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Re: Ike??
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2008, 08:15:20 PM »
Been windy here, bees don't like it, one even stung me on my back.


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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2008, 09:45:35 PM »
was just thinking about JP and the folks in TX.  have felt so discounted!  glad to hear that folks are ok so far.  this looks like a monster.  looks like i'll be going on the 21st, but not sure where yet.

keep your heads down all!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Ike??
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2008, 11:22:46 PM »
was just thinking about JP and the folks in TX.  have felt so discounted!  glad to hear that folks are ok so far.  this looks like a monster.  looks like i'll be going on the 21st, but not sure where yet.

keep your heads down all!!!!!!!!!!!

It's big, but I think it's still only a category 2 or 3... nothing they haven't weathered before.  I wish they would restart the cloud seeding program to reduce hurricane wind speeds.  They were successful at reducing them by around 10% when we did that back in the 40's and 50's I think it was.  That's enough to knock 'em down a category.

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Re: Ike??
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2008, 11:41:35 PM »
was just thinking about JP and the folks in TX.  have felt so discounted!  glad to hear that folks are ok so far.  this looks like a monster.  looks like i'll be going on the 21st, but not sure where yet.

keep your heads down all!!!!!!!!!!!

It's big, but I think it's still only a category 2 or 3... nothing they haven't weathered before.  I wish they would restart the cloud seeding program to reduce hurricane wind speeds.  They were successful at reducing them by around 10% when we did that back in the 40's and 50's I think it was.  That's enough to knock 'em down a category.

It doesn't matter that this storm is a cat 2, almost a 3, it is 650 miles wide!!!

Thousands upon thousands of people who stayed in Galveston will die, 200,000 are without power now and there's a fire spreading from house to house on the west end of the island.

These people should have been under a mandatory evacuation, I blame the government of Texas for not getting them out.

This storm has been on target for the last 3 days so everyone in its path has had fair warning.

The storm surges will be catastrophic, this is a travesty and unfortunate history in the making.

God bless their souls.


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2008, 11:44:35 PM »
Here is a link to a live continuous news cast in Galveston that I am watching now: http://www.khou.com/video/?nvid=178826&live=yes&noad=yes


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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2008, 12:44:57 AM »
they were, but no one is going to go drag them off the island.  one would expect some personal responsibility, not getting blasted in a bar.  they put others at risk.  consider it another case of natural selection if they die.  the bad part is that they will force others to put their lives a risk to try and rescue them.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2008, 01:26:53 AM »
they were, but no one is going to go drag them off the island.  one would expect some personal responsibility, not getting blasted in a bar.  they put others at risk.  consider it another case of natural selection if they die.  the bad part is that they will force others to put their lives a risk to try and rescue them.

Point taken, its just that it seems the entire approach was just so nonchalant. I am consumed by this storm, I fear for these lives, wish there was more that could be done for them, but you are unfortunately right Kathy, if people want to be pigheaded and macho, or whatever you want to call it, c'est la vie.


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2008, 02:32:34 AM »
725,000 now without power!


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2008, 03:23:58 AM »
I don't think thousands will die, not even hundreds... a few will, of course... and that's to be expected, but I really don't think it'll be in the Katrina neighborhood with casualties.

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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2008, 11:08:48 AM »
I don't think thousands will die, not even hundreds... a few will, of course... and that's to be expected, but I really don't think it'll be in the Katrina neighborhood with casualties.

The eye passed right over Galveston sparing Galveston of the worst anticipated tidal surges, that's better news def for them, east of the storm is always worst hit.

I believe you're right Sarge, not as many casualties, not nearly, thank God.

Lots of damage, they anticipate in the 100 billion range!

I believe something like 5 million without power!


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2008, 11:25:10 PM »
JP did you get very much rain?
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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2008, 11:35:44 PM »
JP did you get very much rain?
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Not much at all Johnny.


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2008, 05:11:31 AM »
100 billion is pretty bad... but thankfully not nearly as bad as Katrina... that was in the trillion range wasn't it? 

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2008, 10:58:37 AM »
it may actually be worse than Katrina in damage and area damaged.  Katrina cost a lot of money for reasons beyond the hurricane and flooding. 
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Re: Ike??
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2008, 10:54:40 PM »
Anyone heard from Johnny Bigfish????? Isn't he in Texas?  I'm sure he's in Texas too and I can't see any posts from him......anyone hear from him?  My geography of Texas isn't good and I'd like to know how he and his family and his bees are doing! 

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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2008, 11:48:02 PM »
We sure have been getting some wind from Ike today... the rain has finally just now settled in.  Good thing, too... I had to transplant my onions today, except I couldn't put them back in the gound yet... so this'll keep the roots nice and moist 'til tomorrow when I pick up a load of compost for the new garden space.

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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2008, 12:21:44 AM »
Anyone heard from Johnny Bigfish????? Isn't he in Texas?  I'm sure he's in Texas too and I can't see any posts from him......anyone hear from him?  My geography of Texas isn't good and I'd like to know how he and his family and his bees are doing! 

Johnny is fine he's in Wichita Falls, I believe, way out of harm's way. He did get some rain, that's about it. He told me this in two different pms.


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2008, 12:58:47 AM »
Forgive me for going off subject but Gena, how did you fare with Ike???


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Re: Ike??
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2008, 09:24:57 AM »
I heard on the news that the insurance companies sustained a combined 16 billion in losses from this storm... figuring that's less than the total losses, I figure the total cost of it to be around a third of that 100 billion dollar mark.  Also, only 28 dead... which isn't too bad for a hurricane.  I'd say we got pretty lucky all in all.

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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2008, 04:42:39 PM »
Anyone heard from Johnny Bigfish????? Isn't he in Texas?  I'm sure he's in Texas too and I can't see any posts from him......anyone hear from him?  My geography of Texas isn't good and I'd like to know how he and his family and his bees are doing! 

Johnny is fine he's in Wichita Falls, I believe, way out of harm's way. He did get some rain, that's about it. He told me this in two different pms.


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Thats great to hear - thanks!!!