Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Mike80, Aug 13, 2007.
They're not fucking around, it seems. Yikes.
Called my cousin in Houston last night and she isn't in the area that has received mandatory evacuations. She is a marine biologist at the zoo and will be riding out the storm in a shelter there. She boarded up her house as best she could and got anything important off the floor on to higher shelves and such. She's from southern Maryland and isn't used to hurricanes.
it is now bigger than Katrina was... almost the size of Texas itself...
I've got friends on Galveston who I haven't been in touch with, but I hope to god they are evacuating. They only live a block or two from the seawall and would be obliterated if they stayed. I also have a friend who lives in League City, about 15 minutes north of Galveston, and her family has gotten the hell out of dodge. My aunt, who lives in the Cy-Fair area northwest of Houston, is staying put. My parents live in Waco, several hundred miles from the coast, but the storm is expected to still have tropical force winds when it reaches them. Stressful times indeed.
I live about 1 hour south of Waco and it looks like things are going to get nasty here. Everyone around here is just in shock that we are going to experience a tropical storm in Central Texas. Weird times. I know we have a ton of people staying at churches in the area
seems logical to me. youre what 165 miles from the coast?
Yes. I've always found it strange down here that whenever a string of storms blow in the flooding is extremely dangerous. I expect damages from this to be considerable. I feel for those along the coast
certainly we all do. i hope for the best and hope everyone has planned for the worst.
are you at ft hood?
No, I'm actually just about 10 miles east of the base in Belton, seperated only by the lake.
To everyone down there, from our fellow board members to our freinds who used to frequent here from Texas, to everyone else...stay safe, and I hope you, your family, and all your stuff make it through OK. Godspeed.
North of NOLA we have had 40-50 mph winds and heavy rain. Power was on and off and I just got internet back. To all our TX friends be safe.
NASA - View of Hurricane Ike From Space Station
not sure if this has been posted yet... some awesome pictures of ike from the international space station. really gives u a good depiction of how huge this storm is. best wishes to everyone in eastern tx!
best of luck folks. be safe. looks like hurricane force winds will start making landfall at the 3pm est advisory or a tad bit there after
NorthShoreBuckNorth of NOLA we have had 40-50 mph winds and heavy rain. Power was on and off and I just got internet back. To all our TX friends be safe.
May the Lord be with you and your family at this most terrible time. Remember, we will all be thinking of you and your loved ones.
It's amazing how ignorant some people are. I'm watching the Houston news here and they are showing people in Galveston walking along the sea wall with police shewing them away. People are casually going about their day in Galveston.
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