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This theatre building in #Galveston is an O.G. hurricane survivor. The plaque on the bottom of this post marks the water line during the great storm of 1900, one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history. The plaque on the top marks the water line during hurricane Ike in 2008. 😱 In the background is where the damaged sheet rock has been stripped after hurricane Harvey, which is almost on par with the 1900 water level. #hurricance #hurricaneharvey #harvey #texas #theatre #theater #history #hurricaneike
August.27.Sunday.2017.
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I was tired and did not make any effort to get up for the sunrise that was equally as impressive as the sunset. I did raise my head and see the amazing light growing over the horizon before I laid my head back down for some extra rest. The next stop was Glacier National Park. I stopped at this ghost town to grab a snack from the back of Sheila and met a friendly dog. This was one of the last times I was in service for the next 4 days.
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This was the point that Hurricane Harvey started to move away from Houston. My parents house generally has fared well in hurricanes so I was not too concerned with their well being. Ike, the hurricane in 2009, knocked out the power of our across the street neighbors for a whole week while we never lost power even in the height of the storm.
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The last text I received was from mom answering my question of “How are ya’ll doing with the water level?” She responded “I don’t like stalled hurricanes” “It is going down so that's good”. This was at 9 am. This was the last text I would receive for the next 4 days.
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#sxs #sightsxsheila #exploretocreate #travelblog #travel #wanderlust #explore #travelphotography #neverstopexploring #traveldiaries #travellover #travellife #neverstopexploring #travelblogger #solotravel #traveldudes #travelingman #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadtrip #hurricaneharvey #ghosttown #glaciernationalpark #gnp #hurricane #hurricaneike #montana #montanamoment #phonephoto
Happy Belated 9th Birthday to my SYLAR!! Still my most prized possession I kept after the divorce. Lol We been rocking since #HURRICANEIKE #MANSBESTFRIEND
Found a pic of my son (who will now be 13 ) standing outside our apartment after hurricane Ike
#hurricaneike #3rdwardhouston #zacharyperez #2008
(Credit to John H Lienhard and NOAA). The Ferrel began life back in 1968, as an ocean going tug/supply vessel for oil rigs. Having to stand by a rig in the open ocean and give supplies is tricky when the ship is pitching and rolling so they put in a bow thruster, two propellers, and a uniquely designed keel. She was redesigned in the 1980s to become a fully fledged research vessel for the NOAA fleet. Her cruising speed was 10 knots and weighed about 500 tons. Though small, she is a very capable vessel. The person that NOAA named this ship after is of William Ferrel, a scientist studying weather patterns and currents by Newton and LaPlace. What he realized was LaPlace did not account for friction of currents and thus being more able to understand the complex system of weather. The Research ship Ferrel did serve not only as a ship of science, but also of refuge. During the 2008, Hurricane Ike, Ferrel took on civilians and went out to sea. The vessel's superb stability was safer (believe it or not) than being on the shores of Louisiana. By her later years (perhaps 2009 or so) she was laid up from NOAA to the scrap yard. However a man named Alton L Warren saved the ship until she was sold again to private interests some time before 2017. To whom it was owned is not known, but as Hurricane Maria approached Puerto Rico a few days ago as this is being posted (September 22, 2017) she sailed out with a father, mother, and two young boys. Authorities have not mentioned their names, and it is not known why they were out there. Unfortunately they were, and Ferrel capsized in a 100 knot gale which killed the father. The mother and two children managed to crawl on the keel of the upturned hull with life jackets in hand. The ship is said to have gone ashore on Puerto Rico, but was too far for them to swim, so helicopter rescue picked them up for safety. An unfortunate and tragic end, doubtless. #hurricanemaria #hurricaneike #noaa #johnhlienhard #williamferrel #researchship #ferrel #newton #laplace #1968 #2008 #2017 #tug #oilrig #supplier #puertorico #weather #scientist #namesake #louisiana #rescueship #rescue #altonlwarren #coastguard #royalnavy #memorium #restinpeace
That face I make when people ask me where I'm from 😏..... Wellllll???? It's complicated! (Especially if you've been following my posts this incredibly active hurricane season. 👎🏽) .
