Ike Aftermath: Two Oil Refinery Spills Foul Pristine Communities!
AP Investigation: Hurricane Ike’s environmental damage apparent as pipelines, oil rigs hit Ike’s toll on wildlife is still unfolding. Only a few pelicans and osprey turned up oiled, but the storm upended nature. Winds blew more than 1,000 baby squirrels from their nests. The storm’s surge pushed saltwater into freshwater marshes and bayous, killing grasses where cattle graze and displacing alligators. Flooding also stranded cows. | Read More »
Obama on Hurricane Ike – He’s kidding, right ?
So there I was, watching the the NASCAR Truck race and they go to adverts . . . So, I switch over to The Fox News Channel to see what’s up with Ike (I have friends in Houston – they’re ok – and Shreveport – they’re about to get whacked). On the bottom scrolling news ticker, something caught my eye, but I thought that I | Read More »
I live to the west of hurricane Ike’s visit to Texas. Given the path and trajectory, it appears we will be spared much of the wrath of this hurricane. Local forecasts are calling for downgraded winds with a potential of 4 to 6 inches of rain. We’ll see. While we wait, I am reminded of Katrina and Rita, and I am – again – reminded | Read More »
Not a typical post on R.S. — God’s speed to those in Hurricane Ike’s path.
To all in Gulf-Coast-area Texas and other areas inland who will be affected by Hurricane Ike: Please stay safe and do not take any chances with life. Protect your family by staying with them and remaining calm, no matter what. Having been through “a few” storms here in South Florida over the years has shown me that most people are capable of incredible good, even | Read More »
I Don’t Like Ike: Hurricane Ike Open Thread
Hurricane Ike Post updates, prayers, and thoughts on Hurricane Ike here. As always, there are links to the RedCross and other helpful organizations via the link below.
Hurricane Ike: What would you do, redux?
I blogged a couple of weeks back about the dilemma that coastal residents face with an oncoming tropical storm. Hurricane Ike may reach landfall in the central Gulf Coast late next week, with the recovery from Gustav (landfall Sept 1) is in high gear. With Ike, we have added complexity: an estimated 2 million Louisiana residents evacuated for Gustav. Some of them may still be | Read More »