Tropical Storm EDOUARD Heading This Way
"A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY
WITHIN 36 HOURS."
Have to be at work in the next few hours at the Texas City Docks. Beginning to wonder if there will even be any work at the docks unloading barges, Last I heard from a co-worker two hours ago is that all personnel are tying everything down and battening down the hatches.
So now for some quick math. If Edouard make landfall Tuesday morning, then how much time do all Galveston County residents have to evacuate. Especially if the Tropical Storm turns into a Class One Hurricane ( 74-95 mph). Now is the time for getting together the essentials together for a quick evacuation. These mobile homes were not built for the wrath of any sizable proportion beyond a tropical storm. Sticking around at work till 5:30 P.M. today might not be a good idea either.
For all the landlubbers who desire to get an idea what the Houston Ship Channel looks like prior to a storm. Then be sure to check out this birdseye view. All those colored dots are ships and tugboats hooked up to their barges .
400 AM CDT MON AUG 04 2008MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND EDOUARD COULD BE NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH BEFORE
REACHING THE COASTLINE.