Lucas, on the official “The Weather Channel” blog is worried about his dad and his grandmother, in the path of Katrina.

“Go to a shelter! Get out of there!” I pleaded on an early morning phone call. She said she’d consider it, but I’m doubtful. Likewise, my 72-year-old father, a lifelong Morgan City, La., resident, was also slow to make evacuation plans despite my urging.

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