Houston After RitaHopefully this will be my last post from Houston. I would like to be back home tomorrow. Many people are ignoring the mayor's plea to stay away from Houston. I guess people's desire to return home is greater than their sense of civic duty.
We went out around town. In many places it is almost life back to normal. Many restaurants are open. Most stores are not open but some grocery stores and, of course, our local Walgreens are open.
In the Montrose area it looks like nothing happened. Montrose is residential urban so alot of people walk around. Unlike other parts of town where a car is required.
One big difference from normalcy is the gas stations. The infrequent open gas station has a line of cars for blocks with a half dozen police oficers to maintain order. At one station we saw also paramedics and what looked like arrests being made. I guess there are a few frayed nerves.
We went downtown and walked around. Downtown is still totally deserted. There are some clubs and restaurants there now but they were all boarded up. Some of the streets were blocked by police because of falling glass. Some windows popped out of a few skyscrapers during the storm. Just a few holes here and there on the buildings though, nothing very dramatic.
I will post more pictures when I get back to my own computer.
I plan to leave early for home tomorrow. I am sure that there is going to be alot of traffic.