Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike: The Aftermath

Well, I lost power at 3:32a with a bang!  So I just went to bed as there was nothing more to see.  I did look outside and I think my neighbor across the way had power so I could see the rain coming across the way; incredible!

I had never seen wind and water move so fast!

I awoke this morning after the storm had passed and it was jsut raining pretty badly.  I later went out to take a look like everyone else.  WOW!  Trees and leaves everywhere; massive trees are laying on their sides on houses and/or power anc telephone lines.  People are really cool.  Houstonians don't walk anywhere so it was odd to see so many people on the street.  Helping each other to clear the trees from the blocked streets as well as the leaves from the drainages.

I have a ton of pictures of course and will load them as time allows.  I do have water, but with low pressure and it may take a while for us to get power back as there are two downed trees on my street that have busted the major power lines.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are ok.

Cruisinaltitude said...

Thank you!