Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike Now a Tropical Storm

The center is close to Tyler, Texas and while the storm is moving away, some high water lingers. This is the latest report from the National Weather Service.


TIDE LEVELS REPORTED BETWEEN 1230 AND 130 PM SATURDAY:HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL/MANCHESTER - 11.9 FEETKEMAH - 11 FEETEAGLE POINT - 8.0 FEETPIER 21 - 5.5 FEETPLEASURE PIER - 4.4 FEETFREEPORT - 2.5 FEETSEVERE STORM SURGE FLOODING PERSISTS ALONG THE SHORE OF GALVESTONBAY AND ON THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA. THIS INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OFSMITH POINT...LA PORTE...SEABROOK...KEMAH...BACLIFF...SANLEON...AND SURROUNDING AREAS. TIDE LEVELS RANGE FROM 8 TO 13 FEETIN THESE AREAS. BOLIVAR PENINSULA IS COVERED WITH WATER. THE COASTGUARD IS PERFORMING RESCUES IN SAN LEON WHERE RESIDENTS ARETRAPPED ON THEIR ROOFTOPS. RAINFALL-INDUCED FLOODING OVER THELAND AND IN CREEKS AND BAYOUS MUST DRAIN OUT INTO GALVESTON BAYWHICH WILL KEEP WATER LEVELS ON THE BAY ABOVE NORMAL FOR ANEXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. TIDE LEVELS WILL ONLY SLOWLY SUBSIDE INTHESE AREAS THROUGH THIS EVENING...AND WILL NOT RECOVER TO NEARNORMAL LEVELS UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.

More to come.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

2 comments:

ng2000 said...

Valuable resource of bolivar peninsula news summaries: http://www.ng2000.com/fw.php?tp=bolivar-peninsula

Cecilia Sinclair said...

Thanks for the info...yes the Bolivar Peninsula was hit so hard and I know lots of folks what news. Thanks so much! Cecilia