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  1. #31

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    I rode the storm out in Nacogdoches. We lost power there around 8AM Saturday morning, and had some steadily strong winds with some stronger gusts. The aftermath there wasn't too horrible. Lots of downed power lines and knocked over trees. Saw some trees on houses with some considerable damage, but overall, I think people got very lucky. When I got back to Jasper today, I found that I never lost power!! What a shocker! From what I can tell so far, the damage around here isn't too severe.

    My grandparents live on the west side of houston, and my brother and his wife live a little west of there in Katy. They rode the storm out there. My brother already has power, but not my grandparents. They both got lucky and did sustain any damage to their homes. From reports I have heard, Houston had lots of damage, and Galveston had even more.

    I hope everyone who encountered Ike made it out safely. Now, let's all pray that there's not another one of these for a long time!!
    Matt
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    K&N FIPK II
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover


  2. #32

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    Looks like the cleanup will take WEEKS to get everything back to normal. This was one massive storm! I think that I'll be surprised if the death toll doesn't rise when all the houses are checked and family members can get electricity and better phone service so they can go check on their loved ones who didn't get out before the storm hit.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
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  3. #33

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    We're nearing 1 week after the storm hit. It looks very bad.

    I saw this before and after slideshow. How could people have survived if they tried to ride out the storm so close to the ocean?

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=58...=5&start=false

    Not only that, but 90,000 people (they think) tried to ride it out in Galveston or in the total evacuation area (three counties on the coast), but they can only account for about 10,000 either that left afterward with assistance or refuse to leave. Where did the other 80,000 people go? Did that many people leave on their own at the last minute or leave right after the storm hit w/o assistance? I guess it's only hard to track people on the islands, but there are several of them down there that much be isolated. Just a bad deal.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
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    I thought some people might find this information interesting: http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main...e.aspx?id=5584

    Click on "More Info..." to either read about the actions the Texas Forest Service has taken in response to Ike, or the severity of timber damage created by the storm. I was on one of the ground crews that collected data for the timber damage assessment this week. We didn't go as far south as Galveston, but my crew went all the way to the Crosby area (NE Houston). We have seen lots of damage in our journey. God bless all of those affected by the storm!
    Matt
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    K&N FIPK II
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover


  5. #35

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    FINALLLYY have power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    after 13 days with generatd power i got it back this after noon!!

    i have only minor damage a few trees down and a fense ...(as do most people in my area)

    a tree branch landed on my truck on the bed on the pasanger side only leaving a few minor scraches
    how ever it left signifiant scraches on my bed cover ...i only have liabilty on the truck so i am not sure what to do w the cover.. i may take it off but i am not sure where or what i would do w it ..


    anyhow im ok but there sure is alot of damage down here trees down everywhere (alot of good firewood )
    thanks for all the concern for all the folks down here
    Ryan

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
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    :glasses:




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