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Ike is headed my way

September 12th, 2008 at 02:48 pm

We live in Ike's path just east of Houston. We have decided to stay and ride the storm out. Preparations have been happening for several days now. Ike should hit our area between 10:00pm tonight and 3:00am tomorrow morning. We are expected to be without power for awhile. With Rita three years ago we didn't have power restored for over two weeks and this storm is supposed to be much worse. Flooding is expected even where we live.

Will post when the power is back on (if my house is still livable) Frown

12 Responses to “Ike is headed my way”

  1. Brenda Says:

    Stay safe. We will be thinking about you and your family.

  2. Aleta Says:

    You and your family are definitely in my prayers. We lived through Andrew and was without electricity for 3 weeks. Hang it there tight and know that there are us out there that are thinking of you. God bless you!

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    good luck. I hope you have a backup plan. Keep preparing. Better safe than sorry...check in with us when you have power.

  4. MICLASON Says:

    You'll definetely be in my prayers and thoughts.
    I don't think I could live without electric power for 2 weeks....here in ES we get earthquakes, more than storms, but I don't think we've ever been without power for more than 24 hours...

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Stay safe!!

  6. koppur Says:

    I hope you are safe and your house, too. Please let us know how you are!!!

  7. scfr Says:

    We're looking forward to hearing from you once things return to "normal."

  8. littlemama Says:

    We have power by means of a generator (as long as our gas lasts) Our yard, fence, shed, and house is very torn up. There is talk that a tornado touched down, and by the looks of things, it did. We are considered to be a disaster zone. It is truely devistating.

    Trees are uprooted or just broken in half, our roof is severly damaged, our fence is nonexistant, etc, etc.

    My family is fine, but it was relly a tough night. The power went out around 1:00am, and we hear it may be more than a month until power is restored. It sounded like a train was going thru our yard during the night and my kids slept in an interior closet and hallway.

    We have one of the worst houses and yard in the neighborhood. I'm am just very thankful that we still have each other. Really makes you put things into perspective.

  9. miclason Says:

    Glad to hear your family is ok. Sorry to hear about the damage, though!

  10. fern Says:

    Be careful! Stay safe.

  11. Aleta Says:

    Sounds similiar to what we experienced. The main thing is that you and family came through with your life. The other stuff can be replaced. It will get better. Just look at the big picture.

    Are you going to be able to stay in your place. Our neighborhood had electric meters literally torn from the walls. Do you have any family or friends close by?

    The Red Cross is great in these situations. You may be able to pick up bedding and other things your family needs now. My prayers are with you.

  12. scfr Says:

    Glad to hear you guys are safe. It sounds like you have some tough work ahead of you.

    I see on your side bar that you have done a great job building up your EF this year; I'll bet you are relieved to have that.

    Take care.

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