Sep 13, 2008

Voices of Ike - Houston braces for the storm

2:51 am, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 Houston trauma surgeon Ken Mattox, MD

Eye of storm is now passing over Galveston. Huge Oak Tree down on McGreggor St - the access to the Ben Taub Hospital. Any traffic has to come in a back way. Restaurant in downtown Houston burned to the ground. Three employees were sheltering there. wo with near 100% body burns and one with hand burns and inhalation burns. The latter with us and the two former at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Over 1 million people without electricity and therefore air conditioning. NO FLOODING in Houston YET. Winds up to 100 MPH in gusts, steady at about 65 mph. We have lots of employees who are here to weather the storm, Nurses, doctors, etc. Will be up to two weeks (or more) to get electricity restored. Not much more news right now.

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