tallywx wrote:superfly wrote:Houston should be fine as long as it's not a cat4/5 direct hit to the west. Surge will not be a problem as Houston is well inland and very high. Winds will create power outages but should not cause any significant structural damage unless it's a cat4/5 direct hit.
Skyscrapers in Ft. Lauderdale had their windows blown out from sustained borderline cat 1/2 winds in Wilma. I'd hate to see the result of Houston's dealing with even marginal cat 3 winds.
Windows blown out, sure. Significant structural damage, no. I'm not saying there won't be any damage, that would be silly. It simply won't be the disaster some people are currently making it out to be. Now if it hits as a cat 4 directly to the west of Houston, that may be a different story.