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Lights for a lucky few on west side of Houston

As of 8 p.m. CenterPoint Energy had restored power to 112,000 customers, primarily in the western portions of its service territory, spokeswoman Alicia Dixon said.

Based on phone calls and Internet messages from Chronicle readers, lights were on for a lucky few in neighborhoods including Sugar Land, Meyerland, Montrose, the Heights, Rice Village and near West Oaks Mall. But 2 million CenterPoint customers are still in the dark.

The Texas New Mexico Power Co. is working overnight to restore transmission lines and substations in Galveston and Brazoria Countries.

So far power has been restored to 2,000 people in Texas City, 1,450 in Angleton and another 900 in West Columbia, according to company spokesman Kevin Fuller.

LYNN COOK

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Spoke w/ my boyfriend and our lights are still out in the Heights... wow we may not have to wait as long as I thought! B)

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I had power until 3 or 4, when one of the bright green flashes was suddenly a helluva lot closer - today, I discovered a neighbor's tree had brought down some lines to the street and that the next telephone poll had snapped. The storm made me realize I don't know jack about the power grid, as I and some of my neighbors had power and lost it at different times. I first lost comcast (from the damage I can tell why), then lost power for an hour but got it back. It was pretty disappointing when it went away for good half an hour later

In my area of Montrose the main damage is down trees and branches, though there is also a lot of minimal roof damage - looks like I might need a new roof after this one. That Shell station on Richmond just east of Shepherd sustained a lot of damage...the canopy over the pumps was basically crushed (may upload some photos later). Another station at the corner of Shepherd and Richmond actually still had power today and obviously had some very long lines

Out of all of the damage today came an interesting time, though...even though the West Alabama Ice House was out of power today, there was a bit of a spontaneous party. People just started buying beer at one of those hollywood convenience stores across the street (that happened to still have power) and bringing it over to the ice house. Even though it's montrose, I never realized just how diverse my neighborhood is...either way, we had a great time that helped us forget that long night

I should point out that even though we have that power line down for a few hundred feet, I did not see a single person from the power company today - it could definitely be a while before power is restored to all

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TxDOT Crews Begin Hurricane Ike Recovery and Cleanup

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is actively engaged in recovery and clean up operations along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike, as conditions allow. Crews from across the state are entering the affected areas to assess damage and clear the way for the multi-agency recovery effort led by the State of Texas.

. Approximately 75 pieces of heavy equipment and 85 TxDOT employees from San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Yoakum and Pharr departed in a convoy from Yoakum at 8 a.m. CDT on Saturday for the Houston and Beaumont areas. This crew will meet up with crews in Houston and Beaumont this morning to assist with clearing roads for emergency response teams. Crews of a similar size and makeup are positioned in Bryan and south Dallas and will respond from those locales as soon as winds subside to safe levels.

. This 250 employee deployment from 10 inland TxDOT districts will join the nearly 1200 employees in Houston and Beaumont to open roads after Ike passes. District Engineers in Yoakum, Bryan and Dallas are providing safety briefings to crews before they deploy to impacted areas.

. Safety is our first priority. All of our crews will have extensive safety briefings before they enter the danger area. They will confront dangers including high water, snakes, down powerlines and other dangerous debris.

. The first priority for TxDOT crews will be to assess damage and clear the way for the multi-agency recovery effort led by the State of Texas.

. TxDOT crews make assessments about which roads and bridges can be quickly repaired and reopened and which roads and bridges need to remain closed for the time being.

. Local officials will decide when it is safe for residents to reenter a neighborhood affected by the hurricane. TxDOT will do our part to get recovery efforts under and get folks home as soon as possible.

. TxDOT crews are looking for damage from wind, water and debris. That includesdamage to pavement, guardrails, signal lights and bridge supports.

. TxDOT bridge experts from across the state will be in the area to check for the scouring of supports, damage to guardrails and the driving surfaces. If a bridge or road is not safe for travel, it will be closed until it is fixed.

