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Photographs from earlier today by Chambers County OEM.

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I've created a Hurricane Ike section in the HAIF gallery for people who don't have a regular place to host their photographs. just click this link and then click the t_newimage.gif button.

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11 is showing some amazing pictures from Galveston. And of course there are a bunch of dummies in the background jumping around and screaming because they're uneducated and cool.

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Got out and did some driving around and took pictures with the I phone

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April Plaza Marina on Lake Conroe

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Lake Conroe Plaza traffic light

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HWY 105 and FM 149 intersection

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College St. in Montgomery

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I live in Southern Trails in west Pearland, about 1 mile west of Hwy 288 at 518. This is just south of Shadow Creek Ranch. We did have some wind damage but since we are a young subdivision our trees are relatively small, so we didn't have to worry about trees falling on houses and cars. In fact, we are rather lucky in that we are among the first 112,000 centerpoint customers to get the electricity turned back on.

Nevertheless, not all of us here were lucky. Here are some photos I took yesterday. The first one shows a porto-potty and street sign that blew south for 2 blocks. The second one is what Ike did to the two tall flagpoles we have at the entrance to our subdivision.

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Anyone have any photos from Timbergrove, South of 11th, East of TC Jester? That's our hood, but we're overseas for a bit, and wonder what it looks like. We know some trees are down, but that's about it.

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These are pictures by Timnwendy of the Southern Trails subdivision in Pearland.

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If it's easier for anyone, or if your connection is wonky, you can e-mail your Ike photos to editor@houstonarchitecture.info and I'll put them on. That's what Timnwendy did.

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Just to clarify, the topmost photo that editor showed in the previous post was a new house still under construction. It wasn't a house stripped bare by the winds. :rolleyes:

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Wow. I wonder what the rest of Pearland looks like. Especially the Pearland Town Center.

This is only a small part of downtown, I couldn't get to the harder hit area today, but I will try tomorrow.

This is just crazy. All those trees lean so much, that you just want to lean with them.

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Here's the Obscene Ike XXX-travaganza

Mostly downtown photos. A couple from Uptown/Memorial, and one of Dakota Lofts.

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The Diho Square sign on Bellaire @ Ranchester had blown down and was blocking all the westbound lanes.

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Trae, where did you get the picture from Gilchrist? I have (had) a beach house down there.

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Here are the ones from my street in Westbury.

What I saw when I opened my door:

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Directly in front of my house 2 20-25 ft trees from the house on the other side of the street crashed and left me only a 6ft wide area to pull my cars out. My house is on the left of this photo but it is not pictured for online safety reasons (stalkers, killers, marketers, etc).

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Doing a 180 degree turn and looking down 2 blocks is another giant tree downed. I was lucky to have one street open or I would have been stranded for a LONG time.

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Sunday I went down to Victoria to buy a generator and supplies. On the way back I see a convoy of 20 State Farm cars and trucks to help with claims. Almost every car or truck coming up 59 had the 5 gallon gas cans and/or generators on them.

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The window A/C unit at Lowes for $125 was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!!! I had not slept in 3 days...maybe 1-2 hours a night and nothing the night of the storm. I was VERY lucky....A few homes around here had trees fall on them and crush the roofs. My house and cars had no damage whatsoever plus I had water and natural gas the whole time. I lost power at 9:30 the night of storm and was hot and humid until last night. I am coming to you on generator power now.

The sound of the wind and the debris hitting the side of the house is pure horror when you are borded inside. I think the gusts were 80-90 mph in this area. My pecan tree would have fallen if the storm went another few hours in my estimation.

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No one said anything about the geotube in Gilchrist. Sure, it's not a seawall, but it kept water out for many storms. Rita's water came in from the backside due to the circulation and it being east. It was weird that the northern sides of houses were the ones that got damage. Crystal Beach had no protection. I've heard that Rollover pass in completely gone.

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That is water gushing up from a man hole. The next day it shot the cover up in the air (was really loud). I have a pic of that as well, I will post more pics later of when I went through downtown on Sunday.

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NOAA has taken several dozen very high resolution photographs of the Galveston-Houston area as it is now after the storm.

They're far too many and large for me to post here, so here's a link.

Click on the black square around the area you want to see. Then click on the yellow squares to pull up images from that sector.

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My next door neighbor's pool. This top of this tree (trimmed in the pic) took out the power line in back that serves our little group of 5-6 houses:

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Another neighbor just across the street. We worked all morning in the last bit of light rain getting this tree out of the street so traffic would get buy and the gutters would drain:

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Most of these are on the trek from the Reliant Stadium area to Montrose:

Fannin at Knight:

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Apartments along Fannin:

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Fannin at OST:

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Fannin in the medical center:

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St. Lukes tower:

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Main near Rice University:

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Minit Man on Main:

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Sears with the old A exposed:

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West Alabama near the spur:

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The Heights:

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Surfing I-10:

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Downtown:

Day before:

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Day after:

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Allen Parkway:

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One from Rice area:

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North/South Streets' trees made it:

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This is early:

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Water off the Bayou Lofts, 3am:

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Howling down Travis, also 3am

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Was thinking if living here (Hogg Palace):

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Also here (Capital Lofts):

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Chase tower parking garage:

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The patterns of destruction:

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Time to negotiate that build-out:

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Here are some of mine:

1. Days Inn on College Avenue, South Houston.

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2. A poorly stiched panorama of one of the marinas along NASA rd 1.

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3. Another marina shot...

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4. On to the Kemah Boardwalk. No Starbucks available here.... :huh:

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And on to the Landry's......

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More of downtown:

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Half of the sign is missing!

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Well what do you know, here it the other half!

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baby bird that didn't make it.

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another baby bird that didn't make it.

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No damage to these, just thought they were nice. (above pic)

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I was just thinking... They should replace in a random order (in thirds, blending into each other, from top to bottom) in Gold tinted, Orange tinted, and then Blue tinted. Like that Phallic in Barcelona.

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