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Thoughts on hurricane IKE

Posted by banjer5 on Sunday, September 21, 2008

I just returned home and finally got power to run all my electrical equipment including my PC. I have been very fortunate as I had no real loss from this devastating storm. Others along the Texas coast haven't been so lucky. In a small town called Bridge City south of me only 14 of 3500 homes did not suffer wind and water damage from a 12 foot plus storm surge. We are talking SALT water folks. Some friends in Galveston had 4 feet of water in their home and no insurance. This is the most damaging storm Galveston has had since 1900 and only evacuation saved thousands. Please remember the folks on the Gulf Coast in your prayers because many have lost everything. I know I will.

3 comments on “Thoughts on hurricane IKE”

rdeputy Says:
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @8:02:05 PM

Thank you for the update, Fred. Glad you fared well. We have been and will continue to pray for the folks down along the coast whose lives were disrupted so badly by this storm. I have a cousin in Houston who rode the storm out with his family. He had a 30' sailing boat docked at Freeport. Authorities would not let him down there retrieve it prior to the storm's landfall, so it's lost. No insurance, either. Sad, but I'd rather lose a boat than a family member! They made it through the storm OK.

Best regards,


banjer5 Says:
Monday, September 22, 2008 @8:10:32 AM

Thanks Rob, it appears that, for the most part the tragady on the Gulf Coast has been superseded by economic headlines. There are thousands of folks whose lives have been changed long term by IKE. Many in my county are still without power and I was fortunate that I am inland and east of the landfall site. We had estimated winds in the 80 mph range and no flooding. My heart aches for those in the Port Bolivar and Galveston areas.

BrittDLD1 Says:
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @12:38:19 PM

Hi Fred-

Been thinking of you. Glad to hear that things with Ike went reasonably well for you.

Hope things go well with the cleanup.


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