Saturday, September 13, 2008
We still amazingly have power and internet. We went to sleep at about 9:30pm. I'm not sure what time the winds and rain started but it winds are blowing pretty strongly. It looks like the big part of the storm will be coming past soon. All is well and the babies are still asleep, safe and sound in the closet. The electricity just flashed off and on again.
We are currently under Hurricane Warning, River Flood warming, Flood Watch and a Tornado Watch.
We woke up this morning to blue skies that are slowly turning turning gray and Ike is on his way. We are under a hurricane warming and a flood watch. It is just starting to get a little bit breezy right now, but the storm shouldn't really hit until 1am.
We aren't in the mandatory of voluntary evacuation areas so we are staying put at our house. Most of our friends and neighbors are also staying put.
Thankfully we have just about everything we need to hunker down for a couple of days in case the power goes out or there is flooding. We have also set up a temporary shelter for us and the kids in a large upstairs closet. We took down the hammock in the backyard moved anything that might get caught up in the wind.
Thankfully we didn't need to go to the grocery store of fill up with gas at the last minute. We were told that lots of gas stations ran out of gas and lines at the grocery store were pretty long.
If you want to track the weather for our neighborhood you can check on http://weather.com. Our zip code is 77450. It Another good resource for tracking the storm is http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200809.html