Friday, September 12, 2008
Who comes UP with these names??
Ike may have kicked Tina around alot but he sure is kicking Texas's ass now. Again I wait. This time, it's certain my hometown is getting hit once again. This time...my parents are leaving and heading to Mississippi to my cousins. However, my sisters families are sticking it out. And last but definitely NOT Least...My son is staying behind. I'm a mom and he's a 30 yr old man...but he's still my baby. I don't foresee sleep in the nearby future much till tomorrow. He's a stubborn boy and I know where he gets it from. But I wish this time he would listen to me. PVs to Orange County and those who remain behind. The waiting is not fun. My son is staying with friends who have no place to go and are not sure how to weather the storm (pun intended). I guess he's beating his chest about now yelling "ME MAN...You Woman!" I just pray to God he stays safe.
**Edit 9:50am - I've been talking to my son all through the night and early morning ON his Cell Phone and the land line at the home he's staying at. I find out late last night that he's staying in a mobile home (to which I totally freaked out). Anyway...it's all good so far but Ike aint done. The winds and rain continue but the storm surge is what we are worried about right now. It looks like south of I-10 is what is more likely to get hit by the surge...which means that where my sister and parents homes are may be affected. I spoke with my little sis this morning and they all are ok, although a house down the street lost their roof. They also have a generator so they have electricity and she was shocked to find that the DirecTV works still this morning! Go Figure...cos her land phone line is out but her cell works.
Her husband and husband's brother went to check out my parents neighborhood in West Orange and it looks like they couldn't get down there cos of flooding....so it is very possible my parents home is partially flooded. My parents are good as they are in Mississippi at my cousins' home.
Anyone wanting to keep up with the Orange area can log onto www.kogt.com as Gary Stelly has been blogging all night long. He'll be getting out to take photos so those who evacuated can at least view their home town.
PVs still needed.
***Edit 5:52pm Sept 13th - Apparently, according to the Governor's Office here in Texas, Orange County is the 2nd worse hit area for Ike...only behind Galveston....so all that media you've been seeing in Houston....they are in the WRONG place. Yes, Houston had a lot of damage too...but the flooding that is in my home county is extensive but isolated to specific areas: Bridge City, West Orange, and downtown Orange area. I am still waiting on Gary Stelly to return with pics on KOGT. He got tied up with my brother in law whose a Captain in the S.O. as they were helping rescue those stranded in Bridge City and all. Hopefuly tomorrow morning I'll be able to link to pics. My son is fine....with the exception of no money to buy cigarettes. I think he'll live....until i get ahold of him :)
Posted by Tex at 12:38 PM