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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks for the update, CP. To all in the affected area, your experiences, perspectives, and lessons learned would be valuable for the rest of us.

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Post by raptor » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:34 am

Great report! Thanks.

My sympathies about having to clean up at work. I have had to clean out more nasty fridges than I care to remember. A few tips:
Baking soda will mask the odor somewhat if you cover the spoilage with a liberal coating of it.

If the freezer and refrigerator still work leave them running since it too will reduce the odor.

Get a few pairs of the plastic heavy duty chemical gloves, the largest heaviest duty trash bags you can find and believe it or not a surplus gas mask.

What you do is get set up first with the trash bag. Then quickly open the fridge to use the while inside with baking soda and close the door quickly. Wait about 5 minutes then put on the gloves, mask open open the fridge and just move it as quickly out of the fridge as possible. Repeat as necessary.

The gas mask if fitted properly with a good cartridge will shield you from the stench.

Once it is out throw in more baking soda and let it sit.
Use soap and water to clean up. Once it is clean sanitize it as you would normally. A 10% to 15% bleach and water solution should deal with any residual stink.

If the fridge was flooded or is inop, do not even bother cleaning it. It is a waste of time. Simply cart the whole damn thing outside to be hauled off.

BTW document the same with pictures for the insurance company.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:13 am

The stupid, it burns. Fools out driving around in flood conditions. Double-check any used cars you buy over the next couple of years.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by flybynight » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:33 am

Weather channel is reporting massive( 2000 ) water rescue operation ongoing in Houston.
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:46 pm

From FEMA via an email: FEMA Urges Residents to Remain Vigilant; Follow Local Officials’ Instructions
FEMA Urges Residents to Remain Vigilant; Follow Local Officials’ Instructions

Release date: August 27, 2017 Release Number: HQ-17-063

Storm poses significant threat to life and safety

WASHINGTON – Tropical Storm Harvey continues impacting southeast Texas communities with potentially historic amounts of rain as well as tornadoes in the greater Houston area.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to urge residents and visitors in areas affected by severe weather to continue to monitor local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information. The primary concern over the next few days continues to be the effects of prolonged heavy rain, which is producing flash flooding and near-record flooding for hundreds of miles.

“This remains a significant, deadly storm, and must not be underestimated,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “With the continuing widespread flooding and devastation, every person in its path should heed the warnings of their local officials.”

With reports of rapidly rising water entering homes and widespread reports of impassable roadways due to extreme flooding, FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams are supporting swift water recuse operations in south Texas. The United States Coast Guard is using shallow-draft vessels to provide search and rescue assistance in flooded areas, while aircrews conduct damage assessment overflights and search and rescue patrols.

Download the FEMA mobile app (in English and Spanish) for shelter information, disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips. Residents in areas affected by this storm should use social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to reconnect with loved ones.

To date, FEMA pre-positioned the following commodities at the Gulf Coast Incident Support Base and staging areas in Texas and Louisiana: more than 490,000 liters of water; 524,000 meals; 20,500 tarps, and 60 generators. FEMA is providing around-the-clock staffing at its distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas, and is shipping additional commodities as necessary and requested.

FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) are deployed to emergency operations centers (EOC) in Texas and Louisiana to support ongoing preparation and response efforts and to ensure there are no unmet needs from the states. Additional teams and staff from around the country continue deploying to the field.

For more information about Hurricane Harvey, including resources deployed and updated information, go to: www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey.

Safety

The following are important safety points if you’re in an area that has been or is still being impacted by the storm:

Listen to local officials for updates and instructions. If the storm is still impacting your area and local officials give the order to evacuate, do so immediately. If you evacuated and are planning to return home, return to the area only when local officials indicate it is safe to return.

Avoid debris and downed power lines and flood water, which may be electrically charged and hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. Avoid downed power or utility lines as they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay away and report them immediately to your power or utility company.

Emergency workers may be assisting people in flooded areas or cleaning up debris. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way as much as possible.

If your home has flood water inside or around it, don’t walk or wade in it. The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage.

If you have a flooded basement in your home, or operate circuit breakers while standing in water.

If your power is out, safely use a generator or battery operated flashlights.

Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open.

