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PostSubject: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:49 am

the time is 10:45pm friday and the wind is blowing a little hard but not that bad yet.the storm still has not hit land yet but some flooding is happing due to storm surge,storm surge is the rise of the water in the gulf of mexico. geek
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:30 am

well its 12:30 am saturday morning and the wind is starting to blow a little harder it starting to rain but not much and the lights is blinking on and off i hope i dont lose electricity No .the winds are blowing 36 miles per hour or 57.93 kilometers per hour and gusts of wind up to 56 miles per hour(90.1 kilometers per hour) not that bad yet geek . i know its late but i think im going to have some ice cream hehehe Razz :pfff:

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:20 am

Ok, u are still where u should be and I hope u will stay there. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:39 pm

Thank you TT for your reports about hurricane Ike !

Take good care - I hope that Ike will be gone soon ! Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:27 pm

Hey , I hope everything is Ok for everyone. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:22 pm

Bro ?? Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:31 pm

TT- where are you ??? Crying or Very sad Please let us know as soon as possible that you are ok !

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:10 am

TiTi!!!!!!!! Sad :fort:
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:32 pm

HOUSTON - Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks set out across the flood-stricken Texas coast Saturday in a monumental effort to reach tens of thousands of people who stubbornly ignored warnings of "certain death" and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike.
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The storm roared ashore hours before daybreak with 110 mph winds and towering waves, smashing houses, flooding thousands of homes, blowing out windows in Houston's skyscrapers, and cutting off power to more than 3 million people, perhaps for weeks.

By evening, it appeared that Ike was not the single calamitous stroke that forecasters had feared. But the full extent of the damage or even a rough sense of how many people may have perished was still unclear, in part because many roads were impassable.

Some authorities feared that this could instead become a slow-motion disaster, with thousands of victims trapped in their homes, waiting for days to be rescued.

"We will be doing this probably for the next week or more. We hope it doesn't turn into a recovery," said Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Marlow in Orange County, where more than 300 people had to be rescued from flooded homes. He said that was only "a drop in the bucket" compared with the number still stranded.

By some estimates, more than 140,000 of the 1 million or so people who had been ordered to evacuate the coast as Ike drew near may have tried to tough it out. Many of them evidently realized the mistake too late, and pleaded with authorities in vain to save them overnight.

Ronnie Sharp, 65, and his terrier-mix Princess, had to be rescued from his trailer in Orange County when water reached his knees. "I was getting too many snakes in the house, otherwise I would have stayed," Sharp said. He said he lost everything in the flood but his medicine and some cigarettes.

After the storm had passed, National Guardsmen, members of the Coast Guard, FEMA representatives and state and local law enforcement authorities mobilized for what Gov. Rick Perry pronounced "the largest search-and-rescue operation in the history of the state of Texas."

Some emergency officials were angry and frustrated that so many people ignored the warnings.

"When you stay behind in the face of a warning, not only do you jeopardize yourself, you put the first responders at risk as well," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said. "Now we're going to see this play out."

Steve LeBlanc, Galveston's city manager, said: "There was a mandatory evacuation, and people didn't leave, and that is very frustrating because now we are having to deal with everybody who did not heed the order. This is why we do it, and they had enough time to get out."

Because Ike was so huge some 500 miles across, making it nearly as big as Texas itself hurricane winds pounded the coast for hours before and after the storm's center came ashore. Ike soon weakened to a tropical storm as it made its way inland, but continued to pound the state with 60 mph winds and rain.

Officials were encouraged to learn that the storm surge topped out at only 15 feet far lower than the catastrophic 20-to-25 foot wall of water forecasters had feared.

Preliminary industry estimates put the damage at at least $8 billion.

Damage to the nation's biggest complex of refineries and petrochemical plants appeared to be slight, but gasoline prices shot up for fear that the supply would be interrupted by power outages and the time necessary to restart a refinery. In some parts of the country, gas prices surged briefly to $5 a gallon.

As the day wore on, hundreds of people were rescued from their flooded-out homes, in many cases by emergency crews that had to make their way through high water and streets blocked by peeled-away roofs, wayward yachts and uprooted trees.

But the day was already half over before the winds died down enough for authorities to begin the rescue, and the search was almost certain to be suspended before dark because of the dangers posed by downed power lines and flooded roads. A portion of hard-hit Galveston had yet to be examined.

The storm, which killed more than 80 in the Caribbean before reaching the U.S., was blamed for at least two lives in Texas. A woman was killed in her sleep when a tree fell on her home near Pinehurst. A 19-year-old man slipped off a jetty near Corpus Christi and was apparently washed away. Louisiana officials said a 16-year-old boy drowned Saturday after falling out of a fishing boat in Ike-flooded Bayou Dularge.

Lisa Lee spent hours on the roof of her Bridge City home with her husband, John, her 16-year-old brother, William Robinson, and their two dogs. They dove into 8-foot floodwaters and swam to safety after a sheriff's deputy arrived in a truck and drove as close to their home as he could. Their dogs paddled to safety behind them.

"It was like a dream," said William Robinson, while his sister shivered in a blanket at a shelter set up at a Baptist church in Orange.

A convoy of search-and-rescue teams from Texas and California drove into Galveston where the storm came ashore at 3:10 a.m. EDT after bulldozers cleared away mountains of debris. Interstate 45, the only road onto the island, was littered with large overturned yachts, dead pelicans and twisted debris from homes and docks.

