Friday, September 23, 2005

I guess the worst hasn't passed. Just sitting on my porch watching the parking lot when a squall came through. Heavy, almost horizontal blast of rain with wind. Somebody's blue roof peeled up. there are a bunch of unhappy people trying to keep their broken houses dry right now and not doing a very good job of it.
To homeowners- this is wind damage. If you're insurance companies are trying to get out of paying you by classifying the damage as flood-related, I would like to state that the wind and rain are very heavy right now. Localized wind gusts are nearing 35-40 mph and several inches have come down. Homeowners, throw some tarps over your valuables and go have a pina colada. Pray that the wind finishes the job.


Blogger doug schultz said...

Be safe guys. You made it through Katrina, but I'm thinking Rita is a bigger bitch.


1:32 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

I have been reading your blog for the last few days. I really like it. I am sorry that you all are going through such a scary thing. Be safe!

1:50 PM  
Anonymous NuMaL said...

Be safe !
regards from germany

1:55 PM  
Anonymous click here to see hurricane pics said...

We are praying for you.

2:41 PM  
Blogger nina_bella said...

stay safe guys...hopefully she'll weaken more in the next 12 hours! Take care & cheers!

4:43 PM  
Blogger zkak said...

Mike, love the beard and the shirt you are wearing in the pic with Josh in the bar. Looks familiar.
Take care

5:07 PM  
Blogger zkak said...

By the way, please keep the shirt clean.

5:18 PM  
Blogger MKeller said...

It's my shirt. I wasn't wearing the linen one.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Rick Lipscomb said...

Wish i was there. (Of course that would be the photographer side of me talking.) Stay safe and dry. This too shall pass...

7:15 PM  
Blogger paza said...

Hi,I am fronm Chile,in South America.
Here,in my country it's impossible to live an expierence like you're living now.
Believe me,I think it's too much strong for any human body to leave the stronger of the nature.Sorry by my english,but it past long time that I didn't practice.
So,receive from here the most swett and warm kiss in order to help you soul.

7:51 PM  
Blogger ActionAmerica said...

I feel sorry for the people in the Triangle (Beaumont, Port Arthur & Orange). It sounds like they are getting the brunt of the storm.

OTOH, I'm setting over here in Houston, just waiting for my power to go off and my Internet to die, while watching very limited wind. As the night wears on, I'm sure that it will pick up.

I'm boarded up, have water in all the bathtubs, have a full tank of gas in the generator, with plenty of extra gas and we are having Margaritas (in honor of Rita) and baked brie. We'll see what the mornin' brings.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Michael J Hoffman said...

You guys are doing a great job! Thanks, on behalf of your neighbors, for describing the wind damage to the structures around you. You truly are "good neighbors", unlike those goons at State Farm and the other insurance companies who make every attempt to avoid paying out legitimate claims. Be safe!


2:18 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Reading your blog in England (watching sky news as well) praying for you all. Take Care

5:37 AM  
Blogger zkak said...

Ok, Ok. Are you sure?.
What a tremendous audience you and Josh have captured and kept informed. Keep going !!!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Jeniffer Moore said...

Take care!
Regards from Miami


8:16 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Good luck people, play it safe, and best wishes from all of us at Ottawa, Canada.

8:28 AM  
Blogger jaymichaelrivera said...

My wife and I have been reading your blog for weeks now and truly appreciate all of your work. Thanks for keeping us informed. Please be safe and consider keeping the beard. It's cool! Like one of those G.I. Joe action figures from the 60s.

9:18 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

So im glad new orleans is up and running again, back to normal basically....


9:50 AM  
Blogger Shekhar Shenoy said...

Hi, I'm from Mumbai, India.

I liked your blog and the pictures.

We've been following Rita closely from here on CNN.

I believe she's now waned some and hasn't caused as much damage as was anticipated.

Thank God for that.

Hope you get through the subsequent storm surge and possible flooding safely.

My prayers are with you.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Lils said...

thank you for this blog. its really amazing how a blod like this will be an important part of history.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Hey there,
Be safe. I really like your blog. Have you put Adsense on there yet? You must if you haven't! It's too cool. We live here in the Woodlands and were very lucky that Rita didn't do much damage. Just made a big mess. Some trees were uprooted, but it was around the mall area.

5:32 PM  
Blogger ~~cHaRLie~~ said...

I have made a button on my site for you. Good luck and be concerned.

6:45 PM  
Blogger smilezz said...

Hi.. jus read thru ur entries ..i am sorry that you had to go through such scary times.. hang on!
Be safe

well-wishes from singapore

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