CUERO - 6 a.m. I think I may have just survived a non-event. Haven't strayed much farther than the parking lot of the apartment complex, but I don't think a drop of rain has fallen. The wind remains steady, but not fierce. I'll get out after day break and look around a bit to see if the winds had an effect.
CUERO -- 2 a.m. More of the same. Ike has made landfall, but this area is dry, yet windy.
CUERO -- 11 p.m. Not much change here, The wind has picked up a little more, but still no rain. Going to get some rest then see what the early morning hours bring. Stay safe out there.
CUERO -- 9:20 p.m....news flash...an evacuee called the sheriff's office (I sure hope she didn't use 911) to report her poodle ran away from the motel. Cuero Police are on the case. Rusty go home!
CUERO - 9 p.m.
The wind is picking up, but no rain yet. The motel near my apartment looks like its full and I can hear children playing outside even though it's dark. They may be out on the balcony. I hope they are as cheerful later when the winds and rain hit.
CUERO -- Scanner traffic this morning revealed that DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies were monitoring traffic conditions throughout the county. Though some of the major roads had a slight increase, there was nothing major going on.
The first signs that the edge of Ike will affect us is an increase in the winds since about 4 p.m.. It's blowing pretty steadily.
The signs that folks were afraid of the storm -- many businesses boarded up or taped windows and closed early. The person I spoke to at the McDonald's drive through, however, said they were staying open until midnight....hmmm, we'll see.
Will check back in later.
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