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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Galveston, oh Galveston

It's early yet, but it looks like Hurricane Ike wasn't as bad as feared. It was bad enough, though. Many of the people who ignored evacuation orders later called 911 begging to be rescued. One guy explained he had wanted to stick around because he expected the surfing to be really good the next day. (Now there's a candidate for a Darwin Award.)

A building on fire in Galveston. Fire fighters had to let it burn, because the flooded streets were impassable.

The whole country is feeling the impact of gasoline price spikes. It's worst in the southeast and Gulf Coast areas, where there have been actual shortages, and even rationing. Inventory was already low, due to Gustav a couple of weeks ago, and now Ike has shut down even more refineries. Chevron has asked people to conserve gasoline and other fuels to avoid shortages. (Too late.)

posted by BubbaFan, 3:21 PM


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