CNN Science and Tech producer
One moment, I'm merrily flipping through the cable channels, taking note of a dozen Houston anchors gravely reporting the latest movements of the storm.
Multitasking of course, perusing the online editions of local newspapers, occasionally taking a cellphone call. Then bang. Ike takes charge in Clute, Texas. Power's gone.
Gotta save the charge on my Blackberry for real emergencies, since hiking to the car 100 yards away to plug in could be death defying. Now there's only one channel.
The howling and whistling sounds are both terrifying and mesmerizing. It will be a long, eerie night, with Mother Nature in complete control.
Filed under: Hurricane Ike
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