Filling Up and Boarding Up for Ike

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Houston area residents are filling up before gas goes up.

"I'm sure it is, thats why this is my last car to fill up," said Sugarland resident Bellford Chong.

Convenience stores were busy with people filling up to go nowhere fast. Roads out of town like I-10 were backed up since lunchtime, with traffic as far as the eye could see.

"Its moving better than the last time we had a big hurricane," said Chong.

The folks at Universal Scuba weren't taking any chances. Thursday afternoon they put plywood across their store-front windows.

"We don't want the windows broken and also it will deter anyone who wants to help themselves," said owner Nancy Scott.

The scuba store will be closed Friday. So will Stratford High School, in Houston's Spring Creek school district, but only to students and staff. That's because 600 charter buses and several hundred ambulances have been moving through this regional staging area, and keeping national guard troops busy.

"The buses have been pretty much coming in nonstop since late yesterday through really even today," said Captain Adam Collett, of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Even more people will arrive Friday, as another 600 National Guard troops and 400 civilian emergency responders are expected to ride out Ike at Stratford High School.


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