Eddie Wilson Is Safe!

Eddie Wilson und seine Ehefrau Buna, die nur ca. 60 Meilen vom Zentrum der Hurricane-Verwüstung in Texas wohnen, sind in Sicherheit. Heute, am 19. September 2008, erhielten wir die folgende e-mail:

Hello Friends, thank you so much for asking about our safety. Yes, we are ok. We have never before seen such high winds and we were nervous but all is well. Our property is not damaged except for a few tree limbs. The house is ok. We did evacuate because we live in a mobile home. We left on Friday night and returned on Saturday evening. We went to a public place in downtown Magnolia but we worried about our house and when we came home, we were very happy that there was no damage. We had no electricity for 32 hours but that was ok. We can adapt to certain conditions without any problem. There was a problem getting gasoline for the vehicles, but we were lucky because we filled our tanks before the hurricane came in. The storm got bad at 4:00 a.m. and since it was dark and all the lights were out in Magnolia, we were a little stressed and worried. The good thing is that everyone helps everyone else. We have seen so much love from other states and also our government. There has been free water to drink and ice and food for everyone who needs it. There is great devastation all over Texas and even here in our neighbourhood. We hope that all is well with you and we really appreciate your concern.

Your friends, Buna and Ed

Soweit der Bericht von Buna und Eddie.

Auch direkt aus dem Hurricane-Zentrum Galveston/Texas kam eine telefonische Meldung von Sabine McDavid. Ihr Haus blieb zwar einigermassen unbeschädigt, da es glücklicherweise hinter einer 3m hohen „Seawall“ steht, doch auch sie musste etwa 80 km ins Landesinnere in die Nähe von Houston flüchten. Das Schlimmste sei, dass der elektrische Strom total ausfiel und damit auch die Wasserpumpen nicht mehr arbeiteten. Die Bevölkerung wird vom Militär mit Wasser, Eis und Lebensmitteln versorgt.

Walter Fuchs