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Riding the storm out in Houston

jwr
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Riding the storm out in Houston

Hello everyone. Just wanted to provide a live report from Houston. We may have escaped a direct hit, but nothing is certain. Eye landfall expected 16-18 hours from now. Worst case would be a direct hit on Galveston, which would cause massive calamity for the 5 million people in the metro area. All in all, I would much rather be chasing bears along Maligne Road in Jasper!

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1. Re: Riding the storm out in Houston

Where are you now, jwr?!?!?!?

I'm guessing you are one of those who has stayed home and battoned down the hatches, otherwise you wouldn't be posting.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone in the affected area.

God speed.

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Stay safe.

We're watching the latest news and hoping you'll all be spared the devastation of New Orleans. Tobie

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3. Re: Riding the storm out in Houston

Hi, jwr

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

I am feeling so bad for all the people from Texes. I hope you all stay safe!!

God Bless!!

Sincerly, Barkleythedog

jwr
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4. Re: Riding the storm out in Houston

I'm here in Houston, 60 miles inland, in the Southwest part of town. The hatches have been battened down; 1st wind gusts appeared 2 1/2 hrs ago, maybe 20mph, but they are not constant. Heavy cloud cover has also settled in. Eye landfall expected 13-15 hours from now.

jwr
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5. Re: Riding the storm out in Houston

All is well down in Houston area. By the grace of God, we have been spared a major disaster. There are a few minor inconveniences, but nothing compared to what we were fearing 2 days ago. It has been an amazing past few days, with an estimated evacuation of 2.7 million people in the metro area. Many lessons here, primarily...Are you and your city prepared for such an evacuation? Thanks to all for your prayers.

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>>>By the grace of God, we have been spared a major disaster.<<<

That is fantastic news, jwr. I am so happy for you.

Yes, you are right. There are lessons in it for all of us.

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7. Re: Riding the storm out in Houston

Thats Awesome jwr!!

I wish you & your city the best of luck on getting things back to normal!!

Sincerly, Barkleythedog