Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Evening Update

Hurricane Ike is still heading towards the Texas coast with landfall expected near Galveston very early Saturday morning. The computer models have not changed that much so it is very likely we will be impacted from Ike. Current thinking is strong winds from 40-60 mph, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain are all threats. The winds may cause the most damage with downed trees and power outages. Rain will be heavy in some spots which could lead to some flooding. However, since the storm will be moving fast through East Texas, that might limit the flooding. Overall, we cannot stress enough, be careful and smart through this storm. We made it through Rita, and we will make it through Ike.