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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    hang tight, deltachi

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    The water is now completely over the Galveston sea walls and they are expecting another six+ feet of water.

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD View Post
    hang tight, deltachi
    will do - thanks for hangin in there with us - helps to hear from someone who has been through this before.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    CNN and Fox are reporting Cat. 4 winds at building height.

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    The eye is about an hour or hour and a half from making landfall.
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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    waiting is the worst. not knowing what this storm will bring. sleep when you can, but in shifts. You will need your energy tomorrow.

    Keep a radio tuned to the local emergency station. the wwl of houston. not sure what station that will be. pay attention to tornado warnings. If the eye passes directly over you, be cautious going outside. Do NOT get caught outside by the eye wall.

    If you're out of the way of the storm surge, your greatest risk is spawned tornados, flying debris, and trees falling on your house.

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    This sounds just awful. I can't believe people didn't evacuate. Please be safe everyone who is in the middle of this mess and let us know how you're doing when you get a chance.
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD View Post
    Keep a radio tuned to the local emergency station. the wwl of houston. not sure what station that will be.
    KTRH 740 AM seems to be providing good coverage. XM is carrying their feed sometimes on the emergency alert channel today.
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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    NHC now says official landfall is still two or three hours away.
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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    Fire fighters left three buildings to burn Galveston because water was too high for fire trucks to reach them. But there was some good news: a stranded freighter with 22 men aboard made it through the brunt of the storm safely, and a tugboat was on the way to save them.

    http://www.galvnews.com/wire.lasso?r.../stories/I/IKE
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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    It looks like Houston is starting to get pounded. Hopefully our Redszoners from that area are making it through OK. The eye is starting move over Galveston but they don't count official landfall until the center of the eye moves over land.
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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    My sister's family is ok. They have a tree down, but it didn't hit the house. I don't have details, like what other damages they might have, but they're ok, which is the most important thing.

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    Look out Ohio. The remnants of Ike will be hooking up with a front and will be in your area by tomorrow. Big rain maker.

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    Re: 2008 Hurricane Season

    A night on Galveston Island
    Wunderground member CycloneBoz rode out Ike in a parking garage in Galveston. Here's his report from this morning:

    This is CycloneBoz, live from the southern eyewall of Hurricane Ike.

    What a storm! My wind gauge read 110 mph

    In the car, I'm being bucked like riding a bronco! Easily, winds now still over 100 mph!

    I'm on the 2nd floor of the Hotel Galvez parking garage. I have shot some incredible video. I'm chomping at the bit to edit it...and I think I'm going to have time to do that here...because no one is going to get off this island anytime soon.

    The surge was an east to west event at midnight. Now, the surge is a west to east event. Flooding everywhere. Multiple fires! There was even a fire out at sea on one of the piers in front of the garage during the first part of the storm.

    Massive destruction. Surprisingly, though, a lot of the houses are keeping their roofs! But the people inside are sure worried!

    I yelled across the street during the incredible eye event to a lady whose first floor was flooded. Everyone there was okay, but I could tell she was crying. She was scared to death.

    As my car rocks wildly as I sit beneath tons of concrete, I have to admit......I'm a bit on edge myself.

    http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html
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    The Houston Texans will not be playing their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night at Reliant Stadium.

    The game was supposed to have been played at 7:30 p.m., but Hurricane Ike has caused damage to the stadium that has made it unsuitable for hosting the game.

    "The facility will not be usable," said Shey Guinn, president of SMG, the company that manages Reliant Park.

    "There's some structural damage to the roof. Part of it is off," Guinn said.

    "There's also some other damage on the property caused by wind and water. We're in the process of assessing the damage," he said. "As far as the game being postponed again or played, that will be up to the NFL."

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/5999358.html
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