. Drivers should wait for confirmation from local officials that it is safe to travel.

. Drivers should obey all traffic signs, warnings and barricades. Moving a barricade can result in jail time and a thousand dollar fine. As little as six inches of rain can float a car, so motorists should stay on roads that are open and safe.

. Repairing signal lights will be a priority for TxDOT crews. Replacement kits are arriving from across the state, but the lights, traffic cameras and dynamic message signs will not come back on until power is restored. The recovery is a team effort.

HOUSTON AREA RED CROSS SET TO OPEN SHELTERS FOR RESIDENTS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE IKE

Six of our Chapter's 16 counties including Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Walker, Chambers and Fort Bend suffered storm damage from Hurricane Ike, some of it severe. The Chapter continues to support three shelters in Huntsville for people who evacuated before the storm hit.

A fourth Huntsville Shelter was opened today, because many Walker County residents' homes were damaged by Ike. Today, there were nearly 1,700 residents in those four shelters. Since Red Cross began sheltering for Hurricane Ike, more than 20,000 residents have stayed in 150 shelters in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Now that that the storm has passed, the Chapter is working to set up shelters for people whose homes were damaged or destroyed. This has proved more challenging than usual. While the Chapter has about 150 shelter agreements in place, many of those facilities don't currently have electricity or water. In addition, other facilities are inaccessible at this time due to debris or road conditions.

However, the Chapter has located some appropriate facilities and will make those locations available to the public when they are opened tomorrow. People can find these shelters by: Staying informed --though area Media, 211, www.houstonredcross.org and 1800 RED CROSS. Those coming to Red Cross Shelters should remember to bring any personal comfort items such as bedding, pillows, and any items for infants or the elderly, as well as any prescription medications.

In the meantime, Red Cross damage assessment teams will be driving through affected communities to determine the extent of the storm damage. Knowing how many homes are extensively damaged or destroyed helps the Red Cross estimate how much shelter space and food is needed.

Those who have evacuated should let family members and loved ones know your plans and register with the American Red Cross Safe and Well Website at www.redcross.org. This site provides a way for you to register yourself as "safe and well." Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as "safe and well."

The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org

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I know there is a fair number of HAIFers who don't have TV but still have internet, so I hope these videos are helpful to them.Also, since the national coverage of Ike has been pretty lacking it's good for those of us who are outside the range of Houston broadcast signals.Mayor White from last night on the power situation and the curfew. Here's an APTN package summarizing the storm: Mayor White on the disaster response:

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Coast Guard rescue Michael Chertoff's statement just after the storm. Saturday morning in Galveston Downtown Houston during the storm San Luis Hotel in Galveston during the storm Coast Guard rescue Michael Chertoff's statement just after the storm. Saturday morning in Galveston Downtown Houston during the storm San Luis Hotel in Galveston during the storm Brennan's Burns

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Hello fellow HAIFers!

Good to read a couple of posts from familiar names. I still don't see a lot of you. 2 million without power will do that I guess. After near crisis battery levels on my blackberry (I nearly drove to Katy for a car charger) I found out my next door neighbor had a spare. So I drove around for an hour while the phone charged

The rains today are nearly worse than Ike. Buffalo and White Oak bayous way out of banks. Katy freeway gave me Allison flashbacks. This rain put acrimp in my cleanup schedule but it is utterly comfortable in my house even if you can cut the humidity with a knife. Looks like the rain has stopped. I'll go look at the water damage in my garage in a bit

After 3 years of complaining about the media hyping storms, it only takes ONE to understand why. Because I had 2 cases of water and plenty of canned goods I am eating well. Got a jerry can of water to flush toilets though water pressure is tolerable. Batteries for lights and radios are strong and had plenty of candles. Even brewed a huge pot of coffee Friday night that I am still drinking thanks to a HAIFer's suggestion

A little more ice would have helped but the chemical ice bags have been great. I have 3 and my cooler is still cold. I'm going to buy 3 more for next time

