New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 23, 2005, Page 5

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 23, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas 26 evacuees find a home in New Braunfels September 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Hurricane Rita blew 26 people onto Charles Rogers and he expects even more visitors before the storm touches Theyre a happy he surrounded by guests in his New Braunfels Theres never a dull Rogers said he and his welcomed extend ed family into their but the numbers kept grow ing to include in laws and church members from Bay City and They are also playing host to three dogs and a Every room is but everyone is sweet and gets Pat Rogers Right We dont know whats going to but hopefully theyll all be able to go back to everything that they Charles Rogers said the guests are sleeping on mat cots and in backyard Though its snoring seems to be the only Bay City residents Krystal and Adrianna kept themselves busy Thursday afternoon by styling each others hair in one of the Rogers I dont mind because I know Krystal Its the Rogers agreed that her family and friends were staying lighthearted in the wake of the Its a she Im not worried about my house because we prayed over all our Gloria Zamora said she also felt that God was taking care of her family during the DAVID Hurricane Rita evacuees watch television coverage of the approaching storm in the home of Chuck ana Patricia RogersThursday evacuation Though she is safe in New Zamoras husband is still in Bay City boarding up their Were very grateful for Charles and we dont now what we would do with out she We thought we would just have to find somewhere to Zamoras said he was glad to have gotten out of town when he Though he said he was worried about his home and Harley David son Rudy has already made a backup I guess Ill just stay he grinning at Charles I do expect some were only 25 miles from the The Rogers Charlotte said she was not too worried about her but did find the evacuation trip We stopped at a McDon alds and we couldnt get in because it was she Everything in Bay City was already boarded up and there was nowhere to Charles Rogers said that without the help of neigh Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Rock Hills Baptist they might not have been able to welcome so many displaced friends into their Churches supplied bed ding and other items while neighbor James Vincent brought them a small air conditioning unit for the I was apprehensive at first about having so many peo ple he My neighbors really helped out a They put up with the people coming in at 1 dogs Charlotte Zuniga said New Braunfels residents have been truly gracious She said being surrounded by good friends and studying the Bible verse Matthew help keep her strong in an unsure We want to thank the people of New Braunfels who have reached out and supplied our she God will reward you READY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Churches provide shelter to evacuees medication with All they need is a place to stay and something to she Thanks to community resources organized for the last round of evacuees who came through other local aid groups are prepared to meet other Judy local Salvation Army said her office would provide gas if people could find a place to fill up their Families needing extra food can find help at the SOS Food which has received pounds of food since While he encouraged evac uees to take advantage of the facilitys full manager Tom Barrett stressed the shelves could empty very This community has been so generous in helping us help the but that does not mean we will never have a need he New Braunfels Mayor Bruce who was working to get more shelters opened as soon as said he was confident1 New Braunfelsers would step up to offer assis At this the biggest need is for food and he I think we have everything else taken care Amanda Newman will be representing The City of New Braunfels as Miss New Braunfels Texas Teen USA 2005 at The 2006 Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant In Texas November 26th 27th Amanda is a Junior at New Braunfels High Look for Amanda in the Comal County Good Luck Sponsors Family 2005 Football Photo CDs Capture football memories from your favorite local team in photographs New Braunfels High School Canyon High School Smithson Valley High School Includes photos of Band Members and Cheerleaders TIME OHLY CHS Call 6259144 to reserve your copy or come by our main office at 707 Landa Street HERALDZEITUNG REGULAR PRICE Even as storm moves county officials make sure theyre ready for disaster By Ron Maloney StaffWriter As late projections suggest ed Hurricane Ritas track could move the bulk of tropi cal winds and rains east of New county offi cials outlined readiness plans Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett told commis sioners court the latest storm tracks showed Rita taking a slight turn to the north for a likely landfall at the east tip of Galveston With counterclockwise that track would put the highest winds and rains well east of New said who is keeping in touch with the Texas Divi sion of Emergency Manage ment four times each day by conference Friday afternoon she called for a 20per cent chance of rain in the afternoon with 15to 20mph The fair parade should go off without a Edgett Friday night projections called for a 50percent chance of rain with 20mph while Saturdays early fore cast is for a 60 percent chance of again with 20mph The projection Wednesday had been for 60mph winds and the storm mov ing further east has lessened our projected Edgett Of you dont know what youre going to get until the storm gets on Edgett said the recent dev astation of New Orleans and nearby Louisiana and Missis sippi by Hurricane Katrina has heightened While that has meant Texans living in coastal areas have evacuated it has caused other Weve even had calls ask ing if were going to evacuate New Edgett Its been that no shelters were open even though many members of the com munity were privately taking in friends and family from the The state shelter system administered by the Ameri can Red Edgett is set up so folks coming up from the coast are first shel tered at hubs such as in San where shelters opened for Katrina evacuees are now beginning to house Houston and Corpus Christi area evacuees displaced by County Judge Danny Scheel said the county is prepared for whatever We are I spoke with Bexar County yesterday and told them we were prepared to help if called Scheel I want our residents to be listening to the radio and reading their newspapers to keep up with County Engineer Tom Hornseth said road crews were on standby and ready with low water barricades if they proved to be needed Sat The local situation is Hornseth noting fuel problems reported along the interstates leading from the coast would not affect the countys emergency We have plenty of fuel for our and our trucks are loaded up with barri Hornseth Were expecting some but were not worried about hav ing anything beyond a nor mal good rain Shift to the east could spare much of Texas from Rita HOUSTON AP Hurri cane Rita closed in on the Texas Gulf Coast and the heart of the oilrefining industry with howling 145 mph winds but a sharperthan expected turn to the right set it on a course that could spare Houston and nearby Galve ston a direct The storms march toward land sent hundreds of thou sands of people fleeing in a frustratingly bumperto bumper This is the worst planning Ive ever said Judie who covered just 45 miles in 12 hours after set ting out from her home in the Houston suburb of They say weve learned a lot from Hurricane you couldnt prove it by In nearly 2 million people along the Texas and Louisiana coasts were urged to get out of the way of a 400mile wide storm that weakened Thursday from a topofthe scale Category 5 hurricane to a Categoiy 4 as it swirled across the Gulf of The storms course change could send it away from I Ions ton and Galveston mid instead draw the hurricane toward Port Arthur or Lake by late But it was still an extremely dangerous storm and one 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