Hurricane Ike?

Is anyone here from Texas in the path of Hurricane Ike? I hope you can
get evacuated before it makes landfall. Amanda...Tammy?
Linda
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Linda C
HI!
Well, I am not even in the country at the moment. I am in Kazakhstan for work. I did get a phone call through to my DH. The good news is everyone he has spoken with is fine and not hurt. All family is fine. The bad news is we know of a few people that stayed on Galveston Island and haven't heard from them (last time I called the my DH was 2:30 pm Houston time). More bad news on the home front is the electricity is out, shingles are off the roof, the fence is down and the big tree in the back yard is on the master bath roof. The roof structure held so far but DH wasn't sure if the was damage to the roof as far as leaking is concerned.
Where Amanda's lives was under mandatory evacuation. I am positive she is with her DH's relatives in Huntsville and should be fine. I can not image her staying because of her cutie pie little girl BUT I haven't spoken with her yet. I plan to call soon. I just hate to call cell phones now since who knows how long people will be with out electricity. I did see a picture of a freeway exit close to Amanda's house and it was under LOTS of water. We will keep Amanda and her family in our prayers.
This storm cause major damage over a very wide area. Very sad! I just hope the death count does not rise!
-Tammy
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Tammy in TX
Thank goodness! I am so relieved to hear that you and your DH are OK. our house is still standing and that is also a good thing. I will keep Amanda and her family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that we hear that she is OK soon! Please let me know if there is anything that you guys need that I can have sent over to you. The airports in Houston were closed yesterday, when are you planning on going home?
Big hugs and please tell your DH to be very careful when he is out an about! M-C
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mccplg
It is good to hear your family is safe! I hope your friends at Galveston Island are fine as well. Amanda and your friends will be in my thoughts. Hopefully your roof damage will not be to bad and can be easily repaired.
Crystal
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cware
Glad you were able to talk to your DH and know he is safe. I'm sure Amanda evacuated, especially with a little one and we'll hear from her soon. I had already checked her blog, but it has not been updated since Wednesday. We got the winds starting this morning here in Indiana. The Boy Scouts had packed up early and headed home from their camping weekend to beat the wind advisory. We were without power for 6 hours today, got it back on a little while ago. There are still lots of trees down and roads blocked. We picked up shingles all over our yard. Thank goodness the roofers are suppose to be here next week to put our new roof on. Friends of mine in two different small towns here in the county are still without power and may not get it until sometime tomorrow. They are already talking about canceling school tomorrow due to the damage. Course it's nothing compared to what the people in Texas are going through.
Sandy
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Sandy
Thanks for checking in with us Tammy. We were wondering about you, and Amanda! I hope she doesnt come back home to very much damage. Thank God you all didnt have to go through it. Keep us updated!
We had wind and rain today from the same storm. You'd think our youth football league would cancel the games for bad weather...NOPE! Those poor kids had to play in it. We had about 3" of rain dumped at one time in about half an hour, then more rain for a few more hours. The parking lot (a grass field) had to be blocked off by order of the mayor, because it was too muddy and cars would ruin the park grass if driven on it. I felt kind of bad for the fans who brought their expensive fold out tent awnings hours before the game and set them up to protect them from the rain while watching the games, only to have the 30 mph driving winds blow them down to the end of the field where they lay twisted and tangled and ruined. It finally stopped raining in time for our game, but the wind was still fierce.
Linda
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Linda C
Hello,
Good news! Amanda and family are fine. They did evacuate to her in- laws house. They are without power up there also. She was able to speak with her neighbor and her house is fine. There is a gas shortage so they are running the generators sparingly so she won't have access to the internet until the power is back on.
--Tammy
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Tammy in TX
Thanks M-C! I am scheduled to leave on the 19th for home. The airport is suppose to be open Monday morning (Houston time) per an annoucement from Continental.
--Tammy
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Tammy in TX
Hi, Jacqui.
My Mom actually complained about not getting rain. LOL. I told her not to tell my husband that. She lives in Victoria and they are behind in rain fall (as is everyone else). ;o)
-Tammy
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Tammy in TX
Hey everyone!! We got power back yesterday and were able to go home. We did evacuate, there's no way I was staying with Alyssa at the house, besides too many people would have beaten me if I tried..lol! We got some pretty bad rain and wind in Huntsville and my inlaws lost some trees in the pasture. Our house is fine, no damages, just some panels in our fence blown over. I am very grateful because it could have been much worse. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts. I am thankful to have such good friends in this time.
Hugs,
Amanda
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Amanda
I know!! That's why we decided to leave and not chance it. I am very thankful that's all we have to deal with. I have heard too many other horror stories from friends and on the news. God really looked out for us!
Thanks again for all the thoughts....now if I can just get my tv and internet back at home.
Amanda
Reply to
Amanda
I hope that you are safe and sound at home by now and everything sorted!
Hope all others affected have been able to go on with their normal day to day lives too.
Reply to
Judy
Glad to hear you only had a litte damage to your property and you all are safe and sound!
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Judy

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