Update: We barely had rain here and dodged this storm well. Abby, the dog, got a trip to the ranch since we were working there today. She gets nervous (and is a bad dog, scratching doors, etc) with thunderstorms and I didn’t want to leave her in Houston. We only saw rain on the way home this evening so she was happy to be tucked away from the commotion. Corpus Christi was hit about 8 this morning. Thanks for all your concern and please continue to pray for the lives of those affected to return to normal and feel safe, with no further flooding. We’ll see a few more days of rain, but Dolly is almost history. Here was the radar picture at 7:40 this morning as Dolly hit Brownsville–almost a perfect eye as she hit shore at 100 m.p.h.
I just wanted to be the first of many to flash that headline, as I expected today’s paper to proclaim. Houston is preparing for the “dirty side” of the hurricane Dolly today, but this storm feels like old times. Since Katrina and Rita, everyone has been so worried and (growing up in Houston, I can say this) paranoid about the effects of impending storms. Bottled water, plywood, and gasoline become rare jewels even for this storm, but you don’t hear the talk like we have over every storm since those two Ladies hit our area a few years ago.
Stay safe and dry, everyone. I’ll try to bring you a few more pictures if the story unfolds as blogworthy!