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Old 07-24-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Reliant Area. Houston, TX
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I know its a little to late for this question, but how was it like to be in the eye wall of hurricane Ike? I was sleeping when the eyewall came over us.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Our house was in the eyewall almost continuously for about 6 hours. We got side swiped by the eyewall and never actually got into the eye. It was pretty loud, and it was hard to sleep, but we did.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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My wife slept thru it but I couldn't. Kept waiting for something to fly thru a window.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Weird to feel your house shake - the interior walls.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Some of the people in my neighborhood think it also spawned some tornado activity, don't know if that is true or not. It tore us up though. The pics kind of tell what it was like. The damage to the tree canopy was heartbreaking.

LottaLiving.com :: View topic - IKE b***h slaps my neighborhood - pics
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Pretty nifty actually.

I guess the few of us left to listen to the other apartment alarms across from San Jac Central were right on an edge since there was still a very splint blowing sprinkle for the hour(ish) that we were free and clear.

For a moment there, I was wondering if staying in a 3rd floor apartment was going to backfire. Ended up with a few leaks and flapping shingles.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I think it went just east of us, but we slept through it so I don't know. I remember hearing the gutters shaking a little, but the house/walls never did.

For me, the 36 hours of no electricity and nothing being open was much worse than the storm itself. And many people were out for much more than 36 hours, it was terrible.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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I think it went just east of us, but we slept through it so I don't know. I remember hearing the gutters shaking a little, but the house/walls never did.

For me, the 36 hours of no electricity and nothing being open was much worse than the storm itself. And many people were out for much more than 36 hours, it was terrible.
36 hours? Wah! I was out for 17 days. I was ready to commit murder after about day 4.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Houston
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My house was right along the western edge of the eye wall and it was pretty intense at times. I could have gone to sleep but I was so fascinated by it since it was my first hurricane in the 20 years that I've been here that I stayed up to watch. Thankfully I had no damage. The others are right...the aftermath is much worse than the actual storm. If they could figure out a way to not lose power then it would have been just a really bad thunderstorm in my memory.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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I didn't stay in my neighborhood in Friendswood area but my neighbors did. They said it sounded like their roofs were going to come off for hours on end. Minimal damage to houses/roofs. Tons of tree damage in our neighborhood.

We evacuated to north side of town and it wasn't too bad up there. I don't think the eye came anywhere near us.

Several weeks without power sucked. Washing clothes in bath tub sucked. Taking cold showers sucked. Enough said about that.
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