We bought double-paned storm windows a few years ago, so we're protected (to a degree) against the high winds. I'm pretty sure the windows won't stop a tree limb, though. Also, we have a "green room" out back, and the windows there are just basic contractor quality. They're in danger.
Since Alvin is 20-25 miles from the coast and sitting at an elevation of 43 feet, I don't think we're in any danger from the storm surge, which appears set to become one of history-making proportions. Flooding might be a problem if we get a ton of rain, but supposedly that won't happen. Ten to fifteen inches, maybe, which is a lot, but not a severe danger. I hope.
Thanks again for all the kind thoughts and good wishes. It's been an interesting month so far. The big wedding last weekend, and the big hurricane this weekend. I can do without all the excitement, especially the hurricane part.
Two of the cats wanted to go out and have a look at things, so we let them into the garage, where they're sitting atop one of the cars. Sam, on the other hand, is asleep on the treadmill in the green room. He loves to sleep there. I've been sorely tempted more than once to turn it on and see what happens, but so far I've resisted.