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#1 ShawMJ

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

Well guys this is getting to be a habit.Had just barely gotten home from Gustav and here comes TERRIBLE IKE". We stayed home however and everything is okay but I was so scared I didn't sleep the noise of the winds from a hurricane are deafening and the rain was so hard. Our youngest daughter called from Houston at 5:00 am and it was there. They lost power and water and just got it back today she emailed me a few minutes ago. I know how miserable that had to have been as for Rita we were without power for 12 days but we did have water. When I watch tv now and see what happened everywhere here and in Galveston, Houston Orange and Bridge City Texas and all the parishes we're under I am so thankful that all is well here.

Sure we were scared but that's nothing compared to what those poor people are going through. They did urge citizens of the low lying areas that they should get out but so many believed that he would go straight to Texas and got themselves in a bad bind when the waters started rising. The problem was that it was so large that it had a far reaching arm and got us in the mix too. I hope that's it for a while. It gets old. The low pressure of a hurricane does a number on the joints too as I was in lots of pain. Today the sun is out and water is receding in the places it was bad but there's still some that still can't enter.

My daughter that lives about 30 miles from here told me a huge pine tree missed their home about 3 feet and hers was the only house on the block that had a tree fall. Luckily their home didn't flood either as it flooded really severe where she lives in Lake Charles La. So I hope I don't have to write about another I just feel so grateful for what I have. Hope all of you are as well as possible too.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

Dear Mary,

I am glad you are okay but the hurricane must have been quite a scare after all you've already gone through. My son is in Houston and still without power, but they are very glad to have at least survived it.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:57 PM

Mary,

I hope Hurricane Ike was the last hurricane you experience. I can't imagine what you all have gone through. Just hearing about it scares me. You and your family are so strong and brave to endure the fierce wind and rain. I've been reading the newspapers and watching the news along with everyone else. I do hope this weather calms down and everyone gets through this safe and sound!


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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:07 PM

Hi Shelley,

I hope your son can get power soon, its so hot to be without it. I also am sure you've seen all the pictures they sure did get hit hard as did some of them here. A friend sent me some pics today and its really a wonder that anyone survived that. I cannot imagine what it would have been like if it had been a category 3 or 4 or even 5!

We had a hurricane here in 1957 that was named Audrey and it happened in Cameron, Louisianna. Back then they didn't have the technology we have now and those poor people thought they had until the next day which was a Thursday but she came onshore during the night and early morning and 500 or more people died. Whole families were wiped out. I was only 12 at the time but I can remember us evacuating to the courthouse and we were miles from it. It was also one of those wide far reaching ones like Ike as we couldn't get home until they removed huge oak trees from the road. My husbands sister has a book about it and the stories are so sad. Just hope everything turns out okay for all as they have a long, long recovery. Be glad when the season is over.

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Mary

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:25 PM

Mary,
Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. I can't believe you stayed, but then I'm sure evacuation gets old. Which way would you have gone this time anyway? So glad you made it through. Also glad to hear that power is on in Houston at your daughter's house. My 80 year old in-laws are sitting at their home in Houston without power. The business around them are starting to get power, so at least they can get out and get coffee and go out to eat. Hopefully they'll have power within the next couple of days or I think they might kill each other. :lol:

Hopefully the worst for this season is over. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:46 PM

Mary

So good to hear from you....I have been thinking about you and your family there. I can only imagine how awful it must have been to go through such a mother nature's turmoil. I hope your pain is finally settling down now as well.

It's also good to hear that everybody's family members here in the thread have made it through and are at least doing okay, even though without power....and I hope all those affected by Ike are able to get some assembly back in their lives really soon.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

Hi Janey and all of you who replied.Well we stayed because we had gone to Houston for "Gustav"and when we heard it would go in around Brownsville well we figured we're far enough away whcih we were.Houston wasn't an option anymore when we started hearing that he would go in to Galveston and that area but the thing is that he was so big and WIDE that it took the southwest coast too and I don't live near the coast either.this house we live in was built in 1953 it was the house my husband grew up in and like I said we've stayed for a couple of them before.LILY back in 02-03I can't remember.Now my daughter however lives in Lake Charles and thats close to the coast and she lives in a beautiful area that has lots of trees-good and bad there.They're good for shade and blocking winds but during a hurricane they also fall! theres also Contraband Bayou about two blocks behind her and it floods! luckily her home is on higher ground so that helped except for the one tree that did fall.I am hoping that everyone gets power soon we are so spoiled to our air conditioners and when we don't have it we're really miserable.I know the feeling about getting on the nerves when Rita hit in 05 sometimes I was ready to pull my hair out! And I must confess I took it out on my hubby.Bless him at night he would cover me with a huge damp bath towel so I could sleep! Made me feel a little small for jumping all over him when I know he was just as miserable as I was! Oh goodness I do ramble on please excuse an old lady! Just hope those poor folks can find a way to move on.Hope all are okay.Love Mary