Having a full tank of gas was CRITICAL! I feel for those who are out. I did not need to evacuate but a couple of times I have driven around the nabe just for the AC

Couple of things for the future:

1. A genset would be fantastic. I have a room AC unit in the garage that would work great if I had electric. The best ones are clearly the natural gas gensets

2. A laptop to go with this blackberry would be nice but having internet service on your PDA is certainly better than nothing

3. Not having TV makes you feel isolated. I found a bar open on Washington Ave last night and having a cold rum and coke was nice but TV was better. The new digital thing sucks because there are few inexpensive portables out there

That's about it. It gets a little boring at times but since this was a September storm it isn't unbearable like Alicia was. Sorry for long post. I've had all night and day to think about it. :)

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Entergy customers in Montgomery County will be out of power for at least two weeks. I still haven't gotten the tap water back yet, though it seems that the rest of the city has.

After 3 years of complaining about the media hyping storms, it only takes ONE to understand why. Because I had 2 cases of water and plenty of canned goods I am eating well. Got a jerry can of water to flush toilets though water pressure is tolerable. Batteries for lights and radios are strong and had plenty of candles. Even brewed a huge pot of coffee Friday night that I am still drinking thanks to a HAIFer's suggestion

I can't imagine anyone wanting a hurricane to come toward them, but there are some who sound excited like it will help them win Yard of the Month. Things look horrible in Beaumont and the Bolivar Peninsula.

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Galveston, or Houston, or both?

Reports in both. ABC mentioned schools were being looted to steal computers.

the generator has been somewhat of a lifesaver for us so far. We're not running a/c but pretty much everything else. However, we need the gas stations to open up soon or the generator will be worthless, unless we get the gas out of our cars.

Take caution with generators. A couple of dozen people have had to be rushed to the hospital today because of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are using a generator keep it outside!!

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Because of a last-minute jog toward the Bolivar peninsula, your parents did not receive the worst surge. I don't think their wood-framed home would've survived the waves if it had just been 10 miles down the coast.

Theirs is brick masonry, and they're in a middle of a block of other such buildings. The damage certainly could have been worse had the storm made landfall near San Luis Pass, but seeing as how it wasn't damaged at all by wind (not even a broken window), I'm pretty sure they could have made due. That's a realistic expectation, anyway. I'll fully grant you that their decision to stay put from back when the storm realistically could've intensified to a Category 4 and also hit further west was really really stupid.

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Hi HAIFers. The Westbury didn't have power and our phones were running low, so we fled to upper Kirby. Ah, AC r00lz. Our neighbors came by with a chainsaw yesterday and cut the tree off of our driveway. I counted 20 people pitching in. No estimate on how many were gay, though. Whole Foods is open, but its a mad house. The love child is safe but bored.

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Hi HAIFers. The Westbury didn't have power and our phones were running low, so we fled to upper Kirby. Ah, AC r00lz. Our neighbors came by with a chainsaw yesterday and cut the tree off of our driveway. I counted 20 people pitching in. No estimate on how many were gay, though. Whole Foods is open, but its a mad house. The love child is safe but bored.

Hi HAIFers. The Westbury didn't have power and our phones were running low, so we fled to upper Kirby. Ah, AC r00lz. Our neighbors came by with a chainsaw yesterday and cut the tree off of our driveway. I counted 20 people pitching in. No estimate on how many were gay, though. Whole Foods is open, but its a mad house. The love child is safe but bored.

It just doesn't seem like memebag without the Orson Wells avatar... :ph34r:

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Can someone tell me if the museum district, specifically the area around hermann park has power?

After a hellishly hot night Saturday night, we fled the Third Ward/Museum District neighborhood midday and are now chillin' in a hotel in Corpus Christi. My neighbors are supposed to text when the power is back and still no word.

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After a hellishly hot night Saturday night, we fled the Third Ward/Museum District neighborhood midday and are now chillin' in a hotel in Corpus Christi. My neighbors are supposed to text when the power is back and still no word.

