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Thursday, July 24, 2008

SPI Afternoon Weather Today



Partly cloudy, sunny day on South Padre Island. However, power remains out for the entire Island. ~MZ

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 days without power at SPI?

:o

Thursday, July 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel,

I am very glad SPI has you. I can attest that you have all of your lights on no matter what AEP does or does not do.

You really did a great job as the offical voice of SPI throughout the storm. Dan Q is nice but Melissa you have it all over him hands down.I hope he known what a treasure he has in you.

Happy Hurricane to one and all! God speed in getting everthing back to normal on the Island and the rest of the Valley.

Regards,
Ralph

Friday, July 25, 2008  
Blogger Joni said...

Another good reason to get those power lines buried. It must be miserable for people to be without power, besides adding to the economic loss. I can't imagine. /Joni

Saturday, July 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa,

Here is the same reporter that called SPI "a sleepy South Texas island":

Julie Martin gets blown over by Dolly

I don't usually wish people ill, but I wished she had hit that car a bit harder.

:-)

Alright, I'm sure she's a nice person but everytime the national media looks our way, the quaint expressions border on condescending remarks.

Patricia A.

Saturday, July 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melly,
You were mentioned at USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/hurricane/2008-07-24-dolly-aftermath_N.htm


We've had some near misses in those 41 years," he said. "But not a direct hit like this."

On South Padre Island, which bore the brunt of Dolly's force, power could be out for another day, said town spokeswoman Melissa Zamora. A 9 p.m. curfew was set for the second night in row, and the National Guard and FEMA were distributing ice, water and food.

Emergency workers feared Dolly would barrel up the mouth of the Rio Grande and overwhelm the levees there, said Robert Lopez, Cameron County's director of administrative services. Instead, Dolly hit land just north of Brownsville and trudged northwest, dropping up to a foot of rain in some places, he said. The levees did not breach, he said.

Clean-up crews will be clearing debris through next week, Lopez said.

The last hurricane to hit the U.S. was the fast-forming Humberto, which came ashore in southeast Texas last September.

The busiest part of the Atlantic hurricane season is usually in August and September. So far this year, there have been four named storms, two of which became hurricanes. Federal forecasters predict a total of 12 to 16 named storms and six to nine hurricanes this season.

Contributing: Associated Press

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Saturday, July 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From USA TODAY:

We've had some near misses in those 41 years," he said. "But not a direct hit like this."

On South Padre Island, which bore the brunt of Dolly's force, power could be out for another day, said town spokeswoman Melissa Zamora. A 9 p.m. curfew was set for the second night in row, and the National Guard and FEMA were distributing ice, water and food.

Emergency workers feared Dolly would barrel up the mouth of the Rio Grande and overwhelm the levees there, said Robert Lopez, Cameron County's director of administrative services. Instead, Dolly hit land just north of Brownsville and trudged northwest, dropping up to a foot of rain in some places, he said. The levees did not breach, he said.

Clean-up crews will be clearing debris through next week, Lopez said.

The last hurricane to hit the U.S. was the fast-forming Humberto, which came ashore in southeast Texas last September.

The busiest part of the Atlantic hurricane season is usually in August and September. So far this year, there have been four named storms, two of which became hurricanes. Federal forecasters predict a total of 12 to 16 named storms and six to nine hurricanes this season.

Contributing: Associated Press

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Saturday, July 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have this feeling that Patricia A. is Emma Perez Trevino. Her last post almost gives her away. Any truth to that?

Sunday, July 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have this feeling that Patricia A. is Emma Perez Trevino. Her last post almost gives her away. Any truth to that?

Anon,

No truth to that.

I don't see how my last post would fuel your speculation, but I guess people see what they want to see.

There is this thing called The Weather Channel. Have you heard of it? I thought it was common knowledge, but maybe you live under a rock. Anyway, I saw a report on the Weather Channel where a reporter called SPI, "a sleepy South Texas island." Then when I went to check out the website yesterday, I recognized the name of the reporter on the video--kudos to my short-term memory! Also, I don't wear hats.

Sorry, Anon, I guess you missed the mark.

Hey, since we're throwing speculation around, you're not by any chance a disgraced ex-blogger, or a sitting commissioner?

Nevermind.

Patricia A.

Sunday, July 27, 2008  
Anonymous senorita said...

LOL @ Patricia

I've been accused of being a big burly lawyer and a man. Sweet little me!

Strange world isn't it?

Sunday, July 27, 2008  

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