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Hurricane Harvey: The potential to change US history?

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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:53 AM
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A great link for Houston rainfall totals:

www.harriscountyfws.org...




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:58 AM
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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: loam

Texas could use some water no ?

Was it dry there inland ?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: loam

Good link thanks



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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KHOU Live.

911 calls increasing exponentially...dispatch overwhelmed by the calls...several high water rescues...people forced to retreat into attics....SE Houston is paralyzed.




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: loam

I have to ask though...

How the heck does one "prepare" for a Cat 4 hurricane?? Except for gettin' the Hell outta the way?

You board your house up, as best you can, then bug out--hoping it'll be there when you get back.

If you mean, and I'm sure you do, the preparedness of the state and federal authorities... That's on us, for the most part, for not demanding more accountability--and getting it.

But with a storm of this magnitude?? All the preparedness in the world could go for naught. Hunker down, and hope the world doesn't blow or wash away.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

Given tonight's events, I went to read about that.

Bio Lab in Galveston Raises Concerns

We'll see how that goes...

Meanwhile, watching live, they are telling people to bring axes with them as they retreat to attics.

This is night one. We have three to four more days on this!



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: seagull

No doubt. It was a tough call to not evacuate 5 million people. When this storm is over the real disaster begins. How we respond will mean everything for potentially hundreds if not thousands of lives...maybe even much more.

After Katrina hit, none of the local, state or federal authorities had their acts together. Let's hope we don't see that repeated.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:44 AM
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I keep watching these rainfall totals and am shocked to see how fast they are rising...

www.harriscountyfws.org...

Pasadena...Deer Park...South Houston already have 17+ inches of rain.
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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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They are using dump trucks to rescue people.

These guys already look exhausted.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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The National Weather Service has released the following warning:



...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR CATASTROPHIC LIFE THREATENING FLOODING
ACROSS SOUTHEAST HARRIS...NORTHEAST BRAZORIA AND WESTERN GALVESTON
COUNTY...



forecast.weather.gov...

The KHOU weatherman said he has never seen the NWS use that language.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 02:29 AM
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People calling into KHOU describing how the water is rising in their homes.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 03:44 AM
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KHOU reports that the NWS has issued more tornado warnings during this storm than at any other time in their history.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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KHOU had to abandon their studio.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: ThomasFar
a reply to: loam

Texas could use some water no ?

Was it dry there inland ?


The state is about 800 miles long (top to bottom) and about a thousand miles wide. SOME parts needed water (we had recovered from the drought, finally) but not this much.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: loam
KHOU had to abandon their studio.


Egad. And thank you for posting updates. I have a lot of friends in Houston and have been following them via Facebook and World of Warcraft (guild members that we're asking to keep us updated).



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: loam

I have to ask though...

How the heck does one "prepare" for a Cat 4 hurricane?? Except for gettin' the Hell outta the way?

First, you need decent infrastructure which requires money and needs some Federal money because the amount is just too much for a single city or state.

Evacuation routes need to be well marked (as they are in Florida)

Coordination with National Guard. NOAA and NASA need to be well funded so we get good data on what's happening and on forecasts.

There's some environmental issues that can help mitigate the flood problems. Cities need to state events to heighten awareness of what businesses can do to prepare and help employees.

The ones at highest risk are the poorest among us; working class folks like my friend who lives in a trailer in north Houston. Her job had no plans and if the place is damaged they'll all be "let go."



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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These in just the last 48 hrs:


www.harriscountyfws.org...

3 or 4 more days to go.


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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

This disaster is only just unfolding. I hope your friends remain safe.

Is it just me or does it seem the country isn't paying attention to this?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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Here is another local live stream:



And I'll repost KHOU's live feed:




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