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A link to TS Harvey.

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Not so fast Raptor :)

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne ... sturbances

Summary, could possibly reform and impact southern TX.

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They are tracking the remnants, but so far so good.

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Actually now there are two disturbances in or about the GOM.

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Guess we'll get to see if Mayor Mitch got those rain water pumps sorted out. :ooh:

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Guess we'll get to see if Mayor Mitch got those rain water pumps sorted out. :ooh:


What could possibly go wrong.

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Talking 20-30 inches possible:

http://mashable.com/2017/08/23/tropical ... louisiana/

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Rainfall totals could exceed 20 or even 30 inches in some places, since the storm is expected to meander along the Texas coast once it makes landfall, moving less than 500 miles from Friday through Monday morning. Some computer models even loop the storm back out over the Gulf of Mexico, only to make a second landfall in northeastern Texas or western Louisiana early next week.


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This kinda looks like another TS Allison with its 36 inches if rain in 24 hours.

I don't care where you live 36 inches of rain is a lot of water. Even spread out over 7 days, 30 inches of rain will cause problems.

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raptor wrote:
This kinda looks like another TS Allison with its 36 inches if rain in 24 hours.

I don't care where you live 36 inches of rain is a lot of water. Even spread out over 7 days, 30 inches of rain will cause problems.

Ugh....and it's the 20th anniversary of Danny. That one dropped a ton of rain on us. Dauphin Island recorded 36 inches, and we had around 25 inches here at the house. The storm wasn't particularly powerful wind-wise, but the ground was so soaked that the trees were still uprooting several days afterward. I remember going back and restoring the power on one street four times in three days, cause some big pine trees on a couple of undeveloped lots kept falling across the line.

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From the CNBC website: Harvey strengthens to a hurricane with 80 mph winds
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Tropical Storm Harvey could make landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday.

The storm is heading for the center of the country's oil refining industry.

U.S. benchmark gasoline prices hit a three-week high on Thursday.

Published 2 Hours Ago | Updated 4 Mins Ago Reuters

The Texas Gulf Coast was bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey to make landfall by Friday, bringing with it powerful winds, torrential rains and the possibility that it could strengthen into a hurricane.

Harvey was about 370 miles southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, by early Thursday as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

U.S. benchmark gasoline prices hit a three-week high on Thursday as the storm took aim at the center of the country's refining industry.

The storm has also forced energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Anadarko Petroleum and Exxon Mobil to evacuate staff from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect for counties along the Gulf Coast.

The biggest threat from Harvey is not its strong winds but the heavy rain, according to NHC forecaster Dennis Feltgen.

Most at risk from floods are the Houston area and the Coastal Bend, a region which includes Corpus Christi.

"We may be measuring rainfall in feet rather than inches," he said. "This is a potentially life threatening flooding situation."

Winds up to 75 mph and as much as 15 inches of rain were forecast, the National Weather Service said on Thursday.

Harvey may strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall near Corpus Christi, it said.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb said on Wednesday that flooding was his biggest concern.

The city, which is a major oil refining center, has not issued any evacuation orders, he told reporters at a news conference, but its emergency operations center has been activated.

"I hope people will listen to forecasters when they say 'beware of flash floods,"' McComb said. "Flash floods can come quickly, and they can be deadly."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster on Wednesday for 30 counties, authorizing the use of state resources to prepare for the storm.

Coastal cities and counties distributed sandbags to residents as some businesses boarded up windows, and residents flocked to grocery stores to stock up on supplies, local media reported.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi issued a mandatory evacuation to all students who live on campus and canceled events.

Gulf Coast hurricane watch 2 Hours Ago | 01:47 More from CNBC.com:

Harvey takes aim at Texas, threatening one-third of US refining capacity
How Tropical Storm Harvey could affect your travel plans

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Tropical Storm Harvey is heading toward the Gulf Coast and could become a major Category 3 hurricane by Friday.

The storm's track, while still unpredictable, appears to be heading south of Houston but could dump 12 to 20 inches of rain or more across a broad area of the Texas coastline

Gasoline futures jumped Thursday, and traders expect more upward pressure as the storm gets closer to Texas.

By Patti Domm | @pattidomm Published 20 Hours Ago | Updated 20 Mins Ago CNBC.com

The energy industry is closely watching a rapidly developing storm that could become the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas in nine years and dump as much as two feet of rain on the heart of the U.S. refining industry.

If Harvey becomes a major Category 3 hurricane, as now expected, it would be the first to come ashore in Texas since Hurricane Ike in 2008. So far a tropical storm, Harvey was heading towards the U.S. Gulf Coast from the Yucatan Peninsula, fueled by warmer than usual water temperatures.

