By- Suzie-Q @ 7:30 PM MST
Daily Kos- by Liveblog
Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 05:02:06 AM PDT
Boil water: Houston, Webster
Mandatory Evacuation: Galveston and Brazoria counties, Beaumont, Port Author
Curfews: Montgomery and Calhoun Counties
Bridge City: please volunteer private boats.
Aftermath: Current Child Diary: #19 Silence is Complicity
These diaries are intended to provide an up-to-date emergency information and references for our many Gulf Coast Kossacks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the hurricane. If you are trying to reach someone in the area of the storm, try text messaging. It often works when cell phones do not.
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(h/t Catte Nappe)
Roll Call Diary
posted by Timroff. Please go check in there if you’re a east Texas resident…
Current Mothership Updaters: jlms_qkw, donnamarie, , exmearden, Stranded Wind, noweasels, gchaucer2, SallyCat, Remembering Jello, mem from sommervile, Timroff
Child Diarist Line-Up
3. mem from somerville
7. heart of a quince
10. Stranded Wind
12. Remembering Jello
17. mem from somerville
Avila (moved re comment in #13)Sunday
kineticdissent (comment in #12)Saturday noonish
Oke (comment in #13)
WeeMama (available Sat. til 5pm, Sun. after 1pm if needed, comment link )
Weather & News Updates – National
Weather & News Updates – Local
Live Stream from 4 Houston TV Stations – Bandwidth Heavy
KHOU from Houston including county info and msg boards
Click2Houston – KPRC
KTRK Houston livestream
AP-Freighter Stranded off Galveston in Path of Hurricane Ike
Texas Flood Alerts – Weather Channel
KTXA – Dallas
WFAA Dallas/Ft Worth Channel 8
News 8 Austin
KPLC Lake Charles, LA
Live Storm Chaser Updates
Multiple Houston-Area TV Feeds
Fox 7 Austin
Channel 363 on Satellite Direct TV: Hurricane Reporting Only
Weather Only Sites
National Weather Service Warnings by Texas County
Weather Underground (Wunderground) – Hurricane Ike
NOAA Alerts for Texas
Storm2K h/t Safi
Online NOAA audio Feed for Houston and Corpus Christie h/t PerfectStormer
Energy Infrastructure Discussion At The Oil Drum
Hurricane Ike, Energy Infrastructure, Refineries and Damage Models Thread #4
Hurricane Ike and Oil Refineries/Infrastructure Damage Models Thread #3
Hurricane Ike, Energy Infrastructure, Refineries and Damage Models Thread #2
Hurricane Ike, Shut-In Production and Energy Infrastructure
Local Radio Stations
Paste link into your browser. Thanks to Omir the Storyteller.
Evacuation & Emergency Management Information – Texas
Harris County (Houston) Office of Emergency Management
Galveston Office of Emergency Management
911 Service in Harris County has been suspended – According to KHOU, the system is overwhelmed and they’re unable to respond to all the calls due to the weather. 8:26 am EDT
DFW residents can call 211 for shelter info
Texas Emergency Management for Hurricanes – County Specific – Links to Maps and Brochures
People evacuating to Austin should call (512) 974-1110 h/t anotherdemocrat
Evacuation Area and Routes h/t PerfectStormer
Houston Traffic Map
Per the National Weather Service Public Advisory at 1000 AM CDT SAT SEP 13 2008
AUTOMATED TIDE GAGES ARE STILL REPORTING STORM SURGES VALUES OF TO 12 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTAL AREAS.
IKE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER EASTERN TEXAS AND EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA…WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES…WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA…WESTERN ARKANSAS…SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MISSOURI… ILLINOIS…NORTHERN INDIANA…AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN THROUGH SUNDAY.
A THREAT FOR TORNADOES EXISTS THROUGH TONIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…SOUTHERN AND WESTERN LOUISIANA…MUCH OF ARKANSAS…AND SOUTHERN MISSOURI.
