Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yikes it's Ike!

I'll be using this blog for the time being to update family and friends on our hurricane situation.

We left early Thursday to avoid evacuation traffic and made it to Austin painlessly. No traffic and no gas shortages at the time we left. We have stocked up here in Austin on water and nonperisable foods for when we do return. We are going to wait in Austin until we know there will be no problem obtaining gas and the road ways are clear.
As of now our apartment is not liveable. Our neighbors who stayed behind have checked out our apartment and informed us that there is a few inches of water in our bedroom due to structural damage to the apartment above us. We do have a place to stay in Houston when we do go back until our apartment is put back together.
We can't get a hold of our insurance company until atleast Monday and even then are not sure flooding is covered in our renters insuance package. I will continue to post here to keep everyone updated to save airwaves for people who need it for emergency.

ike driveway damage

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Emily! I'm so glad you guys made it to safety....especially with little Isabella! I was looking at some pics of the storm and the aftermath on the local paper and it looks pretty freaky! I can't imagine what it would be like to live down there with all the potential storms coming through...we don't have anything like that in little ol' Seattle ; ) It's good to hear from you and I hope they fix up your apartment and can clean up the city and streets soon so you can go back to your home...I think it's almost the end of storm season isn't it? hopefully = ) take care and I'm glad you guys are safe and dry in Austin!!! <3 <3 <3