Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Storm's a comin (update)

So for those of you who arent familiar with Rockport & where it's located...

Check out the star.

So it's been nice living at the beach this past year. A year ago today I started my new job and Jordan had been hard at work for 2 weeks at his new job. I think the Lord knew we were stressed out enough already and I'm thankful we didnt have to endure a sketchy hurricane season. Because when you live on the coast (which obviously we do... the beach is less than 3 miles from our house), hurricane season is certainly something to be aware of.

And it looks like we may not be so lucky this year...

Tropical storm Alex is believed to strengthen to a category 2 hurricane before it makes landfall again. It's projected to hit around Brownsville TX which isnt Rockport, but that's close enough to affect us still. It's hard to see, but we're in the yellow-shaded area above. It's expected we will get a storm surge (which when your house is at 11ft elevation and you're expecting a 12ft surge, you can also expect a flooded house.), lots of rain & heavy winds.... and of course the storm could always turn more north and hit us directly. I guess we will know a lot more tomorrow, and the storm is projected to make landfall Wednesday.

I'm not stressed... yet.

Update: Apparently the picture of the storm's projected path (that I nabbed from the national hurricane center), automatically updates itself as the storm moves along. While this was posted yesterday 6/28, at this time, in the bottom left corner of the picture, it's listed as being updated at 10pm 6/29.
The storm (now a category 1 hurricane) seems to be turning to the south more than predicted and will hit further away. This doesnt mean we're in the clear, as here in Rockport, we're still projected to get tropical storm-grade winds, the storm surge and many inches of rain.
We've stocked up on bottled water and have candles & flashlights handy (just in case). Now we wait it out.

1 comment:

Erika said...

Yikes-- scary!! I didn't know you were so close to Corpus. I have family (aunt, uncle, cousins) that live there-- tell them HEY for me! :) And how do you know the elevation of your house? That is very interesting.

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