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Old 09-15-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA! Finally! :D
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Hi Guys,

Just wanted to say hello from Houston since I post in here quite a bit... Ike was insane, and makes me even more ancy to move to Seattle!! I hope to never go through something like that again since it completely freaked me out. The coast is completely devastated on the Bolivar Peninsula east of Galveston, it is so sad... just completely wiped clean. Houston had it pretty bad, but at least we were (barely) on the west and clean side of the eyewall. I finally have power, but it's so sporadic. Almost everyone in Houston lost power, I think only 150,000 out of 2.6 million customers kept power. Anyway, I can provide more info or post pics if anyone is interested, I just don't want to drone on and bore anyone since this is the Seattle board, lol. At least now the weather is just like Seattle this week!
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I am glad that you were safe during that huge disaster. I have family in Houston. They left for Florida for the hurricane. Did you evacuate? Sure I would be interested to see some pics, even though it will make me sad. I cant even imagine how people over there are feeling... my heart goes out to them.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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The images on TV are really sad. What a powerful storm. Glad you're OK.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA! Finally! :D
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Thanks for the replies. I did not evacuate since I'm in Houston proper and they told everyone to 'hunker down' and not clog the roadways so those in low-lying areas can get out. They didn't want a replay of what happened during Rita...

I left my place in uptown Houston since they were doing some renovation nearby and there was a lot of loose material, etc. that I was worried might blow out my windows. Also, my power goes out during thunderstorms, so figured it would probably go out early. I decided to go stay with a friend closer to downtown and the power didn't go out until around 3am when the eyewall came through. Last we saw on the news before the power went out was the eye just passed over downtown Galveston and they said the eye would pass over Houston at about 4am. However, it shifted a little east, so we were in the eyewall the whole time which was pretty scary. Then the power came back on at 6am which was a real surprise. I stayed with him until my power came on yesterday.

Anyway, given the devastation down at the coast, Houston fared better, but there is still a lot of damage, especially the further east you go. If someone can tell me how to post pics on here, i can post some of the ones I took around town...
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