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. . 💙Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico . 💙Raised in St. Croix USVI and Aruba, Dutch West Indies. 💙Moved to the mainland as a teenager to The Woodlands, Texas . 💙 Spent the majority of my 20's and became a woman in New York City. 💙Back in Texas now! I made Houston my new home in April 2017. Every place I've lived is a part of my story, my journey through life, make up the different cultures and flavors that have shaped my unique personality.... each holds a very special place in my heart which is why they are all "home." .
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We cannot lose focus on what is going on around us. My heart is overflowing with love for the globe 🌎Earthquakes in Mexico, hurricanes all over the gulf and Caribbean, the same cyclones creating floods that killed thousands in Africa, the crisis with North Korea and on and on and on. Stay focused. Be alert. Love thy neighbor....Let's pray for the WORLD. #onelove 🙏. Main photo 📷 cred: @isafreiberger
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#hurricaneharvey #hurricaneirma #hurricanejose #hurricanemaria and of course let's not forget the others ... #hurricanesandy #hurricanerita #hurricaneike #hurricanehugo #onelove #caribbeanpeople #curly #islandgirl #caribbeangirls #NYC #NYEr #newyork #houstonstrong #vistrong #caribbeanstrong #puertorico #stcroix #aruba #love #life #pray
The Balinese Room was a famous nightclub in Galveston, Texas, built on a pier stretching 600 feet (183 m) from the Galveston Seawall over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For decades a dance hall and illegal casino, the Balinese Room was remodeled and reopened in 2001 without the gambling.
Operated by Sicilian immigrant barbers-turned-bootleggers Sam and Rosario Maceo, the Balinese Room was an elite spot in the 1940s and 1950s (Galveston's open era), featuring entertainment by Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, George Burns, The Marx Brothers and other top acts of the day. Patrons of the private club included Howard Hughes, Sophie Tucker and wealthy oil barons from nearby Houston.
In 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the early morning hours of September 13, 2008, the structure was completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike.
Frank Sinatra supposedly painted the picture in the 3rd slide. #balineseroom #galveston #thingsthatarenthereanymore #hurricaneike
So 24 years later my Eagle Scout project is still standing! #tropicalstormallison, #HurricaneIke, #HurricaneRita, #TaxDayFlood, #MemorialDayFlood and now #HurricaneHarvey. It has withstood it all! It was never used for what the plan was (a scale sized down prayer wall, Western Wall), but clearly miracles do happen! Hope for a rebuild soon. The community needs this place up and running. #eaglescoutproject #tbt #jcc #westernwall #prayerwall #houstonstrong
Nine years ago, Larry and I went to Milwaukee to see the home team Houston Astros take on the road team Chicago Cubs in Miller Park. Carlos Zambrano didn't allow a hit that night. #HurricaneIke #BigZ #NonESPNSundayNightBaseball #SecondRowLeftFieldBleachers #RyanBraunDoesNotVaryFromHisSpotDefensively #WornGrassSpot #AlmostSkippedWorkTheNextDayForTedLillyOneHitter
@Regrann from @mshouston_customprints - They tell us the truth straight to our face..DID YALL WAKE UP YET? 😪😪😪😴😴😴😴 #HURRICANEHARVEY #HURRICANEIRMA #HURRICANEJOSE #HURRICANEKATRINA
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RED CROSS SOME PAID MFKAS AT THE PPLS EXPENSE TO GIVE AND SUPPORT THE VICTIMS BUT THEY GIVE VICTIMS 1% OF THAT SMH #REDCROSSCROOKS 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰
People need to stop making "memes" about Texas and Florida. It's not funny, people are losing lives, homes, families, and friends to Irma and Harvey. I really don't think they would be laughing if their house was full of three feet of water and venous animals washed into their house as well as having their car totaled like my dad's friend in Houston. This shit that they're saying is f****d up, especially comparing cartoons to deaths and losses. Those people who are making these should go to hell#prayfortexas #prayforhouston #prayforflorida #hurricaneirma #hurricaneharvey #hurricaneike

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