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Author Topic: Survived hurricane IKE  (Read 2508 times)

M0E-lnx

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Survived hurricane IKE
« on: September 15, 2008, 10:20:50 am »

I got hit by hurricane Ike over the weekend.
This is my first chance I get to be back online because we still have no power @ home.
Luckily, my workplace never lost power, so we're all good here.

I can't help but wonder where or how Joe1962 is doing after this very same storm hit his neck of the woods.

Joe, if you're out there... say something.

I'm sure most of you know that there the state of Texas has been hit pretty hard...
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Just thought I'd check back in.

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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 11:56:20 am »

Thanks for thinking of me M0E-lnx, glad to read you survived OK. I got off pretty well thanks to the beast changing route and crossing over to the south of the island. Just had to put up with a couple of days with no power or tap water at home.  There are big emergency power plants at my work, so I pretty much staid there and never even lost the internet. The original projected path along the whole north coast would probably have set us back to the stone age. Joking aside, The eastern and westernmost parts of the island got hit pretty hard, specially the west, which had just got through old Gustav. Combined housing losses alone are catastrophic and you can imagine what it did to crops or comunications and power lines...
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 12:00:06 pm »

Definitely a big one. Specially for you guys that had both of them back-to-back.

Glad to know you're ok though.
We're dealing with power outages here and tap water is begining to flow again. I know for a fact that the Galveston island and surroundings got completely wiped.

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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 12:31:13 pm »

I'm very glad both of you are OK.  I hope you didn't take much in the way of property damage.  My heart goes out to the people who lost pretty much everything to Ike.

I was visiting my parents in South Florida when Andrew (Cat 5) hit.  We were outside the evacuation area but the house still took some significant structural damage when a large tree came down on the roof.  Hurricanes, especially big ones, are serious business.  Here's hoping everyone in the VL community is safe and well.
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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 01:07:17 pm »

My property damage is not a whole lot. Lost a couple of shingles on my roof, and my fence in completely gone.
My dad's house (about 5 miles away) is a different story... 80% of his roof is gone, so a lot of water got into the house.
His ceiling is falling off and there is insulation all over the place.

But luckily, everyone is OK.. no one dead or injured in my family... so at least that's a bright side of the whole thing.
I have to say though, this thing has gigantic and super strong for a cat 2. barely reached cat 3 just before making landfall afaik.

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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 01:25:25 pm »

Glad to know that everyone survived - nature can certainly be raw... I can only think though this is a sign of what is to come as the extra energy in the system causes increase instability.  *hugs* to all involved.
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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 01:52:26 pm »

Thanks for letting us know how you are, Joe1962 and M0E-lnx. These disasters take on a personal quality when we know people who are affected.
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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 01:57:24 pm »

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My dad's house (about 5 miles away) is a different story... 80% of his roof is gone, so a lot of water got into the house.
His ceiling is falling off and there is insulation all over the place.

Sorry to hear that M0E. Sounds pretty rough. Hopefully it can be fixed (with more or less effort and money).
At least, I'm glad that you, your family, and Joe are ok.
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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 07:46:15 pm »

I join to the happy crowd here :), very nice to see you both alive :)
I am really sorry about the losses at your dad's house, M0E.

The eastern and westernmost parts of the island got hit pretty hard, specially the west, which had just got through old Gustav. Combined housing losses alone are catastrophic and you can imagine what it did to crops or comunications and power lines...

That is terrible Joe, you know my country and  the rest of Southamerica has very special feelings for the Island, I am sure the help will get there pretty soon :)


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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008, 03:40:50 am »

I'm back too. Even Ohio received hurricane strength winds. 80% of Cincinnati lost power, they say it might take a week to get everything restored. Sorry to hear about the damage experienced, glad to hear people are okay.
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Re: Survived hurricane IKE
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008, 06:44:01 am »

I'm back too. Even Ohio received hurricane strength winds. 80% of Cincinnati lost power, they say it might take a week to get everything restored. Sorry to hear about the damage experienced, glad to hear people are okay.

I am glad the thing got you with your feet in the ground :)
Welcome back, Roy.
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