We aren’t really expecting to get smashed by the hurricane. Strong winds could knock our trees over and we have lots of trees in our subdivision. Strong rain could cause our subdivision to flood, especially if the rain up north of us is fierce, because it drains to us. And, of course, if the hurricane just zipped through Galveston and Houston our house would be destroyed.
But really we left because it could be bad and we didn’t want to be there if it were. In addition, we had four days off- in a row! So we came to visit my in-laws. Even if no rain and no winds reach our house, we will have had a good visit. (Though the 21 hours to go 510 miles was a bit much.)
I’m hoping Rita stays in the Gulf and winds down. She seems to be losing force there.