Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Houston Rita Update

We went out to dinner near here. The highways going through town are still packed. It seems that the traffic website is not working. It may be overloaded.
We tried the Galleria fir dinner. ahe stores were closed. We were going to Fox Sports Restaurant. It had people in it, but it was closed.

Some directions the streets were full - people trying to get to evacuation routes. Other directions there was light local traffic. Many gas stations had long lines.
It was inexplicably common to see a gas station with a line then another one two blocks later with only a few cars.

Some neighbohoods are more likely to flood than others. We are hoping that we are in a safe one. The news sure does make this sound like a scary storm.

2 Comments:

At 9/22/2005 08:26:00 AM, Anonymous Cristobal said...

The storm track just out (11 am eastern) shows Houston smack in the middle of the cone of possible landfalls. For the moment crude oil is not yet at its Katrina highs which surprises me. They had a graphic on the news this morning showing where all of the rigs and platforms are and this thing is headed right for them. Not to mention all the refineries around Houston. The market is slightly positive right now but I don't expect that to last. I just thought of Landry's right now- a little late. It's already down three from two days ago. I'm kicking myself for missing that. All this traffic...who are these people? Are they still people like you leaving the coast or are they people leaving Houston itself? Also where are they going? You said hotels were booked up days ago...

 
At 9/22/2005 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Prospector said...

I'm not a stock-picker but Landry's (LNY), SELL! Thay have seafood restaurant empires at: Galveston waterfront on the Gulf, Galveston waterfront downtown, Kemah waterfront on Galveston Bay, Houston Downtown on Buffalo Bayou. See a pattern?

 

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