houstonherdfan wrote:yea and if it makes the westly turn they are saying it might, I'm screwed. less than 5 miles from the coast and 17 feet above sea level. Directly across the bay from Galveston. A direct hit here on the dirty side, my house is probably gone. If that happens thank god I got flood insurance. They are talking about a 20 ft storm surge on the dirty side.
Without the rain and the increase of tide level due to the stornm my house is 3 feet under water.
You've got a 4+ mile buffer, and 17 feet above, so I wouldn't be worried about any direct ocean flooding. Storm surge doesn't travel that far inland, unless your inland is below sea level, like New Orleans. The wind/rain are your concern. *IF* it becomes a worst-case, yes your house could be severely damaged or destroyed by the winds, however I'd hope a semi-coastal home is built somewhat with that in mind. Board up your windows and doors if it looks like it might come to you. Stanchion any point where the wind could pry an entry. If the storm looks to hit you, board it up like a demilitarized zone and go spend a few nights with Joel in Amarillo, ride it out, and call your insurance agent.