With no Internet that means no video uploads. We were uploading a video to YouTube when the Internet went down. The howling wind is starting to turn into a screaming wind. Walking around the house to make sure all is well. The house is starting to creek. Still have power here but carrying a flash light in my pocket just in case. They look more like tasers or mini-light sabers... Use the force. I attached a picture to this email of the flashlights but not sure if it will post.
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The winds are really picking up now. We are starting to hear the howl of the storm and is quite eerie. Somehow we still have power but I don't think for long. The news has been running and they are saying 500000 are now without power. Actually just turned the news off b/c it is the same thing over and over again. My wife and I just turned on Project Runway. We are so far behind. Just got a tornado alert flashed even though we are watching DVR. That's a pretty cool feature on ATT Uverse. Just spoke too soon. Power just got knocked out but came right back on. No Uverse or DSL though. Will be watching the local news stream from my phone.
The lights are still flickering and despite two neighboring subdivisions losing power, we still have power (and internet connection!). The wind picking up and the rain is just beginning to fall. Hopefully we will get another video post up before all power is lost... only time will tell.
Until then, here's another video update.
I was lucky to get this up as the lights are starting to flicker... we will see if we can get another video post up soon before we lose power and internet all together. Winds are picking up outside (around 60 MPH +) and it is going to get crazy over the next 12 hours. The eye of the storm is supposed to pass about 5 miles from the house up I-45. We will try to post every hour or two as long as we have a mobile phone connection and let you know what is going on from a different perspective. If we lose contact... you can always follow the storm here: http://weatherblog.abc13.com/
But great news. We've posted the first video:
As a social media demonstration, Jonathan Lay, Media Director at PTP NEW MEDIA will be blogging Hurricane Ike from Pasadena, TX. This is the real deal. Hopefully he will be able to get pics and video up if power is on but messages will be short n sweet like this. He will be mobile blogging like am now.