I took this on my last trip to the small market in my building. The winds are picking up but are still minor in downtown Houston. You can certainly tell that a storm is coming though.
A convoy of Houston police officers sped by just after this shot was taken. Everyone is getting ready to (as we say in Texas) hunker down.
My prep work is done and I’ve confirmed that my family is safe. However, they do expect water up to the roof of their evacuated house if the current forecasts hold. I have some friends to check up on now while we can still communicate.
In about an hour I’m going to relocate to a friend’s place about a mile away. He has a generator. Hopefully I’ll be able to update through this blog and Twitter well into the storm.
More updates soon.