Keep generators outside and far away from windows, doors and vents. Read both the label on your generator and the owner's manual and follow the instructions.

Avoid plugging emergency generators into electric outlets or hooking them directly to your home's electrical system – they can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and line workers in danger.

To learn more about what to do before, during and after severe weather, visit Ready.Gov and Listo.Gov.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by flybynight » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:04 pm

WOUS44 KHGX 271110
CEMHGX
TXC039-167-201-271715-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN CITY OF HOUSTON... GALVESTON COUNTY...
AND BRAZORIA COUNTY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
610 AM CDT SUN AUG 27 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON... GALVESTON
COUNTY... AND BRAZORIA COUNTY.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE REQUESTED THAT PEOPLE ESCAPING
FLOOD WATERS AS A LAST RESORT DO NOT STAY IN THE ATTIC. IF HIGHEST
FLOOR OF YOUR HOME BECOMES DANGEROUS...GET ON THE ROOF. CALL 911
FOR HELP AND STAY ON THE LINE UNTIL ANSWERED.

$$



Tweet from NOAA
This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.


They are reporting that the region may receive five feet of rain before the system exits the area.
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:06 pm

Vignettes from Harvey. Unfortunately, too many stupid people are ending up in self-made jams and then become someone else's problem.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weath ... 003553.php

Driving home Saturday night, Kenda Mortiz couldn't tell how deep the water was on South Braeswood along Brays Bayou. She'd been having dinner with friends in Bellaire, and they had gotten a little too complacent about the storm.

The car stalled, and she had to abandon it in the dark, flooded road and seek higher ground. She found refuge from the rain on a nearby porch, and the young homeowners invited her in to dry off.

Kenda, 55, called her sister, Bentley, to see if she and her boyfriend, Jeff, could get close enough in their pickup truck to give her a ride. But they were already stuck on North Braeswood -- just a few blocks away but separated by a flooding bayou. Bentley and Jeff ended up spending the night in the driveway of a vacant house.

Kenda sloshed several miles home in the dark -- no flashlight, no rain gear.

Sunday morning at home in Marilyn Estates, with water lapping at both the front and back doors, Kenda was on Facebook trying to get a boat to rescue the couple.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by The Commander » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:23 pm

Reporting back to you from Htown. Shit is ugly and FUBAR! I can't keep track of the tornado and flash flood alerts I've gotten since Friday. I'm monitoring the local stations here, in fact out KHOU 11 news got flooded out and is no longer broadcasting. It's heartbreaking seeing what is happening. This rain is fuckin crazy too. It will go from a sprinkle to full fleged Niagra falls in seconds and be torrential for at lease a half hour. Never seen that in my life.

No one is getting in or out of the metro anytime soon I don't think, as every major highway is under. Me, I've been lucky/blessed to say I still have power and utilities, and have Harbor Fright wrecker bar and tactical gloves on standby in case I have to run into the restroom if there's a tornado. Rain is not gonna stop for a few days so stay tuned!
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by raptor » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:28 pm

The wet side of the storm is F'ing wet. 27 inches with 24 inches in South Houston

Per NWS:

http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc1.html


...TEXAS...
DAYTON 0.2 E 27.45
SANTA FE 0.7 S 27.42
SOUTH HOUSTON 4.0 SSW 24.54
LA MARQUE 1.8 E 24.53
LEAGUE CITY 2 W 22.08
BACLIFF 21.62
PEARLAND 3 NNE 20.84
BERRY BAYOU AT NEVADA AVENUE 19.52
BEAMER DITCH AT HUGHES ROAD 19.28
LA GRANGE 10.2 NW 18.89
HORSEPEN CREEK AT BAY AREA BOULEVAR 18.56
CIRCLE D-KC ESTATES 3.6 ESE 18.02
SUGAR LAND 1.0 W 17.97
CLEAR CREEK AT BAY AREA BLVD 17.84
MAGNOLIA 2.8 S 17.80
PASADENA 2 NW 17.72
WALLER 3.0 WSW 17.57
HOUSTON 1.4 NE 17.22
GOOSE CREEK AT BAKER ROAD 16.56
CLEVELAND 3.6 S 16.43
NEW ULM 5.1 S 16.14
PECAN GROVE 1 NNW 15.80
SMITHVILLE 15.77
ALVIN 3 SW 15.16
AUSTWELL 6 SSE 15.10
VICTORIA 2 SW 9.37
HOUSTON/HULL FIELD 7.33
CORPUS CHRISTI INTL ARPT 2.70


