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Around 40% are staying put on Galveston Island!!

 

They may plan on staying put but a goodly number of them will be floating.

" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

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To give you an idea of the size of this storm, the first photo is one of Ike as it comes onshore in Texas. The second is that same area with a line showing the distance from one side to the other.

 

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" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

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Not nearly as dumb as the repeated comments underneath the main story!

 

Hang onto your hats Newt and Jan.

 

My daughter was due to fly from West Texas to Kentucky to attend a friend's wedding today, changing planes at Houston mid-morning! I was relieved to hear that all airports in the area have been closed. Their websites are still taking bookings though.........

 

 

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...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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Calls coming in to 911 from family whose house was collapsing about them, from others waist deep in water, but operator just feeling absolutely helpless with only words of comfort to offer.

 

I can't imagine what it is like to be taking those kind of desperate calls, with nothing to offer in the way of practical help.

 

Reporter in 15th Story of Galveston hotel reporting water saved in the bath sploshing around as the entire building shaking and swaying.

 

Seems that the winds are worst at the back of Ike.

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