Hurrican Ike came through Houston, Spring and The Woodlands but the ripple effect began well before it hit and it lingers longer than it tormented us.
The day before Ike, my trip to the local Walmart opened my eyes to the panic that was hitting our area ...
No Bread ...
No Paper Products ...
Almost out of soup ...
Out of Bananas ....
Out of Gas:
Before: (a favorite local fishing spot ...)
It was an eerie feeling for it to be pitch black at night and to hear the humming of all the generators.
Crews were working immediately to clean up the trees:
I was thankful for the rabbit ears on this little T.V. to hear whatever news I could:
NO meat or dairy:
A table, at the grocery store, to charge your phone:
No batteries or flashlights are left!
People were out in their yards cleaning up, helping eachother and talking with neighbors!
No School for a week for The Woodlands:
(photo from Lynnor Matheney, Cochrans Crossing in The Woodlands)
(photos from Bill & Patricia Paradee, Sparklewood in Cochrans Crossing, The Woodlands, Texas)
The electricity finally comes on ... Home Sweet Home ...
Mother Nature vs. humanity ... we will always overcome!
The Woodlands is 27 miles North of downtown Houston and the storm didn't hit us quite as hard as it did the Southern part of Houston and the coast.
HERE for more pictures from the Day Before Ike
HERE for pictures the morning after
HERE to see more pictures of flooding in The Woodlands
HERE for Before & AFTER photo's
HERE for how The Woodlands has planned for flooding
HERE for more pictures of The Woodlands Golf Courses after Hurricane
HERE for more day after pictures
HERE for being thankful despite the circumstances
HERE for Hurricane Frustrations
HERE for Carlton Woods Update
HERE for Home Sweet Home
The Woodlands, Texas
- #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
- 27 miles North of Houston
- 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
- Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater
- 190 miles of hike and bike trails
- Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
- Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
- Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"