Nearly half of U.S. refining capacity is on the U.S. Gulf Coast from Alabama to Texas, and nearly one-third of U.S. capacity appears to be in Harvey's path on the Texas and western Louisiana coastlines. Even if the storm does not become a major hurricane, it could be a considerable flooding event that could disrupt refining and possibly drilling operations.

A hurricane warning was issued early Thursday for a section of Texas' Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches, covering an area from Port Mansfield to Matagorda. Texas declared a state of emergency for 30 counties in anticipation of the threat.

Believed to be a minor hurricane Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center significantly upgraded its potential strength late Thursday morning, catching some in the energy market unaware. The National Hurricane Center said its wind forecast now shows sustained winds could be up to 115 mph. It forecast 12 to 20 inches of rain with some areas potentially seeing as much as 30 inches.

By early Thursday, Harvey was about 370 miles (600 km) southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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"The main danger with this storm does not seem to be wind, it is the amount of rain and it looks set to stall over the Texas coast," said Jacob Meisel, Bespoke Weather Services' chief weather analyst. "This is something we're watching even for onshore [drilling]."

A major concern is that Harvey came up suddenly, and quickly transformed from remnants of a previous tropical storm into what could be the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma came ashore in Florida in August, 2005.

The National Hurricane Center said Harvey was already close to becoming a hurricane late Thursday morning. It issued a storm surge warning for much of the Texas coast, and said surge flooding could reach heights of six to 10 feet between the northern entrance of the Padre Island National Seashore and Sargent, Texas.

"It has a straight shot at the coast with nothing but fuel to strengthen," said Meisel. "The conditions are perfect for rapid intensification because of low wind shear and warmer than average water temperatures."

Meisel said the storm is unpredictable, and the models are varied but an unusually warm water eddy in the western Gulf is providing even more energy for the storm.

"The amount of rain some of our weather models are printing out for this storm are totals that are almost unbelievable," he said. "There's definitely potential for more than 24 inches around the Houston area."

The oil industry was already making preparations, with Anadarko and others pulling workers from its Gulf of Mexico platforms, and refiners assessing their operations. Harvey looks set to cut across offshore drilling rigs, but it's the refineries that are more at risk.

Magellan Midstream Partners on Thursday said it had suspended operations at its terminal and condensate splitter in Corpus Christi ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey. Citgo was also reported to be shutting down its refinery.

Houston's major refineries include the Marathon Galveston Bay refinery, Phillips 66 Sweeny refinery and Exxon Mobil's Baytown refinery, among others.

"This is much more impact on refining, especially if it becomes a flooding event," said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates. "They may be forced to reduce runs if they are not able to receive oil from vessels or export their surplus product."

According to Lipow, 31.6 percent of U.S. refining capacity is located between Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Corpus Christi, Texas. He said if the storm becomes a Category 1 hurricane, a rule of thumb is that it could take about a week to restore refining operations, and as much as two weeks if it becomes a Category 2.

Oil prices were lower Thursday, but gasoline futures were higher, as some traders speculated the flooding could temporarily keep gasoline from Texas and Western Louisiana off the U.S. market because of transportation problems or shuttered refineries.

"It could still be disruptive. You can't have this magnitude of potential shut-ins without seeing prices go up," said John Kilduff, energy analyst with Again Capital. "This could be a hiccup. It will be temporary, but it could be a hell of a spike."

Meisel also said there was a model showing rainfall of up to four feet so the danger is unpredictable intense areas of flooding.

"You'll get really intense bands of rainfall that are really narrow. What you can get are pretty crazy totals of rainfall differences across a very small area. That's where the main uncertainty lies right now," said Meisel.

"We're pretty convinced that the storm will make landfall in southern or coastal Texas," he said. "We're pretty sure it's going to be a strong tropical storm or weak hurricane. The question is where do those bands show up."

In the early morning Thursday, the forecast for Harvey intensified.

Meisel said the hurricane is expected to make landfall late Friday night or early Saturday morning, but while the exact location is unclear there's a good chance now that it will be southwest of Houston. "It could be closer to Corpus Christi but the main impact will be on the northeastern side. It looks like the most rain is going to be Houston," said Meisel.

Meisel said as the storm approaches land there's a chance it could slowdown, and it may not actually make land before Saturday morning. That would add to the rain risk.

"Over the next couple of days, it's a giant circle over Texas and over the Gulf of Mexico. Most forecasts show it remaining on land," he said.

But there are some outlier forecasts that show potential for a serious pattern. This is a low confidence forecast but something to watch.

