I’ve been through a few storms myself from hurricanes to tornadoes and even a blizzard or two. They are never fun, at least in my opinion. I’ve never understood why people in coastal areas choose to stare down the barrel of a loaded gun, but for those who decided to stay at home in coastal Texas, I wish you the best.
I would have boarded up and hauled ass myself. Then again, my first responder designation means that I have to stay to help those who refuse to leave. I’ve seen the effects of wind and water enough to know that a Category 3 hurricane is not something that I’d purposefully choose to try to ride out. My life is far more important than any material item whatsoever.
For those outside of Texas, I hope you have full tanks of gas. Our major refining and gasoline production is sitting in the bullseye, so expect some disruption to the availability of gas for next week. If the damage is extensive, be prepared to feel some pain for a while.
Edit @ 7:22pm EST
Harvey has increased strength and is now a Category 4 hurricane. It’s the strongest storm that’s made landfall in more than a decade as America hasn’t felt a direct hit from a major hurricane since 2005.
My prayers goes out to all who are in the pathway of this storm.