I live in Sugar Land, TX; south west of Houston. During TS Erin, we got about 3 inches of rain or so. It was fairly intense and it was amazing how
many people drove into flooded streets like some idiot deer staring at headlights.
After our somewhat recent experiences with Katrina and Rita, I'm wasting no time getting ready BEFORE this thing hits the gulf.
I have plenty of batteries, flashlights, a weather radio, and PLENTY of stored water to last about a week or so.
Saturday will be food day. Depending on what happens, it may also be lumber day.
I'll make a quick trip to storage to grab what is dear and leave the rest to nature.
In an amazingly short time, Dean is now at 145 mph. At 156, its a cat 5 and nothing but warmer water lays ahead in it's path.
Does anybody want to guess what the top wind speed may be if it DOESN'T hit Mexico on it's way into the Gulf?
Saturday, I'll be filling up my truck and if it looks like we have to bug out, Im out of here.
I actually have a non-interstate escape route. Other then crossing some interstates, there is no interstate travel and major cities are avoided as
much as possible.
If things go south and common law starts to break apart, I want to be in the country, not the city.
Houston is already having contra flow meetings. Whatever. I'll believe in that when I see pigs sprout wings and fly.
Once you get on a government controlled contra flow, you just TRY to exit. Go for it and good luck to ya!
By Sunday night, I want to be as ready as need be just in case Dean heads north-west.
I was caught off guard when New Orleans moved to Houston and again, shame on me, when Houston had it's very near miss with Hurricane Rita.
This time, I'll be more then ready.
So, bring it!