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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ike at Work

Considering we have floor to ceiling glass windows around the entire downstairs & giant glass bay-windows upstairs, I think my office got fairly lucky by only losing 2 windows. They were both upstairs in the corner, and rain poured into our atrium down below.

The first broken window was blown in, leaving glass and huge piles of debris strewn all around the office. I can't imagine what it looked like in there with 80+ mph winds swirling around the inside.

The window adjacent to the first one in the corner was blown out of the building, so we lost quite a lot of paper and other office materials to Hurricane Ike.

This corner was our video library, where we housed all of our reference videos and crash tests. I was actually surprised they weren't totally ruined and the damage was as minimal as it was.

Now, the clean-up was another story! It was a giant mess, but we had some of our technicians in the back take care of most of the mess & put up plywood to protect the windows while we wait on the glass repairmen.

Luckily, our power came back on at the office the day after the storm. H & I would go up there to borrow the electricity, A/C and Internet. I was at work, mainly cleaning & answering phones, on Monday & back to real work on Tuesday. I'd still say that about 1/4 of our employees are without power at their house.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: The Presidential Debate is still on for Friday!

1 comment:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Yeek, what a mess! Glad it wasn't worse!