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Old 24 August 2017, 17:40
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Well

Well, it's getting close to September - the "bad" month for Hurricanes in the Carolinas.

Time to test run the 5 Kw generator and restock the normal supplies.

There is an up side to being into heavy and light camping. Anything I need is usually around somewhere.
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Old 24 August 2017, 17:51
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I worked post hurricanes in Orlando area in '04 and worked out of Gulfport, MS post Katrina. What a mess, and I did not make a buttload of money, but I did help some folks, often to my own detriment...
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Old 24 August 2017, 18:09
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Hurricane Harvey demonstrates that when it comes to storms that gain a foothold in the Golfo de Mexico, it ain't over until it's over.

According to reports earlier in the week, the threat was seemingly over other than the heavy rains associated with any tropical storms, but it didn't take much for it to redevelop out over the warm water of the gulf and blossom into a big sucker.

That's really filling in, although I recall when Andrew (at least I think it was Andrew) filled the whole gulf completely. I'd never seen anything like that before, although I'm sure it's happened many times. Andrew for some reason just looked bigger.
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Old 24 August 2017, 18:15
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And now they think Harvey will hit, hover, back out into the Gulf, re-strengthen, and then who knows what after that?
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Old 24 August 2017, 18:49
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Old 25 August 2017, 19:06
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http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Harvey's a four. Hang on to your hats and take care.

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Old 25 August 2017, 19:23
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Old 25 August 2017, 19:31
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I was at Ft. Polk when Andrew hit , we were told that we were going down south but it got called off. I remember the rain was like nothing I had ever seen, it rain so hard that you could only see about 30 feet in front of you. crazy


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Hurricane Harvey demonstrates that when it comes to storms that gain a foothold in the Golfo de Mexico, it ain't over until it's over.

According to reports earlier in the week, the threat was seemingly over other than the heavy rains associated with any tropical storms, but it didn't take much for it to redevelop out over the warm water of the gulf and blossom into a big sucker.

That's really filling in, although I recall when Andrew (at least I think it was Andrew) filled the whole gulf completely. I'd never seen anything like that before, although I'm sure it's happened many times. Andrew for some reason just looked bigger.
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Old 25 August 2017, 19:38
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Me and mine are alive and well here in central Houston, "hunkered down" as the annoying weathermen say. Actually just got in from London late last night, had to jump through some hoops to get here.
Going to drive down the road and see if the barbecue joint is still open. Enjoying the "hey, this isn't so bad" before the "oh, fuck this!" hits.

My new coworkers are all Brits, so I'm having a grand old time trolling them a bit with pictures of ammunition, rifles, powdered eggs, etc.

My place didn't flood for Allison or Ike, so it should be ok for this. The rest of the city? Well, I have no intention of going to the rest of the city. Reckon there will be lots of shit under water, and suspect my tomatillos are going to be destroyed (dammit! They were doing so well!), but otherwise no expected impact.

Of course, if I die doing something stupid, please feel free to laugh at me. I'd be insulted if you didn't.
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Old 25 August 2017, 19:42
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Old 25 August 2017, 19:47
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Just went to Cat 4, live action cam shows people out driving around, that ain't no football game !
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Old 25 August 2017, 23:26
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And now they think Harvey will hit, hover, back out into the Gulf, re-strengthen, and then who knows what after that?
That's what the Naval (navgen) has been saying all thru the past 3 days. It is running with the possiblity that at 84 hours, not only does it strenghen, it shows the possiblity @ 120 hours out of becoming a hurrcane again somewhere along the Texas/Louisiana.

I would not rule out Louisana feeling tropical storm force winds and ending up with 7-12 inches of rain and depending on track with maybe 2-5 foot storm surge as well.

Prayers out for everyone in these areas, epecially those prone to flooding. A bit of trivia here: Water moving at 7 mph has equivalent force of an EF-5 tornado's wind speed.

May God keep everyone safe from harm's way.
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Old 25 August 2017, 23:35
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I'm north of Austin, we're going to get inundated with rain but Rockport is getting hammered.

https://www.pscp.tv/Jeff_Piotrowski/1ynJOVWlBBlGR

This is one crazy bastard.

Dude is in a car wash in the middle of the worst part of the eye wall.
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Old 26 August 2017, 01:50
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In Inez, TX just outside of Victoria. Power has flickered here and winds are around 40mph. Been raining all day, so far so good though.
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Old 26 August 2017, 05:05
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Going to drive down the road and see if the barbecue joint is still open. Enjoying the "hey, this isn't so bad" before the "oh, fuck this!" hits.
Hurricane parties are a fact of life anymore. There will always be a group that will disregard warnings and bet the farm that all will be well. Our local VFW stayed open while a cat 5 went by, candles and cold beer made for an interesting time.

Stay safe guys, this storm will be responsible for several people dying.
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Old 26 August 2017, 09:51
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Hurricane parties are a fact of life anymore. There will always be a group that will disregard warnings and bet the farm that all will be well. Our local VFW stayed open while a cat 5 went by, candles and cold beer made for an interesting time.

Stay safe guys, this storm will be responsible for several people dying.

Beer & Wine sales always go up during these weather emergencies, followed by a baby boom 9 months later.

Yes. Stay safe all.
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Old 26 August 2017, 13:45
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https://www.pscp.tv/Jeff_Piotrowski/1ynJOVWlBBlGR

This is one crazy bastard.
We were watching a documentary the other night about the EF-5 tornado that hit Joplin MO a few years ago, and that guy featured prominently in it. My wife agrees with your assessment, but he probably saved some lives there by getting out an early warning. His wife is arguably crazier, she's in the car with him and isn't the one driving.
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Old 26 August 2017, 23:06
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3 tornadoes touched down in the greater Houston area. About ten miles W/NW of where I am. Fun times!

The street is now a river. Well over the curb, I have maybe a foot of elevation before it's in the house. The outermost rain band just finished sodomizing my location, so hopefully the reprieve lets things drain.

Forgot about the damn floating fireants. The old jacked up suburban is parked high enough to stay dry off the time for egress comes - so yeah, for Houston the "fun" part is just beginning. Folks out in Katy and Cypress got it far worse.

(Hopefully the picture isn't massive, finally saved my absurdly long socnet password on my phone, hard to tell).
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Old 27 August 2017, 07:21
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3 tornadoes touched down in the greater Houston area. About ten miles W/NW of where I am. Fun times!

The street is now a river. Well over the curb, I have maybe a foot of elevation before it's in the house. The outermost rain band just finished sodomizing my location, so hopefully the reprieve lets things drain.

Forgot about the damn floating fireants. The old jacked up suburban is parked high enough to stay dry off the time for egress comes - so yeah, for Houston the "fun" part is just beginning. Folks out in Katy and Cypress got it far worse.

(Hopefully the picture isn't massive, finally saved my absurdly long socnet password on my phone, hard to tell).
Dang, flooding and floating fire ants...1-2 punch! Stay safe Null.
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Old 27 August 2017, 08:28
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Dang, flooding and floating fire ants...1-2 punch! Stay safe Null.
It's officially a disaster - the toilets won't flush!
I can deal with a whole lot of shit, so long as I'm not dealing with a whole lot of shit.

Glad I have all these plastic bags. They shall be my toilet until Wednesday!
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