thinking of you always.

    Love, Leah

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    1487 days ago
  • FERGSGIRL2
    Thanks for sharing the info and for the pictures. I have a friend who lost his home and church due to Hurricane Isaac. Evacuated to TX, and most likely will not be going home. I have been praying for all of you in LA. Even though a lot of people did not lose everything they owned, everyone will be affected in some way.


    1487 days ago
  • MARYANNSQUEST
    Missy,

    Glad you are safe! My sister lives in LaPlace and she and the family are ok, but her house did have 2 feet water damaged inside. She is thankful that it wasn't any worse. Continued Prayers to all of the people in the Area.
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    Mary Ann

    That is so awesome about how the boats are tied together!
    1487 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2012 12:26:26 AM
  • JUNA89
    Still praying for ya!! emoticon
    1487 days ago
  • SLS-NY2IN
    Thank you for us way -in land lubbers who have no idea of what ships do in hurricane.
    We are getting some of the rain here in IN. more on way tomorrow. We are praying for those hit by storms.
    1487 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    Awesome pics ..thank you for sharing.. Wow! Now that's a knot!
    1487 days ago
  • GINGER_BEAR
    Continued prayer for those whose are suffering from the storm. God bless them all. Awesome pictures of the ships.Glad the crews stayed safe. emoticon
    1487 days ago
  • TEDDYBEARGIRL
    I am so glad you are ok!!!!!!!!!!!
    1487 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    I am so glad it wasn't as bad as Katrina. Praise God.
    1487 days ago
  • ROZEEROZ1
    Thanks - we love the pics. The knots are awesome. What a neat idea of keeping boats safe at shore.
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    Missy - 200 ships is a lot of ships to look after. It sounds like a huge task to do and needs loads of organization to get the job done well. Even getting the ships out of harbor into safety of another. Are there other shipping companies as well?
    1487 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/1/2012 10:48:02 PM
  • SUCCESSN2015
    ((Hugs))

    My late husband was in the Navy and the ships did the same thing (went out to sea) when there were bad storms. I'm glad to hear your safe and sound.


    1487 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Very interesting but also sad that you all have to go through this again. The pictures of flooding, anywhere, causes my heart to break as I see what people go through and I try to imagine water up to my house's roof and what an ordeal it would be to recover from that. -- Lou
    1487 days ago
  • TINKERBELL200
    Thanks for sharing Missy! That is awesome!
    1487 days ago
  • RONNIEHUEY
    Love the pictures
    1487 days ago
  • KATIEGARCIA2
    Wow
    1487 days ago
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