Wind speeds per NWS:
...TEXAS...
PORT ARANSAS 2 ENE 132
COPANO VILLAGE 1 ENE 125
LAMAR 2 SSW 110
ROCKPORT 1 S 108
TAFT 5 NNE 90
MAGNOLIA BEACH 8 ESE 79
EDNA 73
FLOUR BLUFF 4 ESE 72
ARANSAS PASS 7 SE 71
CLEAR LAKE SHORES 1 WSW 71
BRAZOS 451 70
PALACIOS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 69
CORPUS CHRISTI NAS 5 SE 65
GANADO 7 S 64
LA WARD 64
BAYOU VISTA 13 E 61
NEW BRAUNFELS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 58
QUINTANA 1 NE 58
SUGAR LAND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 58
JONES CREEK 9 SW 55
LA MARQUE 2 E 55
FREEPORT 1 ESE 54
SAN LEON 19 E 54
MISSOURI CITY 1 SE 53
SAN ANTONIO INTL ARPT 53
WEBSTER 53
BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT 52
GONZALES AIRPORT 52
NASSAU BAY 52
TEXAS CITY 4 ENE

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by RickOShea » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:31 pm

Yes, driving in high water is not cool....most of our work trucks now have PFDs behind the seats, JIC.

After the water gets a couple feet high, you can't see the pavement of those little two lane country roads anymore, so ya just gotta "keep it between the mail boxes". Also, you don't want to go too fast because you'll just end-up pushing a wave ahead of you. People standing on their nearly flooded front porches as you drive by don't appreciate an extra foot of water lapping into their homes.

Also, all that water has to go somewhere, and it usually takes a lot of stuff with it, like drainage culverts under the road. You never know when a road may be undermined. Back during Danny, a couple of our guys were just driving along, heading to the next outage, when the road disappeared out from under them. The Lineman driving ended up in the hospital for a few weeks after the steering wheel gave him some internal injuries. Luckily the young apprentice riding shotgun was about 200 lbs of sheer muscle, and was able to drag him out and back up onto the road before he drown or got washed away.


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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Old_Man » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Just a quick heads up while all eyes on TX. 92L on the Atlantic coast is strengthening. Not that it would be like Harvey, still has potential to reach Cat1.
http://flhurricane.com/modelanimator.ph ... 7&title=92

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Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people in the Houston area as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region.

Harvey came ashore late Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years and has killed at least two people. The death toll is expected to rise as the storm lashes the U.S. state for days, triggering more floods, tidal surges and tornadoes.

Harvey is forecast to arc slowly toward Houston through Wednesday. The center of the storm is still 125 miles (201.17 km) southwest of the fourth most populous city in the United States.

Emergency services told people to climb onto the roofs of their houses rather than into their attics to escape rapidly rising waters. Authorities warned the city's more than two million residents not to leave flooded homes because many of the city's roads were underwater.

The Twitter account of the sheriff of Harris County, which includes most of Houston, was inundated with rescue requests. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said his deputies responded to unconfirmed reports of a deceased woman and child inside a submerged vehicle on a highway near Houston.

Another resident described seeing a woman's body floating in the streets during a flash flood in west Houston. The flood was several feet high, the resident told local TV station abc13.

Gonzalez' stretched rescue teams were struggling to deal with requests for help.

"All agencies care but everyone simply operating at maximum capacity," he tweeted at one point.

Houston's William P. Hobby Airport canceled all inbound and outbound flights early on Sunday due to standing water on the runway. The airport said its arrivals area was flooded, and the National Weather Service issued a flash flood alert for the surrounding area.

"The flooding in Houston is dramatic," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in an interview on Fox News on Sunday.

"We are working to save lives and to keep as many people safe as possible."

The second confirmed fatality from Tropical Storm Harvey came on Saturday evening when an elderly woman drowned attempting to drive through flooded streets in west Houston, said Sergeant Colin Howard of the Houston police department.

Houston police officials said officers were evacuating two flooded apartment complexes.

