Friday, September 12, 2008

I Don't Like Ike

My word, it's HUGE! Like, Texas-size huge.

"Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family, one- or two-story homes may face certain death."

I don't think I've ever, EVER, heard such a warning. Certain death? Sheesh.

I expect wind and rain tomorrow, but at the moment, they're predicting the storm to track east of us here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. But even with 30 mph sustained wind, I can only hope my fence stays put. I should get the trash bins up against the house.

I'm also anticipating the call for volunteers to head south in the aftermath to take part in what will be a massive clean-up effort. I definitely have a closet full of gently used clothing that can be donated, at the very least.

16 comments:

mrsbear said...

I wasn't a big fan of Ike either, we were briefly in his projected cone of destruction here in South Florida. Hope your fence stays put. Certain death sounds...wow. Don't think I've heard that warning before. Stay safe.

Maxene said...

Thank you

Designing Hilary said...

@Maxene ... I've been trying to get into your blog this morning, but keep getting a Page Load Error. Are you in the impacted area? Is your server down?

Jenn P. said...

I lived in Florida for three years so I understand your fears! Stay safe!

HammelmanArt said...

Stay safe Hilary! My inlaws are in Houston just outside of the evac zone...

Lynne said...

We're going to try to get the yard mowed tonight, it will be too wet after all the rains. Then it's time to shove all the patio furniture into the garage (hopefully leaving room for the vehicles!).

Michelle said...

Stay safe Hilary! I hope everyone pulls through alright. Thanks for your nice comment.

Christelle said...

Be safe.... praying for you and everyone in Ike's path.

zyriana.com said...

Oh my goodness!

Stay safe... please.

Hugs and lots of love,

Mon

MySweetThree said...

The "certain death" comment certainly sent chills down by spine..and I am worried about my family and friends I have in Texas...I am also praying for everyone in the affected areas.

DhoyM said...

Be safe. My prayers for you & everybody there in Texas. TC

Lux said...

Best wishes for coming through the storm safely!

Sage and Savvy said...

I hope you all stay safe...I visited Galveston once and the people there were just the friendliest!

Leet said...

Stay safe Hilary -

Rayne said...

I am praying for all those in the path.

zyriana.com said...

I'm checkin in on you!

hugs hugs hugs hugs and tons more hugs!

I'm awaitin' an update!