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post #41 of 421
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Originally Posted by Sk8ermaiden View Post
I always assumed a meterologist would know these things when making a projected path.

Then again, maybe I'm giving them too much credit. After all, they can't even tell me when it's going to rain. :


oh wait.. you were serious?
post #42 of 421
We are in Corpus Christi and watching closely. I hate to leave, but I am not going to stick around with the kids. If it was just dh and I, I would consider staying. We are going to wait and see where he is going for now, but I don't want to wait too long and get stuck in horrible traffic. I expected more movement from last night until this morning, but he doesn't look like he moved much at all. The meteorologist and government down here haven't even issued voluntary evacuations yet, well at least not for my county.

Right now we are getting things secure around the house, packing some clothes and gathering all the important papers. We live in an apartment community and are suppose to tape the windows, but honestly what good is TAPE going to do?!?! They will also shut off the water here if there are mandatory evacuations so even if we decide to stay we won't have water. ugh!

I HATE this!
post #43 of 421
Tape keeps the windows from becoming as big of a mess if they break.
post #44 of 421
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Originally Posted by mamaverdi View Post
Tape keeps the windows from becoming as big of a mess if they break.
Really that's an old wive's tale. You'd have to cover the whole window with tape (not just the silly Xs) to do any good.

-Angela
post #45 of 421
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Hey 7, I hate this too. Right now they are saying both Corpus and Houston are at risk---almost equal risk at that.

I wish we had plywood ready to go for the windows, but we don't and it's EXPENSIVE. Plus we literally have no place to store it right now; we just moved back here from W. Texas and everything is still in boxes.
post #46 of 421
I am hearing that current projected landfall is the Rockport/Aransas Pass area which is 20-25 miles from me. I am on Padre Island in Corpus and will most likley fall under a mandatory evacuation. We will know by 2:30 pm tomorrow afternoon.

I'm just hoping that Ike takes a sharp northerly turn last minute like Rita did.
post #47 of 421
I am really hoping we don't have to evacuate, I really don't want to spend any quality time with my MIL.
post #48 of 421
7kiddosmom.

Angela, I actually assumed one would tape up the whole window.

There is this plastic covering that keeps windows from breaking. It's pretty expensive, but looks cool. (Or did we talk about this on here? )
post #49 of 421
mamaverdi: I have looked into that and we almost got it for some of our windows (we have huge windows that go up to our ceiling and we have cathedral ceilings) but its NOT CHEAP.

7kiddosmom: bwahahha i love mine and I wish they would come down here.
post #50 of 421
Please please please go away - I'm set to deliver this weekend and the hurricane stress is not making me any happier
post #51 of 421
Kati
post #52 of 421
MV - Thank you - and by chance were you at this morning's LLL meeting?
post #53 of 421
you can also use plasticore to put over the windows. it's strong and cheaper than ply wood.

I'm wondering if my landlords are going to board up windows if need be.. hmm. probably not.
post #54 of 421
Just watching and waiting. We didn't leave here then, but b/c of Rita our house and general area (very rural) that was out of power for 13 days.

Apparently, this area is without power frequently, and often for stretches, though not normally quite that long. We've been here since Nov and have only seen it go out for a few hours at a stretch.

We're fairly well supplied and expect to need to use it if it hits the area. We are not close enough to worry about direct damage, but are under a LOAD of pine trees, so we have a lot of potential for damage.
post #55 of 421
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MV - Thank you - and by chance were you at this morning's LLL meeting?
I wasn't. We had an attic fire. I might be there tonight. Fingers crossed.
post #56 of 421
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I wasn't. We had an attic fire. I might be there tonight. Fingers crossed.
Oh no! I hope all is alright! Well I missed you then as I went this morning and had a blast - I just wish they were more than once a month now!

texaspeach - we rent too. If your landlords don't board up - will you do it on your own?
post #57 of 421
Ugh it looks like it's turned even more NE. I'm thinking we'll probably be heading out. DH is in meetings with work right now.
post #58 of 421
I'd invite y'all to San Antonio except that we're expecting it up our way, too! (That and we don't have ANY room. )
post #59 of 421
Not panicking but definitely getting a little nervous. DH is out of town with my dad right now. I will be sooooo glad when they get home.
post #60 of 421
Kati: I'm a week behind you in terms of due date...fortunately, no problems/pending signs of an early delivery. I'm still a little anxious about it though, so can only imagine your anxiety.

Our meteorologists (work in energy) are still thinking matagorda bay...but we'll see what everyone has to say tomorrow. With voluntary evacuations of Galveston, I hate to be driving into Houston (from the northern burbs) and have trouble getting home...but unfortunately for me...I left my laptop there today and will need to work remotely from home in case of office closures. So have to decided whether to go in tonight and grab it, or wait and see what tomorrow brings.
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