We had two family members unable to evacuate Orange and we heard from them this morning. No injuries, but they told us of significant structural damage to some of our family members homes. There were so many trees uprooted that even getting out of their yard proved to be a feat of athleticism.
I hope that people in Galveston and Houston don’t begrudge the fact that they evacuated. Yes, in hindsight they would have been okay had they stayed, but we didn’t know that at the time. Leaving was the smartest thing they could have done.
I sincerely hope we find zero casualties because of this hurricane. Loss of property is devastating, but loss of life would be so much worse.