If you live in Houston or somewhere in Texas, you probably know by now that a huge Hurricane Ike is heading our way and it will make landfall sometime on early Saturday morning local time. Unless you don't watch TV, listen to radio and never leave your house, then you possibly won't have notice the difference.
I took the photo above at about 4pm this afternoon(Thursday) roughly 34 hours before the hurricane make landfall. Does it even look like a hurricane is coming our way? Is it the calm before the storm?! Possibly. Who knows. If it turns out like Hurricane Rita back in 2004, we might not even see a drop of rain where we live.
If you believe the media, specifically all the local TV news, the sky will fall and we're all going to die! Sometime I think the TV guys drum up the situation so we all will stick to the TV to watch up to the minute update. They might be doing the right thing, making you think of the worst case scenario and prepare for it. At least if the worst case scenario occurred, most of us will be readied.
As for me, I stop watching the hurricane update on TV hours ago. I do check the National Hurricane Center from time to time to see if the hurricane deviate from it's projected path and make it a better situation for us here in Houston/Sugar Land(roughly 60 miles from Galveston).
As far as I know, we're prepared and we're staying since no evacuation order are given for our city. There's nothing much we can do now other than to relax and hope for the best.
Here's a satellite picture of Hurricane Ike taken from abc13.com. Yeah it's huge, distance wise. It's a category 2 hurricane now, and it will probably make landfall as a category 2 hurricane, according to the hurricane center prediction. Finger crossed!