The prognosis on Hurricane Ike hitting our area remains unclear. In the latest model runs as of tonight, some models have Galveston getting a direct hit, some show Corpus Christi farther down the cost. The local fishwrap is speculating Freeport, which is just far enough south and west to put us on the “dirty” side of the storm with some very nasty weather.
Dan and I went ahead and did our grocery shopping tonight since it will be raining Friday and evacuations may be in full swing by Thursday night for areas that are most at risk. Already some areas within an hour’s drive of me have been given their evacuation orders. We’re not in an evacuation zone, though, even in a worst-case scenario. The overwhelming likelihood is that we’ll stay here.
If the university is going to close, we’ll know sometime tomorrow. If we get the brunt of this storm I’ll need some time to prep. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to buy anything else, but I do need to gather and organize everything so all my stuff will be right where I need it.
I’ll be testing different ways to update my blog, should we lose power over the weekend. I figure if I prepare for ever imaginable contingency, nothing will end up happening except a light, refreshing rain shower.