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Hurricane Ike is bearing down on the Texas coast--probably hit there by lunchtime....I used to live in Freeport back in the 70s....Surfside, Texas---where we all used to party-- might get totally wiped out... My cousin John is in Houston this morning hunkered down....
 
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Surfside, Texas  sunset
 
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Ed, do you know the current strength?
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I think Category 3 out over the water.....but because it is 70% larger than normal....it could be the worst storm in 50 years!!!  It is 530 miles wide!! 
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My brother is there.  He has a new faclity to help get up. 
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It looks like Galveston is going to be the bullseye..........
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Galveston, Texas  TODAY!
 
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Surfside, Texas  TODAY!
 
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Map of Galveston, Texas.  Another way to put it would be to use the word "sandbar".  There are tons of beautiful old buildings in this town.  Most of them were built since the great hurricane of 1900.....however, there are a few survivors from the nineteenth century.  
 
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The house on stilts look alot like the ones we rent on Folly Beach, South Carolina........... hope it makes it thru the storm!
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The Seawall today....or at present...
 
 
The Seawall in 1910.  The Building of the Seawall is fascinating.  They built it after the 1900 Hurricane.  You can read about it at www.therealgalveston.com.
 
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Better bunker down boys. It's gonna be a goodun.
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Yessiree, I hope all of the folks there get through this in good shape. Thunbs%20Up
Meanwhile I see that gas is going through the roof. Cencored
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Prayers out to all those in the storms path!!
 
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Your right about gas prices.  Gas in central Illinois has jumped to over $4.00 per gallon.  Was just $3.55 just 5 days ago when oil was higher per barrel.  Correction, just got phone call from friend in Belleville, IL where they (the robber gas barons) are posting $5.65 at all pumps.
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I went to work this morning at 6:30, when I got off at 4:30 gas had gone up .18 ! 
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I just realized that the satellite image on page one of this thread is "live" and is updating itself as far as the storm's progress.....
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Never seen anything like this. Started blowing around 9AM and went to 4PM with winds around 80 mph. 75% of Louisville was without power and it's bad all over the place. As bad as it was here I can't imagine how bad it was in Texas. I have a new respect for hurricanes!
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