Everything is okay in Post Oak Blvd , at 1200 post oak. In the neighborhoods around had debrie. I look photos and video. I will try to post some.

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I stopped by the Galleria earlier to see if everything was up and running. The answer is: YES!! It was like the Saturday before Christmas. It took 15 minutes to find parking, and the food court was jammed shoulder-to-shoulder in places. Half the stores were open.

It looks like Uptown is coming back to life. My parents' condo on Richmond has regained power (though central A/C is down).

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HEDWIG VILLAGE MAYOR ANNOUNCES CURFEW

By order of the Mayor of the City of Hedwig Village, a full curfew is in effect beginning Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 9 p.m. Curfew hours in effect from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. until further notice.

Persons in violation of this curfew order are subject to arrest.

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City of Houston employees directed to return to work

Statement from Mayor Bill White:

Our city has obviously experienced a devastating blow from Hurricane Ike and its aftermath.

I am proud of the City of Houston employees' response as we are dealing with this still serious situation. I am directing that City of Houston employees return to work tomorrow, Monday, September 15, 2008.

All city employees are directed to report to work unless they are specifically directed to make their work-stations at their homes. Authorization to not come to work must be specifically obtained from your department supervisor.

I am hereby declaring that the City Municipal Courts will be closed for business tomorrow. However, Court personnel should report to duty, unless otherwise directed, to assist in bringing our system back online.

All City of Houston employees are asked to recognize the enormous challenges we face in assisting our community to return to normal. This will require an extra effort from all City employees and I am confident that we will respond appropriately.

CITY OF BELLAIRE CURFEW

By order of the Mayor of the City of Bellaire, a full curfew is in effect beginning Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 9 p.m. Curfew hours in effect from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. until further notice.

Persons in violation of this curfew order are subject to arrest.

West University Place Issues "Boil Water" Notice

Effective immediately, the City of West University Place has issued a Boil Water notice because the quality of the drinking water may be unsafe as a result of the power outage caused by Hurricane Ike.

The City advises residents NOT to drink the water until tests determine it is safe. The City recommends using one of the following methods to treat water for drinking, cooking or washing dishes.

1. Boil water before use: Hold it at a rolling boil for at least two minutes before using it for drinking, cooking or washing food (the minutes start when the water begins to bubble). The flat taste of boiled water may be removed by shaking the water bottle or by pouring it from one container to another.

2. Use bottled water, especially for mixing baby formula.

3. Disinfect water by adding 8 drops (about 1/8 teaspoon - this would form a puddle about the size of a dime) of plain unscented household bleach per gallon of water, and hen let it stand for 30 minutes before using. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure. Use a container with a cap or cover for disinfecting or storing water to be used for drinking. This will prevent contamination.

4. Treat water with chlorine tablets or iodine tablets. Read and follow the label instructions.

Water samples will be collected and monitored to determine when it is safe again. When the public health threat has been removed you will be notified.

RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE DISINFECTING WATER UNTIL NOTIFIED THAT THE WATER IS SAFE.

Updated School Closings Sep 14th, 2008

Aldine ISD www.aldine.k12.tx.us/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17; essential personnel report Mon. at 8 AM

Alief ISD www.alief.isd.tenet.edu/ Closed Monday, 9/15

Alvin ISD Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Angleton ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Barbers Hill ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Brazosport ISD Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Channelview ISD www.channelview.isd.esc4.net/ Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Clear Creek ISD www.ccisd.net/ Closed all Week #281-284-0027

Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Conroe ISD Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Crosby ISD www.crosbyisd.org Closed Monday, 9/15

Cypress- Fairbanks ISD www.cfisd.net/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Danbury ISD Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Dayton ISD www.daytonisd.net/ Closed all Week

Deer Park ISD www.dpisd.org/ Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Dickinson ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Friendswood Closed till further notice

