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Re: Ike


One of my nephews is at Texas A&M.  He was assigned to a group that worked
with the refugees.  Wonderful experience for him but what a terrible
experience for them...the pictures in the papers this morning of the Gulf
Coast were terrible.


> [Original Message]
> From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/14/2008 11:42:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ike
>
> My brother checked in yesterday, he lives in NW Houston.  He has no power
and
> doesn't expect to get power for quite a while.  He had a tree down across
his
> driveway that the neighbor down the street cut up for him.  He doesn't
think
> he will have to worry about flooding.. he lives on a lake and you cross
over a
> bayou to get to his house, but that is what he wrote yesterday.  He was
eating
> ice cream as fast as he could .... hoping to run out before he reached 300
> lbs. 
>  One of my sisters lives inside the loop in the Crown Heights area.. she
is in
> College Station, high and dry with electricity visiting my other brother.
Her
> neighbors that stayed told her that they are all fine and her house is
fine
> but her business partner that lives on the strand in Galveston has heard
that
> the 1st floor of her loft apartment is flooded and of course no
electricity. 
> She got a call from a neighbor that lives one floor up from her, 7 months
> pregnant and didn't leave.  She called to tell them that  the ceiling was
> falling in on her and the bottom floor was totally flooded and she could
not
> get out.  Last I heard the water was down to 3 ft and they were going to
try
> to get out to where the mayor had buses waiting to try to get the rest of
the
> people off that didn't leave at the start of all this.  
>  
> We are having high winds.. probably 30+ mph with lots of rain now.  The
lot
> across the street from this hotel is flooded but it stays wet most of the
time
> with Canadian geese living there most of the time.  It was muggy last
night
> when we got back here from St. Louis.  I am hoping when this clears out it
> will be cooler. 
> Missing my gardens in OK...... 
> Tricia
>
>
> --- On Sun, 9/14/08, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ike
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008, 10:06 AM
>
> Oh man, that's not good.  I'm sure Noreen will check in when she's
> got
> power.  Some garbage blew in w/ this storm and now I'm sick so trying to
> get
> the energy to go out and start clearing up.
>
> On 9/13/08, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> > Do you still have power?  Everything ok?  I hear the backside is worse
> than
> > anything. How much rain did you get?
> >
> > Most likely Noreen is either without power or busy tending to the
damage.
> > Lets hope that the latter isn't serious.
> >
> > Here in IL we have had record setting rain in the last 24 hours and
> > expecting
> > another 7 inches from Ike mid day tomorrow.  Road are flooded already
and
> > the
> > ground is saturated from the last few days of steady light rain... this
> > isn't
> > good here either.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > --- On Sat, 9/13/08, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ike
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 5:14 PM
> >
> > Worst is past now.  Another hour or so and we'll be clear of the main
> body.
> > Something tells me I'm going to have a lot of work to do in the yard
> > tomorrow.
> >
> > On 9/13/08, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > I hope you stay inside. I was just listening to the weather channel
> and
> > one
> > > of the guys said that they got unexpectedly slammed when the back
> part of
> > > the eye hit them after a bit of calm.
> > >
> > > Has anyone heard from Noreen?
> > >
> > > d
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans"
> > <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 1:56 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ike
> > >
> > >
> > > LOL, so far.  The eye is getting closer - down around Palestine now
> or
> > last
> > >> time I checked.  More wind and rain now but not unmanagable yet.
> Made
> > a
> > >> quick tour of the back yard and everthing's still intact out
> > there, moved
> > >> a
> > >> few things to more sheltered spots.  The worst should hit in an
> hour
> > or
> > >> so.
> > >> Thanks 4 checking.
> > >>
> > >> On 9/13/08, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>
> > >>> So,
> > >>>
> > >>> Do you still have power?  Keeping fingers crossed.
> > >>>
> > >>> d
> > >>>
> > >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans"
> > <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > >>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >>> Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:44 AM
> > >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ike
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> The feed store is only 3 blocks away, so no biggie.  Nothing
> much
> > going
> > >>> on
> > >>>
> > >>>> now so I'll wander over there for a few (have to get
> my
> > mail anyway, PO
> > >>>> is
> > >>>> across the street) and buzz back here and hunker down.
> > I'll feel better
> > >>>> when Bobby across the street gets home from his Baton
> Rouge
> > run.  He's
> > >>>> due
> > >>>> in any time now.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
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> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Pam Evans
> > >> Kemp TX
> > >> zone 8A
> > >>
> > >>
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> >
> >
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> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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>
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> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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