As we went to bed last night, this is what we were seeing on our local TV station. We were waiting for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
As we are waking up this morning, Hurricane Nicholas made landfall as a category 1 at Matagorda Bay, southwest of Houston. We experienced heavy rains and some wind overnight. But as the “eye” approaches Houston (still 20 miles southwest-it’s moving at only 8 mph) it could be a lot worse as hurricanes go for the Houston area. The coastal areas are seeing a lot of flooding, but we are inland about 50 miles so getting just a little rain in the middle of Houston. Unfortunately, it’s drenching the Hurricane Ida ravaged areas of coastal Louisiana and New Orleans and will do so for quite a while. I hope everyone there stays safe and that their homes are not damaged any more than they already are from two weeks ago. They’ve had more than enough this season. Here’s what we saw at about 8:30- 9 am this morning.
We are at the peak of the hurricane season along the Gulf Coast. Last year we had 30 named storms, with 14 of them at hurricane status (>74 mph), and 7 were classified as major (winds over 111 mph). They had to use the Greek alphabet to name the last few storms. A record I think, and we can only hope that this may be the end of them? We’ll see.
Stay safe everyone and I’ll be back with more cards tomorrow since I’ll have plenty of time to craft as long as we don’t have any electrical outages.
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