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    Hurricane Ike..
    I was in Florida for 2 years and I have not seen so many hurricanes.

    We have been lucky with the last 2 hurricanes this year as it swing North or somewhere else and missed houston

    Looks like we are going to see some a hurricane with Ike.
    3 of 6 models are predicting a Houston, TX land fall.


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    Eric be safe. I'm in South Florida and we have gotten very lucky this year seeing how we've had 3 potential storms change directions, so we have not been effected.

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    I remember Hurricane Andrew when I was in Florida in 1992....the second most powerful , and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U.S. landfall during the 20th century. Don't want to ever experience another one.

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    looks like the projection is pointing south of houston now..

    been through a Cat 2 hurricane..
    feels like ridding in a low rider with 4 x 15 inch speakers blairing full blast as I felt the walls shacking. Was about 30-40 miles from the coast.

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    We just finished with the tail end of Ike this afternoon, celebrating with another 5 hour power outage just after the last wave of instant flooding. I will be happy when the yard is dry enough to mow, it looks like a pasture. Very thankful Josephine went somewhere else.

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    Glad you are safe!
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    Looks like it is heading back to houston..

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    I dunno, the Weather Channel's been saying Corpus Christi, at least the last I saw. But ya'll may still get a lot of wind an rain regardless. Us too, as it moves north. The rain we could use, but we could certainly do without the wind. We had our house re-roofed less than a year ago due to wind/hail damage, and I don't relish the thought of seeing broken shingles in our yard again!

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    I have friends in Corpus Christi. I just talked to them on the phone and they are boarding up their house. I wish them the best of health on this one.

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    Waiting for the big one

    "Houston-Galveston could face major damage from Ike "
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080911/ap_on_re_us/ike

    "Some forecasts say Ike could strengthen to a fearsome Category 4 hurricane with winds of at least 131 mph over the Gulf of Mexico, and emergency officials warned it could drive a storm surge as high as 18 feet."

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    So looks like landfall late Friday night, very early Saturday. Galveston/1 million people along the Texas coast ordered to evacuate.

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    Breezing up over here. I just got done mowing some grass and must have swallowed a bucket of dust and chopped leaves from Gustav. School let out at noon and is closed tomorrow. All the area flooded for Rita is under mandatory evacuation here. I think we will only get the edge and hope for the best for our neighbors to the west in Texas.


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    It definitely seems nature is telling something to all of us, right?
    I cannot believe there are still so many idiots who thinks global warming is not man made. So for those idiots, even these hurricane's are God sent gift to them and not human induced?. It seems it is time all the coastal residents find a place somewhere else to live than having to move and face disasters year after year, week after week, day after day. It should be dreadful to imagine millions of people being evacuated day after day, place after place, state after state, ..

    My thoughts and prayers are with all these hurricane victims, evacuees, or dreadful facing them with uncertainty what is ahead of them.

    Hurricanes are monster forces. A cat 4 or 5 hurricane has energy and force capable of meeting the energy needs of the entire US for 100 years. If you are on the path of hurricane, get out and run away ASAP. Don't take any chances

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    Hunkering down..I am not in the flooding zone.

    Will post some pics that I took at the grocery store y;day.

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    Here are some pics before Ike
    (at the grocery store)

    Before Hurricane Ike at grocery store - Bananas anybody?


    Before Hurricane Ike at grocery store - Essentials, B-e-e-r
    you need it in cases,, not 6 pack


    Before Hurricane Ike at grocery store - Instant noodles and boxed food? How are you going to cook instant noodles and boxed food if you have no electricity to boil water? charcoal?


    Before Hurricane Ike at grocery store - Water Isle..

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    Let's hope it stays a 2 or low 3...
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    Those are great photos.... beer and.... what water? People are at least knowing what to stock up on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redtagdeals
    It seems it is time all the coastal residents find a place somewhere else to live than having to move and face disasters year after year, week after week, day after day.
    If you move all the people that are in danger in this country where would they go? Get away from the coast, the inland rivers, the earth quakes, the tornados, terrorist targets, chemical plants, and areas prone to riot.
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    I guess every form of refuge has it's price


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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaw
    If you move all the people that are in danger in this country where would they go? Get away from the coast, the inland rivers, the earth quakes, the tornados, terrorist targets, chemical plants, and areas prone to riot.
    FARGO... anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaw
    If you move all the people that are in danger in this country where would they go? Get away from the coast, the inland rivers, the earth quakes, the tornados, terrorist targets, chemical plants, and areas prone to riot.
    There are many many safer places. Fortunately the US has huge land compared to number of people. Compare to India with 1/3rd land and 4 times the population!. That is 12x more land per person when you compare to a country like India.

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    Just heard over the news, coast guard is making airlift to evacuate people off galveston island as people are on the roof asking for evacuation help.

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    The storm surges predicted would wipe out towns up here. Hopefully most people were smart and got out of town.
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    Idiot news reporters driving along the Galveston sea wall surprised at the waves already. It is scary that it isn't even tropical storm force winds yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Ewe
    Just heard over the news, coast guard is making airlift to evacuate people off galveston island as people are on the roof asking for evacuation help.
    It is too SAD some people did not get out in time.

    37000 people need to be rescued.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/0...xas/index.html

    Already flood waters when Ike is 200 miles away.

    What will happen when it lands .. Oh my God, this seems to wipe out towns. Hope most of those 37,000 people are rescued in time

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    Yeah, just watching news and they were showing maps of Galveston and showing how it's just about completely under water with a 15 ft storm surge and they're predicting a 20 ft storm surge.

    edit to add - Said 100,000 homes could be flooded.

    Those pics above bring back memories of when I worked at the grocery store and it would look like that with just a mention of a hurricane coming anywhere near Florida.
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