Friday, September 12, 2008

The Outlook Isn't Brilliant

At the moment, it appears that good old Ike (or Yike) will hit Galveston as a Category 3 storm.  If the storm doesn't veer off at the last minute, it will be a direct hit.  That means that Alvin's right in the path.  Tropical storm force winds should get here late this afternoon, with hurricane force winds coming on around midnight or shortly afterward.  I'm not looking forward to this one bit.

8 comments:

Duane Swierczynski said...

Ugh. Stay safe, Criders. And Bill, maybe this can inspire a sequel to your award-winning DND story. Call it: "Iked."

Richard said...

Best (and dry!) thoughts headed your way, Bill. Hang tough. Hey, has Sheriff Rhodes ever experienced a hurricane?

Mary Ann Melton said...

It is not too late to leave! I hope you do go up to Austin - we'll be sheltering with the police, newsmen, and paramedics behind a sturdy bunker.

Bill Crider said...

Bunkers are nice. My neighbors are taking this calmly. One of them's out there right now, edging his driveway. I guess he wants it to look nice for the storm.

Gerard said...

Good luck. Here's hoping your power will not be out for too long.

Kent said...

What are you doing with all those paperbacks piled in your office? Sure hope you don't get a major hit from of Ike.

David Jack Bell said...

Good luck, Bill!!

Anonymous said...

Real men don't run from storms, Bill. That's why I'm writing this from south Arkansas instead of my house in Galveston County.

John Duke