Monthly Archives: September 2005

Buildings Burning Near Glaveston’s Strand

KHOU is reporting that multiple structures near the strand in Galveston are fully engulfed. Firefighters are on the scene and Rita is applying water as well. The reporter on the scene says the fires are about 2 blocks from the large white skyscraper near the strand.

Update 10:57pm CST:
The Eagle Lodge was the largest structure burning and KHOU is playing some pretty dramatic video showing flames shooting from the building and huge gusts of wind shooting thousands of burning embers into surrounding buildings.

Rita Update

Via HPD on the scanner there are power outages south of Bay Area Blvd. in Clear Lake. Winds are definitely picking up here in Midtown but nothing too scary yet. I think that may change for the worse in a couple of hours.

HPD is patrolling the area pretty heavily. There are still some shady characters on the streets though. I’m hearing quite a few looting calls on the scanner. I’ve heard that the Cadillac Bar and a Jack in the Box near Washington Ave. have had their doors kicked in.

Looting has become my primary concern now that the eye is east of us.