Friday, September 12, 2008

Take A Hike, Ike!

So far the beach is washing away and some beach houses are already filled with water and Ike is still several hours off shore.

Galveston is below sea level and it doesn't take much water to fill it up. With the rain they've been having they already have more water than they can bare.

I know there are a few ridiculous souls who simply refuse to evacuate, while others feel they have good reason to stay and hold down the fort. This is not the time to be a hero.

Get out. Be safe. Live. Evacuate.

Unless, of course, you are a storm chaser. Here's a little video of what was going on a little earlier this afternoon, before the storm hit. This guy is certifiable, but I LOVE his reports.

And for those of you who are like me and never waste a good teachable moment, or you just like to read about natural disasters like Baby Boy and me, look here for a little information on the big Galveston Hurricane on September 8, 1900.

To all my Gulf Coast cyber buddies . . . be safe.

Until next time . . .


Your Pal Pinki said...

Have you been playing with you blog page's appearance? Or have I just never noticed how cool it is? : )

Wendy Hawksley said...

Oh, the beauty and awesome force of hurricances. We enjoyed them in Massachusetts, but I haven't seen one since we moved to Delaware in '99. Only tropical storms, and weak ones at that.

Hopefully everyone on the Gulf Coast is safe and sound.

Maybe Ike will wash away the summertime.

kitten said...

Love what you did to your blog. with all the storms, faye got us the most so far. Don't look like Ike will do much to us either. With all these storms we are getting more rain than normal (it don''t rain July, Aug and sometimes Sept) so we are cooling off more than normal. It's a good change in some ways.

Freakmom said...

Glad you had an overall good time on vacation. Looks like you timed it right! Glad to hear you aren't that close to the coast, I wasn't sure how far inland you are.

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