"Even after initial landfall, some models are showing the storm re-emerging into the Gulf of Mexico and then making landfall again over western Louisiana," he said, adding that would be the worst case scenario and would bring even more refineries into play.

Kilduff said there could be shut-ins due to power loss or just the inability for workers to reach refining areas, which line the coast.

Harvey's potential path into Texas coast

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Source: EIA/Bespoke

Brown dots—offshore/onshore oil wells

Blue dots—offshore/onshore natural gas wells

Flames—natural gas processing plants

Brown squares with barrels of oil—petroleum refineries

—Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.


I hope the pics turn out. This is the first time I tried to insert pics into a quoted story. :)

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Harvey is exactly why you have to keep an eye on these bastards. A few days ago it was going to dissipate and die. Then it may reform now they say it may be Cat 3. A cat 3 storm always gets my attention. If you are in the path of this storm stop reading this and go finish your preparations.

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Harvey is exactly why you have to keep an eye on these bastards. A few days ago it was going to dissipate and die. Then it may reform now they say it may be Cat 3. A cat 3 storm always gets my attention. If you are in the path of this storm stop reading this and go finish your preparations.


Yea, looking like a Cat3 until landfall, then quickly downgrades. But it will move so slowly, the rain will add up and do more damage than the winds. I have family near Houston and NOLA, so I am definitely keeping an eye on this one.

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From the NPR website: Harvey Is 'Quickly Strengthening': Major Hurricane Forecast To Hit Texas
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Harvey Is 'Quickly Strengthening': Major Hurricane Forecast To Hit Texas August 24, 2017 12:19 PM ET By Bill Chappell

Updated at 1:05 p.m. ET

Hurricane Harvey is getting stronger and could make landfall in the middle of the Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane Friday night, the National Hurricane Center says, warning of the potential for a deadly storm surge and flooding along the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm's winds were rated at 80 mph around midday on Thursday — but they could reach 115 mph in the next 36 hours, forecasters say, announcing that the middle Texas coast is currently under a hurricane warning.

Harvey "intensified quickly" Thursday morning and could bring a storm surge of 6 to 10 feet above ground level; rainfall of 12 to 20 inches could bring floods, with some areas getting as much as 30 inches of water from Friday into next week, the National Weather Service agency said in an advisory Thursday morning.

"On the forecast track, Harvey will approach the middle Texas coast on Friday and make landfall Friday night or early Saturday, and then stall near the middle Texas coast through the weekend," the hurricane center says.

A storm surge warning is in effect for hundreds of miles of the Texas coastline, from Port Mansfield near South Padre Island to San Luis Pass just south of Galveston.

Beaches and schools in the storm's path are closing. The Corpus Christi office of the National Weather Service is urging residents to finish their preparations for the storm now, before conditions deteriorate. To combat flooding, the city of Corpus Christi is currently providing residents up to 20 sandbags each.

Houston schools have canceled classes for Monday, Houston Public Media reports, with the threat of bad weather putting off what had been scheduled to be the first day of the school year for the Houston Independent School District.

The forecast for Harvey "has become quite concerning," the hurricane center says, after an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found the storm's center early Thursday. The storm was seen at the verge of becoming a hurricane, with central pressure that continues to fall and the storm predicted to strengthen as it passes over warm water.

Calling the intensification "astounding," NHC forecasters said Thursday morning that there is "a 70 percent chance of Harvey's winds increasing by 45 kt [some 50 mph] over the next 36 hours."

As of Thursday morning, Harvey was moving north-northwest at nearly 10 mph and was expected to turn toward the northwest later in the day.

The deepest storm surge will hit the coast near the center of the landfall and to the northeast, "where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves," federal forecasters say.


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This kinda looks like another TS Allison with its 36 inches if rain in 24 hours.

I don't care where you live 36 inches of rain is a lot of water. Even spread out over 7 days, 30 inches of rain will cause problems.


Just for comparison... Seattle being the "rainy city" gets an average of 37.49 inches per year...... YEAR! You guys in the path of this beast, stay safe and get your damn preps ready.

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From the CNBC website via an email: Hedge-fund industry's favorite weatherman says Harvey could cause 'historic' flooding in Texas
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Hedge-fund industry's favorite weatherman says Harvey could cause 'historic' flooding in Texas

Dan Leonard of Weather.com is a well-liked meteorologist among hedge-fund managers and traders on Wall Street.

Hurricane Harvey is barreling down on Texas.

"Historic flooding from Houston to San Antonio is very possible," the forecaster told CNBC.

By Jason Gewirtz CNBC.com

Hurricane Harvey is barreling down on Texas, and commodity traders are looking to figure out how to protect themselves and profit.

