Mary, mb84, I'm glad to hear that you are taking Dr Neil Frank's (former topdog of NOAA) option A advice. It happens to be "Get the hëll out of the immediate area".
If we have anyone else in the path of Rita, please let us know. We'll be adding extra prayers for you. This is a pretty bad year for storms when they're telling you they may run out of names and go to the Greek alphabet. And we still have until Nov 30 but there have been storms in early December.
Take care, Mary, and God be with you and your family.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".