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CajunMan
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This is F***ed up. Twice in two weeks? Where's Tina when you need her? I may have to find another place to live.

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    Originally posted by CajunMan
    This is F***ed up. Twice in two weeks? Where's Tina when you need her? I may have to find another place to live.




Well, you're all right, comparatively, but anyone in the Galveston, Texas area who DIDN'T evacuate, best of luck for you, because you're in for a real, real rough day or so.



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Still cant' believe they told the people of Houston to just ride it out. I mean I realize evacuating didn't work last time, but still. I wouldn't stay.
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    Originally posted by kwik
      Originally posted by CajunMan
      This is F***ed up. Twice in two weeks? Where's Tina when you need her? I may have to find another place to live.




    Well, you're all right, comparatively, but anyone in the Galveston, Texas area who DIDN'T evacuate, best of luck for you, because you're in for a real, real rough day or so.



Update: Galveston in danger of being underwater, seawall is already overtopping, and believe it or not FoxNews has found a couple of bars in Galveston having "Hurricane Parties".


As for LA as a now plenty of wind, some flooding and sandbagging already.
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So far, my 2 favourite phrases from the coverage are:

1) "... may face certain death." -- Maybe so or maybe not. But it will be certain. If it happens.

2) " Houston residents ordered not to evacuate as deadly storm hits (telegraph.co.uk)" -- Don't you people dare evacuate, even if you want to or have already!

Just based on the storm maps, I'd be gone, too. I'm sure there are plenty of Houstonians who have already closed up & bailed. However, the recurring theme with evacuations seems to be, "Where are we supposed to go?" My North Carolina & Louisiana friends all have family, friends, or backup houses in reasonable places to evacuate to. So whenever they need to, they just go. But I can totally see where many people wouldn't have that luxury. Very difficult problem.
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    Originally posted by emma
    So far, my 2 favourite phrases from the coverage are:

    1) "... may face certain death." -- Maybe so or maybe not. But it will be certain. If it happens.

    2) " Houston residents ordered not to evacuate as deadly storm hits (telegraph.co.uk)" -- Don't you people dare evacuate, even if you want to or have already!

    Just based on the storm maps, I'd be gone, too. I'm sure there are plenty of Houstonians who have already closed up & bailed. However, the recurring theme with evacuations seems to be, "Where are we supposed to go?" My North Carolina & Louisiana friends all have family, friends, or backup houses in reasonable places to evacuate to. So whenever they need to, they just go. But I can totally see where many people wouldn't have that luxury. Very difficult problem.


Have a ton of them driving into Austin right now. Schools let out early today just to get the kids home before the roads are totally clogged. I think a few of them are being used as shelters too.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.88
    Originally posted by CajunMan
      Originally posted by kwik
        Originally posted by CajunMan


        Update: Galveston in danger of being underwater, seawall is already overtopping, and believe it or not FoxNews has found a couple of bars in Galveston having "Hurricane Parties".




      I thought that the sale of alcohol during Hurricanes is not legal? Maybe this is only in Florida.
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    Originally posted by djp
      Originally posted by CajunMan
        Originally posted by kwik
          Originally posted by CajunMan


          Update: Galveston in danger of being underwater, seawall is already overtopping, and believe it or not FoxNews has found a couple of bars in Galveston having "Hurricane Parties".




        I thought that the sale of alcohol during Hurricanes is not legal? Maybe this is only in Florida.



      Technically yes, But Law enforcement usually has more important things to do.

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Is it wrong that when it is Hurricane vs. Geraldo, I root for the hurricane? If the refineries are seriously impacted, we're all screwed in the US.
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Since: 11.1.02
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The wind has picked up here in the NW part of Houston. Some power is out in our neighborhood, but nothing too severe.

Houston is 50 miles inland from Galveston, so most areas of the city aren't in danger of flooding. Wind and rain are a concern, of course...especially with the number of trees in our neighborhood.

The mayor of Galveston told those who ignored the mandatory evacuation order to write their names and SSNs on their arms in Sharpie so they can identify the bodies easier. Yikes.

I'm deep into my stash of Hurribeer.
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Just got a text from Bullitt. He's still without power, and a tree crushed his neighbor's car, but it sounds like it could be a lot worse, for him anyway.



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Heck, WE (in Louisville, KY) had Ike come through here yesterday at noontime until about 3 - 75MPH winds and lots of trees down - my power was out from 11:30 yesterday morning until 4:30 AM this morning. Scary



We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.


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Yeah here in Austin we got nothing. No big wind, no rain, nothing. Yet my parents and sisters family in Dayton, OH got nailed with 70mph wind that knocked out power, trees fell into homes, etc. They don't know when it'll all be fixed.
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I'm OK...and a STAR!

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.93
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Heck, WE (in Louisville, KY) had Ike come through here yesterday at noontime until about 3 - 75MPH winds and lots of trees down - my power was out from 11:30 yesterday morning until 4:30 AM this morning. Scary


Sounds like a typical spring day in Kansas. Seriously, I'll take our tornadoes and severe straight line winds & hail anytime over what people put up with during hurricane season.



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With the exception of a couple of small trees down, my condo on the west side went pretty unscathed. Had no power for 2 1/2 days and lost water just for one night. The building I was working in as the storm made landfall swayed in the wind for over 4 hours, but managed to get through it with only a small part of the roof peeled back. This is where you are grateful to be 60 miles inland. Still could be up to 3 weeks before everyone has their power back. Latest news is that over 5,000 contracted utility workers from 25 states and Canada are here working 16 hour shifts to restore power and utilities. They are making headway; almost 1/3 of the households have had their power restored

Galveston Island is a wreck. Famous landmarks like the Balinese Room nightclub are gone, and the Bolivar Peninsula, just east of Galveston, is completely obliterated.

Here's to a fast return to normalcy...



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I count myself lucky that back in '03 that Isabel only knocked out power for 2 week. We had cold water, the government handed out free bottled water and dry ice, and if you drove an hour north you could find places with power to eat.


Hearing about what Ike did, I just can't imagine what it would be like down there. I remember reading on yahoo a day or two ago that some places might have to wait TWO MONTHS to get water and power service. Two weeks was hell for me, I can't think what life might be like for these people.

I hope all you W's down there stay safe and get your services back up and running soon.



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