The man these traders and hedge-fund managers turn to has become known as Wall Street's weatherman: Dan Leonard of Weather.com. He advises commodity traders from all over the country and warns Harvey is intensifying and speeding up. Leonard's updated prediction this morning calls for record-breaking flooding to occur in the southern third of Texas.

"Historic flooding from Houston to San Antonio is very possible," the forecaster told CNBC.

Harvey will become a Category 2 hurricane late today, according to Leonard, that's faster and stronger than many meteorologists had been forecasting.

Harvey was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane by the U.S. National Hurricane Center at 1:02 pm ET.

Weather.com provided us with this satellite link showing the formation of the storm as of 10:30 a.m. ET.

He said, however, the impact on the massive Gulf Coast energy complex will be muted, calling Harvey "a double-edged sword."

"The [hurricane] will curtail energy production and refining operations in the area, but demand for gas will diminish because the area will be cooler than normal due to the rain and cloud cover," Leonard said.

The forecaster sees the storm stalling out over south Texas, drenching the state for four or five days.

Leonard also says "there's a good chance the storm will turn towards Louisiana and re-intensify, giving the Gulf Coast a second hit."

Leonard is calling for Harvey to make landfall near Corpus Christi late Friday. He said he expects widespread power outages and for wind turbines, which are heavily concentrated in the Corpus Christi area, to take a hit.



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Release date: August 24, 2017 Release Number: HQ-17-057

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Harvey heads toward Texas and Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remains in close coordination with state, local and tribal officials, and is encouraging residents and visitors in the storm’s path to follow directions from those officials.

FEMA, through its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional office in Denton, Texas, and liaisons at the National Hurricane Center in Florida, is monitoring the track of the storm, and anticipated changes to its severity.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey brings the potential for prolonged heavy rains, flooding and storm surge along the Gulf Coast. Additional strengthening is forecast, and the National Hurricane Center has issued watches and warnings for parts of Texas.

“FEMA stands ready to support state, local and tribal officials as they prepare for Hurricane Harvey,” said Administrator Brock Long. “I encourage residents who will be affected to follow directions from their local officials. Know your threats, heed the warnings, and if you’re in the path of the storm, ensure your family is prepared for possible prolonged disruptions to normal services.”

FEMA established an Incident Support Base at Randolph Auxiliary Airfield near Seguin, Texas, to pre-position supplies including water, meals, blankets and other resources closer to the potentially affected areas, should they be needed and requested by the state. State, local, and tribal officials would then be responsible for distributing any supplies to their communities.

Additionally, FEMA Regional Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) are in place at Emergency Operations Centers in Austin, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to support any requests for federal assistance.

While no requests for support have been received, FEMA stands ready to assist states, localities and tribes as needed. At all times, FEMA maintains commodities, including millions of liters of water, millions of meals and hundreds of thousands of blankets, strategically located at distribution centers throughout the United States and its territories.

Safety and Preparedness Tips

FEMA recommends visitors and residents in areas potentially affected by Hurricane Harvey take the following actions:

If the storm is expected to affect your area, know your evacuation zone and follow the direction of state, local or tribal officials if an evacuation is ordered for your area. Storm surge poses a significant threat for drowning and can sometimes cut off evacuation routes, so do not delay leaving if an evacuation is ordered for your area.

Monitor local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information, and follow the instructions of state, local, and tribal officials.

There is the potential for flooding and storm surge with Hurricane Harvey. Driving through a flooded area can be extremely hazardous. Nearly half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. Stay safe when in your car by watching for flooding in low lying areas, at bridges and highway dips. As little as six inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. If you encounter floodwaters, remember – turn around, don’t drown.

Download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish), which provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, directions to open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The app also enables users to receive push notifications reminding them to take important steps to prepare their homes and families for disasters.

Businesses of all sizes should prepare in advance for the approaching storm to prevent loss of life, property, or disruption to operations. Businesses can review and update their business continuity plans and ensure their workforce knows what to do before and during the storm. Resources are available on web sites such as Ready.gov/business and the SBA.gov/disaster-planning.

Visit Ready.Gov or Listo.Gov to learn more about preparing for hurricanes and severe weather.



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Hurricane Harvey barrels toward Texas, threatens catastrophic flooding

Hurricane Harvey could make landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday.

The storm is heading for the center of the country's oil-refining industry.

U.S. benchmark gasoline prices hit a three-week high on Thursday.

Reuters via CNBC:

Tropical Storm Harvey has been upgraded to a hurricane, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

"Harvey strengthens to a hurricane with 80-mph winds," the NHC announced on Thursday at 1:02 p.m. ET.

