Thursday, September 11, 2008
"... I hear the vacant rain before it falls.
It's like the murmur of a spiraled shell. ..."
From "The Dowser's Ear" by Wilmer Mills
Yes, Hurricane Ike is coming to visit.
I believe we're in for at least some heavy rain and wind in Central Texas.
Please keep my friends and neighbors on the Gulf Coast in your thoughts.
I'll post again once the storm clears.
Update 9/13 10:41am
Windy but not badly so, and overcast, here in the Austin area -- see how wide Texas is to get an idea of how large Ike is.
The storm center seems to have nudged further east as it smacked into the coast, so not as much going on in Central Texas as we thought might. No heavy rain, all is well so far.
However, I have friends who left Galveston to stay in Central Texas through Ike, and am hoping their home is not too badly damaged. Will meet them for brunch tomorrow and hear more.
Just FYI, a Twitter feed from a Galveston-based reporter.