Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:34 AM
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.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:47 AM
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
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!
Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:07 PM
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.
Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:25 PM
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.
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
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.
Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:41 PM