Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Holy Crap!

Rita now has winds at 150 miles per hour!!
Looks like Austin is going to be one of the evacuation points again. We are one of the five Texas cities set up to hold evacuees in the case of a Texas hurricane, as is my home town of College Station. This time, since they are trying to shut down the convention center (to earn money there with conventions, I suppose), all the evacuees are being sent to area high school gyms. It seems like it would be a lot easier to have one big shelter with all the systems in place there, rather than at the 40 places they are planning on, but, oh well ...
It also is looking like this time I will have family members and friends evacuating - many of them live in the Houston area and further down along the coast area. They are saying that even here, we might be facing hurricane force winds for hours. This is just getting insane!

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