It’s been raining steadily here in Alexandria for the past two hours; we’re getting hit by the most outer-band of Hurricane Ike. Although initially it looked like we had been hit by over an inch of rain in the past hour, the latest map from the National Weather Service looks like this:
Between a quarter and a half an inch of rain between 8:11PM CST and 9:11CST. And this is just the beginning.
We lost power for about two seconds. A transformer blew out right down the street. But things are up and working now.
This storm is huge. Houston is squarely in its target, and yet, as of now, there’s been more rain here than in Houston. My friends in Houston say their power (already) keeps going on and off. Again, good luck guys.