Yes, looks like we are in an area to be impacted by Gustav. If it holds to the track and conditions that NHC is forecasting, we should just get rain and some wind. Winds that aren't any higher than you get for anything else. Of course these lovely storms are prone to have surprises.
Our county joined the crowd and called for evacuation today. We aren't going. Pete has buried a metal shed into the side of the hill. If we were to get anything approaching Rita force here or tornadoes, we'll sit it out in there. We have many and varied supplies. And are actually way better off and prepared than we were before Rita.
We have water put up and bought to get us through until Pete can get a generator on the pump and running. We have lots of good, easy to cook on the pit or in a pot on the burner food. Plenty of fried cornbread makings.
So I don't want anyone out there worrying. But prayers are welcome...for the whole Gulf Coast region. I'll be updating here as long as I have electricity. If we should be without it for awhile, then I'll post at my first opportunity. If you are curious or worried, check here. I'm sorry but I won't have time to respond to individual emails.
I want to take the opportunity to brag about my place of employment. It's a uniform service company. Everyone pitching in and working extra hard to get all paper work for the week finished and clothes ready for the upcoming week. Payroll done and in the bank so to speak so we don't miss a payday. You may think a uniform service company is not a very vital service, why all the commotion.
Well, here's the deal. We are in the heart of the petrochemical industry. After a storm the first thing, by executive order is to get those refineries on line. The manpower to do so is bound by rules that say they must be in fire retardant clothing. And where do they get it? Yep. Us and places like us. We are small but very important link in a chain.