I just stepped out to hit the small convenience store in my building. The guy who runs it lives here and he is going to be open until the last possible moment. I’m sure that it’s the only store open for miles. I’ve had my essential supplies in place for days but I’m glad that I could pick up a Negra Modelo six-pack.
The winds are already pretty gusty downtown. Nothing major yet but you can tell a big storm is approaching. I’m not nearly as nervous now that the eye looks like it will go in east of us but a lot of bad things could still happen here. Flooding is my primary concern. Of course, we are still looking at 75-100mph winds in downtown but those are manageable.