Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Care4all, Sep 13, 2008.
Calling all Texas Posters.....please check in to let us know you are okay and survived Ike!
Saturday, September 13, 7:51 am Austin,Texas
From NW @ 9 mph
was there a storm somewhere?
Whew! Lucky for you Dillo!!! Glad all is A-Ok with you in Austin!
Heard 2 million are without power in houston area....? Any local news on the damage to oil refineries/storage facilities?
How are the people in Galveston that decided to stay, did the surge get them?
gonna take awhile to do the damage assesment cause its still pretty nasty down there.
It's a little windy and cloudy here with a 30% chance of rain. no biggie
They did announce that Maine would be last on the list to get heating oil and gas
hahahahaha! We are always last....no body gives a hoot about us, way up here....We get what we deserve for living here....according to most.
Corpus Christi TX 9:05am
Winds 20-25 (below normal)
Some mild low-land flooding from Ike's surge
We thank our good fortune and continue our concern for those is Ike's path.
I heard the was a drowning down there last night----someone got washed off a jetty ?
good to see all is ok 42!
dill glad all is well with you....good luck with this mess....good luck to texas after ike...
Sadly enough, that's true.
Three teens were walking on the jettys out on the island (Padre Island). The island is directly on the Gulf of Mexico which runs almost the length of south Texas coast. The waters off the gulf were churning at that time (late Friday night). The jettys were almost underwater with waves crashing against them. (What those kids were doing out there at that time is beyond me. The island was to have been evacuated.) Anyway, one kid was knock off the jetty by a wave, one kid and a good samaritan tried to help. Both were injured. The boy taken by the wave is still missing and presumed dead.
At that age, kids deemed themselves indestructable. I'm guessing that since things were so calm in Corpus, they decided to check out the island. It's a whole 'nuther world out there.
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