Austin is by no means close to the coast. However, it’s two hours closer to the coast than I’ve ever lived. And apparently it’s close enough to take a pounding when a big hurricane blows through Texas.
No one quite knows how bad it will be here (probably not that bad) but the build up to the hurricane is the worst. Not knowing what to do with big weekend plans (like, oh say bridal shows) and everyone cleaning off the grocery store shelves just proves I really don’t want to live any closer to the coast.