Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ike again

Ike whipped the eastern Gulf coast of Texas pretty badly last night and this morning. By the time he'd reached my part of the state, he wasn't in much of a fighting mood. We got some stiff breezes and a lot of rain here, but it wasn't bad enough to keep us from a trip to Dallas for the opening receptions of a few shows tonight. On the way, things got pretty hairy as we passed through a fierce squall line that had formed in one of Ike's rotating bands. Interstate traffic slowed to about 40 mph for 15-20 minutes because of driving rain and gusting winds. But mostly we just experienced a blustery afternoon.

Down in Houston and Galveston and especially coastal regions east of landfall, people weren't so lucky. The power outages alone are nasty.

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