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 Post subject: In Soviet Texas...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:51 pm 
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A couple of reports from Houston:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/16/texas.life/index.html
http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9/16 ... 336/563076

Highlights include no water, no electricity expected for at least two weeks, schools out for at least two weeks, no possible way for most people to work, 5+ hour long lines to get no more than 5 gallons of gasoline, several block long lines to the few grocery stores that have been able to reopen (where people are let in two at a time as two people leave the store), etc.

They're talking about imposing martial law on the Bolivar Peninsula area of Galveston Island next week, so that they can forcibly remove the few people left there:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/met ... 05187.html

In fact, they're saying it's no longer a peninsula at all but three separate islands now:

http://galvestondailynews.com/story.las ... 213dccfb5a

In other parts of Galveston Island, people are being issued temporary "look and leave" passes to visit during a single day. Their cars are marked to insure that they leave by curfew:

http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewc ... c801366fbb

Passes are only issued to those with a photo ID showing residence in Galveston. If they don't leave by the 6pm curfew, they're subject to arrest and a $2000 fine. Unless a friend tells them the password that allows certain people to come and go as they please, of course.

But at least it's not martial law (yet), according to the mayor of Galveston. Of course you can't really ask anyone about this other than the mayor of Galveston now (or the City Manager), because all other city officials (like the police and fire departments) have been ordered to not speak to media:

http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewc ... e6d82f0709

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 Post subject: Not so Bad
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:35 pm 
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I've survived IKE!

Most of Houston at Least 50% have power, I live in Katy were it's more like 99%. Most Grocery stores are open now, almost all Frozen items had to be tossed. Restocking is going along.

Galveston got hit hard.

It's hard to find gas in the Houston...long lines everywhere Trucks coming in all the time. Most of everything should be back to normal by Friday.

& to make some of you more COMFY, The Governor of the United States of America came in for a 1 hour tour. He said it's gonna be Alright....


I feel so much better NOW :shock: :shock: :shock: :P :P :P :P


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:13 am 
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I live in the Western Houston area, but I still had power by the time Ike came and went. Turns out I'm in one of the lucky buildings because most of the nearby buildings in my complex still don't have power.
(We also don't have any hot water either, so showering is a bitch)

BTW, yeah. I survived. :wink:


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