Saturday, September 13, 2008
Take a Hike Ike!
Well, I had the worst time sleeping last night, worried about friends and family out in Houston. My parents were on a trip to Canada, and decided to extend their stay until things blow over. My sister Linsey lives with my parents, and she went to stay with my brother and sister-in-law Adrian and Julianna who live at the front of Kingwood. They are in a newer area with fewer large trees and they thought it would be safer to stay there. They brought everything from my parents backyard into the house for my parents. They have about a weeks worth of food and water stocked up and spent the night in Adrian and Julianna's walk in closet that is connected to bathroom. They texted me last night at about 3:30 am and they were fine, but the winds were pretty strong (Ike hit land around 3am and Kingwood is about an hour and half drive inland). I tried texting them this morning but haven't heard back from them.
The news reports were so terrifying, last I heard was if you didn't evacuate Galveston, it was certain death. Then I heard they were telling anyone that stayed in Galveston to write their social security numbers on their arms for easy death identification. I tossed and turned last night dreaming of tornadoes. I couldn't get my kids in the house and a huge tornado was coming. Kingwood is supposed to be on the dirty side of the storm so they might end up with some tornadoes. According to the news, 3 million are out of power right now. If anyone can get ahold of their family out there in Kingwood, let me know!