Getting Out of Town

There is a general sense of panic around here right now. I work at Post Oak and 610; there has been a non-stop stream of nearly bumper to bumper traffic below me on the freeway since I arrived this morning. Everyone is frustrated, talking about what they are going to do and what they should be doing right now. No one is sure whether they are doing the right thing or if they are over-reacting. My friends from out of town are giving me advice like just tape your windows and be sure to take pictures of everything in your house.

I don’t care if its the right thing. I’m getting out of town. I’ll have power and I’ll keep posting.

9 Comments so far

  1. Governor (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 11:35 am

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  2. Tom in DC (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 12:01 pm

    Good luck Katie, I hope you and yours are safe for the storm


  3. LessCowbell (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    I remember Alicia (category 2 or 3) back in 1983 and it knocked out our power for four days.

    Of course that went right over us -this will go slighly to the south. It’s currently tracked to cross right over Palacious TX (Matagorda County).


  4. Katie (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 12:55 pm

    Thanks guys, I hope everyone is safe too. I know what you mean Chavez and “Lesscowbell” (great nick btw), I’ve lived here my whole life. I’ve had tornadoes miss me by a few houses; our house went through Alicia; Houston floods every time you blink; Allison was a whore of a storm; but this is different. If its a Cat. 5 by the time it gets here, we’ve seen nothing like it. Good news though, the Austin City Limits festival is going on so at least I’ll have something to do while plyaing the refugee.


  5. katya (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 2:11 pm

    But ACL is sold out!! Unless you brilliantly planned ahead and bought tickets. Otherwise, maybe I’ll see you on 6th Street :) Be safe!


  6. katie (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 2:21 pm

    No, but a lot of the bands are doing separate shows. Like, Mates of State is playing at Emos tomorrow night. Want to go see them and Austin is now smoke-free for preggo people like me!


  7. HouDog (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 3:22 pm

    Good luck to all… I intend to strap myself down and ride it out. Look for an audio report when it is all over.


  8. Fyre (unregistered) on September 21st, 2005 @ 9:17 pm

    Katie… Good luck, and enjoy being out of town! I’ll keep a place warm for you here in the city.

    hmm.. Austin is smoke-free, even in bars/clubs?
    *headdesk* I know smoking is foul (or at least the vast majority of people consider it to be) but man, I feel more persecuted at every turn.


  9. beingkatie (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 10:52 am

    I know! Non-pregnant Katie feels the same way, but pregnant Katie says “Cool, now I can hang out with normal people.” No Austin for us, though! We bailed out early after 12 plus hours on the freeway and headed to the Woodlands.



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