Snubbed by Rita

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Word on the street (errrr…. news stations) is that Galveston, Houston and our surrounding areas are no longer under hurricane and tornado warning. Rains and wind – yes. Flying rooftops and floating cars – no.

The majority of the people I’ve talked to are somewhat disappointed. So much preparation, so much waiting, so much traveling and so little action. But we are safe – it’s all just been a bit surreal.

Best wishes to the Port Arthur and Beaumont areas – they’ll be hit a lot harder than our area of the world and that could be very dangerous as there are so many petrochemical and oil refineries.

Another very bad thing: Our Louisiana pals are getting hit *again*. What is it about your state that makes it such a popular vacation destination for crappy weather anyway, LA? Two levees in New Orleans have broken and neighborhoods are re-flooding. Tough times for NOLA.

Be sure to send our New Orleans Metblog sibling some love.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jo (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

    Thank you. Blogs are so much better than the MSM. You guys have really put on human face and voice to what’s been going on. Blessed be.


  2. MishMish (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 9:51 pm

    I can’t say that I am disappointed it didn’t come straight at us, but the build up of emotion can just really wear on you!


  3. KANKUNKAT (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 6:31 am

    wind picking up lot here in The Woodlands now since 0300 this morning Its now 0630 but still not much rain…Suspect lot of people in Houston area Will not evacuate when we have a Next Time now since such a hassle on highways and Houston area has dodge the bullet THIS TIME..well back to the coffee pot and good cigar.


  4. Joe B. (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 10:42 am

    Our state, a target? Florida’s a much bigger target! I do know that disappointment, though. 1998, Georges. Supposed to be the big one and wasn’t. It’s weird. You’re glad cause you’re not going to have to deal with much when you get home, but you’re upset that all that disruption was for nothing. Still, better safe than sorry.

    Glad Houston was spared the worst of it, and that it weakened so much. Hopefully the outcome will be much less costly than everyone expected.


  5. Donna (unregistered) on September 25th, 2005 @ 11:34 am

    I read many of these and having been in your position last year I can relate to the emotions all of you are feeling. Our area was hit three times in about 8 weeks. What you need to know is that if it happens again even if you aren’t the one going through it all of the emotions are back. Our whole area is feeling for you. We are showing signs of depression and frustration just like last year. And we are all praying for you.
    It ain’t easy! Keep the faith.
    Donna



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