1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

A heart felt message to my friends on the Texas coast...

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    GET OUT!
     
  2. Skylark SP

    Skylark SP Available Storage: 0
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yup...this is not something you want to be around to greet. :(

    [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  3. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Man! That thing is huge.
     
  4. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Secret Society

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    35,539
    Likes Received:
    908
    Pfft, just a little rain...la
     
  5. Willow30

    Willow30 Guest

    Everyone who is in this monster's path please stay safe.
     
  6. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    Sorry, ill zip that back up. Please get back to warning everyone about that storm
     
  7. Skylark SP

    Skylark SP Available Storage: 0
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    8
    "Water level rise will be life-threatening in some coastal Texas counties especially Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Jefferson County. Folks of Cameron County, Louisiana, should also beware of the potentially destructive water level rise along the coast. Because of Ike's very large size, the water level rise produced by Ike will be larger than an average-size Category 2 hurricane.

    The NHC warns of a significant and very dangerous storm surge of up to 20 feet could occur near and to the east of where Ike's center of circulation makes landfall. A surge of 25 feet could occur at the heads of the bays."


    The predicted storm surge is as high as that from Katrina, which was a Category 5 storm at its peak. :eek:

    I really hope the people on the coastal areas predicted to receive the brunt of the flooding, and those on Galveston island particularly, take the warnings seriously and move inland.


    -Skylark
     
  8. OldAsTheHills

    OldAsTheHills Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    21
    It looks closer to New Orleans than Texas!
    Hurricane paths have been weird in the past... beware!

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  9. Shakaja

    Shakaja Guest

    are you trying to do a schwarzenegger impression? need to throw some get to the choppa in then.
     
  10. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    *chuckles* That was what I was going for.
     
  11. Kage

    Kage Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,471
    Likes Received:
    81
    I think this thread has run it's course. *locked for not reason* Oh wait I can't do that.
     
  12. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    *smiles* This is the only hurricane thread we need.
     
  13. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    That is a reflection of how big this storm is. The center will hit Houston/ Galveston... I suggest filling those gas tanks. This may shut down the operations for a while.
     
  14. Ibichi

    Ibichi Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    1
    It is a hugh storm. We are feeling the effects near Baton Rouge, LA. Rain and high winds. I have lost electricity three times so far today. So those in Texas really will be hit hard. I hope those that could moved to higher ground. My heart goes out to them.
     
  15. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Thanks Ibi... My mom, sister and a few others are in that mix. That rat ******* Arch Angel/UnforgivenUO had best be taking care of them.
     
  16. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    Good luck Kelmo, and best wishes to your family
     
  17. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    I have utmost confidence in my Bro in Law to assess and handle the situation. I am sure they will be fine. Their stuff... *shrugs* It all depends.
     
  18. Patty Pickaxe

    Patty Pickaxe Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,955
    Likes Received:
    8
    I just saw a report on MSNBC (or one of those 24-hour news channels) about a bar in Galveston that is staying open and allowing people to come in and "drink out" the storm. They had cameras there, showing people on a deck, drinking away while the waves were crashing in. :coco:

    I hope everyone stays safe!
     
  19. Skylark SP

    Skylark SP Available Storage: 0
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    8
    There are always going to have people that refuse to take things seriously.

    Galveston Island literally disappeared during the hurricane that hit there in Sept. 1900. The people who lived through it (and something like 1/3 of the population DIDN'T live through it- the most people who have died at one time in a U.S. natural disaster to date) said the whole island was submerged, there was no "high ground".

    True there was no artificial sea wall/levee system at that time and the buildings were not made the way they are today, but when you are on a small island in the direct path of a storm that has predictions of storm surge potentially above 20 feet...they aren't just interested in inconveniencing people when they say GET OUT in those areas. The people in 1900 didn't know the storm was coming until it was there. Everyone there now does. :coco: Indeed.

    -Skylark
     
  20. Patty Pickaxe

    Patty Pickaxe Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,955
    Likes Received:
    8
  21. Kat

    Kat Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran TnT/TnA

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,272
    Likes Received:
    425
  22. Alrich

    Alrich Guest

    Just was watching this on the news, water is already up by 17 feet or more in some areas (breaking over top of the stormwalls), anyone's house on the coastal line is already considered to be destroyed and theyve forced residents who refused to leave into the barricaded and fortified hotels in the area. Some roads already flooded.

