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HUrricane - Texas

Postby Ulrith » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:17 am

Any heard from Velnarin? I know she should have evacuated, but did not.....
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Chadeaux » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:52 am

same with Worff, havent seen him on either :(
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby cliffy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:01 am

Velnarin was on last night, said she lost 4 shingles and her trees were uprooted.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Aithzar » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:05 am

Worff I think is ok. He has checked forum PM's.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Chadeaux » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:08 am

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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Caniza » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:06 pm

Yep, Galveston did get hit pretty hard, though my place only a bit of water damage. I'm stuck in San Antonio in a shelter for a month though =(

Hope Worff and Vesp are ok.

Talk to ya guys later, pc time almost up here.

Edit: Update - They say the island's shutdown for about a month, I've been using the library pc's to keep in touch. I didn't suffer much damage except some water that leaked in, though I expect I'll have a nasty case of mold when I get back. Some of my other residents were not so lucky. I saw a few apts with broken windows, 1 bldg with siding ripped off, my own with a section of roof torn at one end (thankfully my apt's in the middle), a bunch of first floor patios are just slabs no, no railings. A few cars left behind got completely submerged. I saw one guy that stayed through air drying and cleaning his car out, though I doubt it'll run. Since no stores and power for a month I figured I might as well evac since I didn't have food and water for that long.

Hope all tfers that suffered through this made it out ok.

Any word from Worff Vesp or Vel?

Oh, and can anyone recommend some good restaurants around here? Esp Mexican, shelter food keeps ya fed, but not that hot. =P
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Worff » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:41 pm

I ended up in Austin with wife,kids,pets and have very-occasional internet access. Stayed in Marble Falls for a few days too.

Our home's structure is OK from what I heard from the landlord we rent from, but we still have no power, water, sewer, cable, phones, or mail etc.

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Plus, we spent most of our bill-money on evacuating and have no way to return and it will be difficult to pay utilities/rent right away, even when we do get power back. Our income, which was low as it was, took a big hit also since I'm not there and a few clients I managed to contact already said they had major damage and setbacks too, so when I do return it will be slow recovery.

All of our stored food will be spoiled with no power, as well as refrigerator and freezer itself from days/weeks of rotting mass. No clue on other misc damage as we can't go back yet.

FEMA will not help, they say we can apply for an SBA loan (which will not happen since we're low income with no credit). They said they don't help with personal property, stored food, evacuation costs, clothing needs, power needs, inablity to return home due to authorities won't let you, or any of that stuff. Strangely the questionaire asks about all these things tho.

We were able to get food from the Austin food bank, and some toilet paper and a few diapers for the baby, etc but that's about it. So, bottom line is our home structure survived, but it's not likely we will recover from this anytime soon. We have no gas, little money, and running out of basic necessities. blah blah blah. This is a typical story from many many people we've met here going thru the same thing, not just us.

FEMA says all this wonderful crap on TV but it's mostly bullshit (and campaign plugs) unless you were well-off prior to the storm and own your own home and have insurance. Those folks seem to be getting FEMA help /boggle, but the ones that desperately need it are not getting it. There are no debit cards, there is no real help other than a public shelter and a few bags of food. We are lucky to stay with friends and fam for a few days but that is very short-term as we are a family of 4 with pets and they have a small 2 bedroom duplex which was already full.


Anyway that's the scoop... no clue yet when I will return... this was a major disaster for us and many others.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Zyzzerzazz » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:35 pm

I hope things are ok and get better for you worff and others. :bewbs
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Ceruis » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:21 am

Good luck!
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Solarkat » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:09 am

Keep the famlies safe guys>> been though it a couple times down here in Fla.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Serano » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:10 am

Worff,

I was concerned of such a fate.

what a terrible time. I don't know how it will work out for you guys to move forward - I imagine there are just thousands in the exact same lot - where your work and livelihood is stopped as you can't recover as your means of income is tied to businesses that are folding or not operating due to the destruction.

At least it sounds like your possessions are ok - altho no way to return to normal as yet. Good luck on finding a new anchor to start building back up from.

Any prospects for dramatic moves to new state or region with more stability?
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Offem » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:47 pm

I'm also hoping all who were effected are alright...

Ironically, the remnants of Ike came through PA, and we lost a lot of trees here and power too (I don't think anywhere is safe from storms like that...albeit not as much damage done compared to the coastal states). Thankfully it's all been restored, but some people did suffer tremendous damage from wind (no rain luckily). My thoughts and prayers are with Worffy and anyone else in the TX region who got hit - I'm hoping you all get your essentials restored soon and life can return to normal. God bless.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Worff » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:52 pm

Thanks ya'll :) It means a lot to hear some friendly and familiar voices.

We heard we'll probably have power back tomorrow, so we'll begin the recovery process tomorrow or monday and if all goes well I hope to be back to somewhat normal in a week to 2 weeks... might have some work lined up too that is coming at a good time $$

Yeah IKE was a monster storm that affected states even far inland like Offy was saying.
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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Caniza » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:49 am

Worff,

Glad to hear you and your family are ok. =) I wish you well and any others who suffered through Ike and hope ya'll can get things back to normal.

From what I've heard, they're planning to open the west end of Galveston on Wed. Although I've been hearing conflicting reports about the mess down there, about cleanup workers gettting sick and lots of mismanagement. I'm not sure businesses, power and phones will be back by then. I'm prolly gonna be staying with a cousin in Maine for a bit, to figure things out. Not much point going back yet if there's no power, phone at my place and no grocery stores open in town.

I hope Nappolito's can recover, I'm starting to miss thier breakfast burritos.

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Re: HUrricane - Texas

Postby Dizzylizzy » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:57 pm

heh this is worff's son.. i live in galveston i left before the eye hit.. but my house is good so worff is fine just no power.. im in La Grange fuckin redneck town with 5000 people.. anyhow i got friends that italked to after it hit and they were walking around on the seawall.. so i belive he should be ok.
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