Thursday, September 11, 2008

Storm watch: IKE


You would never know it by being outside but H-town is going to get hit with some pretty nasty weather in the next 36 to 48 hours. Our fantastic public servant, Mayor Bill White has begun the steps to help the city prepare for Hurricane Ike. Galveston Island is evacuating and the low lying surrounding areas are already under mandatory evacuation such as Baytown, La Porte, Clear Lake, Texas City, La Marque, and Friendswood. The Johnson Space Center is battening down the hatches and all Houston area schools have cancelled classes for tomorrow.

Traffic is starting to build on Interstate 45 North but contra-flow has not started yet. Things are still pretty orderly on the roadways. The Kroger store was a mad-house this morning at 7 am when I went to pick up some bananas and eggs. This trip usually takes me 10 minutes and I spent just over 20 just standing in line to pay. My gas tank is full of $3.29 a gallon gas and I will make it to a bank and pull out some cash. My big job will be moving the deck furniture, BBQ grill, and potted plants.

Even though almost all of my PT clients have called and cancelled, I still have to go into work tomorrow and be there for a few classes I teach in case anyone shows up.

I will try to give updates and pictures if it gets wild and wacky.

Stay tuned! Later Gators,

Liz

10 comments:

Flatman said...

BEEEEEE CAREFUL!!!!

Paul said...

Hang in there!! Hopefully it goes away.

Jeff said...

Lots of friends, family and co-workers in Houston. Stay safe and stay dry.

Will be keeping an eye out for good news once the storm has passed and power is back.

Greyt Times said...

Take care and be safe!

CoachLiz said...

I just did a 30 minute run and it is 94 degrees with only 45% humidity but the dew point is at 70 so it feels like 101 degrees. The breeze is light and I really wanted more wind to help with the cooling!

Spokane Al said...

Be careful and stay safe! I don't suppose Leno is still hanging around.

Steve Stenzel said...

WOW!! GOOD LUCK!! Be safe!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Stay safe Coach!

Eric said...

Stay inside and be safe. I have a list of DVD "must watch" if you need it....Animal House, Vacation, Stripes, Caddy Shack, Fletch....

JohnnyTri said...

stay safe over there!
I will be on the beach or watching from the balcony tomorrow while it rolls ashore!!
(me talkn all that smack is gonna have me cryn when the ground starts Shaking here!!! )

rockon`