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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Sep 11, 2008.
Yup...this is not something you want to be around to greet.
Man! That thing is huge.
Pfft, just a little rain...la
Everyone who is in this monster's path please stay safe.
Sorry, ill zip that back up. Please get back to warning everyone about that storm
"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.
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.
It looks closer to New Orleans than Texas!
Hurricane paths have been weird in the past... beware!
are you trying to do a schwarzenegger impression? need to throw some get to the choppa in then.
*chuckles* That was what I was going for.
I think this thread has run it's course. *locked for not reason* Oh wait I can't do that.
*smiles* This is the only hurricane thread we need.
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.
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.
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.
Good luck Kelmo, and best wishes to your family
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.
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.
I hope everyone stays safe!
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. Indeed.
I found the story about it...
The Poop Deck??? I don't think I would want to drink at a place called the Poop Deck! Anyone been there?
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! :-(
Oh yea, been there quite a few times .....
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".
I should have figured!
Geraldo gets knocked on his ass
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LMAO!! That's hilarious! Thanks for that one, Spree.
We are fine and riding
(Obeta, Ms Mic,Arch Angel & kids)
so far anyway *grins*
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.
Role call! How you folks doing?
our circle has no issues. didn't lose power even
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.
Ibichi, any tornados there? Brook?
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
*wonders if it was happy hour*