September 18, 2008

Post Ike

Power came back on at about 4:30pm Saturday.  OTOH my phone and DSL was just restored.  Wierd.  Usually the phone system is much more robust than that.

Ironically, the memorial to the victims of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane (most of whom were washed out to sea and never found) was itself washed out to sea by Hurricane Ike.  Galveston itself fared quite a bit better this time around though.

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September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Hwy 6 and Westheimer - Lots of wind but no real rain yet.

Update 9:18pm: Radar is showing 35mph winds here, 75mph wind is on the way - transformers are going...  Also the Chronicle reports that about 40% of the people on galveston are staying.  If that's true for the other low-lying areas as well then there may be nearly a half million people underwater in about 12 hrs, if the storm surge is as high as they're claiming (Cat4 or 5 level surge - 20+ ft, plus it's hitting at high tide).

Update 10:32pm: Still lots of wind, not much rain.  The eye is clearly visible on the local radar, and the eye is quite a bit larger diameter than beltway 8 (the outer of the two loops around Houston).  Gonna be an unpleasant 18 hrs.


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