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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I'm high and dry...kind of.
I think I got fired today because I refused to drive.
It was the right decision.
I would be swimming home otherwise.
I have 3 half gallons of whiskey and friends to indulge with.
We will persevere.


When you say you are "high" I certainly have no reason to doubt you. lol.

Stay safe and dry. And high too, seems fitting.




posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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Oh how I wish I had a big fleet of boats and man power and could come and make rescues! At times like this I feel so helpless.


Fear not, the Cajun Navy of southeast TX and southwest LA are already on it!



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: JDeLattre89



Oh how I wish I had a big fleet of boats and man power and could come and make rescues! At times like this I feel so helpless.


Fear not, the Cajun Navy of southeast TX and southwest LA are already on it!


This makes me happy! But the news is now saying it's ramping up again and will hit Houston a second time.
It might delay any boat rescues. It's frightening.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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It may be too early to tell, but ...

I'm already starting to see commercials about donating to help the people there. I'd like to donate. Problem is, I'm an overly suspicious, paranoid conspiracy nut (and proud of it). I've seen too many scams and ripoffs coming out of the woodwork whenever there is a disaster like this. When I donate, I'd like to be reasonably sure that the money will go to actually help the people in need and not to line the pockets of some huckster.

So, if anyone can recommend a reputable organization to which I can donate my hard earned money, please chime in. I'm not expecting immediate replies to this. But if you have any personal experience, an inside track, have done your homework, or have any reason to recommend or repudiate any particular charities, let's hear what you have to say.

Thanks in advance.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

AT&T is asking from their members, and they'll get in real serious trouble if it's discovered that money goes elsewhere.

I'd expect that most local churches with denominations in the path of harm are going to be working through their faith networks to help out their fellows. If you contact a religious denomination with churches in Houston and with a local church, they should be able to direct you to the best way to direct your help through their organizations. And a lot of times, they will actively send groups, so your money would be going to support direct efforts along with donations.

That would come when the water starts to recede.

I would have to think there would be a way to help with the gas costs of those who are simply bringing in their own boats and water craft to try to help rescue people, but you'd have to figure that one out locally. Maybe state disaster agencies or something?



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

I've always felt I can trust the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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Some tips on how not to be scammed when making a hurricane donation.



abc13.com...


BTW, as I'm stuck in the middle of this hurricane mess and not flooded out yet I have been keeping a very close eye on a nearby creek. This morning it was at 23.49 ft above what it's supposed to be which is a record for this creek. Through out the day, the creek has lowered just a few feet. Now with more rain, it is back up to 23.01 ft. Guess I'll stay up all night to watch out for the worse to happen.
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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 09:55 PM
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So awful !

Thinking of you all, and praying (the atheist way) for your safety. My family will help your families however we can in the coming months.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 04:09 AM
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Have all the Tx members had a chance to check in? If not on here, I believe FB has a check to let others know they are okay if someone is looking for them. Hoping for their safety, thoughts are with them.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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A company in Michigan is sending 2,000 kayaks to Texas, and Walmart is buying them for use.

Maybe Walmart has a heart after all. But this is great! They're small of course, but if I was on my roof I would be so happy to see one headed towards me!

www.usnews.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
So awful !

Thinking of you all, and praying (the atheist way) for your safety. My family will help your families however we can in the coming months.


There is an athiest way of praying ? Sounds like an oxymoron to me 😕

I guess any type of prayer is a good one 🤷🏻‍♀️... my prayers for texans as well . May the protection and strength of the Holy Spirit be with you through this horrible struggle.
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: ladyinwaiting

No scolding indeed. I lived in Houston for 25 years and only recently managed to move away to a remote location in West Texas. I'm really of two minds about this storm; the human suffering is staggering and its going to get much worse. Really feel sorry for these people. I"ve managed to stay in touch with many and so far, all are safe. But 2 more days of this is going to really cause havoc; they'll run out of gasoline and food will become critically short. Electricity is apparently in place, mostly, but at some point the potable water system is going to fail. They have been at this for 3 days and are essentially trapped in place and potentially they'll not get relief until Thursday.

Every one wants to lay blame at the feet of the government but honestly........the REAL BLAME lies with the EMPLOYERS! It should have been made obvious after Katrina that no sane employer would headquarter or even have major office operations in Houston.........they should have bailed out long ago and migrated to the Austin/Dallas corridor. ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, Haliburton, Schlumberger, BP, countless others. Something like, according to CNBC, 3 Million jobs..............the majority of which don't need to be in Houston.

Do the Employers care? No, they could care less about the welfare of their employees. This may be a wake up call. Maybe after losing weeks of productivity and profits they'll finally wake up and get the hell out of there.

In simple terms? This is absolute nonsense! And I have friends who only last week told me that the place is a hell hole and they'd love to leave it and never see it again..........but they're tied up to these crappy jobs trying to raise family's, all the while trapped with lousy services, lousy schools, lousy quality of life, wretched levels of crime.....trapped.

No scolding ? Yet you are saying employers should leave? Just because you don't want to live here doesn't mean no one wants to. This is a great city.

What do you suggest if employers leave? Everyone leave with or do without a job

I appreciate your effort in starting the thread and do believe you care. However bashing the city is not helpful.

If I misunderstood then apologies



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

Sorry, not bashing the city. Used to love it there. But truthfully and in the exact sense, IT'S SINKING! Every year the flood threat worsens and widens. If employers cared about their staff, they'd relocate to higher ground, Huntsville of San Antonio. At this rate, Houston is going to be Venice!



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Yup, they built where they shouldn't have. Its all about the developers profits.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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My husband and I live in Houston but last weekend had a family reunion in New York State so we missed the hurricane!

Now we can't get back home.

Hope our car is still ok at IAH



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Sheye




There is an athiest way of praying ? Sounds like an oxymoron to me 😕



Bit nasty of you having a go at someone's well wishes and positive thoughts for those in need...

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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: Sheye




There is an athiest way of praying ? Sounds like an oxymoron to me 😕



Bit nasty of you having a go at someone's well wishes and positive thoughts for those in need...


My apologies... your well wishes are duly noted ... as are your prayers to what you believe is a non existent God. 🤷🏻‍♀️



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

I'll leave replying to your incredible display of humbling spiritual maturity in order to stop your further damaging a genuinely good natured thread meant to help and inspire others.

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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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I hope all my fellow Texans south of I-10 and the Houston areas Pull though, well wishes from around I-27

Watch in 3 to 4 months it will be like nothing happened, that is how Resourceful Texans can get.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: TXTriker

Sorry, not bashing the city. Used to love it there. But truthfully and in the exact sense, IT'S SINKING! Every year the flood threat worsens and widens. If employers cared about their staff, they'd relocate to higher ground, Huntsville of San Antonio. At this rate, Houston is going to be Venice!


We got as much as 40" of rain in some areas in about 48 hours! Tell me anywhere in the world that could handle that much water without flooding.

I understand if this isn't the city for you but stop trying to lay blame on anyone but Mother Nature for this one.

Is the city sinking -probably due to the removal of ground water and development. If it is such a horrible place why are so many moving here. Surely there are jobs in other areas that are better places to live.




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