Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Returning Home

Due to our location right in between a fire station and a police station, we got our power on very quickly. So we returned home yesterday. Here are pictures from our return home, as well as a little of the damage to our home. Luckily, the damage was very minimal. We did lose all of the hubby's fish in his 175 gallon salt water tank, so that was a fun smell to come to. YUCK! There are still a ton of our neighbors without power. The gas lines are crazy! What an experience!

Truck full of generators heading to Houton


Flipped over sign


Gas line in Hempstead


More of the line in Hempstead


Magnolia was very organized. Check out the signs



Fence down along 1488


Tree down off 1488


Another tree down off 1488


Trees down on power lines in Porter on 1314


More trees down on power lines in Porter on 1314


Flooding in Porter on 1314




Lots of trees down on someone's property on 1314


Tree removal trucks heading south on 59. There was a HUGE line of them!


Trees down on North Park


Gas line at Texaco on North Park & Russell Palmer



Trees down along North Park


Trees down along North Park near Hollywood Video


Gas line at the Chevron on North Park at Woodland Hills Dr.



Tree down and damage at strip mall on North Park


Piles of debris


Our pile of debris. Some angel cleaned up our yard before we even got home!


Crack in our living room ceiling. The worst of the damage.


Mess from ceiling.

8 comments:

Elena said...

I'm sorry that there was any damage at all, but I'm glad it was minimal - and that you were safe. Good luck with the cleanup.

Tracie said...

i too am so glad that you guys were safe. i can't get any pictures. is it just me??

alisha said...

Welcome home. I can't get any pictures either...it says "image cave, Bandwidth exceeded" for each of them.

Muggle Mom said...

bummer about the photos! i'll upload them to photobucket and try again.

meredith said...

Glad you are home and the damage was minimal. That gas line was crazy!! Did you have to wait in that line???

Z. Marie said...

Thanks for not posting photos of the dead fish! ... It's amazing FM 1314 even was passable. I've seen worse flooding than that through there from much smaller storms. ... How in the WOLRD did the ceiling in your living room get cracked?

Cindy said...

Poor fishies! I am glad that your house is okay and what sweet friends you have to clean your yard. I am glad above all that your family was safe.

Janelle said...

I bet our fridge smelled comparable to your dead fish... do you need help with the ceiling, not that I would know how, but...?