    Fare thee well for anyone who stays in island section! :-(
     
  23. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    Oh yea, been there quite a few times .....
     
  24. Skylark SP

    Skylark SP Available Storage: 0
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    8
    Heh...like many things Patty, we can safely blame this on the French. Because they insist on having the word "poupe" in their language instead of using "stern" like normal people would use to denote a section on a ship, they have perpetrated this upon the world, causing us to have "poop decks" instead of "stern decks". :p

    -Skylark
     
  25. Patty Pickaxe

    Patty Pickaxe Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,955
    Likes Received:
    8
    I should have figured!
     
  26. Spree

    Spree Babbling Loonie
    Governor Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,596
    Likes Received:
    13
  27. Kat

    Kat Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran TnT/TnA

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,272
    Likes Received:
    425
    LMAO!! That's hilarious! Thanks for that one, Spree. :thumbsup:
     
  28. unforgivenUO

    unforgivenUO Guest

    We are fine and riding
    (Obeta, Ms Mic,Arch Angel & kids)
    so far anyway *grins*
     
  29. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    I knew that. Otherwise I would have gone there. Few people I trust with such precious things, Be safe Brother. Protect those dear to us. If you need any thing, let me know.
     
  30. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Role call! How you folks doing?
     
  31. unforgivenUO

    unforgivenUO Guest

    our circle has no issues. didn't lose power even
     
  32. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Well... You are too smart to take chances you can't win.

    Kat is too mean to be whipped by a simple little hurricane.

    The damn thing won't stop being a hurricane though. Others down the line are still at risk.
     
  33. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    17,380
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Ibichi, any tornados there? Brook?
     
  34. Skylark SP

    Skylark SP Available Storage: 0
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    8
    Glad to hear all is well with Arch Angel & family!

    Over 3 million people on the Texas coast are without power right now. There are tornado warnings for the whole area northeast of the storm until the end of the day.

    It looks like the midwest, which is already dealing with flooding from earlier in the summer, may be due to receive the remnants of this storm in a few days with more rain. *bleh*

    With the scope of the damage, as a side note, I would urge anyone who is inclined, to make a donation today to the Red Cross, specifying you would like your donation to be used for domestic disaster relief. That organization is amazing in what they can do quickly, in terms of relieving immediate suffering, and in most cases are far better equipped than government agencies to get that relief where it is needed in a timely fashion since that is what they do all the time...but they have to have money to do it. They wiped out their $30M domestic relief reserve fund in a few weeks helping people in the midwest after the early summer floods and on the west with the fires. Some of the people in those areas where the flooding did the most damage later reported that the Red Cross trucks were their only source of obtaining clean water for drinking and cooking, for days. What they do with their money in terms of allocation, is a matter of public record, for anyone who wants to check. And in case anyone wonders, I have no relationship with the Red Cross other than I try to donate whenever I can, and think they are a great organization overall, worthy of support.

    Keeping everyone in prayers for safety in those areas where the storm is still active, and for the cleanup process in the days to come.

    -Skylark
     
  35. Ibichi

    Ibichi Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    1
    No tornados that I know of in my area. We are still getting pretty good winds. My husband and I have spent the day trying to clean up the 4-5 trees that went down during Gustav...me praying no branches get knocked down on us in the damn wind.

    Further south where my son lives has had quite a bit of flooding. He called to say his house was ok but they had alot stored in a rental place, it flooded pretty bad. Feel bad for him, he was storing alot of things that his dad had made for him and my daughter before he died. But at least he and his family are safe.

    We were suppose to get alot of rain but it has been quite sparse.
     
  36. Kat

    Kat Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran TnT/TnA

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,272
    Likes Received:
    425
    Everyone safe here! Tons of rain and wind. Brand new 6 FT privacy fence.. gone. Dunno where it went... no sign of it anywhere. lol Other than that, mostly tree, fence and a little roof damage around my area. Happy to say we did not lose power, despite major power outages in the area.
     
  37. |Brook|

    |Brook| Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am fine. The house is fine. The yard has limbs everywhere. The fence is still leaning from Gustav. The pool is full of leaves again!

    I will be glad when Hurricane season is over!!!
     
  38. *wonders if it was happy hour*