Thanks to Reverend Mother for the image. That's exactly what it's like, waiting for this storm to hit.
My Houston sister e-mailed this morning. Her mother is in a local rehab facility since breaking her hip a few weeks ago; the center planned to stay open and indicated that they had plenty of supplies, generators, etc. So my sister & brother and their families were staying in Houston (not that they could have gotten out if they'd tried...)
BUT, late last night, the rehab center called to say that their corporate offices had decided to evacuate all their residents to Fort Worth on buses. Barbara said she couldn't feature sending her mom (who also has Alzheimer's) away on a bus, so she was headed to the center this morning to bring Beverly to her house. Please keep them in your prayers; this will likely be a difficult situation.
We woke up to the news this morning of the bus fire killing 24 elderly evacuees south of Dallas.
It's looking like the hurricane will go farther east than Houston, for which thank God...can you imagine the effect on all those thousands of people stuck in traffic if the storm came right over them? (But we may still get to see this).
My grocery store is out of water (250 miles north of the coast).
When will we wake up from THIS nightmare?