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Old 09-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #29
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I just heard that the Strand (downtown Galveston) has 4 ft of water down it and that the fuel dock at the Galveston yacht basin is on fire and the firefighters can't get to it because of the flooding ... and Ike hasn't made landfall yet.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:02 PM   #30
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Thanks Crusty, we're hanging on a wing and a prayer for you guys.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #31
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Hey All.I was looking at MSNBC and here is what I found.Here is the page.

Ike surge begins; β€˜time for prayers’ - Hurricane Ike -

The Department of Homeland Security provided this assessment of the potential impact of Hurricane Ike to NBC News on Friday:
Storm surge
• 572,000 people within storm surge area
• 6 drinking water plants affected by storm surge
• 34 wastewater treatment facilities affected by storm surge
• 54 police stations, 89 fire stations and 32 ambulance services affected by storm surge
• 10 hospitals with more than 10 beds affected by storm surge
• 47 nursing homes affected by storm surge
• 7 wire centers affected by storm surge
• 140 electric power substations affected by storm surge
• 48 non-nuclear generating units affected by surge
• 10 industrial plants including oil refineries and chemical plants are co-located with 41 generators affected by storm surge
Power failures
• 5.2 million customers may lose power in Texas
• 99 drinking water plants in outage area (only 14 plants serve more than 50,000)
• More than 1,500 wastewater treatment facilities are in outage area
• 799 police stations, 1,973 fire stations and 641 ambulance services within outage area
• 256 hospitals with more than 50 beds within outage area
• 1,263 Nursing Homes within electric power outage area
Petroleum, natural gas
• 95 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas production suspended
• 1.25 million barrels per day of oil production (6 percent) of U.S. petroleum demand
• 6.9 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas production (11 percent of U.S. daily average natural gas demand)
It just cant get any better than that.

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
I just heard that the Strand (downtown Galveston) has 4 ft of water down it and that the fuel dock at the Galveston yacht basin is on fire and the firefighters can't get to it because of the flooding ... and Ike hasn't made landfall yet.
The dry storage for the boats burned.

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Old 09-12-2008, 08:31 PM   #33
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Hunkered down at home on the farm in Grimes co. (40 mi north of Houston).Wind here at about 25 MPH expecting up to 50 MPH I have the MH parked away from buildings and trees. Expect to lose power later tonight. After the storm passes I will bring the MH back to the house and fire up the genset until they can restore power. I feel like we will be safe and pray for all the folks on the coast.

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:11 PM   #34
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HI, sing out, how are you?

Texans, we've been hoping and praying you're all right. Please let us know as soon as you have power.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:01 PM   #35
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Not there yet !!! we are still without power I got landline phone back today . We are living in the motor home and have it pulled up next to the house an run an extention cord to the ref, and freezer so at least we haven't lost our food.They don't expect to have power back on for us until next week. I lost several trees and !/2 of the hay barn roof. I don't know how much of my hay is ruined. We had just put 568 bale inside on Thurs. We are better off than lots of people as we are all safe and we have generators. It cost $92 to fill my MH tank Monday and that will only last a few days.

Fuel has been hard to find and has gone up in price by about 25cents per gal. Lots of stations are limiting Quantity as to let more people get some.

We are about 90 miles inland and were on the clean side of the storm. We were very lucky.

My prayers go out for all the folks on the coast. We have had constant TV coverage on all local channels since last Friday. The pictures and stories are amazing.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #36
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Our prayers are with you.

In South Georgia as of today (16th Sept) regular gas is $4.29 a gallon and only one out of three stations has any!

Here's to always looking on the bright side,
just substitute in Texas
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:32 PM   #37
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I can somewhat understand

I can only wander now what it must really be like to take the solid punch of a hurricain. Here in central OH. we took tail end winds and it shut my town down for two full days. Thank God for the AS to cook in and have some light and the children could watch dvd's. 2 1/2 days w/o electric and slight damage to the house only opened my eyes up to the folks who really get hit by these storms. Bless them all. Robert
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #38
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I got called to New Orleans for Gustav during the storm so we could be prepped to fly damage assesments...the damage and flooding was bad. I got called back 4 days later to do the same for Ike and after flying the same areas the second time I agree with everyone that was on the flights, Ike was the worst flood event in anyones memory.

Our team got split and 1/2 flew to Texas as soon as they could 1) find fuel for the choppers and 2) find a dry place to land. I haven't seen much of the data but the feedback was things were terrible.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:16 PM   #39
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I am fine.
Family fine.
Blessed for sure.
Airstream fine as well.
no power, am at library on laptop, who shrunk the keyboards?

Sorta enjoying the peace of no juice and no lights in the hood.

Been offered genset use..said no thanks for now. Life goes on with or without Redi Kilowatt.

for now
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:10 PM   #40
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Here are some pretty amazing before & after pictures. I've read that destruction of the dunes will put many of these lots under the seasonal high water mark and thus can't be rebuilt. Hurricane Ike Before and After Pictures

I've got a brother working for the USDA at Texas A&M. Their facility in Beaumont took big damage. They think a tornado came in with the hurricane. One of the buildings got hit by structural steel from a barn across the street. Attached is a photo of a 12 or 14' length of angle iron that went through the wall of one of their buildings, impaled through another wall, and ended in the bathroom on the other side. A photo is attached. You'll see the angle iron missed all of the guy's family photographs. More purty amazing!
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #41
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Unfortunately, the surge predictions were correct!!

An update from Shoreacres, TX. My Family and I evacuated last Wed. before the storm struck with the AS. We got back to our house on Tuesday of this week. Our community was hit with a 17 ft. surge where it borders Upper Galveston Bay. The surge covered the entire town with a minimum of 3 ft. of water all the way to Hwy 146. Shoreacres is a community of 650 homes. 575 of those homes were severely flooded. 10% of them were totally destroyed. God has blessed our family as we are all safe, and our house was built up high enough that it did not flood and we had no damage. However we did get 2 ft. of water in the garage. We were doubly blessed today when we got our power back before almost anyone else in the City except City Hall, because our drop happens to come from a transmission line that supplies a water treatment plant! I would guess that about 30 to 40% of the big beautiful trees that our town is known for are layed over and on houses in a lot of cases. You can go to the city website at and get a link to photographs of the damage in Shoreacres. I have spent the weekend after cleaning up my mess, helping my neighbors clean up theirs. We are in good shape, but my neighbors are hurting, please keep them and all of the storm victims in your prayers.

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Old 09-21-2008, 11:28 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Distantdrummer View Post

Sorta enjoying the peace of no juice and no lights in the hood.
I felt the same way after Hurricane Wilma hit south Florida in 06, I think. No power at all in the huge metropolis that stretches from Miami to Palm Beach. The night was black with millions of stars glittering, eerily quiet, just like camping on top of a mountain, something I had never seen from my porch and never will again. People have generators now. But two weeks without power, no air conditioning, now that can be a stressor. I hope all you Texans don't have to wait too long.

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