was just thinking about JP and the folks in TX. have felt so discounted! glad to hear that folks are ok so far. this looks like a monster. looks like i'll be going on the 21st, but not sure where yet.
keep your heads down all!!!!!!!!!!!
It's big, but I think it's still only a category 2 or 3... nothing they haven't weathered before. I wish they would restart the cloud seeding program to reduce hurricane wind speeds. They were successful at reducing them by around 10% when we did that back in the 40's and 50's I think it was. That's enough to knock 'em down a category.
It doesn't matter that this storm is a cat 2, almost a 3, it is 650 miles wide!!!
Thousands upon thousands of people who stayed in Galveston will die, 200,000 are without power now and there's a fire spreading from house to house on the west end of the island.
These people should have been under a mandatory evacuation, I blame the government of Texas for not getting them out.
This storm has been on target for the last 3 days so everyone in its path has had fair warning.
The storm surges will be catastrophic, this is a travesty and unfortunate history in the making.
God bless their souls.