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Hurricane Harvey: The potential to change US history?

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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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They're reporting 4 inches of rain an hour in some locations!





posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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Why don't they just build a giant dome over the city. Makes sense to me man. I would live in a domed city, the temperature would be perfect at all times.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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A capture from the live feed I'm watching. This is the example of the dump trucks I mentioned earlier being used to rescue people.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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National Weather Service: Houston Flooding ‘Unprecedented,’ Impacts ‘Beyond Anything Experienced’

And in spooky reminiscence of Katrina, they have now opened the convention center for people seeking shelter.

This is now a 500 year flood event.


edit on 27-8-2017 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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Federal government plans years-long recovery effort in states hit by Harvey

Federal emergency officials said Sunday they're bracing to help with recovery efforts in Texas and other states hard hit by Hurricane Harvey for years to come.

“This disaster is going to be a landmark event," Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said on CNN Sunday. “We’re setting up and gearing up for the next couple of years.’’




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: loam

I put an empty 5 gallon bucket out yesterday around 3 or 4 and it was full by around 9 o'clock or so.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Where are you located?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: loam

North Galveston county; more details in this post.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Now that is inexcusable... It costs very little to have evac routes marked out clearly, and to make sure, via direct mailings, or the like, that folk have access to maps and like materials--if they choose not to use, or prepare to use, them? That's on them, imho.

I'm not familiar with the geography of the storm affected areas, I'm guessing that there are areas less susceptible to storm flooding in the Houston area--and surrounding, given the size of this beast?

Hope all of you in the area are staying as safe as possible.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
There will be water.
Learn to swim.
Watch out them gators.


I understand residents should expect a "gatornami"!

BEFORE


AFTER


Time to buy a boat!



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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Just read this:




Harvey Mangles Texas Coast: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like It'

Corpus Christi Hit Hard by Harvey

The Corpus Christi port was closed with extensive damage, the AP reports Because the city is the third-largest petrochemical port in the nation, the Coast Guard will be on the lookout for spills.

Even before the Harvey made landfall late Friday, dozens of oil and gas platforms had been evacuated, at least three refineries had closed and at least two petrochemical plants had suspended operations. Experts say it's still too early to say, with the storm still moving through the region, but they believe gas prices will increase 5 cents to 25 cents per gallon.




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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Ben Taub Hospital being evacuated.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Byrd

Now that is inexcusable... It costs very little to have evac routes marked out clearly, and to make sure, via direct mailings, or the like, that folk have access to maps and like materials--if they choose not to use, or prepare to use, them? That's on them, imho.

I'm not familiar with the geography of the storm affected areas, I'm guessing that there are areas less susceptible to storm flooding in the Houston area--and surrounding, given the size of this beast?

Hope all of you in the area are staying as safe as possible.



The routes are properly marked. The news has been broadcasting for at least a week before it hit about what would happen. People don't listen. We have a lot of "new" people that have never been through a hurricane so that presents unique problems.

All of our officials are doing a great job. Our media is, of course, making this worse than it is. Not saying its not bad but they are over-reacting as usual. There are lots of tornadoes but that is normal with a hurricane and the storm bands. Just received a warning of a potential one that is headed straight for us and is about 20 miles away.

We just need some common sense here and less hype.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: windword

Yeah...

You can't possibly prepare enough for something like that. Mother Nature wants you? She's gonna get you.

That's just wow... What else is there to say?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: loam
Ben Taub Hospital being evacuated.


The Medical Center is one of the lowest parts of town. I'm surprised they waited this long. Not sure why they are starting now since the entire area is already flooded. They will need boats and helicopters.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

If that's the case, that's on them.

I haven't ever been to Houston or the Texas coast...drove through Dallas once, many years ago.

I know tsunami evac routes are clearly marked along the Pacific coast--though uphill is always a good idea.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

I wondered this too. Moreover, where are they going to go?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

Not sure how much hype there is.... Take the death toll so far. I've only seen them report nationally only a couple of deaths....but having watched the local coverage online from several sources, it is clear it will be far more than is being recognized now.

Plus, they still haven't surveyed ANYTHING. This isn't over by a long shot.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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This is so disturbing:






15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home

Fifteen senior citizens were evacuated from the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

A picture of the residents sitting in waist-deep water went viral on Twitter Sunday.

Poppoff said the residents were rescued by helicopter.

“We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers,” Popoff said.




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: TXTriker

I wondered this too. Moreover, where are they going to go?



There is flooding on some of the west side but they could probably use helicopters to hospitals there. All of the major hospitals in the medical center have branch facilities in Katy so I would guess that is where they would go.



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