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Weather service warns of 'certain death' in face of Ike
CNN ^ | Sept 11, 2008

Posted on 09/11/2008 7:26:10 PM PDT by RDTF

(CNN) -- Residents living in single-family homes in some parts of coastal Texas face "certain death" if they do not heed orders to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ike's arrival, the National Weather Service said Thursday night.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hurricanes; ike; nws; weather

1 posted on 09/11/2008 7:26:11 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

I do not like Ike.


2 posted on 09/11/2008 7:27:35 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: RDTF

Live thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2079371/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


3 posted on 09/11/2008 7:28:07 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF

4 posted on 09/11/2008 7:29:35 PM PDT by mnehring (Maverick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: RDTF

In the panhandle of Florida , Destin we lost part of an island and its road. Be scared of this one.


5 posted on 09/11/2008 7:30:03 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: RDTF

Prayers for all the people in the Gulf Coast, especially those in Texas. I pray this storm weakens.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 7:30:20 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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Residents living in single-family homes in some parts of coastal Texas face "certain death" if they do not heed orders to evacuate

Damn. What am I supposed to do with all of this beer then?

7 posted on 09/11/2008 7:31:37 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: humblegunner

You too funny


8 posted on 09/11/2008 7:35:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: humblegunner
put it in your car

and

FLEE!!!!!!

to the next ice house!

9 posted on 09/11/2008 7:35:50 PM PDT by antivenom (Obama's parsed and lawyerly language is empty of any credible meaning...)
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To: humblegunner
put it in your car

and

FLEE!!!!!!

to the next ice house!

10 posted on 09/11/2008 7:35:59 PM PDT by antivenom (Obama's parsed and lawyerly language is empty of any credible meaning...)
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To: RDTF

IIRC, Ike went from a Cat 1 to a Cat 4 in 27 hours a week or so back. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get any stronger.


11 posted on 09/11/2008 7:36:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: RDTF

now Harry Truman sitting on Mt. St. Helen’s , that was certain death.


12 posted on 09/11/2008 7:38:39 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Rebelbase

Ike is leaving the deep water in the Gulf...it should not get stronger but does drag ONE hell of a surge with it though...

Talk is now that with the 20 ft surge we could see 50 ft waves

YIKES YIKES double IKE YIKES!!!!!


13 posted on 09/11/2008 7:39:43 PM PDT by antivenom (Obama's parsed and lawyerly language is empty of any credible meaning...)
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To: RDTF

Landfall is over 24 hours away; TDEM is evacuating to San Antonio, less than 200 miles from the coast, Ike is still a wide, slow, low-wind storm; the biggest concern is water surge and whether it strikes at high tide.

Looks like lots of rain.


14 posted on 09/11/2008 7:42:03 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: antivenom

Is the Texas coast looking at high tides this weekend? There’s a full moon slated for the 15th. Landfall at 2 AM should mean that it would be at high tide time.

Storm surge of 20 feet on top of a high tide is not good news,especially with those kinds of waves.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 7:43:28 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: RDTF

16 posted on 09/11/2008 7:44:00 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: RDTF

Jeez, Galveston was already wiped out by a hurricane in the early 1900s.


17 posted on 09/11/2008 7:45:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: wastedyears

NO...not earlt 1900, it WAS 1900!


18 posted on 09/11/2008 7:48:16 PM PDT by antivenom (Obama's parsed and lawyerly language is empty of any credible meaning...)
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To: mnehrling

19 posted on 09/11/2008 7:49:04 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bubba, if that storm track for Ike holds true, most of AK, MO, AR, IL and IN will have to evacuate, as well as half of KY and OK, and a quarter of TX.

It looks like this storm has the potential to do more total damage than Katrina.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 7:49:24 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: wastedyears

new one due out any minute


21 posted on 09/11/2008 7:50:38 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: wastedyears

And is is still classified as the worst US natural disaster.
Killed 8,000 in an hour.


22 posted on 09/11/2008 7:51:55 PM PDT by txhurl (Denali/Bolton)
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To: scooby321

My son in law and grandson are stranded on Dolphin Island near Mobile. They’ve closed the bridge do to surge flooding.


23 posted on 09/11/2008 7:57:04 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: RDTF

Water Water Water everywhere it seems with Ike.

