Monday, September 1, 2008

GUSTAV STRIKES, CUPIT FAMILY SAFE

Gustav did not strengthen during the night as expected. He also took a turn further west, which is good for New Orleans. All is well on the homefront, as the worst part of it is now over, and everyone made it through safely.

Electricity in the Cupit home went out around 12:30 EDT, and the generator was fired up just after 5:00pm (powering the laptop and cable modem used to write this article). The primary target of the generator is the refrigerator, in an attempt to salvage all food.

Though about half of the siding on one side of the house was blown off, most, if not all of it, was recovered by members of the Cupit family. Pictures will be posted once electricity is restored.

Brant and Laurel slept through the worst of it; Maren, Brad, and Brad's parents and grandma are all doing fine!

Cell phones are going in an and out of roaming, so even if we don't answer, we're still ok!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Glad all is well! We know how scary those can be. HOpe you get power soon - that is no fun, but at least you have the generator. DId Brad's parents have to evacuate?

museumeg said...

I'm so glad everyone is well. The newscasters were being rather terrifying (and enjoying every minute of it) so I was a little nervous. I'm so jealous that you have a generator! That's great emergency preparedness.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad to hear you guys made it through!!! I've been thinking and praying for you all afternoon and evening. Love you guys! Cis

jessica said...

Thank goodness for answered prayers and generators, too.
I hope you guys are still doing okay.

Ettafication said...

Glad you are safe. What I'm really wondering is . . . was Laurel able to have her chicken soup "a la grill"?