Anyone else bracing for Ike?

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    Sep 13, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
    It's getting windy, outside, and the power is flickering on and off. I'm a hurricane virgin, and my cherry is about to be popped.

    Wish us luck!
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    Sep 13, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    good luck.

    I'm in Austin, and it's still pretty calm here. Winds are cranking up a bit, but nothing as bad as what I'm seeing on the news. All the best to you.
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    Sep 13, 2008 3:35 AM GMT
    redheaded_dude saidgood luck.

    I'm in Austin, and it's still pretty calm here. Winds are cranking up a bit, but nothing as bad as what I'm seeing on the news. All the best to you.


    Thanks, redheaded. So far, so good. This storm is crazy crack cocaine to the media, and they're hyping the hell out of it. They say the worst is ahead, but we're not in an evacuation zone, so we're not too worried.
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    Two of my RJ/Facebook friends live in Houston. ShawnTX and Kinetic. ShawnTX just moved to Houston 4 months ago, and they get their first Hurricane in 25 years. Talking about bad luck.
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    I'm nowhere near TX (SL, UT here) and all I can think is...what can I do to make life not suck so bad for all y'all?
  • cityguy39

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    Sep 13, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Good luck to all you guys down in TX!!!!!!! I know Ike is causing problems for us northerners also it's really muggey, rainy and very humid!! I woke up this morning and thought I was in Saigon!!!
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    Sep 13, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    Good luck! Used to live in San Antonio & Houston, hope you evacuated if you live in an area at risk.
  • ASH557

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    Sep 13, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    Near Houston. A lot of rain. Still have power. Should be all right.

    Hope all the Houstonians are doing all right.

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    Sep 13, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    Rots a ruck y'all.
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    Sep 18, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    Hey All - Just wanted to let my forum homies know that I made it through the onslaught of Ike. I heard from ShawnTX, and it sounds like he's OK, as well. Wow, what an awesome and overwhelming experience, but not in a good way. I have never experienced anything quite like it, except perhaps for the Colorado blizzard of 1997. As I laid in bed, that night, the house (and my bed) literally shook and the wind howled like nothing I've ever heard before. It literally felt like we were in the midst of an earthquake, at times. Shit was flying through the air and, as broken tree limbs danced across my roof, it sounded like a small army was running drills up in the attic. For the first few hours, the horizontal wind and rain came out of the south, pounding the back side of our house. A few hours later, as the eye passed over downtown Houston, the wind did a 180 and started pounding the front side. It was apparently the northerly wind that wreaked the most havoc on the city.

    Back at our house, we only had some minor roof and water damage, and our power came back on Sunday night -- for which I'm very grateful. Compared to the folks on Galveston and Bolivar who experienced utter devastation, and the millions of Houstonians still w/out power, I feel extremely fortunate. Comcast is another story, though. A couple blocks from my house, there lies a coaxial cable that separates me from my RJ addiction, the victim of a 100+ y/o pecan tree. I'm tempted to drag an extension cord and my modem over there so that I can get high speed internet, back. icon_smile.gif I finally got laptop tethering configured, though, so I am hobbling along at dial-up speed.

    In closing, I would respectfully ask that each of you consider a small donation to the Red Cross Ike Relief Fund. As soon as I'm able, I'll post a few photos, as well.