While you guys are enjoying the weekend, Texans close to the coast will be getting ready for the biggest Storm to hit in a while. It's almost 500 miles wide, and on par with Hurricane Carla in 1961. Galveston is a mere 300 or so miles away from the storm, it's already flooded and it has not even started raining yet. I live in Katy, TX which is like 90 miles away from Galveston. We will have Hurricane force winds before the Eye crosses Galveston, it's that big.
Check this out - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032128/
and the cool tracker program.. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26295161/
We will try to get some interesting Video (no promises... It will probably be too dark), and post it on our blog. If there is any cool Tacoma Stories to tell in the aftermath, you know I will tell 'em like a proud parent.
PS- maybe this will help my "we need a lift" case..