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09-18-2008, 09:33 PM
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Yes our prayers are with you and everyone affected by Ike, take care and check in when you can.

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09-19-2008, 06:52 AM
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Windwatcher Wrote:You make very valid points, Cahoots. It is almost cruel to not be allowed to return and survey the damage to your home. However, after Katrina, I saw the problems that the residents sometimes caused for the debris workers and the power company workers. They actually slowed the process and created dangers. Also, there are residents who are not capable enough or healthy enough to return to an area of utter devastation. But I agree with you, Cahoots. It is horrible to not be allowed to return to your own home.

I remember clean up crews and citizens stepping over and around each other also and it does indeed slow that part of the work down. However; I also remember private citizens clearing a path across their own property to allow utility workers access and citizens making as many smaller roads passable as the debris crews did. To me the added confusion is far outweighed by the cumulative effect of the citizens of a community working it to get their town put back together.

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09-19-2008, 07:52 AM
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my town coordinates 30°8′34″N, 95°42′40″W

Hello everyone we faired very well as did our neighborhood no power as of this morning. Water has been there since day one. Looks like centerpoint is in the area as new lights are on every night. Cat 4 and I am out I say Cat 4 because I believe IKE was a "3" considering the power it carried into my area.

I will say this regardless of what you "hear" on the news. The people they pick out to interview and say how they are owed so much more or things are so slow.

Mayor White, Judge Emmott and everyone in the houston area responsible for the recovery effort have done a remarkable job. I have a renewed faith in our local goverment. As for Galveston my heart and prayers go out to all. I can only imagine what the final death toll will be.

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09-19-2008, 09:46 AM
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09-19-2008, 09:49 AM
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Cahoots Wrote:I remember clean up crews and citizens stepping over and around each other also and it does indeed slow that part of the work down. However; I also remember private citizens clearing a path across their own property to allow utility workers access and citizens making as many smaller roads passable as the debris crews did. To me the added confusion is far outweighed by the cumulative effect of the citizens of a community working it to get their town put back together.

well said.
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09-19-2008, 10:38 PM
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Just got our lights back tonight and we were 140 miles from Galv.
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09-19-2008, 11:04 PM (This post was last modified: 09-19-2008 11:06 PM by houstonray.)
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Hey everyone! I haven't read all the posts since i was last on, a week ago right about now, but I see there are tons. I figured I'd give my update. I am staying tonight, for the first time, at a hotel. Still no power in my neighborhood (Woodland Heights) a week after the fact (our zip will be after next Tue). A week with no power was just more than I could take. I'm looking forward to a good nights sleep for the first time in a week.

So no power, water pressure was at a minimum still as well. No TV, no telephone, cell phone sporadic, no internet, a curfew at night, military helicopters flying around, I went to a FEMA POD every couple of days for ice and water...it's like I'm in a bad 'end of the world' movie.

No major damage at my house, a few fence boards, but the neighborhood didn't fare so well, lots of trees down, some extensive damage to some roofs, etc. It's very surreal.

I think Ike was a low Cat 3, not a high Cat 2 as they 'officially' call it. I mean, what are we talking here, 1 mph to get to a Cat 3? I'll call it a 3. Not sure I would stay for a 'real' Cat 3 or 4 or, God forbid, a 5. Houston is a disaster as it stands now. And my thoughts and prayers, even in the bad situation Houston is in, are with those along the coastal areas. Galveston, Bolivar, Crystal Beach, and all the other areas, just too sad to watch on tv.

Keep us all in your thoughts, it's going to be a long road ahead.

And yes, I WILL leave the next time, for a 3 or higher. It's not worth going through the aftermath...
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09-20-2008, 11:50 AM
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We have had power since thursday. So we were out 5 days. We are in Spring by the big airport. We had power for two days before my neighbors across the street had power.

I have a whole new respect for hurricanes. Being this far inland, I had no idea the damage that would have occured. Trees uprooted..completely toppled..flooding, fences down. We dont have total destruction like galveston, but I was very surprised by the amount we did have. I sat awake all night on Friday night listening to the winds howling around my house, listening to the tree branches falling, hoping the next one wouldnt be the entire tree thru my living room. My kitchen window blew out..out, not in. Very strange. The wind just sucked the glass out. We are okay..but shellshocked for sure. We spent the entire time living in our garage. Thankful for the cool weather, drinking, sharing food with the neighbors, helping with the clean up.
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09-20-2008, 12:00 PM (This post was last modified: 09-20-2008 12:08 PM by Office Linebacker.)
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Jomma Wrote:I can handle a Houston hit (Sorry ya'll! ) but any more shifts to the east and I'll be changing my diaper. I guess my hub's trip to Houston Monday might be cancelled. /uhoh2

Did your husbands trip get canceled?

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09-20-2008, 01:46 PM
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Well my mom got home to Webster, (seabrook/nassau bay area) on Monday. She evac'd to Spring, to my brothers. His house had a tree come down, but roof is already fixed. My mom still has no power, she is in the 77058 zip that says after the 22nd due to extensive damage. She is a trooper though. Went to beauty parlor to have hair washed, bought an ole smokey to cook on, and finally had a hot cup of coffee on Wednesday from McDonalds. She had been drinking "sun" coffee. Like sun tea, lukewarm though, not hot or cold. She goes daily to get ice. Being she is on the third floor, has a breeze most of the time. There was over 10 feet of water at her complex. Says she will come here to Covington, LA., when the heat drives her or Oct. 1, which ever comes first. Coming for the upcoming birth of her first great grandchild, my first grandchild. Hope when I am 72, I am as spry as she is. God love her.
Been so very sad to see Boliver. My old stomping grounds from way back. I always loved the area, hope it will somehow make it back. As much as I love ya all here, hope to not see you again until next August or September. Take care, be safe, and thanks to all for the wonderful company during such trying times this season.
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