Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Here we go again

NOAA BULLETIN

HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT...415 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE RITA MOVING WESTWARD
ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY RESIDENTS
ACROSS DEEP SOUTH TEXAS AND THE LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE WHICH INCLUDES THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES: KENEDY...WILLACY...CAMERON...
BROOKS( Where our other home in South Texas is )...AND HIDALGO COUNTIES.
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Rita, the ninth hurricane and 17th named storm of the June 1-Nov. 30 Atlantic hurricane season, was about 755 miles (1,215 kilometers) east-southeast of Corpus Christi, on the Gulf Coast. This is the first time in 10 years that Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes, named in alphabetical order, have reached the letter ``R.''

Galveston, Texas, smashed in 1900 by the deadliest hurricane ( that killed up to 12,000 people ) in U.S. history, is in the center of the storm's projected path.

16 comments:

H. (aka. NC_State_Gal) said...

Are they evacuating the Houston/Galveston area now? I haven't heard much re: this storm here in Cali...my mom on the East coast keeps relaying me messages via telephone.

Hope your other house remains safe and intact.

letti said...

Thanks, H!

*~*HollyMarie*~* said...

I will be keeping you and all other Texans in my prayers! It's just so amazing to see something like this happen!

*~*God Bless*~*

Agnes said...

Take care, letti ... you and David and all your animals are in my thought. :)

Monica said...

i hope your not too close!!!! stay safe where ever you are!!!!!

:)

Monica said...

ahh I see your in deep but still you could get rain if it goes your way...im not sure......

dreaming-neko said...

it's been a crazy weather season. god bless and good luck!

michelle said...

this is getting scarrier!! i hope things are ok over at your side letti.

PrimoDonna said...

I read that they may run out of names for hurricanes because there have been so many this year. I'm in central Texas and we are wondering how much wind and rain we'll be getting.

Jaxon S said...

god bless and take care..

Harmonia said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted!

Rowdy Theologian said...

I was working in Goliad earlier this week, but the Court House is now closed and folks are moving inland. I suspect it'll get pretty windy here in San Antonio, but my real concern is with the folks closer to the coast.

Had no idea you guys have a place in Brooks Co. I did some work down there last year. Their Court House is nifty because they keep all their records in the basement, feels like you're somewhere you're not supposed to be. Oh, and the Best Western in Falfurrias was new and clean. A real treat after some of the dives I've had to stay in elsewhere in south Texas.

~Mark said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers Letti. My brother and family live in El Paso so I've got Texas on my mind!

<"3 )~ said...

*hugs!* The O and I have you guys in our prayers!!!! Keep safe Letti!

<"3 )~ Taranicole

http://www.techtrend.com/blog/taranicole

sweetspirit said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts n prayers, plz tcz gal
hugs

Big Gay Sam said...

Hey if you need a place to stay, I have some spare bedrooms up here in New Mexico. Come by and set a spell. We'll even make lemonaid for ya!

:P