[Bordermarch] In Ike's wake, Elijah checking in

rebelk418 at aol.com rebelk418 at aol.com
Mon Sep 15 21:55:56 PDT 2008

Well I am back home after the storm I was up at my prison job in Woodville when the storm hit and than stayed up there till my work week was over.? my trailer took some wind damage and I lost 2 windows.? my parents house got roof damage and one of the rooms is pretty much going to have to be totally remodeled.? I am on a Generator but other than that I am ok. My prayers goes out to Everyone in the?SCA in the area.

Sincerely, Elijah

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From: Ron Bentley <whitewolf at sabinenet.com>
To: bordermarch at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 5:26 pm
Subject: [Bordermarch] In Ike's wake, Tessa checking in


Tessa here; checking in on a borrowed computer account just North of Jasper 
after evacuating once Hurricane Ike passed through.  If you can read this, I 
presume you have more electricity and access to news sources than we do 
currently.  If you have any informed updates on any of the following, please let 
us know.  Some phones are working even where there is no internet access so 
please try to contact others in the parchment pages and Black Star listings.

The Atenveldt contact for disaster relief contacted me before the storm.  This 
person is Countess Sir Trudie Lacklandia's squire and very much interested in 
offering their organized aid as it may be needed by Ansteorra or others.  If you 
are in touch with other Ansteorrans who may need aid, please inform us because 
the Ansteorran web minister asked us to help serve as contact point.  If you 
know have further updates or know of anyone needing aid, contact us.  Everyone 
wants to get through this as quickly and painlessly as possible; the more 
information shared, the better we can all assist one another. 

We are concerned for SCA family in the Golden Triangle area as well as to our 
west in the Houston area; we are holding our best thoughts for you. If you have 
an update regarding highway travel, please share with everyone as you may be 
In Bordermarch:  

Santiago and Elisabeth are on a generator now. A magnolia tree damaged part of 
their new construction; other trees are down. 

Theresa and Ken's home withstood the storm, in fact Nancy from south county 
evacuated to Theresa's home.  

Friends East/Ramey empty house across from Wuthering Heights looks far better 
than Wuthering Heights Park where lots of trees cracked and split across the 
park. The house was OK from what we saw however the back porch out of the 
laundry room was exposed.  The main house did not appear exposed/open. Back yard 
limbs are down; nothing seems to have hit the roof from what we saw.

Cataline told us she dug in away from home, which was a good decis
considering the resulting damage to Bridge City.

Adolf and family are physically alright and on a generator, needing gasoline, 
last we heard.

Armand and Caitrin  weathered the storm in a friend's home near Target center. 
At their old house, roof leaks and windows are out.

Jeffery Barbarian is OK.

Ericus sent messages that his family and SCA family household are fine;  he has 
no news of Arumin's well being or presence, but presumed that she was well taken 
care of by her sons and daughter.

Wesly is on call, I believe.  

Wembletons evac'd to College Station.

Phocas was able to post, considering his recennt relocation "to" Baytown. 

Our house was not damaged but a few fence boards in two places were broken by 
falling limbs.  Damage is _minimal_ in comparrison to Rita. Fallen limbs in the 
yard can be cleaned up in one or two days.  The Beaumont city sewer system was 
quickly overloaded by Ike and our generator had electrical problems but the 
motor worked fine. While we had supplies ready but no power, the news that it 
may be days or weeks before electricity is restored meant we elected to exit the 
city.  On our way out late Saturday afternoon, we heard on the radio that 
Beaumont residents who stayed through Ike were given a potable water warning.  
The exit road we took north showed minor branch debris in the road but nothing 
to prevent traffic. On the sides of the road you could see evidence of hurricane 
or tornado damage to homes and businesses but not nearly as much as with Rita.  
Our cell phone service is on-off-on-off; we occasionally receive notice of 
voicemails but cannot connect to check them.

IF you are in need of a generator, currently there are no generators to be found 
at various businesses within 300 to 400 miles Gulf Coast.  IF you know a supply 
for quality generators, please share.  Beaumont radio issued warnings about the 
quality of generators that were available during Rita and for Buyers to beware; 
some people bought what were faulty generators during Rita.  We were t
old by 
Lowe's and Tractor Supply in several towns that generators are en route from 
Nebraska. Best case scenario, generators could be available in southeast Texas 
within a few days. Once again, if you have better information than this, please 

We have been advised to not return to Beaumont yet. In a national news sound 
bite, Galveston, Orange and Beaumont were among cities listed where access was 
granted to only emergency personnel.  The news showed a half-mile long carvan of 
work crews was directed to work in Orange. Entergy claims that 90%+  of their 
customer base in the Gulf Coast region are without power.  They are working to 
restore power in damaged areas as fast as humanly possible.  I am anticipating 
it being *at least* a few more days before evacuees can get back to Beaumont, 
probably more. Last we heard on the radio, only emergency persons with proper 
identification were allowed back wihin city limits.  Communications may be 
delayed, but so far as I know, even if properties are hurt, PEOPLE are doing 
well in the aftermath. 

The news currently available is not local Beaumont news but rather the national 
news which has been focusing more on Galveston, Orange and Houston.  Beaumont 
news stations may still be down.  According to our limited personal observation 
and through limited news updates, the City of Beaumont was not nearly as badly 
damaged by Ike as it was by Hurricane Rita. 

Further possible use of this borrowed computer account is not certain, but I 
wanted to check in.
Best wishes,
Peace and Grace to each and all,
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