Is Rita headed our way?
Often these prediction tracks are off. Let's hope this one is.
But as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, being prepared is paramount. Every Galveston-Houston area resident should have an emergency evacuation plan (including pets!) and we should also make sure our family and neighbors who are less-mobile are taken care of.
Every household should have a minimum three-day supply of non-perishable food, water and basic necessities, including batteries, flashlights and a battery-powered radio. (I have one of these.)
While we hope Houston-Galveston area officials have a good plan that will work, it's still incumbent upon each of us to take care of ourselves, our families and our neighbors if possible, without expecting government help.
Please add your hurricane-preparation suggestions and thoughts in our forum.