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Friday, September 26, 2008

Ike Recap

Well, we were treated to a spectacularly beautiful sunset on Friday evening as we enjoyed the breeze & our last bits of electricity for a few days.

It's funny because there were so many people all around town that were just waiting, and they all enjoyed the sunset (I've seen lots of other bloggers pictures).

Most of the city was prepared for the storm- stocked up on supplies or headed for higher & dryer ground. It was eerily empty on the streets for Friday rush hour. We stayed home to cook steaks & eat some of the food in our freezer before it went bad.

We went to bed before 10, and it wasn't even very windy out. My mother-in-law called us about 3AM to say it was very bad at her house. We still had power, and I stood at the window mesmerized by the wind whipping all my bushes around the backyard. I woke up again around 7, as daylight was starting to break.

H woke up, but he and Zoe were not the least impressed by the storm. I watched for hours as the wind blew & blew, and the rain came down!

This was a radar capture of the rain and storm size when I woke up at 3AM. I'm thinking that the worst of the storm was probably in our area around 5AM.

Luckily for us, the storm eye moved North along Interstate-45, which is probably about 15 miles from us. People along I-45 definitely had more wind damage & it kept the wind blowing in generally the same direction most of the time at our house.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: H made it New York late last night & is going to a game at Shea Stadium tonight.

1 comment:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Man, I still can't get over the size of that storm ...