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If you are in Texas....
« on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 02:55:AM »
Stay Dry my friends, it is starting to get wet out there.....

Wind and rain just started up here and I am 250 miles from Harvey.....  This thing is huge.

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #1 on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 11:12:AM »
Hey John
Hope you guys are OK .

I was sitting here at the computer when I got the email alert for this post .
was just about to reply and say  " well , still have power  ... "  And CLICK  -- it went out    :D
That was right at 1 am  ,,, remarkably it came back on right at 2:30 . ( barely counts as an outage )
The rain here hasn't been that bad , YET .   It was coming in bands last night  and all is quiet now .

Corpus and that whole area   -- those poor people . 
I haven't even turned on the news yet  ,, this is my first stop back on the computer
I was watching the radar in bed on my phone after the power went out , That monster looked like the eye-wall was strengthening even after it crossed the coast . ::)


Mmm  - looks like Rockport got the worst of it .
           
« Last Edit: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 01:35:PM by urumomo »

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #2 on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 03:39:PM »
Prayers go out to all of you in that area.
Stay safe
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"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #3 on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 10:04:PM »
Yeah, Rockport got the worst of it, some of the houses there are just gone.....

A few hours ago, Harvey turned towards us, so I think we are going to get an awful lot of rain, the wind has picked up a bit over the last hour or so, but nothing crazy.   Just a lot of heavy rain.......

No power outages


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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #4 on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 10:20:PM »
Thank you , Q
I've been very lucky so far where I'm at   ,, that outer band from the main rotation is just moving over me now .
It's ground speed is pretty high , so it will be a brief but heavy pounding .
People east and north east of the city have been savaged with heavy rain all day .
It hasn't even rained here all day  , we've been in that trough between the main rotation and the outer bands fortunately.

Last I looked , John , the center was just crawling east-north east   --- I think you'll be in for some more significant downpours indeed .
I only worry about tornadoes  --but there ain't much you can do to prepare for those .
The video I've seen out of Rockport is just awful

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #5 on: Sat Aug, 26, 2017, 11:51:PM »
Looks like Harvey is finally on the move .
Slowly .
Pretty much due north  ,  so good for me but not for you John    :(
Be safe
Course  , he could always turn east in the next 5 minutes   :P


BIG EDIT   --  he ain't moving
                  This will be far more than record breaking rain
                  Houston is screwed
                  Out of the 6-7 hurricanes for me and many tropical storms  --- this must be 10,000X the rain
                  Not exaggerating  . The worst part is as of now , Sunday morning  , it appears to be ramping up , not diminishing
                  Might actually flood here at my house for first time .
« Last Edit: Sun Aug, 27, 2017, 11:19:AM by urumomo »

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #6 on: Sun Aug, 27, 2017, 06:11:PM »
We're out in West Texas - been cloudy for the most part and we got some much-needed precip of the northerly rain band yesterday.  Seems like we always miss out on the major rain events.  For instance, I recently learned that during the Biblical flood... you know, 40 days & nights, Noah and his ark, etc... San Angelo got about a half inch.

Hope everybody affected is fairing well and safe.
Eric

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #7 on: Sun Aug, 27, 2017, 06:16:PM »
Looks like I will escape flooding   -- Houston is submerged for the most part .
They're calling it a 500 year flood .
Be 100's of thousands displaced at this point .

Harvey's finally sucking dry air in from the west so rain is lessening but not stopping

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #8 on: Tue Aug, 29, 2017, 06:12:AM »
Hey guys

Been really bad here   -- really bad , and still going
The kaiju went back out to sea and is just sitting there pounding us .
Supposed to move east then north  -- but when is the question

I haven't flooded yet but I don't know how long that will be the case .
If the rain continues like it is and ramps up as forecasted  - I give it a 95 % chance water will make in into the house by morning .
Some forecast have another 2 feet of rain atop the already 30-40 "

This whole thing is no where near over . Not even close .
People who haven't flooded yet may very well flood over the next couple of days as rivers crest   -- not to mention the unrelenting rain .  This monster just won't quit . It seems hell-bent on destroying the entire area .
Wouldn't shock me if this becomes a 100+ billion dollar disaster .

If you have the ability  , please give what you can to a charity or charities of your choice .
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/27/16211642/hurricane-harvey-donations-charities-disaster-relief

I'll be fine  -- but so many people involved in this have lost what little they had and lack the resources to recover .

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #9 on: Tue Aug, 29, 2017, 01:16:PM »
Terrible news...hope y'all stay safe.

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #10 on: Tue Aug, 29, 2017, 02:34:PM »
Looks like I escape flooding in the house .
Shocked .
Still raining here but way lighter ..  my property backs up to the beginning of Chocolate Bayou , which is of course hydro'd  , and I was real concerned with what might be coming down the water-shed even after the rain abated .

The level has actually dropped slightly . - the super heavy rain forecasted thru the night on this area didn't occur . It kept steady until about 4 am .

I think we may be the only people that stayed in the hood  :P  - all 3 neighbors on my road evidently split .
The elevation on the north side of the bayou is much lower  , so I'm sure those houses are flooded .
No way was I leaving  . Gonna be here to " fight the ship " as we say in the fleet .

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #11 on: Fri Sep, 01, 2017, 03:07:PM »
We didn't see any flooding, but there are occasional shortages of supplies.   Most notably   BACON!!!

Oh the humanity, how do we exist without BACON!!!!!



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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #12 on: Fri Sep, 01, 2017, 04:30:PM »
Think you'l be fine , John   -- I'm sure your cardiologist would prefer you take a break from those nitrates anyway   ;)

Both my sister and my mom's houses got about 6 feet of water .
Their neighborhoods are about 20 miles apart .
They both have flood insurance  but that really only makes it slightly better .
I was just reading a report that only about 20% of the homes flooded had flood insurance .

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #13 on: Fri Sep, 01, 2017, 04:43:PM »
Most of the people I know do not have flood insurance that live in Houston..   

We do have large military Helicopters flying over constantly.   I assume they are headed to Houston from Ft. Hood to help with the recovery.

I know but its BACON!!!~!   At HEB today, they were fully stocked on Bacon, but not chips.....

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Re: If you are in Texas....
« Reply #14 on: Fri Sep, 01, 2017, 04:53:PM »
I'm required to have flood and windstorm insurance due to my location   ... I'm over-insured if there is such a thing .
I assumed if I did get water in the house it would be like and inch or something .
Just enough to be a PITA  .       Been wanting new flooring anyway  -    :)  gotta always look on the bright side .

They are still doing water rescues  ,, lots of neighborhoods are still submerged .
Had a few Black Hawks fly over day before yesterday  ,,, and the the local ABC helo flew over really low and slow yesterday  .
Kinda dangerous altitude if you have a turbine failure .  Those guys usually stay above 500 feet .

Bacon and potato-chips  , huh ?
I'm calling your doctor    ;D