[Sca-cooks] Fwd: [Ansteorra-announce] Disaster relief coordination

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Sep 15 00:41:50 PDT 2008

In a digest earlier today Suey asked about the situation in  
southeastern Ansteorra due to the hurricane.  I'm on digest so I may  
not have seen any replies, but since I haven't seen any replies Ii  
thought I'd send on this message from the Ansteorra Seneschal for  
those who were wondering about things.

Here in Bryn Gwlad (Austin, TX) it has been sunny all day and didn't  
even rain until a few hours ago. We are about three hours from where  
the hurricane came ashore.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Master Phelim Gervase called Pug" <seneschal at ansteorra.org>
> Date: September 14, 2008 11:11:38 AM CDT
> To: <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>, <ansteorra- 
> announce at ansteorra.org>, <coastal at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Subject: [Ansteorra-announce] Disaster relief coordination
> Good Morning,
>   I want to reinforce some of the message that has gotten out, and  
> direct people in the right direction. Please remember that what you  
> see and hear on the news is the sensational and blown out of  
> proportion aspects of the storm. It is quite boring to report on  
> the areas that are not severally damaged or impacted by the storm.
>   As we all know, there are many people in the SCA that are  
> chomping at the bit to help out those affected. To make sure that  
> this is coordinated correctly we have a coastal regional volunteer  
> who will be coordinating proper direction of relief efforts. Sir  
> Simonn and Mistress Tessa (tessa at gt.rr.com) originally started  
> coordinating this for their local group for Gustav and it sort of  
> snowballed into a continuation for the entire region for Ike.
>   If you have any damage or know of someone that will need outside  
> assistance, please contact Sir Simonn and Mistress Tessa.
>   If you wish to help or get contacted by people trying to help,  
> please direct them to Sir Simonn and Mistress Tessa.
>   In the end we want the right amount of assistance, in the right  
> form, at the right time.
>   A lot of what I’ve been hearing from those who stayed in the area  
> is that damage is mostly in the form of power outages, down trees  
> and damage to outside yard items such as fences and an occasional  
> window. I’ve not heard of any major damage to houses or water  
> damage inside of houses for our people, but not everyone has  
> checked in.
>   Now that being said, there are a lot of our people who evacuated  
> the high risk areas near the coast or in low lying areas. These  
> people will not know the extent of damage to their property  
> possibly for a couple more days. Some areas are being closed by the  
> authorities, and even Houston is under a nighttime curfew to assist  
> in relief efforts and minimize opportunistic activities.
>   If we find that the extent of damage is worse than initial  
> reports, we will want to also get organized within the large groups  
> or regional level.
> In Service,
> Master Phelim Gervase called Pug
> Kingdom Seneschal - Ansteorra

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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