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New post 11 Sep 2008, 14:15
Just wanted to wish all my fellow Houstonites and South Texas GMATClubbers the best of luck during Ike! My company let everyone out as of Thursday. I just got all the supplies I need. I am mostly worried about flooding.

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 15:31
We're F***ed, so I'm going to New Orleans where I can drink Hurricanes instead of sit in one.

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 15:34
jb32 wrote:
We're F***ed, so I'm going to New Orleans where I can drink Hurricanes instead of sit in one.



Are you really? I'm going to hunker down. This will be my first hurricane, since moving down from Canada! I also live on the ground floor.

If you're leaving, you better be on your way now. Traffic is insane.

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 15:45
Good luck guys! Be safe.

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 17:09
May God Bless You !

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 17:55
Luckily for us everyone heads north. I'm leaving about 4 or 5am tomorrow morning. Good luck to LSU, Icon, and Sarzan if you are staying. Make sure to fill your bathtub(s) full of water tomorrow so you don't run out of fresh water. You may need it if we don't have power for a week.

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New post 11 Sep 2008, 20:12
jb32 wrote:
Luckily for us everyone heads north. I'm leaving about 4 or 5am tomorrow morning. Good luck to LSU, Icon, and Sarzan if you are staying. Make sure to fill your bathtub(s) full of water tomorrow so you don't run out of fresh water. You may need it if we don't have power for a week.


Best of luck to you too. Let use know when you're back.

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New post 12 Sep 2008, 17:48
I am staying at riding out the storm. Right now the wind has picking up the speed. Haven't seen any rain yet. The bayou is raising. I don't know why I decide to stay, but I live right next to the bayou. Since my place is not a mandatory evacuation zone, I figured it should be ok. But I got all the supplies I needed. Will see what happens tomorrow.

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New post 12 Sep 2008, 17:59
eileen1017 wrote:
I am staying at riding out the storm. Right now the wind has picking up the speed. Haven't seen any rain yet. The bayou is raising. I don't know why I decide to stay, but I live right next to the bayou. Since my place is not a mandatory evacuation zone, I figured it should be ok. But I got all the supplies I needed. Will see what happens tomorrow.

brace yourself. I'm around Westheimer and Fountainview. Wind is picking up majorly. I'm glad I have an iPhone though. Best of luck and be safe. I'm mostly worried about flooding.

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 01:52
4 AM.
Pretty rough out there. No power since 11 PM. It's very wet but no apparent floods where I am. The bright light flashes are probably transformers. This is quite a slow moving beast. The eye will be over downtown in about an hour or two. Some lound bangs out there but no broken windows as of yet. I hope other Houston folks are okay.

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 13:50
Well I came out of the storm great I stayed in downtown Houston and never lost power. It's like we didn't even have a storm here at my building. I hope everyone else is ok, maybe we'll even get a day or two off next week!

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 14:21
My place is close to reliant stadium. We lost power around 2:00am this morning and just got it back. So it's about 14 hours. There is not much damage to my home. But I am not able to get out because the bayou has raised outside the bank and flooded all the streets surrounding it. Plus lots of trees fall off. Hopefully I will be able to get out on Monday. I only have food that's going to last me for two days, but I have plenty of water though.

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 19:49
I'm back home now. Nothing happened to my apartment. I have power.

I drove around Westheimer, just West of 610. It looked bad. Traffic lights on the streets. Store signs all over the place. A few accidents and fires. I also saw some homeless people walking around aimlessly.

If any of you guys need anything, please let me know. I have some extra supplies. Water, bread, food, etc. Don't hesitate.

Hope everyone is okay.

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 21:39
I guess those of us living in areas where there are no hurricanes can't really "understand" how it is out there when a hurricane falls.

Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7-8Rv62LU

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New post 13 Sep 2008, 23:29
We had a typhoon (Nuri) hit Hong Kong dead on earlier this summer. fortunately no serious damage. When I was in Tokyo, we used to get a typhoon or 2 every year.

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New post 15 Sep 2008, 08:08
Just wanted to give everyone an update. I'm doing just fine in New Orleans. Looks like we won't have work for a few days and I'm not sure how I'm going to get back to Houston with parts of I-10 under water. I'm going to try and head back tomorrow, but I'm not sure if that is possible or not. Hope everyone else is ok and my prayers are with you and your families in this time of need for Houston.

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