Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey

Discussion in 'Sickness and Distress' started by Phil P, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Phil P

    Phil P Registered User

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    A little note to my Texas brethren, be safe out there this wknd with the approach of Harvey. Won't be as bad as Ike was in 2008, but still a bad storm. Me & the fam will "Hunker Down". What about some of my other Texas brethren?
     
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  2. Thomas Stright

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    Nothing special....it's only rain.
     
  3. David Duke

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    Thomas I don't think you've ever been through one of these. Yes it is only rain but when you get 12"-16" in a 3-6 hour period it can be a little overwhelming.


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  4. Thomas Stright

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    Been though a few on the east coast... We had 14' of water in town when Agnes hit in 72 and several in the 90's...
    But I will admit I've never been this close to shore.

    I do feel they hype it up a bit much due to them misreading Katrina until it was too late.
     
  5. David Duke

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    That they for sure do, just use common sense.


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  6. Brother JC

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    Elena, '86. That was fun, both times it landed.
     
  7. Phil P

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    My wife is a teacher in Humble ISD (Northeast of Houston for those directionaly challenged) & she's hoping to do the happy dance (aka the Ren & Stimpy "Happy happy Joy joy") if the first day of school gets shut down on Monday
     
  8. Bill Lins

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    It's looking like most of next week will be a washout. Our ISD is talking about postponing the start of school until Sept. 5th, which means school will go into next June unless TEA gives an exemption. Hoping for the best while expecting the worst down this way- please keep us in your prayers.
     
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  10. LK600

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    I think it's a Cat 2 so far... soon as it hits land it will lose steam (but still be rough). If it goes to a Cat 3... depending on how close you are to shore... might need a get out plan. Best of luck.
     
  11. Thomas Stright

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    I'm 20mi North of Houston...
     
  12. LK600

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    Houston's east side (depending on where it hits) would be troublesome (surge). Possible dangerous flooding. You would have no such worries past Conroe etc, but sustained winds would be. I have no idea what you home is made out of but watch the projected winds and assess accordingly. Again, hopefully it will be nothing more than a hard rain but, having been through a few... you just never know.

    On edit.... If those oil ports / facilities get it hard, all of us will be feeling it on the gas prices....
     
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  13. Thomas Stright

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    Not worried at all... Doesn't help to do so.
    We are prepared.
     
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  14. Phil P

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    I'm in the Atascocita area (Northeast). We're not by any major bayous thank goodness, but will still keep an eye on things.
     
  15. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Stay safe Brethren! It's going to be a bumpy couple of days!
     
  16. Phil P

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    Thnx Bro Blake. Just glad I live here & can prepare for one. Unlike in California where I grew up & had my share of earthquakes
     
  17. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    Refineries were shutting down ahead of the storm.

    Harvey has now reached Category 3 strength. Be safe down South Texas & Gulf coast areas!
     
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  18. Phil P

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    Made landfall near Rockport at 10pm as a Category 4
     
  19. Thomas Stright

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    Looks like its back to a Cat.1
     
  20. Phil P

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    We're all fine here at my place. Hopefully the word will get out soon about our brothers toward Rockport where it made land fall
     
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