last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2005 (10:19:34 PM)
Hurricane Rita is headed straight for me! Ahhh! Look at the map at the link below, red dot represents where I'm at.
I live about 60-100 miles from the coastline and I'm somewhat nervous about this thing, but I'm positive we won't sustain too much damage.
I am headed for a shelter at the local Hospital where my brother works. Apparently some of the staff get rooms for the families there and since his wife is trying to get out of Texas all together (heading for Oklahoma) we're going to stay there. The hospital is built to withstand up to category 3 hurricanes, but it has an underground shelter as well.
I believe we can't go west because now it's a mandatory evacuation and we have to follow those Evac. routes. However, my brother's wife left at 11:00 am this morning and she has gone basically 30 miles, maybe. Traffic is horrible, people are running out of gas. One lady on the news only drove 6.8 miles in 4 1/2 hours and another group of people drove 33 miles in 11 hours. 3 miles an hour!! Glad I'm not on the road right now.
Anyway, I'll update you guys with further info on what happens! Can't take my cels with me!! Hope they survive or I'm not going to have an update!! O_O I know, shut my mouth! lol.
Doesn't Hurricane Rita make you think of Rita from Power Rangers? You remember, "After 10,000 years I'm FREEE, it's time to conquer EARTH!" Well I keep thinking of it like "After just a few weeks it's MEEEE, it's time to conquer the SURF!" Ok, maybe that's lame but still... can't stop thinking about it. lol. "Make my monster GROW!" or is it... "Hurricane Winds BLOW!!"
... gah, I'm corny as hell aren't I. lol.