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Old 09-14-2008, 06:31 PM
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I heard from one friend and she says the power is out and will be out for awhile in the whole city of Houston. She is staying at the Hyatt and not at her house. She has a good job that is close to the Hyatt."its a mess" Downed trees pulled down all the power lines in her neighborhood. None on her house thank god. She has Big trees over her house. Very shady old neighborhood with Big trees..
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:33 PM
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Bless her. What's frightening is there are still people unaccounted for. Hopefully Plantswap weathered the storm ok.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:00 PM
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Woohoo! We got power back!

We made it through in great shape - only a section of fence knocked down and several plants we had just planted in the last few weeks knocked over (easily fixed). A few of our more established trees lost a couple branches, but no major damage at all.

We had all water and sewage service working fine throughout. We lost power about 11:20PM as the hurricane was rolling through. There really wasn't that much rain, just a *lot* of gusty winds. I heard reports that my area had sustained winds of 110mph with gusts to 120mph, but I am skeptical of this (I would expect more damage in the area if that were true).

The eye arrived about 3am and I dozed off to sleep for a while. Around 4am, the back side of the eye arrived and the winds were *much* stronger than the front side of the storm. About 4:30am, I was concerned about whether we had made the right decision on staying. The north wall of our house was being pelted by shingles off of a neighbor's house (I didn't know what the debris was at the time - it just sounded really bad).

Surveying the damage in the neighborhood and most houses in our area lost shingles, sections of fence and trees. We made out like bandits with very little damage at all.

There are still a lot of folks around us without power, and debris is everywhere, but I'm on cloud nine about the power being restored. I was expecting it to be out for another 3 days to a week.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:10 PM
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Sure glad to know you and your family are alright. And the damage being minimal is great news!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:15 PM
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So good to hear from you!
It's WONDERFUL news that you're all okay, and your damage minimal.
Oh yeah, love that moment when the power comes back on,
that's always time for celebration!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:18 PM
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Welcome back!!!!


There you are!!! Thank god !!
Glad to hear all is well !!! We were all going crazy waiting to hear news..lol
Thanks for popping in and letting us know the news!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:20 AM
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Wow that is a relief hearing from you. Watching the coverage on the links you provided was fascinating. Thank God there was no major damage and getting the power back rt. away, you guys are lucky compared to some of the other sections. Thank goodness!
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:54 AM
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Praying and very glad all is well


I dont think I could have stayed ,, im first to go when told to do so,, glad power is on , and that you sustained little bit of damage, and that all is well with you and yours,, its good to hear from you, and hope clean ups a breeze, you certainly are still up in prayers,, stay smart and stay safe,, Blessings, Beth
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:55 AM
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Ditto from me
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:33 AM
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Great to see you online PlantSwap,
We are praying that the rest of the members involved in Ike's path are well and also sustained little or no damage.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:34 AM
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Glad to see you back up and running and to hear the damage wasn't too too bad!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:15 AM
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Thank goodness it was just shingles pelting your house, PlantSwap! Glad everyone around here is safe. Been listening to the radio and hearing interviews with people who don't even know if their home is still there! Scary. So thankful so many others escaped.

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:22 AM
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Glad to hear from you and you are safe and sound...You know we all take things for granted don't we...Like power.We don't really stop to think about how blessed we are until it's gone (or out) But, we are so thankful you are ok......and still praying for others... Blessings
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