Hurricane Ike

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Hurricane Ike

Post by jsmaje » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:18 pm

What's the latest news from JPL Houston? Has much damage been done by Hurricane Ike, and how are the personnel, not to mention the SD collector?

The power, and disregard, of nature is awesome. My sympathies go out to those affected. Though I live in a country with (apparently) the most tornados per unit area, and hundreds of earthquakes per year, i.e. the UK, they are generally mild enough not to cause much of a problem.

Particularly scary about the power of nature, I recently found via the CERN LHC site that, according to Einstein's E=mc2, a single sheet of A4 paper if converted into pure energy contains 5 times that of the Hiroshima bomb, so be careful when shredding!

Seriously though, I hope everyone's OK.
John

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Post by bathulo » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:08 am

Man, I've been watching it on the news and it's really bad. Some parts look as bad as after Katrina.

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Post by Nikita » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:59 am

Would you believe that Ike even came through Indiana and tore us up! It knocked our power out and looked like a tornado hit us! It was one powerful little puppy! We're fine, just thankful all we got was knocked around a bitand minor damage.
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Re: Hurricane Ike

Post by elainekeefe » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:32 pm

jsmaje wrote:What's the latest news from JPL Houston? Has much damage been done by Hurricane Ike, and how are the personnel, not to mention the SD collector?
Found this online; small bit of information. Have been wondering myself how they weathered the storm.

http://www.khou.com/business/stories/kh ... 324fd.html

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Post by starrynight » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:20 pm

Ike's sheer size was absolutely amazing. I think I remember one report saying that at one time it was nearly 400 miles wide. I couldn't imagine being in the path of such a monster hurricane.
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Post by bmendez » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi All,

I have a small update on this. It seems that luckily Ike did not cause any significant damage or flooding at JSC, and the SD collectors are just fine.

However, operations at JSC remain slowed down because many of the personnel have had to deal with damage done to their homes, etc.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this powerful storm.

Thanks,
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JSC Update

Post by jsmaje » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:58 pm

Thanks for the latest reassuring Update about Ike.

"I will be going to Houston next week..." says "Stardust at Home Blogger".

Great, but which anonymous "I" on the team might that be? I'm finding it difficult keeping a mental picture of who's who, doing what, when and why, amongst the team, and suggest it could help maintain volunteer interest in the project if we could more readily put names, job designations and perhaps faces together.

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Post by fjgiie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:02 am

jsmaje wrote:Great, but which anonymous "I" on the team might that be?
John, that's Stardust himself I think.

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Post by jsmaje » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:50 am

fjgiie wrote:John, that's Stardust himself I think. fjgiie
Sorry, I don't understand - who's that then, or have I missed the joke? :?

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Post by fjgiie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:33 pm

Andrew Westphal, Project Director

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Post by jsmaje » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:28 pm

Oh right, but can I suggest all team bloggers tell us which one they are by name, Project Director or not? :wink:

To be honest, I've never quite seen the point of the Blog. To my mind, it has added nothing (other than looking prettier) to the equivalent forum Updates section, which had been of regular value since the beginning, though sadly last contributed to by Will way back in July.

John

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Post by bmendez » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:47 am

jsmaje wrote:Oh right, but can I suggest all team bloggers tell us which one they are by name, Project Director or not? :wink:

To be honest, I've never quite seen the point of the Blog. To my mind, it has added nothing (other than looking prettier) to the equivalent forum Updates section, which had been of regular value since the beginning, though sadly last contributed to by Will way back in July.

John
Good point.

The blogs don't always come from Andrew. The one about Ike did. Sorry we forgot to have him sign it.

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