Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hurricane season

I have to say I hate hurricane season! I know hate is a strong word but I hate it! I did have another post for today but I am starting to get this anxious hurricane-ish feeling.

It's that time of the year. Hurricane season. It usually runs from June 1st to November 30th.

I live in an area of the Texas coast where hurricane season for me generally stinks.

For those of you who have had the lovely experience of torrential rain and damaging wind along with tornadoes, power outages, and so on, I feel for you. For those of you who have never been in one, count your blessings.

So right now tropical storm Dolly is out in the gulf. The weather forecasters keep moving it further north right up the Texas coast line.

Hence the antsy feeling.

When I was growing up in Houston my family went through Hurricane Alicia. Now as an adult with a family of my own we went through Hurricane Rita in 2005.

I remember watching about Hurricane Katrina on the news and thanking God it wasn't us. Then three short weeks later it was.

I remember all of it like yesterday. There are still homes around with blue tarps on their roofs. Homes still showing other signs of damage. A constant reminder when I would like to forget.

I do have to say we were very lucky. Our house only had the electrical box ripped of the brick. My neighbor across the street...a 100 plus year old oak tree right down the middle of her house.

We were out of our house for three weeks. Some where in my picture folder I have all the pictures Hubs took of the damage on his way into our neighborhood. I might have to try and find them. Hmmm maybe not that folder is huge and I need to organize it.

So with this storm approaching my mind is always wandering to where and when will it come a shore. Where I live they are saying by tomorrow evening we should begin to see the weather start to deteriorate and feel some effects from the storm. Rain through most of Wednesday but by the end of the afternoon, the storm should be out of our range.

Wow, I sounded like I know what I am talking about. I could so be a weather forecaster for The Weather Channel. Maybe I should send them my resume'. Maybe not.

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