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Old 09-13-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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And if you did, which area are you in, when did you lose it and when did you get it back? I'll throw a secondary question in here - do you know many people who have installed generators for this kind of possibility? (I know that some people in Florida have taken this additional step).
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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I'm evac'd to San Antonio and wondering if there is power in Lakes of Fondren subdivision, or more generally in far SW Houston, northern Mo City. Same stuff: when did it go out, when did it come back, any flooding, many trees down?
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Buckeye
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I am in the Briar Forest/Dairy Ashford area. We lost power for a short time during the night but have had power since. My internet cable also works, same for the satellite TV. Water pressure is low but we have water. Our fence is down on 2 sides. We have to replace the roof on our patio cover. Main roof seems to be ok besides a few shingles. It could have been worse.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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I would boil your water before drinking it, just to be on the safe side Peace, and good luck to everyone down there
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I'm in Cinco Ranch in Katy. We lost power at about 8pm last night and got it back at about 6pm today! Woohoo. It was one hot and scary night.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I'm also in Cinco Ranch in Katy and lost power last night about 8:30 p.m. and got it back around 6:00 p.m. Went to visit a friend today who lives north of I-10 near Fry Rd. & Morton and her subdivision never lost power.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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I'm in Telfair in Sugarland. Lost power around 10.30pm and got it back around 11am. Got my phone, cable, internet back around 2pm. Thank God!
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Reliant/TMC area : lost power around 1:00 am and have it back around 4:30 PM
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Center Twp, PA
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I am in Katy, I10 & Grand Pkwy; we lost power sometime during the night of the hurricane, but it was restored about 7:30pm last night.
There were lots of branches everywhere, but no damage to the house thank goodness. My 2 1/2 year old daughter slept through the whole thing!
I just spoke to my mother-in-law in Kingwood. They are still without power and have no idea when it will be restored.
Good luck to everyone!!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA! Finally! :D
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I left my place a few blocks from the Galleria to stay with a friend in the Richmond/Shepherd area. Amazingly, we have power. It went on and off for a few seconds at various points during the hurricane, but when the eyewall came through it went out for what ended up being 3 or so hours. I was surprised when it came back on around 6am. It has been on since then with no interruptions. However, water pressure is pretty low but strong enough to take a shower. If flooded around here too, but once it went down I headed to my place to see how it fared. It has no power and very, very low water pressure. Luckily no damage to my place directly - there were a few fence panels and trees blown down in the carport area and someones AC unit blew off! There were lots of shingles in the courtyard, not sure where from. There was quite a bit of damage visible on the drive to the Galleria (Shell station was blown apart on Richmond near Shepherd) and in the immediate Galleria area. Mostly fallen trees, but some walls/fences fallen down, lots of traffic lights down, windows blown out in highrises and lowrises, etc. I saw a few stores with windows/signs blown out (Mattress Giant, Best Buy, Galleria mall) and some billboards that had fallen on cars off 610. Post Oak Blvd had a few trees in the median that fell down, uprooting them and pulling the grass on the median with it. The Transco tower had about 10-15 broken windows on it's east facing side...
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