Monday, August 4, 2008

Storm Edouard

This morning I went to krogers and there are to many people as in it's to hard to get a parking place even inside the grocery people are everywhere pushing there baggy. I met our church member asking me if Im ready. I said for what? SHe said for the storm tonight and tomorrow.OR it maybe a hurricane. THere's nothing wrong to be prepared but everybody's got panic today. We live in East houston.The storm has a 20 percent chance of reaching hurricane speeds of 74 mph before it makes landfall on Tuesday near Galveston, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.At its predicted strength, Edouard is unlikely to do much damage to coastal area refineries that were swamped by the storm surge from hurricanes Rita and Katrina in 2005, said Kenneth Medlock, an energy fellow with Rice University's Baker Institute.
Some refineries are on the "dirty side" of the storm's projected landfall, where winds are the most damaging. The swell won't likely be big enough to do sustained damage.
A series of powerful hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, including Hurricane Katrina, toppled oil rigs and severed pipelines in the Gulf, pushing oil prices to then-record highs.