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Post-Rita Report

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-09-24 00:00:00
Well, I didn't stick it out in my apartment as planned. I made a strategic withdrawal to higher ground to avoid any flooding in Huntsville. I stayed at a friend's house that is about ten miles east of Huntsville. Several other friends also bunkered down there, too.

I left my apartment at 8:30pm and my lights were out. We had power at my friend's place till at least after 2:30am (we know this because that's when we all went to sleep). The rain and wind really kicked in around midnight, and lasted till about midday today. The worst was in the early morning, and around 7:45am we actually lost a tree. A wind gust uprooted it and it fell over, away from the house.

There's not much physical damage to Huntsville area, at least not to buildings. There's a lot of tree debris and such, of course. My apartment is secure, no damage, no flooding.

Comments

el Seco 2005-09-24 00:00:00

Thank God you're safe. And your family? People won't be allowed back into Baytown until Tuesday.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050924/D8CQRS280.html

Dubya 2005-09-25 00:00:00

My family is safe. Many of them rode out the storm in The Woodlands with my parents.


One thing I forgot to mention is that once the evacuees got to Huntsville, things got weird. I have confirmed reports of a minor riot/confrontation at Wal-Mart on Thursday in which someone was stabbed. That's all I know. I also heard from several reliable sources that there were some instances of break-ins and robberies in connection with the evacuee situation.


At least it won't be anything on the scale of New Orleans.

Hoodwink 2005-09-27 00:00:00

I left for Austin on Wed about 6pm. Made it to Austin in 5hrs. I was lucky because we used the HOV lane that few took advantage of. That saved us hours!(Us as in Me, Angie and Gwen's caravan)

I spent the next 4 days with 12 adults, 2 babies, 3 dogs and Anderson Cooper coming at me live 24/7.

Austin was out of bottled water even! We got zero drops of rain all week.

I headed home Monday about 6:15am and made it in normal time, no traffic. I was blessed despite what others had to face. My parents spent a good 20hrs in the car in the blazing sun, only to make it as far as Lufkin(They were Dallas bound).

Our house is intact with power and water. Only a few tree limbs here and there.

I'm quittin' Texas, I think.

el Seco 2005-09-27 00:00:00

I spent the weekend with three other families. It was great fun. They drove for hours and hours to get here.

Don't quit Texas. There is no better place in the whole world. I know, I've looked.

30dozen 2005-09-27 00:00:00

God Bless Texas!

Dubya, you don't really want quit TX.

Dubya 2005-09-27 00:00:00

What?! I'm not the one quittin Texas, that's Hoodwink. If you ever hear me say I'm quitting Texas, you'd better shoot me because I'm either a) completely and dangerously out of my mind, or b) demon-possessed.

Quit Texas. Ha. Like I would ever even consider the notion.

30dozen 2005-09-27 00:00:00

Sorry Dubya. I was in rush, put your name in on accident, but you did bring up some way valid points.

If anyone would want to leave TX then they are either dangerous and out of thier mind, or possessed by demons.

I'd think twice before saying your ready to quit TX, Hoodwink. People might get the wrong impression from you.

el Seco 2005-09-27 00:00:00

Wow, Hoodwink. I've known you for a long time now. I think you'd be the last person that's demon-possessed, and I seriously doubt that you're out of your mind. So, what gives? Leave Texas?

Hoodwink 2005-09-27 00:00:00

It's too hot here.

Plus there were waaay too many "good ol' boys" at the Whataburger in Giddings. ;o)