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#148745 - 09/13/08 01:07 PM Post IKE Reports
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2828
Loc: La-USA
Greetings to all, What I am looking for are reports from folks who have gone through the storm.

Lafayette, La - no significant damages.

Coastal Areas of South Louisiana - Very high tides causing a great deal of damages to the personal properties and infrastructure.

Again, I'd like this thread to stay focused on "Damage Reports".
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#148756 - 09/13/08 03:43 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: wildman800]
Kuovonne Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 71
Loc: Spring, TX
I talked to Blast at around 10 am on Saturday.
He had lost power and there were trees down in the neighborhood, but he was okay. The wind was still blowing pretty hard.
The cat is okay too.

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#148757 - 09/13/08 03:44 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: wildman800]
truckergut Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/25/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Lake Charles, LA
Hey guys, made it through fine here in Lake Charles. Lots of wind, a little rain, flooding in town where it floods. Thankfully, my apartment is in a pretty high part of town, so I don't even have standing water in my yard. I lost electricity twice during the night, but never for an extended amount of time. Just waiting for the stores to re-open now. I ran out of beer. Does that count as damage?

Truckergut

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#148759 - 09/13/08 04:36 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: truckergut]
Kris Offline
Addict

Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 623
Loc: A Canadian in the UK
Call a buddy of my in DFW area about 11am this morning... Some wind but nothing major.
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#148768 - 09/13/08 07:11 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: Kris]
Todd W Offline
Product Tester
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
So it was supposed to be HUGE and was tiny?
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#148769 - 09/13/08 07:18 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: Todd W]
Russ Offline
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
Originally Posted By: ToddW
So it was supposed to be HUGE and was tiny?
More likely is that it was HUGE and he was lucky.

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#148770 - 09/13/08 08:06 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: Russ]
Todd W Offline
Product Tester
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Russ
Originally Posted By: ToddW
So it was supposed to be HUGE and was tiny?
More likely is that it was HUGE and he was lucky.


True.
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#148800 - 09/14/08 12:47 AM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: Todd W]
BlueSky Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 36
Loc: DFW TX
We got some mild but steady rain and some light wind today in DFW, but nothing major.

I spoke with some relatives in North Houston today. They have some roof leaks, but survived well. They have no power, and are supposed to boil their water. Of course, their house is all electric... I asked if they had plenty of water, and they said they were fine, with three gallons (for 5 people). Sigh...

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#148872 - 09/14/08 05:52 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: BlueSky]
clarktx Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
Things are improving here. The local corner with the ace hardware, mcdonalds, gas station, and grocery store has power, but thats really rare at the moment. So its packed with people.

There was a loud explosion around 12:30 this afternoon, I suspect that another transformer blew.

Not much structural damage here, mostly downed trees and fences.

Things are good, but of course, thats how it is for 48 hours. its not that hard to last 48 hours.

Fortunately, HEB has opened about 40 grocery stores on generators and so both perishables and non-perishables are available to anyone who can make it to the store. There is a line to get in the store of course.

Thanks to the fact that we have pressurized natural gas, and the water system is intact, we still have the built in grill and hot water, which is a huge help.

Of course, those who don't have a power inverter 12vdc to 110vac for the car and a large UPS (like I do), and a grill, are probably faring much worse. I'm nowhere near tapped out of resources, and it looks like I won't have to break into the emergency water, MREs, or canned goods.

I would say that if you don't want to get a generator, having a decent inverter and even a small store of gasoline is an inexpensive and prudent thing.

My sister who lives over on 1960 had knee deep water for 24 hours after the storm, but no water in the house. The water has since subsided.
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#148877 - 09/14/08 06:43 PM Re: Post IKE Reports [Re: clarktx]
clarktx Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
POWER RESTORED

we have power here in Cypress at 2:30 pm Sunday.

Woo hoo!
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