Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Just wanted to post a quick blog and let everyone know that we are safe from Ike. We came up to my Mom's house in Dallas EARLY Thursday morning before any of the traffic hit Houston. We were pretty proud of ourselves, like we had won a race or something. We actually got here faster than we ever have before on a normal trip!

Here's what we know so far: they are not letting anyone back into League City until tomorrow (Monday) and when they do, they are advising everyone to bring enough food and water to last for 2 weeks. We are fairly confident that our house has not suffered flood damage--no guarantees though. We don't know if power has been restored to our house yet. There are some areas of LC that have power, some don't. No way to know if ours has power until we get there. We are expecting our yard to be treeless (we have 3 young trees in our front yard that I'm pretty sure are not strong enough to sustain 100+ mph winds). We would also not be surprised to find our fence down and our DirecTV satellite ripped off of the roof (maybe with some of the roof taken with it). We have heard from some people that stayed in the area and they have said that our area fared pretty well. So all we can do is wait until we get down there to find out what has happened to our home. That being said, we really don't want to take our 2 small children home to a place that has no power (if that's the case), so we are talking about having Aaron go down first and assess the damage and then my mom would bring me and the boys down as soon as we get the all clear. 

I will try to post updates as often as possible!


The Q. Family said...

Laura, I have been wondering and worrying about y'all!!

The Newmans said...

So glad to hear you guys are okay. I have been wondering especially since we have seen pics from League City. Keep us posted! I agree send the hubby first! Take care and enjoy your time with your mom.