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#148702 - 09/12/08 11:22 PM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: clarktx]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: clarktx
I thought this was funny. This was on khou.com which has a slideshow of what people were doing to prepare. It just looks silly.

Actually, maybe not so silly. Depending on how quickly floodwaters rise or storm surge comes in, and how fast the water is moving, a car could easily float long enough to be carried some distance away. It could crash into other cars or other people's houses along the way.

Not sure about the rug. Perhaps it's to protect the paint on the roof from rope damage or if small things fall on it. Then again, maybe the owner fears that it'll be underwater when he/she comes back and the rug is something less slippery to stand on in the floodwater? <shrug>

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#148707 - 09/13/08 12:18 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: Arney]
truckergut Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/25/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Lake Charles, LA
The rug really brings the yard together.

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#148711 - 09/13/08 12:44 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: truckergut]
Crowe Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/07
Posts: 88
Originally Posted By: truckergut
The rug really brings the yard together.


Thanks Danny.

BTW what is the breaking strength of garden hose???

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#148715 - 09/13/08 12:58 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: Crowe]
MrDrysdale Offline
Newbie

Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 49
Loc: League City, Texas
We bugged out of Galveston County yesterday and are about 120 miles north and the winds are blowing here. Called the house a few minutes ago and still have power because the answering machine picked up.

Who was it a month ago talking smack about us leaving for a Cat 1?

I just hope my house doesnt flood!

Mike

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#148720 - 09/13/08 02:24 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: MrDrysdale]
clarktx Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
I've taken the liberty of updating the pic with the approximate location of Blasts residence (hope he doesn't mind). Anyway, looks like he'll see the hurricane eye to eye.

Man it looks impressive.

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#148721 - 09/13/08 02:26 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: Arney]
clarktx Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: Arney
Actually, maybe not so silly. Depending on how quickly floodwaters rise or storm surge comes in, and how fast the water is moving, a car could easily float long enough to be carried some distance away. It could crash into other cars or other people's houses along the way.


Now THATS what I call social responsibility!

Keep your cars tethered, people!

Somehow, I suspect that is not their motivation. confused


Edited by clarktx (09/13/08 02:27 AM)
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#148725 - 09/13/08 02:47 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: clarktx]
Blast Offline
INTERCEPTOR
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3560
Loc: Spring, Texas
Librarian is right by the "B" in my name and kmat is just north of us.

First power flicker at 10:30pm. The pines trees in my front yard are whipping around.

Hurricane tip: Those "chemlight" braclets are a great way to mark your gear so you can find it in the dark.

-Blast


Edited by Blast (09/13/08 02:47 AM)
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#148726 - 09/13/08 02:49 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: Arney]
OldBaldGuy Offline
Geezer

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
That little bit of rope (or whatever) isn't gonna stop a car from floating anywhere...
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#148736 - 09/13/08 05:01 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Nicodemus Offline
Paranoid?
Veteran

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Stay safe everyone!
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#148739 - 09/13/08 06:27 AM Re: Ike Approaches [Re: Nicodemus]
Xterior Offline
Member

Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 148
Good luck to all of you who are in Ike's path.

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