Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita Update

Here is the latest from our little part of the world.

I45 the large interstate was at a standstill at 3am this morning. I was going to Walmart to try and find some water and Yeah I did. As i was driving back south the line of traffic going towards Dallas was incredible. People were standing outside their cars the traffic was moving so slowly. Many cars were overheated and some spewing smoke. A friend of a friend of ours left galveston yesterday and it took them 17 1/2 hours to reach Tyler texas, normally a four hour trip.

Today looks much the same on the highways. I have heard at noon they will open the south bound lanes of I45 to traffic going northbound on the evacuation route. This should help. Galveston is completely cleared out and it looks like it has the highest probability of being the center of landfall, this would mean that the center of the eye will probably go straight over my house forty miles inland. I guess, for the silver lining, this means we are better off from a wind perspective than if the storm were more west of us, but worse for rainfall levels.

Thats it for now, i gotta go try to find some plywood.


At 1:34 PM, Anonymous PClouthier said...

FUBAR - hope you have some high energy food like granola bars and stuff. I truly hope Galveston is empty. My cube mate here has friends that live in Spring TX so they knew right where The Woodlands was. She has done all she can to secure her house but she is also worried about her trees in the front yard. Your blogs are pretty cool. much easier to keep in touch with you guys. we will be making habit of checking them each day. good luck and God bless!

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