BOTTOM LINE WEATHER POINTS
– Persons ignoring evacuation orders in single to two story homes will face certain death.
– Widespread flooding will reach levels exceeding 9 feet high more than a mile inland.
– Waves to cause massive destruction of homes, including those of block construction.
Below is the actual text, word for word, released by the National Weather Service for the Houston/Galveston area:
LIFE THREATENING INUNDATION LIKELY!
ALL NEIGHBORHOODS...AND POSSIBLY ENTIRE COASTAL COMMUNITIES...WILL BE INUNDATED DURING HIGH TIDE.
PERSONS NOT HEEDING EVACUATION ORDERS IN SINGLE FAMILY ONE OR TWO STORY HOMES WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH.
MANY RESIDENCES OF AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTLY ON THE COAST WILL BE DESTROYED. WIDESPREAD AND DEVASTATING PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IS LIKELY ELSEWHERE....MORE