We are ready, the dogs are not…

If you are interested in seeing video of Galveston Island and surrounding area, got to www.cnn.com. There is some accurate video showing that homes are already being destroyed. The island is almost completely flooded.

We are much further inland. If flooding occurs here, we’ve got bigger problems. We are prepared. The dogs are not. They clearly don’t realise the gravity, as they are sleeping blissfully. I wish I had as little care.

Here is the current projected path as of 9:00AM:


The darkest center that encompasses Houston is showing 75+ MPH sustained winds. So, we’re going to get a bit of a breeze.

The current local radar conditions are nice and calm:


My Home is GPS located at the X in the center of the maroon circles. The first circle is 10 miles, then 20 and then 50 miles.

The weather guy just said that hurricanes enter land where the pressure is the lowest, and right now West end of Galveston Island has the lowest pressure in the cone of uncertainty. This makes the scientists believe that this is where the eye will be coming into land.

Also, here is the predictive sustained winds from NOAA:


We are not in a flood zone nor have we ever flooded. I am not really worried, we’ll just have to see.

We are safe. We have a generator, it’s been run and tested by papa. We’ve a full tank of gas in it, that’s about 12 or 13 hours of keeping food cool and fans for people.

We have all of the important essentials, Bread, Milk & Diet Pepsi.

Don’t worry, I will not do something exceedingly silly while trying to get youse guys killer video. I may be crazy, but I’m not stupid. I think.

— Fizz —


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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12 Responses to We are ready, the dogs are not…

  1. Duckie says:

    Just stopping by waving a friendly hello.


  2. Teresa says:

    I look forward to the video but please be safe.


  3. Teri says:

    It is so very insane – we are hundreds of miles away yet our roads are closing quickly due to water and our levee’s are being topped and breached.  the push of water is unbelievable!  It appears to be worse than the water from Rita that devastated our area in Houma LA.  Take care and God Bless!


  4. Cat says:

    Talked to another friend in the area who is going to stay and tough it out  -and I know another couple in Houston – also staying – be safe – you all are in my prayers – hey the dogs are blissful because they know yr watching out for them –


  5. Cindy says:

    …a bit of a breeze?  Hang on to your hat…75mph sounds way too scary.  Good to hear you’re prepared.  It would be hard to get through this kind of a storm without Diet Pepsi! 
    Be Safe.


  6. Babblelot says:

    You and Papa are in my prayers. Be safe.I’m watching the weather here as it’s getting bad.Blog as soon as you can to let us know you are ok.


  7. Dusty says:

    Thoughts with you – keep checking area out on the news


  8. Ann says:

    We haven’t heard anything since yesterday morning. Hope you’ll be able to check in with us soon.


  9. Stephen says:

    Fizz –
    I was glued to CNNHD for several days watching this storm approach and then hit Texas. What a powerful storm Ike was and the distruction was horrific. I feel most for the ones who couldn’t leave for varies reasons and stayed and weathered this monster. Not everyone can grab a Visa card and fill up your tank a couple times to flee from the hurricane. We’re supposed to get tons of rain today and tonight – what’s left of Ike and we just had four inches of rain yesterday with that or more expected today – thankfully we aren’t in a declared flood plane but the ground is just saturated with water now, we can’t handle anymore rain! I hope the coastal areas of TX and LA recover as soon as possible from this monster storm, and to think it was only a strong Cat 2 storm!!!
    Warmly, Your Friend,


  10. Patricia says:

    sorry I was away and missed all this with you…not well when returned, but much better now…have seen pics on TV…another terrible disaster…


  11. Patricia says:

    just watched a Coast Guard rescue by helicopter…amazing people…how fortunate we are to have them among us…


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