Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hurricane Ike Sept. 2008 Photos

Pictures on the TV of the Galveston sea-wall Friday morning. If you have never been to Galveston, there is normally a good size beach between the sea-wall and the water. Also, the sea-wall itself is 17 ft tall and the water was all the way up to the sea-wall and the waves were spraying up very high... as you can tell. This was about 12 hours before it even made landfall.

The sky Friday evening as the storm started rolling in... you can see the trees starting to blow.


The girls in the closet for the night, they loved it since it was like a camp-out. It is funny to see the smallest things seem like so much fun for children.


Picture of the TV as Ike was coming in and before we lost power.


My hubby trying to save our baby tree in the front yard Sat. morning. You can see a tree down across the street on the neighborhood's building contractors office. It was actually two trees and one tree broke in half and went straight down into it impaling the roof all the way to the floor inside. It looks crazy. So glad that didn't happen to my house.
Down our street. Our poor neighbor's truck got pretty beat up.


One of the many trees down at my parents house


Just a random house with a tree in it...so sad. I stopped and talked to the lady who owned it and she said they were all downstairs when it happen and are ok but it was scary. Then after the tree fell TONS of water just kept coming in from the rain and when the downstairs ceiling started leaking they went to a neighbors. All I could say was that I am sorry.


Us camping out in the drive way....so redneck of us but hey we had AC, TV and the works in the camper thanks to the generator. :o)


This is what the girls did the entire time we were out of power since being inside was a hot, sticky, muggy mess.

The below are other photos from the media and such mainly from Galveston.

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This a statue/monument in Galveston that is on the sea wall and normally very far from any water.

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This shows the water going over the sea wall....very amazin to all of us who know how Galveston normally looks.

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Boats, cars, and debris on I45.

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Before and After Photos...very sad.

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Bush flying over Galveston

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The long lines at all gas stations....open gas stations. Not many were open since there was very little power.

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All of the electrical workers who came into Houston and Galveston area to restore our power. We were all so greatful for all that they did. It was a long time without power but there were millions without it. Thanks to all those men and woman who whorked so hard to get us back up and running.

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3 comments:

The Rodee Family said...

Wow, glad that house with the tree in it is not mine! Glad you all are ok and didn't have much damage. The girls look like they had fun.. no school. woohoo!

Courtney said...

Those are really good photos that just make you stop and realize how serious everything was. It's totally NOT redneck of you guys to use your camper--it's genius! And I'm sure many other neighbors were jealous!! :)

jeanna said...

Sometimes the worst of times, that we think are bad, are so good for our children. They always seem to have fun no matter what is going on. I am glad you guys are doing good.