September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Hwy 6 and Westheimer - Lots of wind but no real rain yet.

Update 9:18pm: Radar is showing 35mph winds here, 75mph wind is on the way - transformers are going...  Also the Chronicle reports that about 40% of the people on galveston are staying.  If that's true for the other low-lying areas as well then there may be nearly a half million people underwater in about 12 hrs, if the storm surge is as high as they're claiming (Cat4 or 5 level surge - 20+ ft, plus it's hitting at high tide).

Update 10:32pm: Still lots of wind, not much rain.  The eye is clearly visible on the local radar, and the eye is quite a bit larger diameter than beltway 8 (the outer of the two loops around Houston).  Gonna be an unpleasant 18 hrs.


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