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  • Hurricane IKE

    I hope and pray the mass movement of people off of the gulf coast goes as smoothly as can be hoped for and that everyone who needs to get out does.

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    http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/gulfvs.html
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      Hunkering down here in west Houston, waiting to see where this crazy huge storm comes ashore.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gm
        Hunkering down here in west Houston, waiting to see where this crazy huge storm comes ashore.
        For gawd's sake, gm, be safe. It sounds as though the storm surge will be over 20 feet at Galveston, and will push a long way inland....we hope you are on high ground and safe...

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        • #5
          Katy is on the west side of town and we are worried about wind and debris, along with trees toppling onto houses.

          The poor folks in Galveston, well.... the NWS said tonight that anyone remaining in a single-family one or two story house there faces "certain death". 1900 all over again, but most people have evacuated from there I think.

          Many thanks for the kind thoughts!

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          • #6
            So why are you staying?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bad hammy
              So why are you staying?
              To let the 1.5 million people who are in more danger have a better chance of getting out. The storm surge will be a killer along the coast. The major highways are still chock-a-block headed north and west.

              Also, my 72 and 78 year-old roomies don't want to leave

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              • #8
                My maternal grandmother was born in Galveston before the turn of the 20th century and survived the 1900 hurrican. She was still talking about it 90 years later.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lonewolf
                  My maternal grandmother was born in Galveston before the turn of the 20th century and survived the 1900 hurrican. She was still talking about it 90 years later.
                  That was one of the most horrific storms imaginable. If you like stories of just how bad life can be without dying, read the account by Isaac Cline of how he survived that event. Yikes.

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                  • #10
                    Whenever I hear people talk about living through huricanes or earthquakes, Wisconsin brutal winter storms seem insignificant.
                    Gm, take care.
                    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                    • #11
                      Good luck to you Gm! Cant imagine 100+ mph winds. I have experienced 50-60mph winds and thought the world was ending.

                      Please give reports as long as ya got power.
                      phsstt!

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                      • #12
                        The highways are so backed up out of Houston they are ordering those who haven't reached a certain point to return home and ride it out since there's more risk of dying if you get caught out in the open in your vehicle.

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                        • #13
                          Stay put, actually seems to be the Houston officials advice for those who are not in low lying areas.

                          http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/1 ... index.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gm
                            Originally posted by bad hammy
                            So why are you staying?
                            To let the 1.5 million people who are in more danger have a better chance of getting out. The storm surge will be a killer along the coast. The major highways are still chock-a-block headed north and west.

                            Also, my 72 and 78 year-old roomies don't want to leave
                            Most sincere best wishes for everyone's welfare. Having ridden out Gustav recently, we hope Ike proves less threatening than now forecast. In LA, many areas are already getting very heavy rainfall. Wind speeds on weather channels claim to be 25-35 mph, but gusts seem to be quite a lot more. All our thoughts are with those in Galveston, Houston, and surroundings.

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                            • #15
                              My mother lives just south of Corpus Christi. A couple of days ago the projections had Ike hitting land at Corpus, now they look to be off the hook, this time . . .

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