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Old 08-27-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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To : All SJG employees, staffers, writers...

Wasn't sure where to put this thought since we don't have Gen Chat any more - but honestly hope and pray all the Steve Jackson staff, employees, their family and friends are safe with the recent Hurricane happening.

Each year at Gen Com I meet some of you at Gen Con and you're all nice and good people.

Stay safe....

- Ed C.
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Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me....

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Old 08-28-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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So far, other than some minor roof leaks, I think most folks in the Austin office came out of the storm with no problems. The office didn't flood, which is always a plus.

A couple of hours from here, in Houston and points further south, they haven't been so lucky. Please keep them in your thoughts and maybe send a few bucks to a relief org if you're lucky enough to have extra right now.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:14 PM   #3
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I think my part of San Antonio (slightly north of downtown) got less than 1" of rain all weekend. I feel very bad for Houston and the coast, but am glad I don't live there. We're collecting food and cash at work.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:23 PM   #4
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I think we got about nine inches of rain here in North Austin. A major event but not a disaster. I had a power outage for about three hours on Saturday night. I took it as an occasion to read. I looked at the Austin Energy outage map a couple times during the event, and their crews were busy, as one might expect. Still, they kept folks in power pretty well, given a tropical storm (we didn't get hurricane strength here in Austin).

As Andrew said, the real damage is happening in and near Houston. Whole neighborhoods are underwater, and Harvey has gone out into the Gulf before it'll make a turn to make a third (!) landfall near Houston. Consequently, Houston will get a great deal more rain, and the people there can't deal with what they have now.

Slate magazine has a page about where to donate. I agree that food banks seem especially relevant. A lot of folks are going to need to eat in the coming months, and they just lost their homes as well as, in many cases, their jobs. (A lot of businesses are getting destroyed, too.)
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