I’m writing this on the North side of Houston, Texas. Right now everyone is thinking and talking about Rita. It’s not unusual for Texans to talk about a Rita that will wipe you out, but normally it involves tequila and not Cat 5 winds.

We’re doing some preparing. We like to think were “into” preparedness, but when the most likely disaster – a hurricane – comes knocking, we realize just what’s missing. So I went of NOAA’s hurricane preparedness list. I’ll be making a trip to the sporting goods store. The Mrs and I may make a run to Costco for non-perishable food, and we need to figure out how to store 28+ gallons of water.

Of course my boss pointed out that while everyone is getting all in a uproar, and they are starting to evacuate Galveston today, the NOAA is saying there is only a 9% chance Galveston will get hit. Though the plot shows it almost directly hitting.

Oh and the Mrs is going to Orlando this weekend. She may miss all the fun.

UPDATE: Looks like the Galveston probability is up to 11% and the Texas coast is about 60% of the total. I’m not going to keep updating as it changes. Assume these numbers were as of 11 AM.

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