Reporting from Austin today. I have my cell phone with me.
Mayor is urging everyone to stay away from Beaumont. Sewage at 95-percent capacity. They’re concerned about back-up and resultant health problems. Water not drinkable for several days. Hospitals and downtown have power.
I think the power will come back much quicker. Main problem is flooding. Power lines aren’t down like they were from Rita. Don’t think we’ll being doing anything elective until next week, at best. Hospitals are open for emergencies and the sick.
Sep 16, 2008
Voices of Ike - Stay away from Beaumont
1:02 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 Beaumont neurologist Mark Kubala, MD