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09-26-2008, 02:41 PM
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dme1111 Wrote:I am frustrated about the lack of coverage Bridge City is getting from the news media. The city is destroyed. Over 95% of homes have water in them. It broke my heart to go into my sister in laws house and see everything they own destroyed. It will take years for this city to get back to normal

I'm flabbergasted by the lack of coverage of most all areas east of Bolivar. Bridge City most obviously...the town was destroyed. I drive this route every day to work, and it is heart-wrenching.

Orange caught it, too, and Cameron Parish in Louisiana just got stable again from Rita and it's blasted again.

I will praise you in this storm.
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09-27-2008, 10:42 PM (This post was last modified: 09-27-2008 10:45 PM by lovelyweather.)
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I am so very glad to see so many postings of everyone being ok. (and not to undermine those in the devastated areas, just meaning your bodies are ok) I remember Katrina, so MANY towns left behind in the news, forgotten there, in the front pages, but NEVER forgotten in my heart, or my prayers.
For those who are familiar with me, no, no baby yet. i will post here, on the IKE page, with pics when she is born. (any day now)

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09-29-2008, 07:26 PM
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Galveston Web Cams coming back online

http://www.myspace.com/hurricanewebcams

:dummy2:Follow me on FACEBOOK, http://www.facebook.com/weatherguyaustin , I will let you know when I am going to do a chase, or other great info.
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09-30-2008, 12:46 AM
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Good to be back online. Family survived, my house no water, my mother's 6ft. my office 7ft. my camp gone. Everything here (90% of island) destroyed. I'm sure most of you can relate to the devastation. Thank God for the Salvation Army, Res Cross, and Natioanl Guard food, ice and water. Marines are here helping with cleanup. Having been born here and living here most of my life I will tell you that I never believed that the water from the Bay could cover the island. People that had no water in Carla had 6 - 8 ft in Ike. Anyway, things are very sad here and desperate for many that are now homeless. This recovery will take a long long time.

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09-30-2008, 07:23 AM
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galveston Wrote:Good to be back online. Family survived, my house no water, my mother's 6ft. my office 7ft. my camp gone. Everything here (90% of island) destroyed. I'm sure most of you can relate to the devastation. Thank God for the Salvation Army, Res Cross, and Natioanl Guard food, ice and water. Marines are here helping with cleanup. Having been born here and living here most of my life I will tell you that I never believed that the water from the Bay could cover the island. People that had no water in Carla had 6 - 8 ft in Ike. Anyway, things are very sad here and desperate for many that are now homeless. This recovery will take a long long time.

My heart goes out to you. It is one thing to lose a house; it is another to lose a whole community and a lifestyle, and everything you consider "home". I think that it is the emotional devastation that is hardest of all. Our prayers are still being sent your way.
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09-30-2008, 07:41 AM
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My prayers are with all of you.We were in the same situation here 3 years ago.I know first hand the pain you are feeling. Please talk about it and express it.We love our waterfront lifestyle.We had so many wonderful days and one horrific event.It will get better...you have friends that share your passion for the water.It will get better.
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09-30-2008, 01:13 PM
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Cahoots Wrote:Search on line for a product called MicroBan. I got it recommended to me after Katrina by a commiercial crew drying out and cleaning buildings. They're exact quote to me was, "get some Microban but be careful, that stuff kills everything including humans." Use an airless pump sprayer (like for weeds) and wear a light duty respirator and it'll be fine. This stuff does work. It sprays on like water and dries out to no residue. I used it to treat all the framing in my house plus the little bit of dry wall that we didn't tear out due to built in showers. I have not had the first hint of mold since we put everything back together.

Good Luck

One of the home improvement guys here in Houston recommended that also. He was using it on his house in Galveston. Also gave pretty much same type warning.

Got power back last Tuesday 9/23 had some roof, fence and tree damage. A friend from Florida suggested checking the attic for any winged or furry creatures who might have taken refuge during the storm (she spoke from past experience.) Thanks to her suggestion I discovered damage to my furnace - the vent piping was ripped apart. So it might be worth a peek up in your attic to make sure you don't have damage or house guests.
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10-22-2008, 12:40 PM
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All I can say is wow for the technology today. Here is an interactive view of Bolivar, you can see other areas as well. Zoom in, zoom out, tilt up, tilt down.
This will give you a unique perspective of the area.

http://www.hawkeyemedia.com/bolivar/
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10-23-2008, 07:01 AM
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Totally mind boggling!!!/Wow

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