Center of the Storm… Ike Update 091308:0342

[Posting these photos three days after the storm, now that I have Internet access at the office — still no power or Internet at home]

This photo was taken at almost 4 a.m., as Hurricane Ike’s eye was going past downtown Houston.

Contemporaneous Tweets:

Going to try to override my Ike-fed hyperalertness with sleep. Guessing from other tweets that the eye is near us now in midtown. 03:03 AM September 13, 2008

Ike’s howling & banging in midtown woke me. No use tho – can no longer see much out the windows due to driving rain & condensation. 04:30 AM September 13, 2008

Upstairs window pried open by wind – caught it just in time. Courtyard oak thrashing wildly above shelter of roofline. Hope he can hang on. 04:51 AM September 13, 2008

Highway lights over 59/288 interchange and downtown buildings were the last to go. Total darkness reigns. 05:00 AM September 13, 2008

#Ike has knocked out T-Mobile EDGE service in midtown. Down to tweeting via SMS. 05:47 AM September 13, 2008

Reading others’ #Ike tweets was both useful & comforting. Sorry to lose that now that I can only send, not receive. 05:51 AM September 13, 2008

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