Homes and other buildings in Galveston and homes burned unattended during the height of Ike's fury; 17 collapsed because crews couldn't get to them to douse the flames. There was no water or electricity on the island, and the main hospital, the University of Texas Medical Branch, flew critically ill patients to other medical center.

Sedonia Owen, 75, and her son, Lindy McKissick, stayed to shoo off looters. She was armed with a shotgun, watching floodwaters recede from her front porch. "My neighbors told me, `You've got my permission. Anybody who goes into my house, you can shoot them,'" Owen said.

President Bush declared a major disaster in his home state of Texas and ordered immediate federal aid.

In downtown Houston, shattered glass rained down on the streets below the JPMorgan Chase Tower, the state's tallest building at 75 stories. Trees were uprooted in the streets, road signs mangled by wind.

"I think we're like at ground zero," said Mauricio Diaz, 36, as he walked along Texas Avenue across the street from the Chase building. Metal blinds from the tower dotted the street, along with red seat cushions, pieces of a wood desk and office documents marked "highly confidential."

Southwest Louisiana was spared a direct hit, but Ike's surge of water penetrated some 30 miles inland, flooding thousands of homes, breaching levees and soaking areas still recovering from Labor Day's Hurricane Gustav. Officials said the flooding was worse than it was during 2005's Hurricane Rita, which hit the Louisiana-Texas line.

But there was good news: A stranded freighter with 22 men aboard made it through the storm safely, and a tugboat was on the way to save them. And an evacuee from Calhoun County gave birth to a girl in the restroom of a shelter with the aid of an expert in geriatric psychiatry who delivered his first baby in two decades.

In Surfside Beach, retired carpenter and former Marine Ray Wilkinson became something of a celebrity for a day: He was the lone resident in the town of 805 to defy the order to leave. Authorities found him Saturday morning, drunk.

"I consider myself to be stupid," Wilkinson, 67, said through a thick, tobacco-stained beard. "I'm just tired of running from these things. If it's going to get you, it's going to get you."

He added: "I didn't say I had all my marbles, OK?"

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Pauline Arrillaga reported from Houston. Associated Press writers Juan A. Lozano in Galveston, Jay Root in Austin, Michael Kunzelman in Orange, Brian Skoloff in West Palm Beach, Fla., April Castro, Mark Williams and Andre Coe in College Station, and Allen G. Breed in Surfside Beach contributed to this report.

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:15 pm

I am really worried about our bro TT now- I hope that he is fine and that the only reason why he cannot connect is that he is cut off power. :cryy:
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:26 pm

TT bro where are you Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:18 pm

I talked to my cousin today and he is not at his house yet...He is in michigan right now! He lives in Dallas area. I hope everything is ok TT
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:29 pm

:0, im getting worried bout TT, i followed this Ike over news on TV, and first thing that cross my mind when they mentioned Houston was TT, well I just hope everything is ok
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:10 am

Today I got this mail: cheers cheers cheers

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hi, my name is Tanya, I'm Thomas' niece. He wanted to me let you know that he is ok, but still without power. I had emailed you once before but it came back to me because we had accidentally put .com instead of .net. I'm sorry it took so long to let you know, my fault! Thomas is still waiting for his electricity so hopefully it will not be too long because it sure is hot here in Texas !! Well, Sorry for the wait!

--Tanya

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Oh I am sooooooooooo glad and relieved now !!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Come back soon TT- we miss you a lot bro ! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:03 pm

OOOO nice!!! I m happy for TT Smile
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:07 pm

Oh yes, that ' s better now cheers

sunny sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:23 pm

hey bros and sisters im ok and thanks for caring for my well being Very Happy .i still have no electricity but i hope it come on today or this weekend and hope to have connection for pc soo i can talk to yall.got to go and hope to see you soon alien
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:30 pm

TT. TT ????? TiiiiiiiiiiiiTiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii cheers cheers cheers cheers bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
O man, im so....I dont know what to say.......you are OK......that is good....I think I will have another cold one Very Happy

Welcome back bro, resurrection completed :bravo: :winner2: :great:

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:36 pm

(=O=)TF_TT wrote:
hey bros and sisters im ok and thanks for caring for my well being Very Happy .i still have no electricity but i hope it come on today or this weekend and hope to have connection for pc soo i can talk to yall.got to go and hope to see you soon alien


Heeeeeeeyyyyyy,

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:37 pm

hey TTTTTTT!!!! TT welcome back bro Smile cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:39 pm

yes yes yes yes welcome back best brooooooooooooooo cheers cheers cheers cheers :saoul:
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:43 am

whoooo. BIG BIG WELCOME BACK TT, ah, glad to hear you are not hurt, and hope that You'll get your electricity back very soon Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy cheers :bravo: :ami:
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:31 am

(=O=)TF_TT wrote:
hey bros and sisters im ok and thanks for caring for my well being Very Happy .i still have no electricity but i hope it come on today or this weekend and hope to have connection for pc soo i can talk to yall.got to go and hope to see you soon alien

TT :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Thanks god you're fine. I was too worried for you, as all of us Sad I was looking for some news on internet, but i never found one new Sad


Hope too see you soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (let's talk about food in xfire again Very Happy)
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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:08 pm

Heeeeey TT ! sunny



I was so relieved when I got your niece's mail and then yours some hours later !!!! Thank you bro ! cheers cheers

I hope that you will have electricity soon again- please come back as soon as possible!

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PostSubject: Re: update on hurricane Ike   Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:09 pm

Oh come on, who thought TT won't handle it? Not even a hurricane can stop our TT! Very Happy

Welcome back bro Smile
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