Friday, August 25, 2017

Harvey

The rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey has already begun here in Alvin.  It appears that this area isn't likely to suffer too much from the winds, although they'll be high tomorrow morning.  It's the rain that will be a problem.  My house is supposedly safe from flooding, but there's going to be a heck of a lot of rain here, maybe up to 25 inches if the forecasts are correct.  It's raining heavily now, and this is just the beginning.  It should be an interesting four or five days for me and the cats.  I have plenty of supplies, so I'm hunkering down.  I have a whole-house generator powered by natural gas, so if the power goes out, I'll still be fine.  The people down the coast near Corpus Christi are the ones who'll suffer most from the hurricane, but a lot of the state will be devastated by the floods.  This is going to be a major disaster for thousands.

14 comments:

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I wish you the best of luck in riding out this storm, Bill.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Yes, here too, Remember to duck and cover.

Rick said...

Good luck, Bill.
(Rick Libott)

Bud said...

You sound like you're well prepared, unlike all too many others in the area. Good luck to all of us!

Rick Robinson said...

Gee, I hope everything will be okay with you. I hope you have something to read there, the library is likely to be closed.

Gerard Saylor said...

"Major disaster for thousands."

Crap. That sucks. All my best to you and the rest of the metro area.

Deb said...

Cue the opening bars of "Riders on the Storm".

Stay safe and dry, Bill.

/Waiting for our "major weather event" when Harvey meanders our way in a few days!

Anonymous said...

Whole-house generator?! I may be over this weekend, Bill. (Remember the Twilight Zone episode where there was a perceived threat of nuclear attack and only one family in the neighborhood had a bomb shelter?)

John Duke

Unknown said...

You'll be welcome. I don't have a gun.

Thomas Miller said...

Wishing you well.
I'm in Houston with my 2 dogs and 1 cat and a foster dog in isolation from the others. I expect walking the dogs in the rain will be the major problem.

Jerry House said...

Stay safe, Bill. My thoughts are with you and all others in the path of Harvey.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Stay safe.

Jeff Meyerson said...

So your idiot Governor told everyone to panic and get on the roads and RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! And the Mayor of Houston and other local officials said to ignore the idiot in the Governor's mansion.

Swell. And if that isn't bad enough, the panderer in the White House will be there next week for a photo op.

Lucky you.

Cap'n Bob said...

A generator and no gun? You're just begging for trouble.