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Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town

 
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Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town
GALVESTON, Texas — Tourist-popular Galveston seems more like a debris-ridden ghost town today after Hurricane Ike.
About 20 Longhorns roamed the empty neighborhoods. The west end of Galveston island, while dotted with expensive homes, had undeveloped grazing lands.
Deputy city manager Brandon Wade toured the destruction with some reporters today.
Hurricane Ike lowered the beachfront sand by as much as five feet.
Many homes in Galveston's west end, protected by the city's seawall, made it through the weekend hurricane with minimal damage.
But others in a neighborhood of one- and two-story homes called Spanish Grant Beachside, erected on cement pilings with garages beneath the first floor, were pounded to rubble.
Residents are being urged to stay away since Galveston is without water, electricity and provisions.

[link to www.chron.com]
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Re: Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town
Destroyed by FIRE then water.
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Re: Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town
Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town - Literally
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Re: Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town
Galveston Texas is a Ghost Town - Literally
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exactly.
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I have a friend there,he's a fireman from Dallas deployed down there for about 4 weeks, he claims everything is a clusterf#@k and nobody knows what to do 1st
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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Mathetes, a group of EMT's from my community went down, too.

These volunteers are AWESOME!

Please give your friend a big THANK YOU for me.

flower

I have a friend there,he's a fireman from Dallas deployed down there for about 4 weeks, he claims everything is a clusterf#@k and nobody knows what to do 1st
 Quoting: mathetes
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Fittingly this is also a ghost thread.damned
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fema trailors beats tents any day of the week.some folks just want to be back home, t start cleanup.fast aspossible. a trailor will work...omg..galviston will need yrs to get back to normal....omg..Lower louisana bayues and lafitte waterway flooded..alligators just strole across the roads to the other side like they own the place...they do..you gonna tell an alligator to get the hell off the damm road.....not if you on foot, and he is big and hungry....run..........alligators move slower than crocodiles.on land anyway.....
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DO your research,Ole GavI has been a prospering ghost town since the slavery days.Go for a walk in the oldest graveyard on the main road into town. please be sure to go late in the night. 100% haunted,its commen knowledge. New orleans too has its invisible residents,again thanks to captivity,torture, humilation, punishment ,death and various other control techniques
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Mathetes, a group of EMT's from my community went down, too.

These volunteers are AWESOME!

Please give your friend a big THANK YOU for me.

flower


I have a friend there,he's a fireman from Dallas deployed down there for about 4 weeks, he claims everything is a clusterf#@k and nobody knows what to do 1st

 Quoting: Pollyannuh

I sure will my friend!
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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[link to www.chron.com]
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It is not a ghost town.
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DO your research,Ole GavI has been a prospering ghost town since the slavery days.Go for a walk in the oldest graveyard on the main road into town. please be sure to go late in the night. 100% haunted,its commen knowledge. New orleans too has its invisible residents,again thanks to captivity,torture, humilation, punishment ,death and various other control techniques
 Quoting: Ik 503994


you don't need torture for ghosts

i have theories about ghosts and humidity
nothing dies in humid towns
it just morphs into mold and mildew
salt water climbs the walls wicks in the mortar
it's alive
really

some can pick up on it
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As Houston struggled to ensure the quality of its water supply, Galveston continued asking residents to leave and evacuees to stay away, warning the situation there "would go into a downward spiral."

"There is nothing to come here for right now," said Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas today. "Please leave. I am asking people to leave."

Thousands of homes remain to be searched and a refrigerated mobile morgue is on its way, a city official said.

In Galveston, city officials say health conditions continue to deteriorate on the hard-hit island, and officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are assessing the situation.

One of the survivors found by a search team had suffered an estimated 1,000 mosquito bites and was flown to a hospital on the mainland.

City Manager Steve LeBlanc said 15,000 to 20,000 residents remained on the island today out of a population of about 60,000. About 3,000 are trying to get off the island, he said.

Bush plans to visit Houston on Tuesday...

[link to www.chron.com]


Mosquito-borne diseases are just the tip of that soggy iceberg.
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Just some Galveston numbers to consider. 20k did not evacuate. 200 taken out from the shelter of last resort. 2000 went out recently with medical problems. That gets it down to 17,800. However, the number being floated as remaining now is 15,000.
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Just some Galveston numbers to consider. 20k did not evacuate. 200 taken out from the shelter of last resort. 2000 went out recently with medical problems. That gets it down to 17,800. However, the number being floated as remaining now is 15,000.
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Now maybe people can understand why there's so much distress over the government now allowing reporters in to those areas. Rumors are rumors. DHS has to dispell the rumors about refrigerated morgues, and floating bodies, and disease. They must do it now.
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Wait, does that mean there are 15k people still sitting in Galveston waiting to be rescued/recovered? If that number is correct, is it safe to guess that they are keeping people out mostly to give them a chance to round up bodies in the refridgerated morgue they mentioned? Please tell me it isn't that bad! I'd like some good news.
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Wait, does that mean there are 15k people still sitting in Galveston waiting to be rescued/recovered? If that number is correct, is it safe to guess that they are keeping people out mostly to give them a chance to round up bodies in the refridgerated morgue they mentioned? Please tell me it isn't that bad! I'd like some good news.
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There seems to be a few thousand down there who want to be left the hell alone. Texans-strange folk.
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Just some Galveston numbers to consider. 20k did not evacuate. 200 taken out from the shelter of last resort. 2000 went out recently with medical problems. That gets it down to 17,800. However, the number being floated as remaining now is 15,000.


