The Wind is Blowin’…

Or it will be soon.  It looks like those of us on the Texas Gulf Coast are in for a bumpy weekend. The last prediction that I saw for what is currently Tropical Storm Harvey is that it could make landfall late Friday/early Saturday as a Category 3 hurricane, a major hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane warning issued this morning covers from Port Mansfield to Matagorda, which is the only county between us and the Gulf of Mexico.  Port Mansfield appears to be a good ways down below Corpus Christi and Matagorda is in our backyard.


Map Source: Wikipedia Commons. Markup by Suz.

They are expecting parts of this area to get as much as 30 inches of rain and severe, life-threatening flooding.  Some of us do not have the option of evacuating.  Thankfully, our oldest daughter is with us and our youngest daughter, who lives and goes to school on an island in the Gulf, has been evacuated to somewhere in Central Texas.  Our oldest son is somewhere between South Carolina and Houston (he was en route to Houston to take delivery of something).  The only one of our children not anywhere near the hurricane zone is our Marine out in 29 Palms, California.

We may lose power, water, and phone service, so if you don’t hear from us over the weekend, you will know that the hurricane paid us a too-close-for-comfort visit.  Please keep the Texas Gulf Coast residents in your prayers.  They are expecting this one to be a doozy!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all, and stay safe!

About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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12 Responses to The Wind is Blowin’…

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    I’ve been worried about y’all. Prayers for your safety, and not too much damaging winds and flooding, Suzanne!

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    • Thank you, Barbara. We appreciate the prayers very much. I’m not scared, but am concerned. I know Heavenly Father has it all under control, but I keep thinking about the time here in the early 1900s when all three rivers converged on this town in an epic flood. There have been quite a few floods since we moved here, but none that actually impacted our home. Hopefully, this storm will change its mind and just do its little dance out there in the Gulf and forget all about boring ol’ land. 🙂
      I’m sorry that I haven’t made it over to your blog in awhile. I have been swamped with a zillion different things. It seems all I’m doing is posting press releases and book reviews (on PS Annie!) and bare minimum here at McClendon Villa. I can’t wait for life to slow down a bit so that I can do the fun stuff again. I hope all is well up your way. Have a blessed rest of the week and weekend. 🙂


      • ghostmmnc says:

        All is good here. We may get rain, but just regular, not from the Hurricane. We lived in Sinton and Beeville TX a long time ago, when a hurricane came close. Keep safe, and have some supplies in case of power outages. Blessings for you and your family! 🙂

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        • I’m glad you’re okay there. 🙂

          So far, so good here. We still have power – only 5 houses in our neighborhood have it right now. No water warnings that we know of and we still have cell service and Internet. So, for now at least, we’re okay.

          Walmart was out of water, but HEB had like 20 pallets of it, so we got three cases there, plus we already had one and a half cases here at the house. David’s mama called us Wednesday and told us to fill up the bathtub and any buckets that we had with water so that we could still flush and to buy bottled water for drinking. We don’t drink the tap water here anyway. It makes me and the girls sick. So, we did what she said. Her county had tornadoes last night, but we called her and she is okay. One of her puppies slept on her head all night. haha

          Have a blessed weekend.


  2. foguth says:

    Last year, when hurricane Matthew came ashore about 5 miles from us, he was a CAT3… no serious damage to the house/yard, but it did make off with Purrseidon’s prize catnip plant, so if you have ‘nip, you might want to secure it.

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    • Thanks for the tip. 🙂 No ‘nip here that I know of. I’m sorry that Matthew got Purrseidon’s stash, but glad that you had no major damage to your house and yard.

      I’m a bit concerned about all the trees in our yard. Even when just a regular thunderstorm comes through, branches fall all over the place, and a couple of times trees have fallen over, one of those when I was out there about to step off the patio. It would have landed on me had I stepped out as planned, but I got distracted and didn’t step off the patio.
      Have a blessed day. 🙂

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      • foguth says:

        About 15 years or so ago, our neighborhood was a citrus grove, then it was sold to a developer, who ripped out all the trees, so we don’t have any seriously old trees in/near our yard. Matthew broke a few branches in a mango, so it looks a tad lopsided, but should start looking normal in a year or so. Oddly enough, the main victim was Purr’s plant, which outright vanished…. Kiara, who lives a few miles North of here had some of her ‘nip plants blown away, too, yet all weeds were left behind… bizarre that both of us had minimal damage, except for catnip.

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