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Monday, August 04, 2008

Make Preparations for TS Edouard TODAY

The link is from KHOU in Houston and includes David Paul's 8:33 am CDT video report on the storm track of Tropical Storm Edouard.

The center of the storm track crosses directly over Galveston and Houston. Harris and Galveston Emergency management personnel are preparing for a direct hit of this tropical storm. Currently Edouard is a moderate strength topical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH but is expected to increase over the next 24 hours.

Landfall is expected sometime between 7 am and 12 noon local time and the intensity is expected to be right on the edge between a tropical storm and hurricane. I would guess winds in the mid 70's MPH to low 80's MPH.

Today is the day to secure the boat, and the lawn furniture and bring in the loose items. Tomorrow morning and Wednesday will be wet and windy.

UPDATE: Hurricane hunter aircraft have determined that Edouard has weakened somewhat with 45 MPH winds. However, this does not lessen the potential for some last minute strengthening to a low grade hurricane just prior to landfall. Landfall is now projected at Galveston island between 7 and 8 am Tuesday morning.

Galveston not evacuating but preparing for Edouard (KHOU)

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