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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    This was posted this as a reply to a thread, but I wanted to post it here as a topic of discussion. Its normal for tensions to run high after a storm, and its normal for emotions to run high after a storm. After hurricane Ike pushed through, the Orange County Texas sheriffs department started...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lesson Learned with Generator I live in Texas and the recent cold front is affecting us. We have not lost any power and are doing just fine. We are, however, expecting ice and snow on Friday. With ice comes frozen power lines and ice on trees that break power lines. So I got the generator...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After a disaster has come and gone - its important not to linger on it. For the past 2 1/2 years my family has been dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Ike. My mom & dad - got 9 feet of flood water in their house. In February of 2010 my parents sold their house to FEMA, and it was...
  4. Urban Survival
    With the 2010 Hurricane season approaching, I wanted to take the time to remember Hurricane Ike. This video starts before Hurricane Ike makes landfall, and goes all the way to about 8 months later. Parts of the evacuation are shown, barricaded store fronts, the top of a pine tree on the roof...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In 2008 as Hurricane Ike was approaching the gulf coast, a buddy of mine (and a member of this forum) heard the news of the storm surge, heeded the warnings and decided to evacuate. He called me and asked if he could stay with my family, I told him "of course." When he loaded up his truck, he...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm new to the site so please excuse me if beat a dead horse. I recently repacked my bug out bag, and I am looking for advice. this is like a defensive 3-day pack, with the intention of keeping the weight manageable for possible "foot escape" contents are.. mop suit and mask 9-MREs 6-12hour...
  7. Urban Survival
    This is a car service station near my house. The covered car port and part of the roof blew away. On the left is the hatch of my SUV, including my 'partner'. Beyond you can see boarded up windows and a hole made by looters running down the wall. closer pic of said hole, after a bit of...
  8. Urban Survival
    Kinda explains itself. This picture was taken in bridge city after hurricane Ike.
  9. Urban Survival
    My family and I moved to Bridge City in 1978. I graduated Bridge City High School class of 1986. This video is dedicated to all of the people that live in Bridge City. And its dedicated to those that lost everything in the flood of 2008.
  10. Urban Survival
    And YES, I do know the anwser. This was painted on my parents garage door after hurricane Ike passed though. Please tell me and the group what it means. This picture was taken 3 weeks after the storm came through.
  11. Urban Survival
    This is my mom and dads neighbors house. After watching this, post how prepared you think you really are.
  12. Urban Survival
    As some of you may know, my brothers house was flooded with 4 - 5 feet of water during hurricane Ike. Well, he has to have the mud and marsh reeds out by monday so the insurance guy can see the floor. If anyone has the spare time on friday or saturday, send me a PM and I will give you...
  13. Urban Survival
    I have seen stuff this past weekend I thought I would never see. Or rather, I hoped I would never see. In short: My mom and dads house was totally flooded. As of sunday, the flood waters were still 4 - 5 feet deep. Saturday, just the top of the roof was sticking out of the water. My...
  14. Urban Survival
    Current Location: Latitude 21.1° N Longitude 77.9° W Movement W at 14 mph Expected to make landfall around the Houston / Galveston, Texas area.
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