My Parent's House Is Going To Be Leveled

Well, I hope that’s not the case, but it is possible. The storm is headed straight for Beaumont, and my home town is Vidor, about 5 minutes east. It will likely get pounded.

Fortunately, most of my relatives have already left. At least, all those with sense have. My dad had to stay behind, unfortunately, but he should be just fine. He’s a prison guard in Dallas and will be staying in a large cement and steel building, so he could probably ride out hurricanes and tornadoes there with no problem. You’d probably actually have to bomb the place to take it apart. But most of the others are on their way out, are about to be gone, or are already a safe distance away.

Hopefully all will turn out well.

Comments

Joe Weaks (9/22/2005 9:49 PM)

Eric,
My home town is Baytown. My folks left town and tonight arrived in Texarkana where they evacuated to after an 18 hour bumper to bumper trip (normally takes under 5 hours). My mother packed the car full in case nothing’s left to come back to.

Eric Sowell (9/22/2005 9:52 PM)

I’ve been hearing lots of bad stories about trips like that on the radio. Bad stuff. Since Baytown is on the east side of Houston, it might get pounded pretty hard. After it is over let me know how it went for you old house.

Kirk H. Sowell (9/22/2005 10:12 AM)

Advice for future evacuees: leave in the middle of the night, and don’t take interstates unless you know for sure that they are open. I evacuated Houston at 3:00 a.m. and took only non-interstate highways, and avoided all of those problems.