The medical school I work at closes today at 5pm to all non-essential personnel. Yay for being non-essential! Ironically, I was planning to take Friday off because I'm pushing my maximum vacation accrual and I'm going to start losing hours soon. Now I get the next two days off for free! Yayness!
This morning I considered all this Rita brouhaha as a massive over-reaction, after all, we don't know where it'll hit. It could hit Corpus Christi and spare Houston for the most part. I still think we're all on our toes due to Katrina.
However, looking at the radar this afternoon kinda stopped my eye-rolling. It's a hefty-sized storm and has increased to a category 5. And hell, Tropical Storm Allison made water leak into our master bath. Harrumph.
I guess sometime in the next two days we'll stock up on water and gas.