[Ansteorra] Fwd: (Y)Ike Update Saturday morning

Lisa A. May maaggie1 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 13:56:23 PDT 2008

The Beaumont brother chimes in!


Begin forwarded message:

> Hi ,
>  Beaumont is not taking tourists until further notice.  We weathered  
> the weather mostly in our sleep.  The winds were loud and  
> persistent, but not ever scary.  The electricity stayed on until  
> after 3:30am and we slept in until about 8:30 (the alarm didn't go  
> off).  We woke up to a sound and still somewhat cool house, but  
> found ourselves staring into our backyard neighbors kitchen instead  
> of the backyard fence.
> We have food and water.  The area doesn't look too bad.  Mostly  
> aluminum carports are down and small trees.  There are very few  
> power lines on the ground on this side of town, so we'll probably  
> get power back in a couple of days.  In the mean time we're cooking  
> with propane.  The store remains untouched by Ike and by paying  
> customers.
> We'll be able to travel more around town when the authorities stop  
> frowning on the practice tomorrow.  We'll also be on line  
> sporadically.  I'm sure the neighbors are wondering why there is an  
> extension cord hanging out my car window.
> xxxx
> "The wind is in from Africa.  Last night I couldn't sleep..."  Joni  
> Mitchel - Ode to Bolivar Peninsula?

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