No matter how I look at this recent map on Weather.com, it's not looking good. Last report I heard, it was probably going to hit somewhere between Corpus and Houston. Guess what? I live in Corpus, and just north about 90 miles from us is Victoria where all of my family lives. I'm not worried about our safety because we are prepared to leave as soon as we know the track a little better, but I hate to think that anyone I love may be hurt or their homes damaged. Also, my sister and her husband live in Port O'Connor, just a mile from the beach. He is a custom home builder there, and all his properties under construction are in the direct path of the storm.
Please not only pray for me and my family in Victoria, but also for all our friends who live right on the coast. God is in control and we trust Him for our safety and security. Pray that we stay focused on that truth and not our circumstances. Worry is so easy to fall into, especially when your whole town goes into panic mode.
I just went to our local HEB grocery store earlier, and I saw a lot of fear and irritation of the faces of frantic shoppers. I also saw a whole lot of baskets full of water, batteries and canned meats. What made me really laugh though was the fact that I, along with many others, tend to use hurricane preparation as a time to eat all the junk food I normally pass up. I never saw so many snack items flying off the shelf. I asked one woman if she noticed how the only crackers and soups that were left were the reduced fat and low salt versions. We laughed as we looked at each others baskets. Do I really need a whole box of Mrs. Baird's cherry pies or a box of Honey Buns if the power goes out?