In Ike’s Wake

Just thinking about our Austin bloggers, in particular, and all others that were in or near Ike’s path — I know there are a lot of wide-reaching power outages and some may be without internet access for some time.  Has anyone heard any news?

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

8 thoughts on “In Ike’s Wake”

  1. Hi, Soliloquy. I’m happy to report that there was no wind to speak of here in Austin, although I’m disappointed to report that we got not a drop of rain either.

    Our city is sheltering thousands of evacuees right now, and I hope that everyone in the storm’s path got out of harm’s way.

    Hi Pam! I’m so glad you checked in, and happy to learn that Austin, at least, was spared the worst of Ike’s wrath.

  2. I checked up on every garden blogger I know in north and east texas and everyone is intact just wet.

    As nasty as that is, it could be so much worse! Thanks for passing this along.

  3. I’ve only heard from people further north such as Dallas. I hope everyone in Austin is okay. I’ll keep them in my thoughts & prayers. I know what it is like to deal with something like that, the damage & the lost of power can wreak havoc on your life.

    I can’t even imagine some of the destruction and damage we’re seeing on the news, but thank goodness, fatalities are low. I would think a lot of people are facing a very unpleasant couple of weeks ahead.

  4. I have a good friend in Houston who I’ve not yet heard from. She promised to e-mail when they received power, if she could. They also have, or perhaps had, a beach house in Galveston. I’m worried about them but feel like they’re safe. Their house is in the southwest Houston area and they were very prepared.

    Houston really got slammed hard, but it appears everyone came through it pretty much unscathed as far as personal injury goes, thank goodness. I understand from news reports that they could be without power for a couple of weeks, so I hope your friend is able to connect somehow. All Texans are in my thoughts…

  5. We got high winds and LOTS of rain. Debris scattered across the yards in our neighborhood. Haven’t been out and about to check out the rest of the city. We do thank you, Nancy, for thinking of us! And once again, I thank you for switching to a blog format for which I can comment so effortlessly! (I know I keep saying that. But the writing comes out so clear and crisp as I type a comment. And the ease of posting makes it so enjoyable to visit you when I see you come up on Google Reader!)
    Brenda

    Anything that makes it easier to visit is a good thing in my books! I hope you didn’t sustain too much damage from Ike.

  6. I’ve been checking too and was relieved to hear that Austin escaped – it seemed right in the path of the storm from the maps I’d seen.

    Indeed, the system was so large, I figured the entire state would be affected!

  7. I have a brother who lives in San Antonio and he told my Mom last night that they hadn’t gotten one drop of rain either (much like Pam/Digging said)! I was shocked. From watching the weather channel I figured the whole state would get drenched at the very least. I’m sure we’ll hear more and more news in the hours and days to come.

    Yes, Kathleen, Ike was so large, I thought the entire state would at least get the rain and some wind. I do hope the stories we continue to hear are happy ones.

  8. Such a frightening storm. Thankfully it wasn’t as bad as was initially feared, though it certainly was bad enough.

    We got about 7 inches of rain in the Chicago area thanks to Ike. There’s been lots of flooding, and lots of closed roads in our area – even our own street is closed down at one end due to flooding, but thankfully we have no damage.

    Thankfully, indeed! Things could always be so much worse. Thanks for checking in.

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