Wednesday, September 21

HOW SERIOUS RITA PREPARATIONS HAVE BECOME IN GREATER HOUSTON AREA

Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acres, man-made reservoir, approximately 90-100 miles northwest of Galveston, Texas, and about 30 miles north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is in Montgomery County, which is north of Harris County (where Houston is located). The lake serves as a back-up water supply for the city of Houston.

The lake has many, many homesites around its lengthy shoreline and most of those lakefront homesites have private boat slips. Homeowners are being advised today to move their boats out of these boat slips to dry land storage as a precaution. That gives you an idea of how seriously RITA preparation is being taken, even this far inland.