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AldebTX Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:31 PM
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30. It's Insane
I think a lot of people think since Rita missed them and did not cause a huge amount of damage that Ike as a weaker storm will be much the same.

By the look of things this line of reasoning will be wrong.

I had friends stay with me in Dallas when Rita hit. They are staying in Houston and attending a hurricane party this time despite pleas to do other wise.
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  -Is it true that Gov. Perry urged Houston residents NOT to evacuate? Paint It Black  Sep-12-08 12:00 PM   #0 
  - Very true; they only encouraged evacuation in certain zones.  babylonsister   Sep-12-08 12:01 PM   #1 
  - Even a category 2 hurricane is nothing to fuck with  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 12:04 PM   #5 
  - The problem is the surge with this is going to be far higher  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:12 PM   #12 
  - Charley was nothing compared to this monster..  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:18 PM   #63 
     - Charley was a Cat 4 when it hit southwest Florida - much of south Florida is swampland  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:52 PM   #88 
  - Please keep safe ((((((((babylonsister and family)))))))!!!!!!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-12-08 06:17 PM   #95 
  - CHECK THIS OUT  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:02 PM   #2 
  - They're being TOLD to stay put  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 12:06 PM   #8 
     - I know. Another local government cluster fuck. God  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:19 PM   #18 
     - The Houston area is ENORMOUS  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 12:26 PM   #28 
        - Sorry, I don't buy that.  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 12:31 PM   #32 
        - It would be easier to evacuate Massachusetts  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 12:39 PM   #42 
        - There are 3.4 million+ people in Harris County ALONE  tammywammy   Sep-12-08 12:43 PM   #44 
        - That's the problem. "4 million people within 12 hours"  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 12:47 PM   #45 
        - Again, Houston is as big as Massachusetts  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 12:49 PM   #46 
        - You should call up the governor and mayors and give them your expertise  tammywammy   Sep-12-08 12:52 PM   #49 
        - CNN just said they estimate 20,000 will stay on  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:57 PM   #50 
        - Then other than the city officials, which I understand  tammywammy   Sep-12-08 01:01 PM   #51 
        - I am just hoping that there couldn't be that many people  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:06 PM   #55 
        - OMG another Katrina.  alyce douglas   Sep-12-08 01:09 PM   #59 
        - They just said they expect 80 mph winds in Harris County.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:05 PM   #54 
        - China evacuated more than 2 million from Zhejiang province before Typhoon Wipha  bezdomny   Sep-12-08 10:15 PM   #102 
        - Believe it ...  RoyGBiv   Sep-12-08 12:52 PM   #48 
        - Houston is too big to be destroyed?  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:21 PM   #65 
           - Hurricane Alicia, 1983  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 01:28 PM   #69 
              - That was bad enough..  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:32 PM   #72 
              - No major metropolitan area has ever had a direct hit from a Cat 4 or 5 storm  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:32 PM   #74 
                 - These storms become very unpredictable just before landfall..  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:35 PM   #78 
                    - This is what really worries me, and leads to the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" complex  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:48 PM   #85 
  - Well there isn't an RNC convention going on right now  LynneSin   Sep-12-08 12:03 PM   #3 
  - It's not that hard  supernova   Sep-12-08 12:03 PM   #4 
  - Here's a report from NOLA:  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:05 PM   #7 
  - Add in there  MountainLaurel   Sep-12-08 12:49 PM   #47 
  - BOSSHOG in Southern MS said they were getting their asses kicked..  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:22 PM   #66 
  - Although we're (Texans) more often than not prepared for these events...  LanternWaste   Sep-12-08 12:24 PM   #25 
  - The Houston MSA is twice the size of Connecticut in square miles  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 12:29 PM   #29 
  - Not if you leave early enough.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:31 PM   #31 
     - Houston has been hit by hurricanes before - it's not their first barbecue  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 12:37 PM   #38 
     - I live in metro Orlando, and I evacuated a day ahead of Hurricane Francis  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:03 PM   #53 
     - From everything they're saying NOTHING like this..  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:24 PM   #67 
        - The weather analysts at Houston Chronicle seem to think Ike resembles Alicia  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 01:30 PM   #71 
           - The storm surge is predicted to equal Katrina.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:33 PM   #75 
           - I hope that you're still around on Sunday  supernova   Sep-12-08 01:41 PM   #82 
              - Comparison of Alicia and Ike...  Virginia Dare   Sep-12-08 01:46 PM   #84 
                 - Thank you Virginia Dare  supernova   Sep-12-08 02:10 PM   #89 
                    - Yeah, this one is awful. Hope the coastal areas have vacated. eom  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 06:03 PM   #94 
                       - I just read 15 people trapped on the roof of a church on  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 06:52 PM   #98 
