Hello everyone how is it going today. I have been reading and watching the news with deep sadness and shock. Hurricane Ike, though a very short name, packed a powerful 1-2 punch to Galveston And Houston. From what I read 4 blocks of homes and businesses closest to the Gulf were literally wiped off the face of the Earth. This has left a horrible situation in Galveston, liken to Katrina of 3 yrs ago. Houston is not much better off with lots of damage and still 77% of people without power.
What can we do to help? Well for one we can all pray for them. It does not matter what religion you practice, we all answer to some higher power. The positive energy that we give off through the power of prayer will have some affect.
Aside from that we need to do what we can to help raise the awareness of Hurricane threats. We are Realtors and are very visible in the communities that we work in. We have built many relationships and our clients trust us. This is a very special relationship to me as it should be for you. I saw so many people on the news, saying "I got some beer and I am going to sit on my porch and watch the terror of the storm." What is wrong with them? Their thinking is a bit off, almost like they know what could happen, but after so many false alarms, they think it will be a "weak storm" They do not understand that even a tropical storm can cause huge amounts of damage and sadness.
So if there were Realtors in galveston they could have tried to warn their clients and they in turn warn their friends. This would causa "tipping point" that would have gotten more people out of Galveston. We as Realtors have the trust of our clients and we can help "learn" them of potential dangers, be it the Real Estate market or Hurricanes.
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you continue to do so in the future.