Tropical Storm Edouard is bearing down on the Houston/Galveston area and is expected to make landfall approximately 1:00 PM tomorrow (Tuesday).
The skis are now clear in the area and reports from the area are anticipating 3-4 inches of rain with 8 inches of rainfall a possibility.
Governor Rick Perry (aka Governor Zoolander) has put state emergency management officials on alert to make sure people, property, and criminal aliens are taken care of.
Galveston has not been ordered to evacuate and people are taking a watch and see attitude.
IMHO, this is going to be a storm with a great deal of rain, some wind, and numerous newscasters standing in ankle and thigh deep water tell everyone how bad the storm is.
People I know in the area are not going to evacuate, but did inform me people are hitting WalMart and loading up on batteries, water, can good, and beer.
All this hoopla is much ado about nothing. A storm is coming. It is going to rain. People are going to get some wind.
My suggestion is to hunker down, watch television with a loved one, and enjoy Tuesday off from work.
More reports will be posted when they occur and if they are needed.
"We're not telling anybody to leave and we're not asking anybody to leave. But we are asking citizens and our visitors to pay attention to the weather and use their own judgment. . ." - Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas