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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

From a fellow Gulf Coast a.netter who has seen his fair share of Hurricanes....best of luck to you guys in H-town with Ike on its way. Y'all showed great support to the plight of New Orleans during Katrina. As much grief I have given Houston over the years, the fact is during Hurricane season, the entire coastline is one big city....everyone is in it together and everyone
is there to help out each other.

Stay safe and take care, Houston.

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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Thanks brother! It's going to be interesting....

We dodged Rita, but I don't think we're getting out of this one.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2328 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):

Stay safe and take care, Houston.

I agree, though don't start crying about people from New Orleans if you have to ask them for help.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Well here in Huntsville about 45 minutes north of Houston on I-45, there have been buses and cars carrying evacuees coming into town all day. Traffic must have gone up about 8 times the norm. On my way back from class at Sam Houston State there was a huge convoy of about 15 buses in a row crawling down Sam Houston Avenue from I-45. It just seemed so surreal IMO. The news is also saying that while the Galveston/Houston/Harlingen area is expecting 120 mph winds while Huntsville/Conroe/The Woodlands is expecting 80+mph winds. Also a tornado watch is in effect for pretty much the entire region... Best of luck...


"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I live in College Station, TX and the last forecast I checked anticipated hurricane force winds on Saturday. Last hurricane to hit us this far inland was Alicia in 1983. We'll see what happens, I'll take some pictures during/after the storm.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2276 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
though don't start crying about people from New Orleans

I think we can safely assume the last people we'll be calling for help is New Orleans, right after Myanmar Wink



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Keep safe all of you in the hurricane area. Looks like this IKE is going to be a big meanie.

Material posessions can be replaced. Your life cannot. We all want you to come out of this intact.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Thanks!


JR in H-Town


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2246 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 4):
I live in College Station, TX and the last forecast I checked anticipated hurricane force winds on Saturday. Last hurricane to hit us this far inland was Alicia in 1983. We'll see what happens, I'll take some pictures during/after the storm.

How many evacuees does it look like you guys are getting down your way? Huntsville is getting quite few bus loads as I wrote earlier, but what about the B/CS area? I remember during Gustav a few were sheltered there but it looks like there will be more since this storm is hitting closer to home.



"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

They are expecting 15,000 in Dallas tonight.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Anyone else sticking around? I thought about catching a flight out but I've never been through a hurricane, in spite of living in SE Florida for seven years.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2232 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
I agree, though don't start crying about people from New Orleans if you have to ask them for help.

We are already sorting out the gang members and other crooks we can send that way.  wink 

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 10):
I thought about catching a flight out

You better hurry.

Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel is broadcasting from Galveston. Mike Sidell is in Port Lavaca. The twin harbingers of death and destruction are never a good sign in your neighborhood. Anyone else notice Abrams is sporting a rock. She'll be pregnant before too long.

At least this time the evacuation appears to be a lot more orderly. On the way into work in downtown today the northbound lanes on I45 and then on the toll road were heavy but moving at a decent speed. During Rita they were completely stopped for hours at a time.

Gas is already in short supply at many stations. Had to fill the truck up with premium.

The 4pm update didn't do me any good. Looks like the eye could pass right over the house. Got the plywood cut and ready to put up. Generator checked out and is running fine. 50 gallons of gas set aside in cans. 4 cases of water. The pool is full as well but it is a salt pool so it would take a lot of work to make it drinkable, probably just use it in the toliets if necessary. Not going to be pretty by the coast but if the wind doesn't get too far out of hand I hope to be ok.

Funny thing is that last Saturday morning we woke up to the sound of running water in the kitchen. A hot water pipe in the ceiling had burst which wrecked several cabinets, the ceiling, and a wall. So between that and this it's been nothing but recovery mode.

This website was giving some good indications of what to expect but is probably getting buried with hits right now.

http://houstonhidefromthewind.org/

If I can get some decent pictures I will post them when able.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Good luck to you guys at HOU and IAH. We'll be getting last of some of Ike's fury here in Colorado, maybe lots of rain.


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2212 times:



Quoting RJdxer (Reply 11):
Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel is broadcasting from Galveston. Mike Sidell is in Port Lavaca. The twin harbingers of death and destruction are never a good sign in your neighborhood.

TWC is drumming up the apocalypse again? What a shock Yeah sure Lemme guess...there will be a drenched and windswept newscaster live on scene telling us it's very wet and very windy.

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 11):
You better hurry.

Tokyo is open Smile

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 11):
Looks like the eye could pass right over the house.

Where do you live? Sounds like you're up North where you can expect "no real building damage". Same with downtown where I am....



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Good luck to everyone in Houston and the Texas Coast. Have they issued any mandatory evacuations for Houston or is everyone staying put? How far inland is Houston?

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2200 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
Tokyo is open

You'll have to stay a day or two, I'm pretty sure the returns will be cxld.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
Where do you live?

Spring.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
TWC is drumming up the apocalypse again?

We're getting robbed. No Julie Martin and Abrams isn't even in a t-shirt.


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Good news, Houston, your Katrina evacuees are leaving. Bad news, New Orleans, they're coming back.  

Come to think of it, New Orleans refugees are like the new Palestinians. No one wants them in their place of residence and their plot is over-dramatized by the news media.

[Edited 2008-09-11 17:30:49]


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5783 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

I'll go out on a limb for the hell of it:
I don't think Ike will be as bad as the news is playing it up to be.

I have been watching this thing and the ocean surface temps (which determine most of a hurricanes strength) all week and the temps are going down. (I have watched hurricanes and sea temps for years, it's a strange fascination that I have)
http://www.weather.com/maps/activity...aribbeanseasurfacetemps_large.html

They started out as 85 and have gone down to 83 around Galvaston now and appear to be cooling not warming.

So I wish Houston (and Galvaston) good luck but I am predicting (hoping) that Ike will not be as bad as the pundits are calling for.

Good luck and stay safe!

Tugg

[Edited 2008-09-11 17:54:11]


I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

While this does not look like a Cat 4 it really appears to be a very large storm.

Earlier predictions were for it to go right up I-45 to Dallas then north. However, I believe they are showing it tracking farther to the east now more toward Shreveport as it moves inland.

Good luck to you all in the Houston area.

Okie


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Must be the same people who do the EWR taf's working the freeway signs here in Houston. The freeway signs still say "Hurricane forming in gulf"!

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2151 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 8):
How many evacuees does it look like you guys are getting down your way?

I would guess ~10,000 or so. We have a huge hotel/motel capacity in BCS for a city of its size thanks to the football weekend crowd. Fortunately the Aggies have a bye-week. I believe Reed Arena will be used to house evacuees for a while.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2139 times:



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 20):
Fortunately the Aggies have a bye-week.

All the Houston Aggie fans are busy on the Aggie hurricane escape route. The loop 610!


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2115 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 10):
I thought about catching a flight out

Well by what the head of the airport authority in Houston said a few minutes ago on Houston NBC 2 news, all flights out of HOU will cease between 9 AM and 10 AM Friday morning depending on the airline (WN stops at 9 AM) while IAH will cease flights by 2 PM Friday.



"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Where is Big Bad Ike at? Any updates?
Will Houston get all flooded? What time will it make landfall?
Those in the area, please keep safe.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

The biggest problems with Ike will be the storm surge along the coast and some inland waterways and the flooding from all the water carried by the storm over land. It appears it will hit Texas SW of Houston as a heavy Cat. 2/lower Cat. 3 and no doubt will be a hard hit there. Let us hope for the best.

25 RFields5421 : The 2 AM EDT models put the storm coming a shore near Galveston Island / Galveston Bay between 1 and 3 AM Saturday morning local time. Winds do not ap
26 COrocks : I think I am all ready. I have moved all my yard 'projectiles' into the garage ensure no lawn furniture comes crashing through my windows. We have als
27 STT757 : According to the latest reports Ike is tracking right up the Houston Ship channel, it's not a CAT V storm however Ike is very large and pushing a lot
28 Post contains links RJdxer : Track it here. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml Local TV is already showing piers in the Galveston area being destroyed by the surf action. Wester
29 MadameConcorde : Thanks for your update and information. I had totally forgotten about the hurricane tracking link. I have a new computer and not all of my site links
30 Post contains links Tugger : Some other good sites to see it on: http://www.stormpulse.com/ http://www.weather.com/maps/news/jun...e/gulfofmexicosatellite_large.html What's intere
31 DfwRevolution : Looks like the storm shifted a little to the west since the last forecast I watched yesterday. Not a good thing, Galveston and the bay area are going
32 COrocks : It is amazing. They are saying there is 3-4 ft of water on some of the streets in Galveston, but it has not even started raining yet. Going to be a b
33 Ual747 : No you won't. It's expected to become a tropical depression by the time it reaches Dallas and turn back eastward going over southeastern Oklahoma and
34 Okie : No Boat.....just wait for one to blow by from Houston. Okie
35 Post contains links Tugger : Hell, I don't think Houston is the one that needs to worry. Its Galvaston that is going to get the brunt of Ike (but I understand there isn't major ai
36 Post contains links MadameConcorde : In Hurricane Ike, bumpy ride with bird's-eye view By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writer Fri Sep 12, 7:07 AM ET INSIDE HURRICANE IKE - Amid the engin
37 RJdxer : Coast Guard was performing arial rescues up until about an hour ago over on Bolivar Peninsula. They've had to stop because the winds are too strong fo
38 RFields5421 : KGLS - Galveston Airport automated weather reporting is off line.
39 MadameConcorde : Friggin' phugly hurricane! Will it move towards Houston after it hits Galveston? I so much wish that scientists invented some way of toning down thes
40 N867DA : My sister lives in Galveston about 200 feet from the Gulf. We used to just stare out into the sea on the piers. It's so sad to see the places that I
41 Post contains links Thomasphoto60 : Actually there were attempts from the late 40s up until the early 80s to 'seed' storms with dry ice crystals in hopes to control and/or kill a Hurric
42 Post contains links and images RJdxer : Took a ride past IAH about an hour ago. Pretty quiet, not too many people about. Did see on character walking around the ticketing section of the E te
43 Thomasphoto60 : Eerie photos there RJ. In my 16 years in Houston I have never seen IAH that empty. Thomas
44 Okie : That seemed to be the problem with Rita. I have been watching KHOU here in OKC on my "Direct TV" , They are broadcasting it on channel 361. A lot les
45 AirframeAS : Yeah, we will. We will get the left over rain from Ike but not the winds. WOAH! That is a scary sight!
46 FRAspotter : Yeah it kinda reminds me of the airport scene from the movie "Langoleers" (sp?). Except no big monsters things coming down and eating the ground away
47 MadameConcorde : Checking on our A.netters friends in Texas... What is the situation? Can anybody give us news? Has Big Bad Ike made landfall yet?
48 RJdxer : Ike made landfall several hours ago right over Galveston. The eye, which is huge is passing over Galveston Bay. That was good news for the surge since
49 Post contains images Beaucaire : I keep my fingers crossed for all the citizens living in the storm-zone -this one is a nasty one and will cause lot's of dammage ! My wish is that the
50 Post contains links Beaucaire : http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dw...ennans_fire_downtown.6ef1fe9b.html unfortunately one famous restaurant in Houstan,Brennan's,burned down tonite
51 MadameConcorde : Anybody online that's in or near the hurricane area?
52 Post contains links MadameConcorde : http://blogs.chron.com/hurricanes/20...tate_officials_galveston_gett.html Galveston County is experiencing widespread damage, according to initial rep
53 RJdxer : Took a ride around the neighborhood as the eye partially passed over our area. Several homes have trees that have fallen through the home. We have bee
54 MadameConcorde : Thank you for your report! Good to hear you are safe and sound. The pictures will be interesting, but be careful, don't get hurt just for the sake of
55 Aaron747 : I don't think we have to worry about RJ keeping himself safe - the man knows what he's doing. Our family sends our best wishes your way - I have a gre
56 Delta767300ER : What is causing these fires? Broken gas lines? Power Boxes getting wet? Arson? I've always wondered that during Hurricanes. -Delta767300ER
57 DfwRevolution : I would say those are all viable possibilities. Lightning strikes on wooden roofs are another
58 Aaron747 : Transformer explosions, power line arcing, friction from projectiles, spilled fuels and oils, open gas lines, you name it...any combination of things
59 RFields5421 : There would be significantly fewer fires if the power companies just pulled the switch and turned off the grid for the entire area. Of course that wou
60 Delta767300ER : When Hurricane Jeanne hit, I was in S. Central Florida. Before the peak winds arrived, I was outside and it seemed like every transformer in the city
61 Okie : That would be a monumental task to check each and every foot of power line before energizing again. There would be legal ramifications for cutting po
62 RFields5421 : It's damned if they do, and damned if they don't. My personal feeling is the number of fires and injuries is lower than would be the consequences of
63 Delta767300ER : Okie/RFields, Very interesting. Thanks for the info. Have we heard anything about the death toll yet? Delra767300ER
64 Okie : We had an ice storm here in OKC several years ago, it was amazing how many candle fires, carbon monoxide deaths from people placing generators to clo
65 Delta767300ER : Thats why I bought a ton of tap lights. -Delta767300ER
66 RFields5421 : Football and baseball games moved/ rescheduled
67 Okie : Was watching OU vs WA on the tube and zipped over to Geraldo during commercial. Geraldo reporting "Ike" as the 4th largest disaster to hit the US. Loo
68 RJdxer : Well that was interesting. After my last post the backside of the storm hit our neighborhood and it was much worse than the front half. The rain, and
69 Aaron747 : The best one I saw from Galveston over the weekend was "I'll leave when God tells me to. I trust the Lord to take care of me." Sure buddy, the Lord's
70 N867DA : In all honesty it seems only the western side of the island got totally hammered. Bolivar got it bad too, but I think the city did better than most p
71 RJdxer : The best video moment was split. On one local channel while the news babe was trying to do her report about how seriously everyone was taking this hu
72 N867DA : That growth seems to have bitten Galveston in the ass. Someone in my family moved down there in 2006, so I guess I've never known undeveloped Galvest
73 RFields5421 : My son called a little while ago - they got power back - just south of Beltway 8 - west of the I-45. He visited the store where he is asst manager in
74 Post contains links N867DA : Although city officials have said that UTMB will be among the first to receive power, we don’t expect that to happen for two to four weeks. As a res
75 RFields5421 : When I got into work this morning - I was surprised that none of the folks in the company HQ in Louisville KY were on-line. Turns out they got a lot o
76 AirframeAS : Has IAH or HOU re-opened yet??
77 N867DA : Both IAH and HOU are open. I picked up someone at ATL today and there were DL and FL flights from those cities on the arrivals board. A lot of them w
78 J_Hallgren : So I see the standard "Where is FEMA? It's been 36+ hrs since the storm and I can't get any _____ (fill in blank)"...geez folks, I know it's a mess th
79 RJdxer : Back at work after 2 regular days off. A lot more windows in the skyscrapers downtown are sporting plywood. After further examination they must have f
80 Delta767300ER : A lot of people are hard headed and have the attitude "It wont happen to me". Hurricane Katrina should of shown them the devastating effect of floodi
81 N867DA : Lyda Nagin-er, Thomas is being very foolish about this. Yesterday they started a Look & Leave program so people with interests on the island can see
82 Type-Rated : We finally got out power back after 97 hours without. We had already been provisioned for such an event so we still have plenty of food. We did save a
83 LTBEWR : FEMA, Homeland Security, The Red Cross, State and local emergency agencies all have said for years to have enough water, non-parishable foods, sanitar
84 Post contains links RJdxer : And now word comes from the peninsula that the family pet on the loose could be a killer! http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hurricane/6005149.html
85 N867DA : I don't know how their coverage before Ike was, but the Houston Chronicle has really impressed me with their stories during the Ike recovery process.
86 RJdxer : But he too was pretty stuck on an early to late afternoon start to the worst of the weather and that, along with every other forecaster in the Housto
87 N867DA : My sister is one of the many evacuees and she reported a large number of Galvestonians had their minds set on leaving before the alarm was sounded. I
88 Type-Rated : But then there are those who own property on Galveston and want to begin repairs so they just "borrow" their friends "First Responder" badges to get
89 RJdxer : Galveston County should always call for a mandatory evacuation when a hurricane threatens. If the causeway gets cut, which it most likely always will
90 Slider : Word.
91 Type-Rated : It seems that things are now improving. Less people sitting around drinking, more people getting out and volunteering to help others. Right now about
92 N867DA : That's true. It would suck bigtime to be the last one allowed on the island. But doing it in zones is the most logical way to let 40,000 people back
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