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originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: kosmicjack
I just heard someone say the models are showing it going offshore, and towards New Orleans. Do you know if any models showed that?
HOUSTON - Voluntary evacuations have been issued for people living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs as officials said they plan to release water from them Monday morning. Col. Lars Zetterstrom of the Army Corps of Engineers said water will likely be released from the Addicks Reservoir beginning at 2 a.m. Monday and from the Barker Reservoir around 24 hours later. The release will cause a rise of 4 to 6 inches per hour in the Buffalo Bayou and will cause more water to flow both upstream and downstream.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: Dapaga
Are they doing releases from the reservoirs during the day or tonight? Talk about insult to injury. I have friends in Fulshear, I guess they're screwed.
The situation on the ground in Houston is gaining uncomfortable resonance with 2005’s catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. Instead of compromised levees, we have an extraordinary prolonged and intense rain event atop one of the nation’s largest and most flood-vulnerable cities. As with Katrina, there have been numerous reports of people trapped in attics, and countless roads across the city are impassable. Given the unrelenting rains and flooding, there is real concern that some people will be unable to leave their homes or places of refuge for multiple days—a potentially life-threatening situation for those with special medical needs or without enough food and water. It is too soon to tell exactly how many people are in such dire need, but the number of 911 calls and other cries for help suggest the number is far too large for comfort.
Our top models have become a bit more consistent on Harvey’s short-term future. The storm’s center is now expected to move slightly offshore by Monday, still as a tropical storm, then return onshore by Wednesday on a northward track expected to be near or perhaps just west of Houston.........
None of this motion will be rapid, and Harvey’s location by Wednesday may be less than 100 miles from its current position. Harvey could pick up slightly in intensity while offshore, but nearly half of its circulation has remained over water thus far, so a modest offshore motion will probably only lead to a slight boost in winds, if that. Harvey should pick up speed as it heads north on Wednesday, and conditions are likely to begin improving at last over southeast Texas.
originally posted by: RoScoLaz5
omg check out the picture at this link; (story is about a flooded nursing home)