I live in a town called Spring, just outside the Houston city limits to the northwest. For the moment, it's looking like my area is going to get hit by the strongest part of Hurricane Ike, the northeast corner of the eye. That could change, of course. Hurricanes are mostly unpredictable.
I'm not too worried for myself. I've got a strong brick house that's never been flooded. It's heavily wooded here, so I'm sure we'll get trees and debris smashing cars and windows, messing up roofs. But that's minor stuff. I'm far enough inland that I don't have to worry about the surge, and that's what's going to kill people and completely destroy lots of property. We could get tornadoes here, but there's no point in worrying about something you can't predict.
But the storm will almost certainly knock out my power and perhaps other utilities for a few days or more. So I'm giving you the heads up that I probably won't be posting for a while. I wish I could say my posts have been sporadic this week because I was preparing for the hurricane, but it was more laziness than anything, haha.
Anyway, no need to worry about me. Pray for the folks closer to the coast. This hurricane might not be strong, but it's big and the storm surge is going to devastate many towns. Already, houses are starting to be torn up in Galveston by the waves, and Ike hasn't even landed yet. Pray for those people. You'll never know just how powerful those prayers are. God bless.