My ack! posts from yesterday. I am going to work on later some links and such but this is to just to have something up. ^__^
Y'all are more than welcome to post.
Sep. 21st, 2005 05:29 pm Still ack!!
We are calling my cousin and some other extended relatives to tell them to get out of Houston et. al. 'cause now it's a category 5 storm.
Mandatory evacuations are in affect for low lying areas in Houston. They may end up ordering more.
Also, they are evacuating a lot small towns along the coast. Hospitals and nursing homes are mandatory.
For those wondering about pets they are saying that in the Texas evacuations that they are encouraging people to bring them. They don't want anyone to stay behind just for their pets. I totally understand wanting to bring your pets.
Oil and gas prices will be going up. So, y'all better fill your tanks now. Oil rigs and refineries are being evacuated too.
Apparently they are trying not to repeat Katrina.
I have a bad feeling this one may be the big one for Texas.
They are saying the waters are warm out there so, it'll probably still be pretty strong when it hits. Possibly still a category 5 or maybe 4.
If anyone needs help to find hotels or anything else just yell. We'll try to help as much as we can.
Anyways, I'm going to keep updating since this is affecting my home state. ^_^
Sep. 21st, 2005 09:42 am Adds to earlier ack!!!
I am currently watching a press conference in Houston or thereabout's and it sounds like they are calling for voluntary evacuations. Especially for those in low lying areas and areas that have flooded before or what they call 100 year flood plain areas.
I'll update more on Rita if y'all want. ^__^
Also, for those on yahoo ... have y'all noticed they changed it from Donate for Hurricane Katrina relief to Donate for Hurricane Relief? Huh ...
Sep. 21st, 2005 09:09 am Ack!!
Rita panic continues.
Looks like we'll be in the direct path of Rita. They are saying that by the time she reaches my area she'll be a tropical storm. Which means lot's of rain and tornados. ^__^ This'll be on Sunday when it reaches my area.
Haven't heard anything about Houston still but, they are saying mandatory evacuations for Galveston. They are wanting to evacuate Galveston first and then they'll start on other areas. ^__^
Sep. 20th, 2005 03:20 pm ^__^
So, for those wondering ... supposedly Rita will come over my area. At least that what the current models show. Luckily we live so far inland that'll be mainly just rain. Right now Galveston is being evacuated. Right now those are voluntary but, if it strengthen like they think they'll force them this time. I believe Houston is in the path too. Houston get's flooded a lot but, this could make it bad. If they start calling for evacuations there too this could get really nasty. My family has already contacted my cousins and some friends and we helped some find temporary shelter for just in case situation. That way they can just concentrate on getting the heck out of there.
Also, have y'all noticed they are at R? They are almost out of letters. I think they come up with 21 every year. They are pretty sure they'll run out then they'll start using Greek letters. They think. Anyways, I know that isn't the full alphabet but, they don't use all of them. ^__^