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Old 09-09-2008   #41
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Default Re: What happens to sundays game if Ike comes??

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Entirely circumstantial post with just about nothing behind it....

I got this creepy feeling looking at Ike on a 5 day forecast and it looked so familiar to me that I went digging over on Wikipedia for the 1900 Galveston Hurricane.

They both ran right up Cuba and even do that little hitch to the north. Means nothing but it just caught my attention.
If you look at the historical tracks of September hurricanes on Weather Underground, you will see its fairly common.

The really bad ones are like Carla and Celia that hit the coast perpendicular.
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It will be interesting how Reliant's roof fares. I know, we've been told Reliant was built to take hurricane winds, but I wonder about that, especially the roof..............especially because we were told a lot of other things.
I'd say the fabric portion of the roof would be gone, if exposed to sustained 90 mph+ winds for an hour or so. It should take gusts, however. The main stadium structure should be OK--maybe some glass breakage

The problem around Reliant is Brays Bayou, just 1/2 mile to the north. Any significant amount of rainfall in the area and Brays Bayou WILL flood.

Flooding may take out undergound electical and communications lines that supply Reliant. Winds would damage above ground transmission lines.

No juice, no phones, no coms..... no game.

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I'd say the fabric portion of the roof would be gone, if exposed to sustained 90 mph+ winds for an hour or so. It should take gusts, however. The main stadium structure should be OK--maybe some glass breakage

The problem around Reliant is Brays Bayou, just 1/2 mile to the north. Any significant amount of rainfall in the area and Brays Bayou WILL flood.

Flooding may take out undergound electical and communications lines that supply Reliant. Winds would damage above ground transmission lines.

No juice, no phones, no coms..... no game.

Also to consider is that a lot of the structural discussions of how much wind parts of building can sustain doesn't account for debris. So for example, a lot of skyscraper windows are supposed to withstand very high winds, but if there is debris in that wind, as there often is (such as stuff coming off of rooftop garages), that debris can damage structures at lower wind speeds than the manufacture says that they withstand.
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Also to consider is that a lot of the structural discussions of how much wind parts of building can sustain doesn't account for debris. So for example, a lot of skyscraper windows are supposed to withstand very high winds, but if there is debris in that wind, as there often is (such as stuff coming off of rooftop garages), that debris can damage structures at lower wind speeds than the manufacture says that they withstand.
Were you here during Alicia in 83? Pea-gravel off the roofs downtown took out most of the glass in the skyscrapers along Louisiana Street.

It was "raining" broken glass for several days afterward.
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Were you here during Alicia in 83? Pea-gravel off the roofs downtown took out most of the glass in the skyscrapers along Louisiana Street.

It was "raining" broken glass for several days afterward.
Yup.

Also, I have a friend who manages one of the skyscrapers and he was telling me about the difference between what the manufacture says will withstand winds and what really will hold with debris in it.
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Default Re: What happens to sundays game if Ike comes??

I think Htown will get spared at this point , here in the ATX I am starting to wonder though.
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I think Htown will get spared at this point
Way too soon to know about that.
We haven't heard a peep out of the Texans that I know of ? I'm surprised they haven't even announced a back-up scenario by now ? Or maybe I missed it ?
Yea, I was also here for Alicia and that was of course 25 years ago. You can only be lucky so long.
I got a 9AM flight Friday out of IAH, but its gonna go right down to the wire for me I'd say ? Back in '83 that crazy Lorenzo was still launcing Continental flights out of IAH after Alicia has made Galveston landfall.
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Default Re: What happens to sundays game if Ike comes??

Any chance of the game being moved to Baltimore? I'll go up there and represent for the Texans if its moved. When will we know?
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If the game is moved will we get refunds on our tickets?
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UH officials are talking about playing the UH-Air Force game, scheduled for this Saturday, at Texas Stadium.
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Default Re: What happens to sundays game if Ike comes??

I'd welcome it if the roof got ripped off and if some of the external windows blew away...more air would circulate in the stadium and it would be like the open air stadium that should have been built in the first place.
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I'd welcome it if the roof got ripped off and if some of the external windows blew away...more air would circulate in the stadium and it would be like the open air stadium that should have been built in the first place.
I am in agreement of the roof.......think it's been opened 5-6 times in the existance of the place...why have it then...but still, if it meant having the storm come thru Houston, I would rather keep it closed...Nothing good would come of Ike visiting us...
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Latest forecast has Ike heading into the Port O'Connor to Corpus area very late Friday night to very early Saturday morning, and by game time Sunday it's expected to be nearing the Oklahoma border to the northwest of DFW.

I don't think there will be a postponement on that track and time table, and if it is still a little too close for comfort for the powers that be who'll decide the fate of the game, I could see an even later start, 7 pm Sunday, or even pushing it to Monday, which has been done before.
Two Monday Night Football games this year!
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I saw that mentioned, too. That would be awesome.

Even if we took a shelacking and laid a Najeh on the field, it would still be preferable to watching the 'pokes.
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The word here in Baytown is that our Emergency Opperations Center will be staffed starting tomorrow morning. Looks like the higher ups are atleast starting to get concerned about Ikes posible impact on the area.
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I think the Texans will be playing Sunday at Reliant..positive thinking!
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Here's my write up of Ike and the Texans game:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/09/10/t...hurricane-ike/

I talked with the Texans. They have plans but aren't likely to make any decisions for a while. They mentioned how they waited until the Friday before the Chargers game to make decisions about the fires they had last year.
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game could be moved back a day to monday night......to be on the safe side........
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Here's my write up of Ike and the Texans game:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/09/10/t...hurricane-ike/

I talked with the Texans. They have plans but aren't likely to make any decisions for a while. They mentioned how they waited until the Friday before the Chargers game to make decisions about the fires they had last year.
I wish those links in Fanhouse would open up a seperate window when you click on them, it annoys me for some reason to see what is linked and have to hit the back button every time.

*edit - thanks for the good info, especially the SciGuy's blog @ http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/archiv...ch_should.html
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I am living LAX at 9am CST on Friday. It's probably unlikely my flight will be cancelled to get refunds and I don't need more credit balances that'll probably will expire.

If I don't go, and the game goes on, I have credit on SWA that I don't care for and I lose the football tickets. I also have tickets to both Astro games Friday and Saturday night, and lose those too.

My return flight is Monday morning, which I am thinking would easily be a safe return flight.

My flight has to be cancelled on Friday for me to bail out on this unless they cancel the game before I leave, which is probably unlikely.
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