Friday, September 12, 2008

A couple photos I found tonight from Yahoo

This image taken Tuesday Sept. 9, 2008 from the International Space Station and provided by NASA shows Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico closing in on the Texas coast.(AP Photo/NASA)

The rising water in a coastal inlet that runs by the Valero Port Arthur Refinery is shown reaching the top of its banks, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Port Arthur, Texas. Hurricane Ike will produce a surge that is expected to flood parts of Port Arthur.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

This image taken at 4:45 p.m. EDT Friday Sept. 12, 2008 and provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico closing in on the Texas coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm could become a Category 3 hurricane with winds of at least 111 mph before it hits the coast late Friday or early Saturday.

I last spoke with David tonight at about 6pm. He is safe in their designated shelter in another town... and will be at the school unitl 3-4pm tomrrow before allowed to leave. I have no idea as I write this if he has phone service still or not. I am assuming not... so now the hardest part will be waiting to hear from him.

He said they are projecting for our area to be without power for abotu 3 weeks - yet to be determined... he has a meeting with Entergy people tomorrow and will know more then... so the kids and I may be traveling up to KY in a day or two... depending the tornado watches for the state of Mississippi. I certainly do not want to be on the roads during that. However, I will most likely have to drive thru lots of rain :(

I'll keep you posted. Thanks for your prayers!!!

Love from Mississippi! ~bonnie


call me crazy said...

Thanks for posting Bonnie! I've been thinking about your DH. ;) Wow, 3 weeks of no power! :o I hope tomorrow's news is better! :/ That does look like one angry storm! :(

Terri said...

I'm so glad you and the kiddos made it safely Bonnie! Your DH is definitely in my thoughts and prayers tonight as are all the first responders. God Bless them all. I just can't get away from the tv tonight, the eye is about to make landfall. Such a monster storm. And that idiot Geraldo is STILL standing on the wall in Galveston. He is either incredibly brave or incredibly stupid. Either way hope he stays safe.

Pat (Riker) said...

I cannot imagine the stress you must have at this time. Try to stay calm and enjoy the kids....not letting them see how frightened you are.....letting them think they are on an "adventure" with Mommy. No sense getting them in a panic, too. *sigh* (I know someone whose dad was military and they lived through some fierce Asian storms and that is how her parents handled it...and it was best for the kids.) Thank you for posting to us. I will continue to pray for all affected by this. I'm not sure what type of work your DH does, but I'm sure it's very important or he'd not be one of the people who has to stay behind at times like this....and that is such an added worry for you, you don't have enough to worry about. Hopefully, you won't have any storm like this again in your lifetime. This was truly a whopper.

JudyL said...

Bonnie, mom and dad lost their power last night but got it back on this afternoon so hopefully, you won't have to wait too long before getting yours back on. I hope you've heard from David by now and I hope things aren't as bad as were expected . . though the news I'm hearing doesn't sound very good for your area.

Pat said...

Just checking in to see if you've heard anything further from David. While Ike wasn't as damaging as they originally thought, the photos that I've seen are totally staggering to the mind. Let us know when you next hear from David, okay?

call me crazy said...

Good morning~ I was just checking for news too. :) I read an interview the mayor of Bonnie's town gave and he said only one third of the city was damaged by flooding~ Bonnie, I am so hoping your home isn't in that 1/3 area!!
Hope all is well with your DH. T&P's continue~

Anonymous said...

glad you and the kids made it home. I was worried about you. Love Dad.

PS - thanks for doing the typing for me :)