Sunday, September 02, 2007
Another Day Another Hurricane
From nothing on Friday, a tropical wave appeared and morphed into a Cat 1 on Saturday and a Category 2 Felix by Sunday. This baby is growing fast. Whoever it hits is going to feel it.
It looks like it will stay south of us -- but keep in mind that the peak of hurricane season is the entire month of September. We aren't out of the woods yet.
And as I've said before and will say again, even if we squeak by this year, there is always next year.
We can't repeal the laws of nature or geography: Hurricanes are annual events and we still live on the coast or within 100 miles of it. Sooner or later the odds will catch up with us. We've had Rita, Katrina, Allison, Alicia, Carla, yada yada -- back to the 1900 storm that got Galveston.
Then I read in the Houston Chronicle that so many Houstonians have a second house as a weekend retreat on Galveston or the coast. So I encourage everyone to keep preparing --with installing XO Armor on the windows being job 1.
And don't forget the people that do get hit by Felix even if we get fortunate and miss it.
Late Note: Eight years later...and suddenly the predictions are that Felix will turn north and get into the Gulf of Mexico by next Friday. Now WE are a potential target. Felix is predicted to be close to a Cat 5 when it hits the Yucatan -- so it is BIG. This could be the second hit for the Cancun area as well...