                          - BAD idea to tether themselves...they did that in 1900  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-12-08 08:22 PM   #100 
     - Call the office and offer to take over.  bamalib   Sep-12-08 06:27 PM   #96 
        - Well I can sure bet you I wouldn't be there. I'd been gone  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 06:52 PM   #97 
           - That is fine. That would be your choice.  bamalib   Sep-12-08 09:45 PM   #101 
  - Or try your own alternative:  Lorien   Sep-12-08 04:23 PM   #93 
  - The mayor of Houston was saying the same thing  simskl   Sep-12-08 12:05 PM   #6 
  - Thjey just said on the live feed that the cops said they  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:07 PM   #9 
  - I'm always amazed at people on the shore  simskl   Sep-12-08 12:10 PM   #10 
  - I know - I feel sorry for the Coast Guard.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:11 PM   #11 
     - Did you hear about the freighter that's stranded in the Gulf?  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 12:24 PM   #24 
        - I know. May God be with them. I can't even imagine  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:26 PM   #27 
  - Do you have a link to that live feed or other resources?  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 12:12 PM   #13 
     - This is the one I'm listening to:  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:15 PM   #15 
     - Here's a live video feed..  Princess Turandot   Sep-12-08 12:24 PM   #23 
  - They just said 20 to 30 feet of water over East Texas.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:13 PM   #14 
  - People are still on Galveston Island  WolverineDG   Sep-12-08 12:16 PM   #16 
  - It is almost too late to get out. Soon they will be trapped.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:19 PM   #17 
  - It's already too late for most  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 12:20 PM   #19 
     - No. Why not is beyond me. People make dumb  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:23 PM   #21 
        - This thing has been HUGE for days - and now the Coast Guard is having to rescue people  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 12:32 PM   #33 
           - Yes. It's a real screw up.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:33 PM   #36 
              - Where's the government and FEMA?  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 12:37 PM   #39 
                 - I don't look for FEMA to come in now.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:38 PM   #40 
  - Tsunami footage  supernova   Sep-12-08 12:22 PM   #20 
     - We will. This is going to be terrible.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:23 PM   #22 
        - I just heard  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:25 PM   #26 
  - It's Insane  AldebTX   Sep-12-08 12:31 PM   #30 
  - Curfew violators will be fined up to $2,000  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:33 PM   #34 
  - Church st. and 22nd - Strand area - flooding, water pouring  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:08 PM   #57 
  - Not true in any news source I've been keeping track of. In fact:  LibInTexas   Sep-12-08 12:33 PM   #35 
  - Oh my god they just showed people with their KIDS  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:35 PM   #37 
  - I just saw that - unbelievable  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 12:39 PM   #41 
  - They are talking to some man now who is surrounded by five  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 12:41 PM   #43 
  - Yeah, there sure seem to be a lot of stupid people in the world and we have  LibInTexas   Sep-12-08 01:11 PM   #60 
     - Be glad they were smart enough to get out!  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:19 PM   #64 
  - Texas City is now flooding; no evac was called for them.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:02 PM   #52 
     - Not true. nt  Lisa0825   Sep-12-08 01:25 PM   #68 
        - I got that off a weather site. Just taking their word for  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:30 PM   #70 
           - I am in TC right now.  Lisa0825   Sep-12-08 01:32 PM   #73 
              - I'm surely glad to hear it! I hope you stay safe.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:34 PM   #76 
                 - I thought about it long and hard and decided to stay.  Lisa0825   Sep-12-08 01:37 PM   #79 
                    - Good Luck. I wish you had left. Let us know.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:40 PM   #81 
                       - Well, it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind....  Lisa0825   Sep-12-08 03:57 PM   #90 
                          - Good. I hope you are out of there! They just said some  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 04:05 PM   #91 
                             - That's one of the many differences between me and George Bush...  Lisa0825   Sep-12-08 07:38 PM   #99 
  - If they can't evacuate a city like Houston with advance warning,  Sabriel   Sep-12-08 01:07 PM   #56 
  - Exactly.  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:09 PM   #58 
  - Especially when you know the damned thing is coming a few days in advance  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:13 PM   #61 
  - where is the help to help these people  alyce douglas   Sep-12-08 01:15 PM   #62 
  - They had a news conference and offered to take out  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:41 PM   #83 
  - Police Chief: Galveston is becoming inundated, major thoroughfair is under a foot of water  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 01:34 PM   #77 
  - And landfall isn't even supposed to happen for about another 12 hours.  Paint It Black   Sep-12-08 01:49 PM   #86 
     - Yes, this could be a major, major catastrophe.  TornadoTN   Sep-12-08 01:50 PM   #87 
  - For people saying "it won't be as bad as Katrina"  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 01:38 PM   #80 
  - A Levee failing in NOLA but rural:  JeanGrey   Sep-12-08 04:20 PM   #92 

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