After the Storm — 1st Day of Fall   Leave a comment

First Day of Fall In The Woodlands

The most common expression heard in The Woodlands is, “Things are starting to get back to normal.”  Whatever that is?

Other than being a little warmer and more humid, the weather continues to be great, which really helps in the clean-up.  Compared to southern Harris County and the coastal counties, we are doing great. In Harris County, about 1.49 million customers will have had electricity restored as of 5 a.m. Monday.  Of the 2.26 million CenterPoint Energy customers, 767,000, or about 34 percent, are still without power, according to the company.  Galveston is still a dangerous place to be. Fuel and other essentials remained scarce, and police will indefinitely enforce a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew once the island reopens Wednesday. Parts of Conroe are still without power and will be until September 29th.  Beaumont will not have all its power back until October 6th.  There is no gate for Bolivar Peninsula, Sabine Pass, Taylor Landing.

Here a little specific The Woodlands information forwarded to me:

Two homes in the community were completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike and 297 sustained major damage, said Chief Alan Benson of The Woodlands Fire Department.  “We expect that number to increase by 100 or 150 more homes as we get more reports,” he said.

About 70 parks in the community had minor damage from the storm, 25 had heavy tree damage, and 15 are closed due to extensive damage, said Chris Nunes, director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Nunes said that about 50 percent of the pathways in the community have been cleared.

Don Norrell, the general manager of the community associations, said that most of the work is covered under existing contracts with Waste Management and the Woodlands Community Services Corporation so there may not be added costs for the storm clean up.

“Blue roofs” are becoming more common in The Woodlands.  For some, it’s a reverse psychology “badge of honor!”

The photos were taken this morning around Copperknoll Circle.  The one oat, which I call The Horizontal Tree, had no problem with the storm.  Obviously, growing sideways vs. up has its benefits.

kenne

Posted September 22, 2008 by kenneturner in Family, Friends, Information

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