Evacuation & Emergency Management Information – Louisiana
Governor Jindal Extends Recovery Orders
Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order extending executive orders issued for Hurricane Gustav for Hurricane Ike.
Link to Jindal Warning Vermilion — mandatory south of the Intracoastal Waterway, south of Louisiana 14 and Erath and Delcambre.
St. Mary — Mandatory for mobile homes and travel trailers in Baldwin and mandatory in Franklin, south of the railroad tracks.
Iberia — recommend for low-lying areas and mandatory south of U.S. 90 and east of Louisiana 94.
St. Martin — voluntary for Belle River, Stephensville, low-lying areas and mobile homes.
Calcasieu — mandatory for low-lying area, mobile homes in Cameron — full mandatory in Terrebonne — southern part of the parish
Area Red Cross and Donation Sites
Shelter and Housing Assistance for Evacuees
Houston Humane Society
From noweasels – The Houston ASPCA and Houston Humane Society really helped with animals rescued in New Orleans after Katrina. These are good people.
Noah’s Wish United Animal Nations Emergency Animal Rescue Service
Best Friends Animal Rapid Response
petswelcome has a listing of pet-friendly hotels searchable by state, then breaks them down by city.
AustinCynics Diary on Boarding Pets
Texas Animal Health Commission
Texas State Animal Resource Team
Volunteers will be needed in Shreveport IMMEDIATELY upon further contact information becoming available to assist with shelter set up and assistance with animals. Contact Barbara if you are available anytime from TODAY forward and she will put you in the loop.
equineestates at geemail dot com
We Care Texas: Search one List for Safe and Missing people
Great service and h/t to net2ride
Latest word on Salvation Army evacuee feeding – 300 volunteers needed daily, people in groups really helpful, but individuals OK. Preferred contact for registering is the Volunteer Center..see link above.
Web Cams, Images, Animation
Houston Web Cams – KHOU
Corpus Christi Bayfront Cam
Lots of other webcams and tons of info h/t to DCBlue
Image Links to Surge Animation h/t safi
Western Gulf Weather Bouys h/t Anderson Scooper
Color Infrared Loop
Texas Webcams. Galveston is “Flagship”
Photos of Ike from a Hurricane Hunter
Bunch of web cams, pick yours out
Police Scanners by Texas County
Notes from Comments, Misc
Register to Find People
(h/t to mem from somerville)
From CNN: Use this number to register names of family members to try to locate them.
List of Numbers for Insurance Companies
(h/t to mem from somerville
Time to Call Your Insurance Company
Boil Water Notices Issued in Houston, Baytown, Dickinson
(h/t to peraspera)
HOUSTON – Houston and some other area residents are being asked to boil their water. Mayor Bill White said there’s no indication that the city’s water supply is contaminated, but it is reaching low pressure levels because of power outages affecting a pumping station.
Residents should boil and then cool all water meant for drinking, cooking and making ice.
The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for at least two minutes.
On Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. local time all airlines will cease commercial flight operations in and out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and will not resume until further notice. No airline service is presently expected to operate at IAH on Saturday, September 13, 2008.
Both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports will remain open for emergency operations and essential activities only. However the airports will not operate as shelters. Passengers should be aware that hotels and motels near the airports may not have availability.
Saturday 9-13-2008 Time: 9:00 AM
The seawall in Port Arthur held back the storm surge. There appears to be no extensive flooding except for Sabine Pass which has extensive flooding. The south end of Pleasure Island has some flooding. On the north end of the Pleasure Island water seems to be receding. Police personnel are unable to access Pleasure Island due to high winds. Tropical Storm winds are still high in the City and all of the City is without power.
Mayor Prince has issued an order banning the sale of alcohol in the City until further notice. (See Below) If you are in the City stay in your homes and do not ride around. Police and Fire personnel are trying to assess the damage.
Do not return to the City if you have evacuated. Re-entry into the City of Port Arthur is prohibited at this time.
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