Friday, September 23, 2005

Rita notes 6:55 am

An update from Sealy
Stranded west of Houston along Interstate 10 in Sealy with hundreds of other motorists in search of gasoline to escape Hurricane Rita, Michael Stewart was encouraged by assurances from a church group in Sealy early Friday that he would find fuel in nearby Bellville.
It meant a 15 mile drive to the northwest on Texas 36, and risking the last of the fuel in his car.
Stewart, who left his Kemah home on Thursday to escape Hurricane Rita, drove 10 miles before running out of gas.
Still hopeful of finding gas for himself and the others gathered in a Walmart parking lot, Stewart began to hitchhike the rest of the way.
"No one is stopping," he said in a cell phone update. "Why is everyone so afraid of such a clean cut guy."
Not about to give up, Stewart was marching toward Bellville just after 5 a.m., and still hopeful he could find enough gasoline for himself and the others.
--Mark Carreau

It makes you think of your many blessings to read stuff like this.

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