As the hours pass and Hurricane IKE continues on its path through Cuba, the 8:00PM WeatherUnderground Model Tracks tentatively have IKE sliding west of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and probably coming ashore Saturday on either the Louisiana, Texas or Mexican Gulf Coast.
GO! GO! GO!
To the western Gulf Coast.
The computer model tracking report of 24-hours from now, will help provide a much better idea of where IKE is headed, but preliminarily, it’s looking much better for coastal Mississippi, and I, for one, am feeling a little less anxious and a little more relieved.
Should that Tuesday evening report continue to confirm this evening’s models, then perhaps we will hopefully not have to evacuate our Center clients for this hurricane, which would mean that our Center clients would not have to undergo the hugely stressful experience that the evacuation process puts them through.
And the hurricane fatigue that many Mississippi coastal residents are feeling during this hurricane season, would decrease a great deal. And that they need to have happen, with many still reeling from painful memories of Hurricane Katrina, three years ago.
A number of local residents have expressed that they feel bad for the people of Texas, Louisiana and Mexico. who have a much larger probability as each hour passes, of having IKE make landfall on their soil, rather than in Mississippi. Many also expressed concern for those people who have already felt IKE’s fury, in the Caribbean.
Again, it is a bit early to really know for sure where IKE will hit, but all things considered, it’s looking better for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
That’s a little ‘whew’ you’re hearing, folks.
More to come…