September 10, 2008

I do not like Ike.

I just found out a few minutes ago from my brother's blog that Hurricane Ike is headed straight for the Texas coast - and thus, my parents. My mom has evacuated, and I haven't been able to track down my dad yet. It's times like this when I really wish we had actual TV channels at home, so I could easily keep tabs on this damn monster.



When I was a kid, I used to think that a hurricane was a big candy cane floating around the sky. Unfortunately, life is not like Candyland. Hurricanes are pretty awful to live through. Back in 2003, Hurricane Claudette wreaked havoc on my hometown. I had moved away by that point but came to visit the next month. I took a lot of pictures of the damage - which reminds me, where's that damn scanner I've been wanting for years now?

The point is, Hurricane Claudette was only a Category 1 storm, and it did a shitload of damage. Ike is already a Category 2 storm and is projected to become at least a Category 4. The very famous Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3.

Yeah, I'm freaking out.

10 comments:

Angie Eats Peace said...

Holyfuckenshit.

I am sending major positive thoughts to all those in the hurricane's way.

Keep us posted : /

Bex said...

Oh no! Glad your mom has gotten out though, definately keep us posted :)

Valerie said...

Oh wow how scary. Your family is definately in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Lydia said...

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law live in corpus christi, so I'm freaking out right there with you. they say they are going to wait and see if they need to leave. yikes. i am hoping that because they are not right on the water, their house is up on a little bit of a hill, and they built-in storm shutters that they'll be ok. let's hope its not as bas as they saw it could be.

WeezerMonkey said...

Sending good thoughts to your loved ones.

thebookmill said...

natural disasters are scary. *sending good thoughts to you and yours*

ssinca said...

that makes two of us that are freaking out. they've predicted tornadoes over here...WTF do I do if a tornado comes?? earthquakes are a piece of cake. ;)

hope your fam is ok, I know they will be.

amber said...

thinking good thoughts for you and the family.

{{hugs}}

dapotato said...

yikes. fingers crossed and good thoughts going out.

Erika said...

sending

MAJOR POSITIVE THOUGHTS YOUR WAY.

I hope all is ok.....

keep us posted!