So many of you know approximately where I live, and so many of you keep your eye trained on tropical storms and hurricanes. I wanted to come and reassure you all that we are fine and all is well in the wake of Humberto.
An estimated 100,000 customers without electricity, down toward Beaumont, Pt. Arthur and Winnie, TX. The sneaky storm turned into a hurricane around midnight and came in through High Island and Bolivar in the wee morning. Could take up to three days to restore electricity to some.
We are approximately 33 miles N.E. of Beaumont. We had no particularly high winds. Rain, but nothing to be any real problem. Our school buses ran and it's business as usual.
There is street flooding in the city. And some downed trees. Some reporting lost shingles on roofs.
Basically Humberto was small and compact, and moved relatively fast through the area. This made things better widespread, but for a few directly in the path it packed a waulup.
I am happy this is my regular day off from work. I didn't have to drive in and deal with flooded off ramps. It just crossed the Sabine River, into La. now.