'We Keep You in Our Prayers': Glenn Speaks With Truck Driver Heading Into Irma's Path

Hurricane Irma evacuee, only known as Jamie, joined radio to share her compelling ordeal as she attempted to deliver aid to her fellow Floridians in a semi-truck.

Jamie, who postponed evacuating to deliver groceries to the stores that are out, will join the others in traffic who are evacuating the state only after she’s taken care of those who need to be fed.

“I’m hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything because I running on 14 hours a day and 10 hours of sleep, and doing it the next day,” said Jamie.

“We lost everything to the storm 11 years ago — we lost everything but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. Florida can rebuild, but we can’t replace the people.”

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PAT: So this is going to be another tough weekend with Irma barreling down. And to me, we need to -- we're naming these storms all wrong. Because Irma, doesn't that sound like a frightful, big, bad hurricane?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Harvey sounded like a big, bad hurricane. So instead, why don't we start naming them things like Blaine? Hurricane Blaine couldn't possibly develop into anything, could it? I mean, no self-respecting hurricane on earth could be named Blaine or Ambrose or Aubrey.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: It just can't happen. So we're going about this all wrong. But this has been really deja vu watching the evacuation in Florida because we did the same thing with Houston, just on less notice, in 2005. At the very end, they said, evacuate. And so 3.7 million people tried to do that at the same time.

GLENN: That seems like a really bad idea.

PAT: It's a really bad idea.

GLENN: Can I just put Jamie on real quick because she's on the road in Florida evacuating right now. Jamie, how long have you been sitting in traffic, and what does it look like?

CALLER: Hi, Mr. Beck, well, I'm not actually sitting in traffic yet. I'm going down to return later and sit in it. I'm on a truck, and I blame the roads for these -- for the stores that are out of stuff.

GLENN: Wow.

CALLER: So we've got -- you know, all your three main arteries are so clogged, and we're taking rigs down back streets and side streets.

GLENN: Holy cow. Jamie, I got to tell, we will keep you in our prayers. There is nothing -- you want to talk about a dangerous situation: Hey, be in a big tractor-trailer as those winds come. God bless you.

CALLER: We'll park them before. But we're the first lines going back in, as soon as it clears.

GLENN: Wow.

CALLER: I mean, I can't even go home to brace and secure. I'm hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything. Because I'm running, you know, on 14 hours a day and ten hours of sleep and doing it again the next day.

We lost everything to the storms 11 years ago. We lost everything, but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. We can rebuild. But we can't give life to people. (crying)

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GLENN: Jamie in Florida, in a tractor-trailer going to deliver aid and help. We keep you in our prayers.

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Pat, you sat in this. Or you actually didn't. Because I remember I called you and I said --

PAT: Yeah, we were talking about it on the air. You were telling me how stupid I was.

GLENN: Yeah, you got to get out.

STU: That's a nice relationship you guys have.

PAT: It is. It is. It's --

GLENN: Well, I only said he was stupid because I cared. You got to get out of there.

STU: Yeah, of course.

PAT: This was, what, two or three weeks after Katrina, so everybody was afraid that we were all going to die if we stayed. But we prayed about it pretty earnestly and decided we needed to stay, and so we did. And then I was really glad we did. Because, you know, everybody was stuck. One hundred people died, many of them of heatstroke. You remember that bus filled with senior citizens caught on fire. Twenty-four of them died.

GLENN: Jeez.

PAT: It was horrific. So hopefully this will go a lot better than Florida. I think they've given them a little more leeway and a little more time to get out.

GLENN: So you're sitting there -- after your experience, you're sitting there in Miami, Florida, and you know you got to get out. I mean, this is going to hit Miami. It's going to be bad.

PAT: Oh, you have to leave. You have to leave.

GLENN: So how do you do that, when, you know -- I'm going to be probably sitting on the highway.

PAT: Yeah, I mean, I don't know.

GLENN: Are they opening the other side? Are they opening the southbound lanes at all?

PAT: I would -- I would hope so. For northbound traffic, you mean? Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Take the freeway and open both sides.

STU: I'm sure they will.

This is the thing, you're at that point now where they're getting pretty good at forecasting these things, at least say four days in advance. You really -- once you see you're in the path of one of these things, you need to leave not one day early, but four days early or five days early. And, you know, about half of the time, you're just going to wind up being frustrated because you left for no reason. But these things can get real bad.

PAT: It's better than getting stuck in the gridlock. The Houston thing was the greatest gridlock in American history. So hopefully they can avoid that.

GLENN: Holy cow, I've been in New York with the president. Wow.

PAT: So -- but the other thing was, have you guys heard about the flooding in Asia? Have you guys talked about that at all?

GLENN: No. We just got to the fires of the east coast and the drought in the Midwest.

PAT: This is the weirdest thing: In India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, 40 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

GLENN: What!

STU: What!

PAT: Thirteen hundred people have died -- 1,300 people have died, up to 40 percent of them children. I saw nothing about this. We have some friends staying with us at the house this week. And -- and she said -- she said to me at the dinner table, "So what do you think -- I mean, the Houston thing is bad, but what do you think of the thing in Asia?" I'm like, "The thing in Asia. What thing in Asia?" She said, "Well, thousands of people have died in flooding."

GLENN: Fires or flood?

PAT: About the same time. Floods. Yeah. It's the monsoon rains.

The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

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Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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