Sep 13, 2008

Voices of Ike - Waiting for the Worst

11:23 pm, Friday, Sept. 12
From Beaumont neurosurgeon Mark Kubala, MD

Things are going well so far. We have 180 patients at Christus St Elizabeth (some from Port Arthur) The ER has been fairly quiet. Usual problems but nothing major.We expect to find out about the surge around 2 or 3 pm. So far the levees are holding, but once Ike hits Galveston, the wind will change to southeast and that"s when the surge willhit. Right now the surge is up to 10 feet in Sabine Pass. (The levees are 16 feet)

The winds are around 60 now but most of Beaumont has electric power. A lot of power outages in Port Arthur and mid county. We expect a lot more power outages when the wind changes.

May or may not get back to you later.



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