Monday, September 15, 2008

Notes about IKE

** Beachfront erosion severe. Estimates of at least 200 feet...11 people rescued from Flagship last night. They've been there this whole time... -- Leigh Jones, Galveston News

** Dozens of area residents suffered carbon monoxide poisoning or burns from the use of portable generators over the weekend, including relatives of a 4-year-old boy who died in north Houston.
In the 24 hours after Ike passed over, Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center treated more than 30 carbon monoxide poisoning cases in its emergency center.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital took care of about 10 patients Sunday in the Medical Center, including a few burned by generator fires. -- Houston Chronicle

** in Houston, some gas stations have bags over pumps. "Have a nice day," one Chevron station wrote on the bags, with a smiley face.-- Marty Toohey, Austin Am-Statesman

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