The following is an update on Hurricane Harvey. In short, Valley Grande Manor and its residents are doing fine. Please visit this web site for updates.
We dodged the bullet. The storm track headed NNW of the coast of Texas in the Brownsville area. Brownsville, South Padre Island — and as far inland as Harlingen — were getting a lot of rain and strong winds.
In Weslaco, the most we had were some moderately gusty winds and light to moderate rain. Right now there are winds from the NW at aaroud 17 MPH but no rain forecast until we get into next week, and then it its minimal.
Blow is a link to the Weather Underground site that shows more data.
But it looks like coastal cities from Corpus Christi up to north of Houston will be in for a rough ride. Not only will they be dealing with a major hurricane, but it is forecasted to stall in the area until it dissipates perhaps on Wednesday, which will probably mean torrential rains and substantial flooding in these areas for several days.
Valley Grande Manor had its emergency plan in place days ahead of the storm. These preparations included:
- Valley Grande Manor was prepared for the storm
- Emergency power generators were in place and on standby
- Trucks delivered bottles of fresh drinking water that would last for 14 days
- Food inventories and supplies were sufficient for 14 days
- Sand bags were on hand in the event the they were needed
- A large commercial pumping truck was on site if flood waters needed to be diverted