Now maybe people can understand why there's so much distress over the government now allowing reporters in to those areas. Rumors are rumors. DHS has to dispell the rumors about refrigerated morgues, and floating bodies, and disease. They must do it now.
 Quoting: Redheaded Stepchild

Exactly.
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[link to videos.nola.com]
There are hundreds of helios in the air over the Galveston/Texas Coast. They have some of the best sensors, recorders, and visual info storage systems money can buy. When will the footage be made public? If ever?
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Wait, does that mean there are 15k people still sitting in Galveston waiting to be rescued/recovered? If that number is correct, is it safe to guess that they are keeping people out mostly to give them a chance to round up bodies in the refridgerated morgue they mentioned? Please tell me it isn't that bad! I'd like some good news.

There seems to be a few thousand down there who want to be left the hell alone. Texans-strange folk.
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Hey man,I'm a Texan by birth and i resemble that remark.Wacko from Waco.
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For you, Tex.
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Wait, does that mean there are 15k people still sitting in Galveston waiting to be rescued/recovered? If that number is correct, is it safe to guess that they are keeping people out mostly to give them a chance to round up bodies in the refridgerated morgue they mentioned? Please tell me it isn't that bad! I'd like some good news.

There seems to be a few thousand down there who want to be left the hell alone. Texans-strange folk.

Hey man,I'm a Texan by birth and i resemble that remark.Wacko from Waco.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 504338


And why not? If they can recover by themselves, why do they have to be told to leave?
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DO your research,Ole GavI has been a prospering ghost town since the slavery days.Go for a walk in the oldest graveyard on the main road into town. please be sure to go late in the night. 100% haunted,its commen knowledge. New orleans too has its invisible residents,again thanks to captivity,torture, humilation, punishment ,death and various other control techniques


you don't need torture for ghosts

i have theories about ghosts and humidity
nothing dies in humid towns
it just morphs into mold and mildew
salt water climbs the walls wicks in the mortar
it's alive
really

some can pick up on it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 434311

clinging to lief in any way.......


I see your point but , no, these souls are around but not clinging to or morphing as mold.
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The plan must be to let them sit there a week or two in the heat, skeeters, and stench hoping they will come to the conclusion it's over and they will move on out. My take is that the PTB senses there might be some resistance to a cattle call and a round up. Trying to avoid a fandango, if that is possible.
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Knuclehead VOA reports that only a few hundred people remain on Galveston Island. What happened to the 14,000 or so other knuckleheads?
"Texas Governor Rick Perry has called them "knuckleheads," but the several thousand people who defied evacuation orders last week and rode out the storm in the state's most vulnerable coastal communities see themselves as hardy survivors.

Officials estimate there are still between <250 and 300> people on Galveston Island in spite of dire conditions that include lack of sanitation, lack of clean water and an infestation of mosquitoes that could carry infectious diseases."

[link to voanews.com]
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Washed out to sea.
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Washed out to sea.
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Nah, I think the reporter got his wires crossed. The 250 is about Bolivar. Lazy reporter. Should be fired.
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This guy is able to grin and bear it
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Wait, does that mean there are 15k people still sitting in Galveston waiting to be rescued/recovered? If that number is correct, is it safe to guess that they are keeping people out mostly to give them a chance to round up bodies in the refridgerated morgue they mentioned? Please tell me it isn't that bad! I'd like some good news.

There seems to be a few thousand down there who want to be left the hell alone. Texans-strange folk.

Hey man,I'm a Texan by birth and i resemble that remark.Wacko from Waco.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 504338


Everything is big in Texas.
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GALVESTON, Texas — Tourist-popular Galveston seems more like a debris-ridden ghost town today after Hurricane Ike.
About 20 Longhorns roamed the empty neighborhoods. The west end of Galveston island, while dotted with expensive homes, had undeveloped grazing lands.
Deputy city manager Brandon Wade toured the destruction with some reporters today.
Hurricane Ike lowered the beachfront sand by as much as five feet.
Many homes in Galveston's west end, protected by the city's seawall, made it through the weekend hurricane with minimal damage.
But others in a neighborhood of one- and two-story homes called Spanish Grant Beachside, erected on cement pilings with garages beneath the first floor, were pounded to rubble.
Residents are being urged to stay away since Galveston is without water, electricity and provisions.

[link to www.chron.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 503743

What the wind doesn't destroy...
The water takes as its own.


I'm so sorry for everyone living anywhere in this area.
My hearts bleeds for each and every one of you.
Hold your family members and friends close.
They alone will get you through this.





GLP