This short story will give an illustration for us how americans well prepared in predicting serious hurricane IKE landfall, just 1-2 weeks before hands. As I said, hurricane hits cuba island just approximately a weeks ago and hurricane Gustave, even is not really considered to be hurricane. This tropical storm hits lousiana state just about 5 days ago. and Now. texas has been hits by hurricane IKE. And I experianced this warning on wednesday sept. 10, that almost likely hurricane IKE will hits or landfall on houston beach area and may be houston town by Friday morning or Saturday sept. 13. Early, in the mornig, as weather TV CHANNEL, reporting that residents oh houston has been advised to go shopping for preparing hurricane landfall expecting by friday afternoon or Saturday morning sept 12 and 13. So My daughter and I went out for shopping. Oh my Gooss, I went to HEB big and cheap shooping mall. Oh my gooss. Thats the way, my beloved daghter, FIA, with her specific texas accent, she said, that mall was FULL with shoppers. bread, rice, water, gone from its shelves. Then we go to other shopping malls called, KROGER, This mall is a bit expensive, as You see on the left hand side fotos and the middle, shelf empty and lines was full with shoopers and their trolley fulls with their goods. and you see, on a parking cars full with cars.o We went to other shops, camping and sports shop tried to find gas stove with propane gas. can you guess, what? Empty. Everythings finished. So We drived speedly to other shops, thats took us almost 0ne hour or may be more, on the way, a bit frustrated indeed. finally I got that very important stuff, propane gas and its stove for cooking. because has been warned by the houston authorities that by friday and saturday there may be no water and electricity supply. because of that hurricane IKE. finally, by sept 11. I went back to Indonesia, leaving my daughter family and their problems facing hurricane IKE. Fortunetly, American Goverments really well prepared in giving their warning to their people how to face a natural disaster, before its really hits their lands. I hope Indonesian government will do so, but so far not, unfortunetly. Taipe Airport Sept. 13, 2008.