Hurricane Ike destroys some homes, le...

Hurricane Ike destroys some homes, leaves others unscathed

There are 72 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Sep 13, 2008, titled Hurricane Ike destroys some homes, leaves others unscathed. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

LA MARQUE, TEXAS -- Hurricane Ike swallowed Dawn Demers' four-bedroom home so completely that she couldn't even see her rooftop as she stood marooned on a bridge, staring at brown floodwaters and trying not to ...

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Anchorage, AK

#21 Sep 14, 2008
Does any one know about 1108 Walker Drive La Marque? Son,Daughter, grandaughter stranded before and after IKE, without a car.Would really like to know..

Cypress, TX

#22 Sep 14, 2008
I posted an update about San Leon under the San Leon thread.

United States

#23 Sep 14, 2008
San Leon, I just talked with friend that has house on 5th street. She had evacuated and has recieved word that her house is completely gone. Things were flooded all the way to 21st street. News is sketchy at best and we have not heard a lot about San Leon. Did hear rumor tha their were dead bodies there, can't comferm that.
Lawrence Syverson

Schaumburg, IL

#24 Sep 14, 2008
I would like to know if my friend Duvall Angelle is okay. I've been trying to call but there is no answer. If Duvall sees this; please give me a call. Sy

Kansas City, KS

#25 Sep 14, 2008
Totally understandable. Hopefully you will get good news soon.

Lees Summit, MO

#26 Sep 14, 2008
My mom in San Leon went to her house and it was gone. She is on 3rd. Some of the neighbors house had minimal damage, but others had more extensive. There house is completely gone.

United States

#27 Sep 14, 2008
if anyone knows anything about the san leon motel please respond
B Pittman

San Antonio, TX

#28 Sep 14, 2008
Danette wrote:
Thank God!!!! On the phone with my sister now. The house phone is working, can make out going calls but can't receive in coming calls. Went to go get ice from HEB in Texas City but the line was unbelievable. Looting has been going on. They don't have a generator but one of their neighbors does so they gave him some gas and he gave them some ice. Found a bread truck selling bread and were able to get that. The roof is off of the LaMarque High school and they have 4" of water inside. Curfew is 5pm to 5am. Not sure how much good it will do. No one going door to door to check on anyone. My sister's husband job was broken into, he works at a Mobil in LaMarque on Hwy 6.
I'm glad you got in touch with your family. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write comments... gives us an idea about how things are going over there. God Bless

Cypress, TX

#29 Sep 14, 2008
I will be there again tomorrow. I will try and drive around and take some pictures for you guys.

Ardmore, OK

#30 Sep 14, 2008
can you get some of the RV park behind the green parrot I appreciate it if you can

Cypress, TX

#31 Sep 14, 2008
I will get some photos if I can. Do you know where your grandfathers trailer is?
A human being

Fredericksburg, VA

#32 Sep 14, 2008 live local coverage also on Direct TV.
Theyve been airing live since thursday 24 hours. Please watch and listen some places are completely wiped out. THIS IS BAD!!!! Good luck all.. Peace

San Antonio, TX

#33 Sep 14, 2008
are there any pictures on Bayou Vista canal area??
the news does not show these or does not seem to be covering the area. Please post what ever there is on this area.
Mike Wearne San Leon

United States

#34 Sep 14, 2008
My Poppa lived on Bass n Bay behind the Parrot Club and it is gone. It is where the old Amanda's was. Anyway he stayed too!! Him and a little dog BeBe. His name is Michael Wearne if you hear anything please let us know too! God Bless you and your family. Call the Red Cross!! They picked up alot of people.
gina anderson

Florence, AZ

#35 Sep 14, 2008
Holly wrote:
I will get some photos if I can. Do you know where your grandfathers trailer is?
I would very much appreciate some photos i watched the video you left the link to, and cried my eyes out, im very worried about my mom, shes very stubborn and is probably still there.. thank you.. [email protected]

United States

#36 Sep 14, 2008
I just talked with my Mother & sister on their cell phone. They are in Texas City on 11th Ave. N. They do not have electricity but do have water and gas. They did not have flooding or house damage, just tree limbs, leaves and such. They said some of the stores in Texas city have eletricity now. My brother-in-law was able to drive from Dickenson to Texas City so some of the roads are good. I hope this eases some people's mind a little about that area. God bless you all!

Paterson, NJ

#37 Sep 15, 2008
Any word on the condition of Rhodora St. in La Marque ? Dad rode out the storm... THANKS

Genova, Italy

#38 Sep 15, 2008
I haven't heard from my brother- he rode out the storm in his home on Meadow Lane (a couple of blocks behind the I45 McDonald's). No news and his phone's down. Any news on this area?
Thanks a lot- I hope that everything ends up well for everyone.

Sandy, TX

#39 Sep 15, 2008
Linda B from Canada wrote:
We have a Condo in Club of the Isles on Cove View Blvd. Is it still there and if so is it damaged. Our prayer go out to the people in Galveston.
Linda it is Daniel from the Club Management. We have not heard any good news nor bad about the property. From many fly over videos I have seen I have yet to see our property. We are hoping to hear something soon and/or get back on the island to assess the damage.
Tommye Janell

Tacoma, WA

#40 Sep 15, 2008
I have lots of family in La Marque, Texas City. Does anyone know if the power is coming back on in La Marque yet? What about the area of Texas City where the Fork and Spoon Cafe is?

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