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Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-12-2008, 3:49 PM Reply   
hope you guys stay safe down in south texas.

we are all praying for your safety along with your boat
Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-12-2008, 4:23 PM Reply   
Its definitely gonna get interesting around here for us.

I wish I had my camera at the time to snap some pictures, but a few miles from my house they have some gas tankers fully surrounded by US Military Humvees and what looked like Unimogs along with fully armed military guard. Its pretty weird to see the streets in Houston practically empty and the just military and local law enforcement driving around
Old     (fordmxracer)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-12-2008, 6:37 PM Reply   
im in my house riding it out in beaumont texas....boat is on the safe side of the house....if there really is a safe side lol
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-12-2008, 6:59 PM Reply   
Sugarland here. Riding it out too. Boat is in the garage. Good luck every one.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-12-2008, 7:28 PM Reply   
Here is a local Houston news channel for more info.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-12-2008, 7:30 PM Reply   
kemah ringing in
Old     (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-12-2008, 8:04 PM Reply   
Westheimer and beltway 8 here. I think its about to get crazy. Boat is in College Station safe for now. Stay safe everyone.
Old     (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-12-2008, 9:09 PM Reply   
Riding it out on the water at Lake Conroe, boat in storage down the road, Waverunner tied down on lift. Not much going on here as of yet.

Everyone be safe, and thank god for good insurance!
Old     (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-13-2008, 8:24 PM Reply   
boat rode on the lift on lake houston, with the eye passing right over it.

everything is intact from what i hear.
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-15-2008, 6:11 AM Reply   
Thats good to hear Andrew!
Old     (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-15-2008, 8:05 AM Reply   
House and boat made it! Major clean up and no power expected for at least 1 week or longer.

My waterfront community (Walden Lake Conroe) took it hard; 90mph winds in a old timber wooded area, trees down everywhere, through homes, on cars, etc...I count myself lucky.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-15-2008, 10:24 AM Reply   
i'm up in Tyler. lots of wind and rain, no power for 2 days but more areas are back on.

Best of luck to those with more damage.
Old     (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-15-2008, 10:43 AM Reply   
OMG! I can't believe how much damage all the way up at Conroe. I used to drive past the marina on HW 105 a couple times a week and it is just destroyed, wow, so sad (at the above link, look in the slideshow section, "Your pictures, Part 2: After Ike")

I hope you guys in Kemah and South Houston are alright.
Old     (hump44)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-15-2008, 2:15 PM Reply   
Any 1 needing parts or repairs to there boats, Nortex Water Sports Dallas, and Austin are here for all your needs! Godbless Hope you all made it!
Old     (hehateme)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-15-2008, 2:42 PM Reply   
What Marina got destroyed?????? Please tell me, I am in San Antonio and have a boat up there:-(
Old     (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-15-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   

It was April Plaza Marina, I will be going by your storage unit in a couple of hours but won't be able to get you information until tomorrow when I get back to an area with power and internet.
Old     (hehateme)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-15-2008, 3:47 PM Reply   
Thanks Wellman. If you can send me a text message. 2815097376 that would be great. Thanks again.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-15-2008, 3:59 PM Reply   
i held it down in kemah it was a bit intense
Old     (02wakesettervlx)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-15-2008, 4:19 PM Reply   
Sounds like I got out with my boys just in time. We flew out Thursday night. Airport was a mess.
Old     (ericlee)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-15-2008, 4:55 PM Reply   
We sent 20 trucks and more than fifty guys from my utility to Texas to help restore power. Some are in Houston others are in Beaumont. Any other pics anyone would care to share?
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-15-2008, 5:14 PM Reply   
i jumped in the truck before the storm was over and took a handful with my phoneUpload
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-15-2008, 5:16 PM Reply   
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-15-2008, 7:43 PM Reply   
We just got power back on. We lost a few cedar trees and power. The family,house,boat and cars are all ok.
Old     (scwellman)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-16-2008, 7:13 AM Reply   
Sent you text-storage unit looks okay.
Old     (hehateme)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-16-2008, 8:34 AM Reply   
Thank you!!!!!
Old     (rkg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-16-2008, 8:38 AM Reply   
Is that the Kemah Boardwalk under water in your pics? We visited there a year or so back on our way through. Looks like that area got pretty hammered as far as the surge goes. good luck on the clean up.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-16-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
Upload yeah thats the boardwalk taken from the bridge.
Old     (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-16-2008, 1:04 PM Reply   
well, lake houston was up over 3 feet sunday. it has come off a bit since. the upper san jac was up at least twice as much from what i hear.






i took the boat off the lift since it was about the float away
Old     (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-16-2008, 1:05 PM Reply   
i was able to raise the pontoon further up in the dock, but mastercraft wont go up much further due to tower and even if i fold it, hydraulic is fixed height. I guess thats a downside to it.
Old     (stroh)      Join Date: Apr 2008       09-18-2008, 9:11 AM Reply   
Hope everyone is ok. We felt Ike here in Indiana. Our agency has experienced nearly 125 claims. I never thought I'd host a hurricane party!
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       09-18-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
put my boat in a local parking garage the day before the didnt' even get wet. Our neighborhood will be w/o power for 3-4 weeks. We've been running off a generator since friday afternoon. The wave action damaged our bulkhead in a few spots, but nothin more than some missing shingles ( roof leaks a bit) and window screens on the house.
Old    pdxWAKE            09-18-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
Wow... hope it all works out for you guys!
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-18-2008, 4:53 PM Reply   
Man that would be tough I feel for you guys and hope everything comes out ok. Hopefully your insurance companys that always claim to be there for you actually will be.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       09-18-2008, 6:14 PM Reply   
We supposedly had 100 mph winds out on our lake, and like a dumbas* ...I had to. I stepped outside with life jacket, and a flashlight....pretty insane. I'm about 200-210 lbs, and I had a hard time standing in some of the gusts. The rain felt like neddles hitting your body. Our lake looked more like an ocean with huge swells in it.
Old     (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-19-2008, 10:59 AM Reply   
Here are some pretty cool links with some pictures.
Old     (roomservice)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-19-2008, 12:20 PM Reply   
Has anybody seen my garage door? It's white and was last seen traveling in a frisbee-like fashion towards the north / northwest at about 90 mph. I was thinking maybe it's in Chicago.
Old     (kneeboarder8806)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-21-2008, 10:11 PM Reply   
everything is good where i am at. house lost a few shigles and some tree damage. Boat shed is a whole different story though. It looks like it was a house of cards and someone took a leaf blower to it. the door of our stall fell and hit the boat and gouged out the gelcoat. the roof was gone too so the boat had about 25 gallons of water that pulled the cover to the floor. not bad at all considering the people in galveston
Old     (04gravitygames)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-22-2008, 4:28 AM Reply   
Pearland took a hit. Still with out power and it sucks. House is hamered and lots of damage.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-22-2008, 6:22 PM Reply   
some good pics
Old     (fordmxracer)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-30-2008, 5:19 PM Reply   
Finally got internet back today... a few pics of how we weathered.Upload
Old     (fordmxracer)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-30-2008, 5:20 PM Reply   
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-01-2008, 6:13 AM Reply   
We got power back yesterday finally. Still no cable or internet at the house.
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-01-2008, 12:25 PM Reply   
Man, I feel for you guys. We go through a lot of these hurricanes too. I know just how much that sucks.
Old     (ericlee)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-02-2008, 10:23 AM Reply   
I got a slide show of a bunch of pics that was sent to my utility from Ike if anyone wants it just send me an email to and I will send ya the file. Its got alot of really clear pics and is really interesting to look at the aftermath.


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