Friday, September 23, 2005

Rita Update - Sorry not really health related

If you click on the title above you will be taken to one of the best local houston news stations. You can download there coverage on your computer if you have dsl or cable probably. They are currently saying that this should hit very close to the texas/lousianna border. But recently the jog to the north that the eye was supposed to take has not happenned. It looks like it is actually taking a jog to the west. This is a very difficult thing to predict because as the storm gets closer to land fall it tends to wobble more which can shift land fall significantly.

Wind is gusting here at our house in The Woodlands, which is about 47 miles in land as the crow flies. We appear to be on the clean side of the hurricane which is a good thing. It looks like we will have winds of 75-100 mph for a period of 10 - 12 hours with very severe rains.

We are ready and have our friend and nanny type person Maria and her family staying with us. We have about 25-30 gallons of drinking water and 200 or so gallons of water that is in tubs or pools for toilet flushing and bleach purificaition if needed. We have lowered the temperature in the fridges and the ac is on 68 degrees.

We appreciate all your prayers for your safety. we will be safe as possible and will be taking shelter in the center downstairs of the house between 12-2 am tonight.

Thats it for now will blog more later