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No more September Vacations Ever


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Jun 21, 2005
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Hello Tuggers,
I am in NW Houston. We still have no power. Centerpoint Energy shows our zipcode still has 35% outtages. They have been here for the last 2 days trying to fix the transformer but nothing has been restored yet. Land line works intermittently. Cell phone went dead. We drove around for half hour to get battery charged and saw some damages near us. Luckily we have running water. There are lots of folks without power and water.

We had some shingles flew, minor amount of water seeping in. Our neighbors all had trees and fence down. Lots of poles down. Luckily temperature has been lower than normal, making it more tolerable without AC. I have been logging in to work remotely from my husband's office building. My work location still has no power. That zipcode shows 100% outtage. Gasoline stations are out or have long lines. I have been too busy working to view much of the damages shown on the net. But my husband showed me a few pictures of Galveston and Orange. It's devastating. There were caskets floating in cemetary. Fortunately there were not lawlessness here. Radio broadcasted a few arrested looters. We've been using hand-cranked radio, flashlights and candles. All the food in frig and freezer have been dumped out. We've been eating instant noodles, maccaroni & cheese, Spam.