Just an update on Ike for my friends and family afar.
The storm is off the Texas coast and it’s huge. If you look at the satellite imagery, it’s almost as large as the Gulf itself. Wow!
The current path has it trending east of where we are, having it land near Aransas, outside of Houston and then jutting east. If the most current tracks hold, Austin might not even see a bit of rain. Right now, I’m more worried about all of the displaced Houston folks who are going to pour into town, since they have evacuated parts of the city. The Houston area is quite large and highly populated, and many of them will come into Austin.
With my luck, we’ll have ten million people from Houston here all weekend and I’ll still somehow have to water my lawn. Oh, and we’ll probably get wind damage just to, you know, add a little icing to the cake. Man, I really hate hurricanes.
But, the good news is that we here in Austin are pretty safe unless something like a Category 5 hits in Corpus. If that were to happen, well, all bets are off.
The large collider turned out to be quite a wash, let’s hope the hurricane is, well, “wash” is a poor choice of words, isn’t it now?
Until next time…