Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hurricane Dolly

As most folks know, Hurricane Dolly is heading toward the southernmost Texas coast. It's expected to make landfall tomorrow somewhere around the King Ranch (hundreds of miles of cows and no access).

As of 10 p.m. CDT, NOAA states it's still a Category 1 hurricane (like Hurricane Humberto) and not expected to strengthen much more overnight.

I'll direct everyone to visit Michael Zamora's blog. He's a PJ at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. He's covering the storm's northern edge, and his images are likely to be on the front pages of your favorite Web sites for the next few days.

We've exchanged e-mails, and he's in good spirits, but I'm sure he could use some supportive comments on his blog. :-)

I planned to cover it if it became a Cat. 2 or higher over the Gulf. It didn't, so I stayed in Dallas.

Although both cities are in Texas, Brownsville is about as far from Dallas as South Carolina or Quebec are from New York. I was willing to invest in a major storm, but can't justify the out-of-pocket expense for a Cat. 1 storm.

Enough for now,

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