Here’s the latest…she’s still coming.
So what is the big deal with Hurricane Rita? It could be the first major hurricane since Alicia in 1983 to hit the Texas coast! And here in the Brazos Valley we will not escape her effects. Of course, it is way too early to know exactly where Rita will strike but the Texas coast looks like a good bet. Based on the latest info, I believe Rita will strike somewhere between Galveston and Matagorda Bay and continue heading north into our backyards. Landfall will occur early Saturday morning. Source: Conley Isom meteorologist at KBTX Channel 3 News
On a personal note, this does not paint a pretty picture for my home and surroundings: there are only 2 trees within hundreds of yards of the house, 1 next to my parking spot, 1 next to my front window. Not good. We’ve gone through TS force winds before (70 mph) and the trees bent, lost leaves, but came back. If we get 80+ mph winds, I fear these trees won’t bounce back.
Until tomorrow or next time.