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Hurricane Ike

Discussion in 'Weather' started by toby4492, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Looks like this is really a nasty storm. Eye is reported to be 50 miles wide and very defined on radar currently.

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  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    only a cat 2. not even worth getting out the popcorn to watch. (still going to though):eek:
     
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    110 MPH winds just a slight breeze up your way :confused: Sounds like the flooding is going to be very serious as well.

    Anybody with family or friends down that way I hope they are safe and sound. :angel:
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    Just think if hurricanes happened in the winter..:dizzy:

    You'd have snow up to and burring your A$s

    I'm sure glad that we don't get those around hear.
     
  5. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    You could not be more wrong....this is prob going to be worse the katrina! Over 40% of people stay on galveston iland...which will be under water 2morrow morning! Over 100 water rescue have been made today! Gas prices are going to go up 2-3 times higher! Houston will be without power 2morrow! Just wait and see!
     
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    well gas will go up tim, but not 2-3 times as much. I am thinking another 50 cents
     
  7. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    You guys are all crazy. Gas is going to drop a dollar. Its for sure not going to snow yet. And I hate popcorn!
     
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Well enzo if the oil rigs are damage bad, it will be more then 50 cents! Already people are calling in a reporting gas spikes over night!
     
  9. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    wow i didnt realize it was that bad of a storm
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Watching CNN right now anf there'e some serious flooding going on.
     
  11. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Put down your G I Joe collection and turn the tv on :p
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    LOL I thought you were talking to me for a minute.:D
     
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    nice tom, i love it
     
  14. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    If I was talking to you JD I would have said naked Barbie dolls :jester::drinkup:
     
  15. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    ... just figured out where GV gets those little dresses from
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    tttttttttttt:D

    I guess i really don't feel to sorry for the people who live in Galveston or build in the flood plain.
    They know full well what a storm can do to them and their homes.
    They chose to live there.
    Sure the loss of life is tragic ,,, but,,, they knew the storm was coming for days.

    They should not be allowed to get Ins if they build in one of thee areas.
    It just drives up the price of Ins for the rest of us.
    If you can't afford it then build some where else.

    And..

    Who's idea was it to build so many refinerys right on the coast?


    just some thoughts...
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  17. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103


    Why the oil companies of course. Tankers fill up at the oil rigs out in the gulf and dock right at the refineries to unload.
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    There is quite a few of them laying around but they're not mine, I swear. LOL
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    true, but a couple of miles of pipe could fix that...
     
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Gas prices have remained the same in Iowa so far. Hope it continues to do so too.