[Ansteorra] IKE...OT a sobering moment
niklas at pbgilbert.net
Mon Sep 15 18:40:23 PDT 2008
Today at my office here is Austin, about 15 people assembled near 200
traffic signal control heads (the big yellow things hanging on the poles
with the stop/go lights on them) for the TxDOT Beaumont District office.
It was a quite a job and small compared to what is coming form the
During the process, our division branch manager brought in two photos
that gave focus and perspective to what we were doing and had happened.
The first was a sat photo of Gilcrease, Texas. A small town on the
Boliver Peninsula about 8 miles from the Boliver Ferry landing.
It showed houses and a bridge, trees, etc.
The second photo taken yesterday afternoon from the TxDOT state plane
which showed the same basic area.
The difference was that the second photo showed...there was nothing
Nothing there except muddy slabs, a broken up bridge, LOTS of water
where there had been none and a few stripped up trees.
Other wise there was nothing there, ho houses, no cars....
Nothing but what is left when 100+mph winds and a 20 foot wall of water
It gave all 15+ people several minutes of pause before we resumed our
tasks of assembling the items we had been given.
From what I have seen of photos from that same flight and from talking
with folks on that plane, there are several cities in that area that
have simply ceased to exist.
I hope they got out....
Paul Gilbert / Baron Niklas Vasilevich
Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW H.E. Niklas Vasilevich
niklas at pbgilbert.net CB,CSM,KGA,OTR,ORH,Crane,AoA
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Austin, Texas 512-506-5141
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