Hurricane Ike

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  1. Doug

    Doug Well-Known Member

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    Here we go again for the people who lives along the Gulf Coast. Last time I checked, The Weather Channel has the cone from the Alabama-Mississippi state line to Texas. Accuweather has the cone from the Mississippi-Louisiana
    to all the way down to the U.S.(Texas)-Mexico.
     
  2. TJOmega

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    This thing had me freaked out for a while... I started watching the stats from the National Hurricane Center, actually getting informed, when they had that cone aimed directly at this area I already knew it would miss and end up in the Gulf... Couldn't convince my always-paranoid mom, there's a $800 generator in the kitchen now and she nearly bought an air conditioner to avoid being hot if the power died. So I don't know which is better, the storm missing us or getting to say "I told you so".

    Seriously, this one's bad news, my thoughts and prayers to anyone caught in the path of this thing.
     
  3. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I know that we're seriously thinking about investing in a Generac system.
     
  4. Razerwire

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    I am so glad that this thing didn't turn up towards the eastern seaboard.

    My thoughts go out to those in the gulf and Caribbean though. Ike seems like it can/will do much damage.
     
  5. bulletthebluesky

    bulletthebluesky Mmmm... Beer

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    Man, am I sick of effin' hurricanes! They got the middle of the projected path comming right for us.... then again, they had the same thing for that Mofo Gustav. They don't know what the hell it's going to do.
     
  6. rattrap007

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    Love the Fark head line for it. Was something like "Hurricane Ike heads towards US. Florida, Tina, and Georgia put on notice..."
     
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    The worst part is after Ike blows through, he'll just come back asking for forgiveness.
     
  8. Doug

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    I was watching this guy on FOX who works for Accuweather and he said if Ike takes a turn up north and make a landfall anywhere between Louisiana and Florida panhandle, it will have a less impact than Gustav. The waters are cooler. But the waters along the Texas coast is still warm.

    I just checked the NWS and they have the track heading toward Corpus Christi, TX.
     
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    woooo another storm!
     
  10. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    No, not my former hometown! I have lots of friends there...
     
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    I just feel really bad for those who live along the Gulf Coast and in around the Caribbean. Last thing they need is to be pounded over and over again by tropical storms and hurricanes alike.

    Makes me wonder if I really want to move to Florida in the future...
     
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  13. Doug

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    I was in upper state New York last year and people told me they don't want to move down to Florida, because of the hurricanes. But 2,000 people move to Florida everyday and if they say that they never experience a hurricane before and get scared, I will tell them welcome to Florida.
     
  14. vf-xx

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    Well reporting in. Didn't have a mandatory evac after all (there was some confusion on that). Planning on riding it out.

    Anybody else here riding through it?

    When will it make up it's mind, for where it's going?
     
  15. Cascadia

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    My entire family lives in Houston, Texas, which is predicted to be the dirty side, so I am worried about them. However, my family has gone through 4-5 hurricanes. It is predicted to make landfall in 24 hours.
     
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    my family and i are going to ride it out i live i Pasadena pretty close to la porte where they had mandatory evacuation. i am kinda worried but is only a big storm not a strong storm.
     
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    ^^ I too live in Pasadena. We live closer to 225 and 610. My apartments are really low and always flood so my family and I are going to the In-Law's seeking higher ground. She has lived there for years and never flooded *fingers crossed*
    My thought's and prayers go out to all that will be effected by Ike. Stay safe and becareful! I am fixing to take down my computer so you all won't hear from me until probably Sunday (possibly Saturday)
    Take care,
    -mike-
     
  18. vf-xx

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    I live @ 288 & 6. If it follows the centerline of the projection it should land east of us. This, from what I understand, is a good thing. Tho given how large this storm seems, I wonder how much difference it makes.

    Well we should start seeing the first bits of wind/rain here in the next 3-5 hours. I should be online as long as I have cell service.
     
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    Here in San Antonio, weve received some evacuees, but according to the radio, we might not even get anything. The rep for the shelter that was on the radio was pissed that they had to move inmates from prisons on the coast for nothing!!! Hopefully our foster families on the coast will be ok.
     
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    Be safe guys, please.
     

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