Graphics from www.skeetobite.comFrom the main desk at the NHC..
"At 10 PM CDT...0300 UTC...a Hurricane Warning has been issued from
Brownsville to Port O'Connor Texas. A Hurricane Warning means that
hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within
the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property
should be rushed to completion
Sort of like headlines from the Daily Planet Weather Room..
Seriously.. some links that might come in handy for you or anyone you know living in the area affected.
Note that a Tropical Storm Warning is up in other areas but I felt this was important to highlight.
A lot of people out there fishing, hiking at the parks and enjoying the beaches that can get caught off guard by the fast speed and rapidly changing situation regarding Dolly.
NOTE... despite that fact that Dolly has been hard to pin down in the past she is rapidly intensifying tonight and may have finally found her center in some Swan Song she is singing she will go out in style with a hit someone along the South Texas Coastline or possibly around the Texas/Mexican border.
http://www.portoconnor.com/ (click on weather.. takes you to NWS page)
Some nice information on local history and the Matagorda Island Lighthouse.
some history: http://www.cob.us/history.asp
These aren't just names on a map but places rich in history and their own unique Texas culture.
Go to City Departments.... Emergency Prep and a good page comes up..
"An NWS WARNING indicates that a hazardous event is occurring or is imminent in about 30 minutes to an hour. Local NWS forecast offices issue warnings on a county-by-county basis."
This is a well put together page for all of us to look through in our own little parts of the Hurricane Coastline from Texas all the way up to Maine aka "Bob's Country"
From this page here... good page, good advice. Print it and save it and post it on your fridge even if you don't live along the Texas Coast! 3 words for all of us to think on and act on GET READY NOW
http://oem.cob.us/Hurricane%20Ad%20-%202005%20-%20062105.pdfThree simple words that can make such a difference...
GET READY NOW!
The Brownsville Police Department and the Brownsville Office of Emergency
Management would like to encourage all Brownsville area residents to make sure
that a hurricane this season doesn’t catch anyone unprepared. Take some time
now to make plans on when and how you and your family will evacuate in the
event of a major hurricane. Make sure that your disaster supply kit is ready.
Check your vehicle to make sure that it could make the trip out of town. Sit down
with elderly relatives to make sure that they are taken care of.
Preparation takes time...
You have time now...
You might not have it later...
HURRICANE TIPS FOR BROWNSVILLE RESIDENTS
This year, Brownsville residents evacuating
from a hurricane will be asked to
travel farther than ever before - to points
beyond McAllen and Hidalgo County.
The primary evacuation destination
is San Antonio - the closest large
inland city. Be sure that you’re prepared
now for the trip - know how you will get
there, what you will take, and who will
need to go with you.
Brownsville evacuation routes:
• US HIGHWAY 281
• US HIGHWAY 77 to Raymondville
(US 77 will be closed in the King
Ranch during an evacuation).
DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
Your Disaster Supply Kit should be kept
in a dry location, preferably in a plastic
container of some sort. At a minimum, it
• WATER - One gallon per person per
day (minimum suggested is three gallons
per person for a three-day kit)
• MEDICINE - Prescription and nonprescription
• FOOD - Non-perishable or canned
• CAN OPENER - Manual - not electric
• RADIO - Battery-powered, with extra
• FLASHLIGHT - With extra batteries
• FIRST AID KIT - Properly stocked
• SPECIAL ITEMS - For infants, elderly,
or family members with disabilities
• MONEY / DOCUMENTS - Insurance
cards, credit cards, cash, etc.
Be sure your home is prepared for
• WINDOWS - Measure, and obtain
shutters or cut plywood to
cover each one
• TREES - Remove diseased and
damaged tree limbs well before
• DOORS - Strengthen garage
doors and double doors
• MANUFACTURED HOMES - Be
sure to check the tie-down
straps - get professional help if
Nite Bobbi...with dreams of sandpipers on a beach in South Texas in my head...