Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike Eye is NNE of Houston

First of all, just head 7:20 am that Harris County suspended 911 service as they can't get to the emergencies. This is temporary until they can get back out safely.

Also, to report downed power lines, call 713-207-2222. DON'T CALL FOR JUST POWER OUTAGES. They know about those. But your call about dangerous downed power lines will help them figure out exactly where to go.

Checked out rain totals throughout Harris County through the Office of Emergency Management rain gauge network...see my links. There are some erroneous numbers which are way to high on the northwest side...probably due to damage of the rain gauges. But there were some 9 and 10 inch totals southeast of Houston/Clear Lake area. Of course, the rain continues. Please do not go out on the roads...DO NOT CROSS FLOODED ROADS. Besides there is still a lot of wind.

It will take about 4 to 6 hours (depending on where you are) before the wind will let up appreciably. Please stay inside if you can. Conditions will be particularly rough Kingwood, Atascocita, Humble and northeast communities for the new few hours.

There is a strong north flow over Galveston Bay and some new high tides will happen this am. So more storm surge flooding is possible.

Be safe everyone.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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