The Texas Gulf Coast was bracing for Hurricane Harvey to make landfall by Friday, bringing with it powerful winds, torrential rains and the possibility that it could strengthen into a hurricane.

Harvey was about 370 miles southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, by early Thursday as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, the NHC said.

U.S. benchmark gasoline prices hit a three-week high on Thursday as the hurricane took aim at the center of the country's refining industry.

The storm has also forced energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Anadarko Petroleum and Exxon Mobil to evacuate staff from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches were in effect for counties along the Gulf Coast.

At a White House press conference on Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump "has been briefed and will continue to be updated as the [hurricane] progresses."

Sanders said the hurricane is "certainly something he's very aware of and will keep a very watchful eye on," and that Trump "stands ready to provide resources if needed."

Sanders said that Trump's chief of staff, General John Kelly, is "sitting next to the president throughout this process" and that there is "probably no better chief of staff for the president during the hurricane season."

The biggest threat from Harvey is not its strong winds but the heavy rain, according to NHC forecaster Dennis Feltgen.

Most at risk from floods are the Houston area and the Coastal Bend, a region which includes Corpus Christi.

"We may be measuring rainfall in feet rather than inches," he said. "This is a potentially life threatening flooding situation."

Winds up to 75 mph and as much as 15 inches of rain were forecast, the National Weather Service said on Thursday.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb said on Wednesday that flooding was his biggest concern.

The city, which is a major oil refining center, has not issued any evacuation orders, he told reporters at a news conference, but its emergency operations center has been activated.

"I hope people will listen to forecasters when they say 'beware of flash floods,"' McComb said. "Flash floods can come quickly, and they can be deadly."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster on Wednesday for 30 counties, authorizing the use of state resources to prepare for the storm.

Coastal cities and counties distributed sandbags to residents as some businesses boarded up windows, and residents flocked to grocery stores to stock up on supplies, local media reported.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi issued a mandatory evacuation to all students who live on campus and canceled events.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is also preparing to offer assistance to the area. FEMA's public affairs director, William Booher, provided the following statement to CNBC:


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FEMA, through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Denton, Texas, staff at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and liaisons to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, is monitoring the tropical weather as it moves toward Texas and Louisiana.

We are in communication with our state, local and tribal partners along the Gulf Coast, and stand ready to support them as they prepare for the tropical system.

We have pre-positioned staff and supplies in Louisiana and Texas in advance of the storm. The supplies include about 250,000 meals, 77,000 liters of water and 4,000 tarps. These supplies are being moved from FEMA's warehouse/distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas to an Incident Support Base in Seguin, Texas, should those supplies be needed. FEMA personnel are on the ground at emergency operations centers in Texas and Louisiana to support any requests for federal assistance.

Additionally, we recommend that people listen to their local media outlets to stay informed about the tropical weather and follow the instructions of their state and local officials.

They can also download the FEMA mobile app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips. The app (available in English and Spanish) provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The app also enables users to receive push notifications reminding them to take important steps to prepare their homes and families for disasters.


— CNBC.com contributed to this report.

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The weather guessers are not sure exactly where Harvey is going but they are sure Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Arthur and SW LA are going to get wet. Freeport,TX is the area of the bulls eye today.

This thing is growing quickly so heads up.

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Just for comparison... Seattle being the "rainy city" gets an average of 37.49 inches per year...... YEAR! You guys in the path of this beast, stay safe and get your damn preps ready.

"Rainy city"? LOL. We average 67" a year...and my gauge is already reading 58.48". :ooh:

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Yep NO LA gets 64 inches annually on average. All while getting 219 days if sunshine.

Did I mention it is hot too?

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The weather guessers are not sure exactly where Harvey is going but they are sure Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Arthur and SW LA are going to get wet. Freeport,TX is the area of the bulls eye today.

This thing is growing quickly so heads up.

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In Houston, the line at a Shell gas station snaked around the street as people waited — some with gas cans of their own — to stock up ahead of Harvey.

At the nearby Grand Lux Cafe, several patrons told Fox News that calls for concern were overblown.

“Houston floods every other week,” exclaimed Surita Dawkins.

“It’s different this time,” her 12-year-old son Wallace said.

“I’ll believe it when I see it,” Dawkins said with a laugh.


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Follow Harvey on Twitter. Lots of pics of empty supermarket shelves already.

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If you notice I put "rainy city" in quotes. Because Atlanta, Portland, Ketchikan, and lots more cities get more rain than us. We just always get the rap for it always raining.

Anywho. You guys stay safe!

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