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  1. #1 90,000 NOT evacuating Galveston area? 
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    On Fox now, just reported the Mayor is pulling emergency services at 9 pm because it will become too dangerous for them and for those who remain, please write your SSN on your body.

    The Galveston storm of 1900 killed 8,000 people.
    The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on the city of Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 135 mph (215 km/h) at landfall, making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.[1]

    The hurricane caused great loss of life with the estimated death toll between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals;[2] the number most cited in official reports is 8,000, giving the storm the third-highest number of casualties of any Atlantic hurricane, after the Great Hurricane of 1780 and 1998ís Hurricane Mitch. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is to date the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States. By contrast, the second-deadliest storm to strike the United States, the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, caused approximately 2,500 deaths, and the deadliest storm of recent times, Hurricane Katrina, claimed the lives of approximately 1,800 people.

    The hurricane occurred before the practice of assigning official code names to tropical storms was instituted, and thus it is commonly referred to under a variety of descriptive names. Typical names for the storm include the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Great Galveston Hurricane, and, especially in older documents, the Galveston Flood. It is often referred to by Galveston locals as The Great Storm or The 1900 Storm.
    More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvest...ricane_of_1900

    Ike almost a Cat 3 now.
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    Did you hear the 90,000 number on FOX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Did you hear the 90,000 number on FOX?
    From the AP:
    Authorities in three counties alone said roughly 90,000 stayed behind, despite a warning from forecasters that many of those in one- or two-story homes faced "certain death."
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    From the AP:Link
    Eek! :( ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Did you hear the 90,000 number on FOX?

    It was on Fox also, Shep was talking about it.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    I knew it!!!

    They have Geraldo on the seawall right now. :D
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    90,000 in 3 counties.

    I just found out that my ex MIL is at my ex(but beloved) SIL's house in Humble, Texas). They are in Northern Harris county.
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    Hopefully they'll be safe there! It's probably going to be a
    horrible mess on Galveston tomorow morning.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Geraldo is just too funny! The guy next to him with a wind meter is standing normal and our fearless weather guy is leaning into the wind bouncing all over. :D

    They said the wind was blowing 120mph. And the eye is just minutes away.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    God bless and keep anyone who didn't get out because they are going to need all the help they can get tonight.

    I am going to beg here for folks to donate something, anything you can spare, to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or Southern Baptist Federation.

    Your fellow Americans are going to need all the help they can get in the days to come and the cupboard is pretty bare right now. So please donate if you possibly can.
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