Thursday, September 22, 2005

Unlovely Rita

One of my best friends, the Texan, is from Beaumont. We're watching FoxNews and we can see that Beaumont is in the path of Rita (for now). Her parents live there and have still not left. They're planning to leave about 4am Central time to go about 100 miles inland.

When I spoke to her earlier today, her mom was going through their posessions packing photo albums and other irreplaceable items. Although they were told to leave by noon central time today, they decided not to leave because the roads were jammed. The Texan's mom is not in the best of health, and I'm sure they're worried about being trapped in the car for long periods of time. They are also taking their elderly neighbors north.

According to the Texan's parents, Beaumont is a ghost town. There's hardly anyone there.

Good luck to all the people in East Texas and Louisiana.


KathyF said...

My sister-in-law lives just north of Beaumont. Her husband, ironically, is a Vol.

I just heard Larry King say mountains stop hurricanes. Good thing for Tennessee, huh?

Vol Abroad said...

Yep, they stop hurricanes and they're pretty good for tornados, too.

I LOVE being from a landlocked state!