I have Tivo recording “The Amazing Race” right now because I had to get an update from everyone about Hurricane Lili which is now a Category 4 storm. Oh, wheee! What fun!
I think hurricanes are better than earthquakes or other natural disasters because we have a lot of advance warning about them. We’ve been watching this storm for a week and a half now. The down side to hurricanes? They are unpredictable as far as where they will hit. If you look at the map, the “strike zone” is a huge portion of the Gulf Coast.
Thankfully, I live on the Northwest side of Houston. We are far enough from the coast we normally don’t get 150mph winds – just a lot of rain. In times like this, that’s a good thing.
However, it should be noted that no one should worry about running out of Tabasco sauce. Avery Island, the home of Tabasco, is in the direct line of Lili’s fire. They have “prepared for a possible shut down of bottling operations.” They boarded things up and did all the things you do while waiting for a hurricane. “We’re bottling right now and we’re not anticipating anyone running out of Tabasco” according to the plant. Whew! Because you know, that could be quite a disaster in itself!
The wait-and-see game begins again. Ahhh, the joys of Texas life.