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Hurricane Harvey thread
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:02:13 PM »

Offline Surferdad

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/least-2-dead-harvey-slams-texas-coast-causing-052756043.html

Anyone here in harm's way, or do you know anyone caught in this disaster?

There are many good people joining the rescue effort.

The complete destruction that is taking place is unfathomable.

Re: Hurricane Harvey thread
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 08:07:54 PM »

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My brother and his family are in Sugar Land. They've spent a lot of time in the closet today due to tornado warnings. They got some flooding in their home, but have luckily kept electricity.

Watching on TV, I don't think it shows just how huge a city and surrounding area is involved.


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Re: Hurricane Harvey thread
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:21:03 PM »

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It's insane down there right now.  By the time a lot of communities recommended evacuation, the highways were all flooded. So, you had a lot of families (like my brother's) who attempted to leave the area, only to be re-routed back into the city.


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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 09:37:56 PM »

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It's insane down there right now.  By the time a lot of communities recommended evacuation, the highways were all flooded. So, you had a lot of families (like my brother's) who attempted to leave the area, only to be re-routed back into the city.

A couple days before the hurricane hit land meteorologists were predicting 35+ inches of rain in some spots.

Those are stunning numbers, I remember at the time wondering why people weren't making a bigger deal of it.

Sounds like there must have been failures in leadership if so many folks were unprepared to evacuate.

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 09:51:48 PM »

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A buddy of mine lives in the NASA campus by Galveston.   

I couldn't convince him to leave two days ago.  Didn't seem bothered much. 

Now he, his wife and 3 yr old are stranded. 

IDK

At some point you've gotta take some personal responsibility.

Check out this mayor's warning from a couple days ago--

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We’re suggesting if people are going to stay here, mark their arm with a Sharpie pen with their name and Social Security number,” Rios said at a press conference on Friday

https://www.google.com/amp/www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/26/texas-mayor-issues-absolutely-chilling-directive-to-residents-who-chose-not-to-evacuate-for-harvey/amp/

Re: Hurricane Harvey thread
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 10:29:13 PM »

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To put the rain totals into perspective for those of us in New England, if this was a winter nor'easter and that much moisture fell as snow, Boston would be under 350 to 500 feet of snow.

Think about that.

My thoughts and well wishes go out to all that are being effected. I sent $100 to the Red Cross. I suggest people to give whatever they can to help out our fellow Americans.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 02:20:25 PM by nickagneta »

Re: Hurricane Harvey thread
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 12:35:01 AM »

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Just putting this out there -- if you know of anyone needing help, tell them to Tweet to #HarveySOS with their info.  Address (city included as it's not just Houston), situation, and some way to contact them is most important.  There are hundreds of us combing Twitter and adding to a database/map that's being shared with both volunteers and government agencies, including the Coast Guard.

911 is best, but if people can't get through, a Tweet will be noticed.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 12:40:28 AM by saltlover »