Yay! It's A Blog! 2004-2005 - Hurricane Rita Archives

Recent entries from the Hurricane Rita Category

My Step Niece is fine

September 24, 2005

My step niece called early this morning to say she is fine. She rode out the storm in Houston. Whew!

We're just chillin' out here in Austin. The Mayor of Houston is telling people not to go back yet.

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Lovely Rita, Go Away

September 23, 2005

Three of my family are here and safe. My step niece and her baby boy are in Friendswood, TX, and might not leave. I worry about them.

It took my brother 27 hours to drive from Clear Lake to Austin. It usually takes less than 3.5 hours. They've got their truck full of computers and pictures and hierlooms... as much as they could fit.

It looks like we won't be getting much out of Rita here in Austin. They're only predicting a 40% chance of rain on Saturday. I want to say "thank goodness," but I know that just means someone else further east is getting much worse than we would have gotten.

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Rita's on the Way

September 21, 2005

Hurricane Rita's on her way. So are my brother, his wife and stepson. They're evacuating their home in Houston near the coast.

The prediction is that Rita will be a Category 1 (minimal damage) storm when she gets to me. People cleared out most of the bread and water by the time I got to the store tonight. I forgot batteries. I need more D batteries for my flashlight. I have lots of C batteries for my little TV/radio. Hopefully, I can find some tomorrow.

I'm not so worried about us in Austin. I worry about my friends' and family's homes in Houston, though. Please give a little prayer or send some good vibes that way. smile

More about hurricanes over at Rob's blog.

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