Fort Bend ISD Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

Galveston ISD Closed All week

Galena Park ISD www.galenaparkisd.com/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17; employees in Maintenance, ground & custodial report if possible

Goose Creek ISD www.gccisd.net/right.htm Closed Monday, 9/15

Hitchcock ISD Closed until futher notice

Houston ISD www.houstonisd.org/ Schools & Administrative offices Closed till Wednesday 9/17; employees not report to work unless notified by supervisor

Huffman ISD www.huffmanisd.net/ Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

Humble ISD www.humble.k12.tx.us/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Huntsville ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Katy ISD www.katyisd.org/ Closed Monday, 9/15

Klein ISD www.kleinisd.net/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

La Porte ISD www.laporte.isd.esc4.net/ Closed until futher notice

Lamar CISD Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

La Marque ISD Closed Monday, 9/15 till further notice

Magnolia ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Matagorda ISD Closed Monday, 9/15; Staff asked to report

Needville ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

New Caney ISD www.newcaneyisd.org/ Closed Mon & Tues 9/16

North Forest ISD www.northforestschools.org/ Closed Monday, 9/15

Palacios ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Pasadena ISD www.pasadenaisd.org/ Closed until futher notice

Pearland ISD www.pearlandisd.org/pisd/default.htm Closed until futher notice

Santa Fe ISD Closed all week 9/19

Sheldon ISD www.sheldonisd.com/ Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16; Administrative personnel will be contacted

Spring ISD www.springisd.org/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Spring Branch ISD www.springbranchisd.com/ Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

Stafford MSD www.stafford.msd.esc4.net/ Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

Sweeny ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Texas City Closed till further notice

Tomball ISD www.tomballisd.net/ Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Waller ISD www.waller.isd.esc4.net/ Closed Monday, 9/15

Willis ISD Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Harris County Dept. of Ed.

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

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Van Vleck ISD Closed Monday, 9/15

Universities

Lonestar College Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

U of H - Downtown Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

Rice University Closed Monday, 9/15

San Jacinto

College Closed till Monday, Sept. 22.; employees may be contacted by supervisor to come in

U of H - Main Closed Monday, 9/15

Alvin Community Colelge Closed Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9/17

Houston Community College Closed Mon. & Tues. 9/16

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West U reporting. Drove around today and everyone has cleaned their yards and piled branches by the curb. Lots of blocks have power but unfortunately, my block isn't one of them. Lots of traffic light are totally destroyed. Its going to be a nightmare come this week as we all know how all way stops work in Houston. Kroger open and some restaurants. My favorite breakfast place, the Buffalo Grill was open! Overall didn't see house damage but lots of trees and branches down. I think we did well. Not at all what the news had me to believe would happen. I really feared total devastation.

The silver lining is that I think it brought the city together. Lots of my neighbors were out cleaning and everyone was helpful and offered assistance. Galvanized the city, hope it lasts.

That's it, hope all you guys are allright and safe!

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Power back in certain areas of Spring. Anything west of Kuykendahl has power. However my mom and grandmother inbetween Kuykendahl and 45 do not have power... Mmmm Chef Chan's!

Does that include areas of Spring that are considered the "Woodlands"

Wondering because it will be easier for my hubby's team of energy folks to work from home if power is back on there--as they can't get into "downtown" right now......

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Power back on in parts of Mangum Manor and some parts of Oak Forest (west side of OF). Feel very luck that only off approx 36 hours. 2 sides of the wooden fence is down - satellite dish knocked off roof (will be until Oct 4th before repairs are made! - more internet time for me!!), a little water under sliding glass doors due to force of wind. Tree limbs everywhere - some trees down. All in all, not too bad.

Hope everyone is ok and I truly hope you all get power and a/c soon!

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I've heard very few reports of anything east of Downtown. How are things in Eastwood? Second Ward? Did the old Maxwell House factory make it?

As of this afternoon my Eastwood property had power, running water, and working telephone, television, and internet. Apparently that block is the only one, though. Most others, even right across the street, do not have electricity.

