Friday, September 12, 2008
This picture is from this morning at the seawall on Galveston Island. Not moments after this picture was taken, the surge slammed into the barrier behind where I was standing and drenched me.
Over the past 25 years, I have worked over 35 Hurricanes. This one has some serious potential to be very nasty. 14 Hours before Hurriane Ike was scheduled to make landfall later tonight--the storm surge had already inundated West Bay Galvestion, Jamaica Beach and Tiki Island. At this point in time we are hunkered down and waiting to ride out the storm.
Flashlights, Battery Powered Radios, Protein Bars, Bottled Water and Baby Wet Wipes--the must needed provisions. Yes, Baby Wet Wipes. One of the greatest inventions of all time. When you have no water and you can't clean yourself--for days at a time--Baby Wet Wipes are a God Send. Believe me, I know, I went through Hurricane Katrina. And not many storms have been worse than the disaster that storm became--just over three years ago.
Talk to you on the other side--power willing--which is probably unlikely.
Go Nats!! Beat Those Fish!!