The following from the forecast:


Coastal storm surge flooding of up to 20 feet above normal tide
levels...along with large and dangerous battering waves...can be
expected near and to the east of where the center of Ike makes
landfall...except at the heads of bays...where surge flooding of up
to 25 feet could occur. Coastal storm surge flooding of 6 to 8 feet
above normal tide levels...along with large and dangerous
waves...can be expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area
along the northern Gulf Coast. Above normal tides in the eastern
Gulf of Mexico should gradually subside over the next day or so.
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24 posted on 09/11/2008 7:57:37 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: humblegunner; TheMom

Go to DCS...it’s at least on the outer bands of the thing! LOL!


25 posted on 09/11/2008 7:58:44 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: antivenom

I can never remember the exact year. Thanks


26 posted on 09/11/2008 7:58:47 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: txflake

“If your house has an eve that’s 14 feet, it would be completely under water,” Perry said. “That’s the type of surge we’re talking about all through Galveston and all the way up into the (Houston) Ship Channel.”

If a Category 5 storm went up the Ship Channel with no evacuation, Perry said, the estimated death toll would be 1.5 million people.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5995957.html


27 posted on 09/11/2008 7:59:11 PM PDT by rdl6989 (What isn't above Obama's pay grade?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Looks like we’re going to get sustained winds even as far as Memphis.


28 posted on 09/11/2008 7:59:59 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: txflake
Katrina knocked the heck out of three states last I remember. Ike has the potential to knock the heck out of almost 4 or 5 entire states. They need to start evacuating now to save as many people as possible.
29 posted on 09/11/2008 8:05:44 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: RDTF

And if anyone does die, the Democrats will certainly blame Bush.


30 posted on 09/11/2008 8:28:22 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Our man in washington

Nope. TX deals responsibly with canes, the RATS dare not tread in those waters.


31 posted on 09/11/2008 8:34:20 PM PDT by txhurl (Denali/Bolton)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I’m in Chicago: Ike will still be a tropical depression when it enters Illinois!


32 posted on 09/11/2008 8:42:58 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: antivenom
Talk is now that with the 20 ft surge we could see 50 ft waves YIKES YIKES double IKE YIKES!!!!!

Yikes for sure! I'd be hearing those reports from my car radio while driving north, if I were anywhere near it. Let's hope people heed this warning.

33 posted on 09/11/2008 8:44:28 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, a lesson lost on too many.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I do not like Ike with his wind.
I do not like Ike with a friend.

I do not like Ike in a boat.
I do not like Ike with a goat.

I do not like being in a jam,
I do not like him, Weather Man.

34 posted on 09/11/2008 8:46:52 PM PDT by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: pierrem15

YIPS!


35 posted on 09/11/2008 8:52:37 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: RDTF

Please stop with the hysterics. Ike already reached it’s peak strength before hitting Cuba and is now a spent force.

At this time Katrina already reached Cat Five (twice) and made landfall as a cat three.

Ike already passed the points where hurricanes in the gulf gain strenght and Ike gained little. At this time it’s 100 mph and little to no chance of strengthening.

A dangerous storm yes, A monster, no.


36 posted on 09/11/2008 9:08:10 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: RDTF

RDTF

This wasn’t aim at you personally.


37 posted on 09/11/2008 9:11:20 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: wastedyears
AK, MO, AR, IL and IN

AK=Alaska... Why would Alaska need to evacuate?

38 posted on 09/11/2008 9:14:17 PM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: TheBattman

Ah no, I meant Arkansas.

May I should just go to sleep.


39 posted on 09/11/2008 9:19:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: mnehrling

“Ike. Do your imitation of David Caruso’s career.”


40 posted on 09/11/2008 9:21:18 PM PDT by dfwgator ( Go OSU, beat USC!)
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To: RedMonqey

Fool: on top of 20’ surges and high tide there are combined 25’ waves expected. That’s practically a localized Tsunami.

Czech back with you in a couple days when the damage photos are out.


41 posted on 09/11/2008 9:22:41 PM PDT by txhurl (Denali/Bolton)
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To: txflake
That's practically a localized Tsunami

You have no idea what a "Tsunami" is, do you?

Property damage can be repaired.

I worry about lives more. Crying wolf will cause lives lost when real dangerous hurricanes come through.

I'll check back and see.

I love to make fun of hysterics.

42 posted on 09/11/2008 10:05:14 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: RedMonqey

You pick the insult I give you.


43 posted on 09/12/2008 6:06:23 PM PDT by txhurl (Denali/Bolton)
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