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i live on cummins st, right near greenway plaza. power turned on saturday at about 3 or 4, we have water pressure now and everything is back to normal here... with the exception of all the trees that have been knocked down.

Are you in those new midrise apartments?

Sounds like it's a good idea to live next to employment centers. Uptown was up early too.

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Hey guys, just reporting in myself.

I got the hell out at about 7, the roads were empty and I hauled to Westchase. Lost power at 3am, at noon, went back to my place,no power there on saturday, relocated to east Freakin' Bernard with another set of friends. (Yay! full tanks!), went back to west chase a few hours ago to another friend that lives in the area. HWY 6 is spotty with power (The highway, not the user) with only a few traffic lights being functional. Will check on my place again tomorrow and help clean up a buddy's fence as well.

I have a fairly similar experience as red,ex girlfriends came out of the woodwork texting. :)

going to be interesting reading the new posts.:P

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Several I haven't heard from in 6-10 years.

Now that I think about it, I haven't heard from from once since Allison.

Interesting.

When they think they're gonna die, they realize they still want you. :wub: :wub:

Does anyone have a chainsaw I can borrow? I need to liberate my parents' house from terrorist trees.

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When they think they're gonna die, they realize they still want you. :wub::wub:

Does anyone have a chainsaw I can borrow? I need to liberate my parents' house from terrorist trees.

Hardly, they mostly live out of town. This should be interesting, now I have several dates. Go fig.

I have several chainsaws to chose from, but I think they're all dedicated to someone or another here. I hope to help cut a few trees before I leave as a thank you to my host for the evening.

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CONTINENTAL AIRLINES TO RESUME FLIGHTS MONDAY AT HOUSTON; CHANGE FLIGHTS AT CONTINENTAL.COM FOR NO FEE

. continental.com provides latest flight information and operations summary

. Houston hub begins operations

. Passengers and airport employees not affected by Houston curfew

. Employees from other locations to fly to Houston to assist co-workers at hub

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2008 - Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is preparing to resume mainline jet flights Monday, Sept. 15, at its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) following the carrier's suspension of operations Saturday and Sunday in Houston due to Hurricane Ike. The carrier plans to operate the vast majority of its schedule to and from IAH. The first flight is scheduled to arrive at 5:33 a.m. and the first departure is at 6:30 a.m. Continental Express and Continental Connection flights to and from the Houston hub will operate at a reduced level on Monday.

Continental employees from other domestic locations will fly into Houston to assist their co-workers in resuming operations at the IAH hub.

2-1-1 Info Line

The statewide 2-1-1 telephone network is operational again as an information and referral line. People calling 2-1-1 can get information on a variety of Hurricane Ike-related issues including road closures, shelter information, mental health services health-related service centers and FEMA procedures.

All Texas residents can now call 2-1-1 for any questions related to recovery from Hurricane Ike.

Temporary Housing Disaster Assistance Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made federal disaster aid available for the state of Texas to supplement recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Ike, including assistance for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.

Available assistance includes rental payments for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.

Persons who need assistance should register at www.fema.gov or at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to substantiate losses.

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HCFCD FloodWatch Status - 15 Sep 08 started at 0700

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RAINFALL

None forecasted for next 5 days

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CHANNEL WATER LEVELS SINCE SUNDAY

-This information based on gage readings only. Need visual confirmation.

- Water levels are receding and still out of banks. They will be back in banks by sometime Tuesday, except the West Fork of the San Jacinto River

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- Halls Bayou

- Little Cypress Creek

- Willow Creek east of 249

- West Fork of the San Jacinto River above Lake Houston

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

- The 2nd Outlet Gates on Clear Lake were opened Sunday, September 14 at 1:30 pm

- Ground reconnaissance for High Water Marks will continue today

- Channel condition assessments will begin today

- As counts of flooded homes and businesses are developed, efforts will be made to distinguish between flooding from storm surge, from bayous and their tributaries, and overland sheet flow (street flooding)

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