RUN FOR THE HILLS !!!!!!
we should all send our prayers out to the folks in the path of this one.
the low lying areas around galveston are going to be completely hammered by the storm surge.
I Never seen such a strong warning from the government before
From the NWS:
Maximum water levels forecast:
Gulf-facing coastline west of Sargent... 5 to 8 feet
Shoreline of Matagorda Bay... 5 to 8 feet
Gulf-facing coastline Sargent to High Island
including Galveston Island... ... 12 to 16 feet
Shoreline of Galveston Bay... 15 to 22 feet
Life threatening inundation likely!
All neighborhoods... and possibly entire coastal communities...
will be inundated during the period of peak storm tide. Persons
not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story
homes will face certain death. Many residences of average
construction directly on the coast will be destroyed. Widespread
and devastating personal property damage is likely elsewhere.
Vehicles left behind will likely be swept away. Numerous roads
will be swamped... some may be washed away by the water. Entire
flood prone coastal communities will be cutoff. Water levels may
exceed 9 feet for more than a mile inland. Coastal residents in
multi-story facilities risk being cutoff. Conditions will be
worsened by battering waves. Such waves will exacerbate property
damage... with massive destruction of homes... including those of
block construction. Damage from beach erosion could take years to