Saturday, September 13, 2008
Ike Grinds Along
Well, the center of Ike is well inland now, and even past the Woodlands area where Viola and our intrepid on-the-scene reporter Dr. M are. Her buddy is still twittering away, Dr. M decided to take a nap. See Accuweather pic. At 4:00 AM she still had power. Her blog has turned quite interesting, as both locals and outsiders with family or friends in the area check in on the comments.
Ike is so huge that there will be significant damage occurring throughout the day from flooding, winds and spun-off tornadoes. There was substantial flooding even around New Orleans in the lower-lying areas. We won't know what happened to most of Galveston/Houston until later on today. NOLA headlines. Chron.com for the Houston area. The crew of the freighter were finally rescued.
If you have family in the area, the Chron.com feature that reports and maps storm damage might be useful. Power is out through much of the Houston area. If you are the nervous type, you might not want to go there due to entries like "Roof gone, trees down, devastation." So you have been warned.
The power companies have been doing great at nibbling away at the power outages. It probably depends on the roads how quickly they get to you. Take care of yourselves.
Such a huge storm!
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