Authorities have urged residents to stay off the streets of cities across southeast Texas as rain fell at up to 5 inches (12.7 cm) per hour.

"There are a number of stranded people on our streets, calling 911, exhausting needed resources. You can help by staying off the streets," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Twitter.

On Friday night, a man died in a house fire in the town of Rockport, 30 miles (48 km) north of the city of Corpus Christi. Another dozen people in the area suffered injuries including broken bones, another official said.

Energy production in the heart of the country's oil and gas industry was disrupted as several refineries and offshore platforms closed down, triggering a rise in gasoline prices.

Exxon Mobil said Sunday it was shutting down the second largest refinery in the United States at Baytown in Texas.

More than 45 percent of the country's refining capacity is along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and nearly a fifth of the nation's crude oil is produced offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Abbott said Sunday he expected disruption to the energy industry to last one or two weeks.

Record rain threatened

Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour (210 km per hour), making it the strongest storm to hit the state since 1961.

The storm ripped off roofs, destroyed buildings, flooded coastal towns and had cut off power to nearly 230,000 people in Texas as of Saturday night.

Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday because its winds have slowed. But authorities issued stark warnings on the threat posed by days of torrential rain.

"This rain will lead to a prolonged, dangerous, and potentially catastrophic flooding event well into next week," the National Weather Service said.

Harvey threatens to break the record established nearly 40 years ago when Alvin, Texas, was deluged by 43 inches of rain in 24 hours on July 24-25, 1979.

'It was terrible'

Abbott said 1,800 members of the military would help with the statewide cleanup. Another 1,000 people were conduct search-and-rescue operations.

The coastal town of Rockport took a direct hit from the storm, leaving streets flooded and strewn with power lines and debris on Saturday.

A dozen recreational vehicles were flipped over on a sales lot, one blown into the middle of the street. A convoy of military vehicles arrived in the Rockport area on Saturday to help in the recovery efforts, and town officials announced an overnight curfew for residents.

"It was terrible," resident Joel Valdez, 57, told Reuters. The storm ripped part of the roof from his trailer home at around 4 a.m., he said as he sat in a Jeep with windows smashed by the storm. "I could feel the whole house move."

Before the storm hit, Rockport's mayor told anyone staying behind to write their names on their arms for identification in case of death or injury.

20 rescued at sea

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it was forced to evacuate about 4,500 inmates from three state prisons near the Brazos River because of rising water.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it had rescued 20 people from distressed vessels on Saturday, and was monitoring two Carnival Corp cruise ships carrying thousands of people stranded in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The size and strength of Harvey dredged up memories of Katrina, the 2005 hurricane that made a direct hit on New Orleans as a Category 3 storm, causing levees and flood walls to fail in dozens of places. About 1,800 died in the disaster made worse by a slow government emergency response.

U.S. President Donald Trump, facing the first big natural disaster of his term, said on Sunday he would visit the area as soon as he could do so without causing more disruption.

He said the all-out effort to deal with the disaster was going well. Trump signed a disaster proclamation on Friday, triggering federal relief efforts.

Recovery would likely take years, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Brock Long said in an interview with CNN on Sunday. FEMA coordinates the response to major disasters.

"This is going to be a landmark event," he said.

(Additional reporting by Brian Thevenot in Corpus Christi, Sophia Kunthara, Sophia Kunthara and Chris Michaud in New York, Timothy Gardner in Washington, D.C., Erwin Seba, Marianna Parraga, Ernest Scheyder and Gary McWilliams in Houston; Writing by Dan Whitcomb and Simon Webb; Editing by Andrea Ricci and Andrew Hay)

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Crimson Phoenix » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:19 pm

Already looking for vendors in Austin I can get individual Tyvek coveralls for my brother and me. I'm currently thinking 3 coveralls each for both of us. I can get the thick nitrile gloves by the box and even chem gloves and rain boots from most hardware stores. No idea if taping the cuffs would be necessary, but I'd like to get the hooded coveralls so it doesn't get trapped in my hair. I have an M40 with hood at the house, but that may be a loss if it got wet. Would a 3M mask with combo P100 and organic vapor cartridge set be enough for the sewage and rotten, wet food hazard? I don't think I'm exaggerating when I'm considering this a biohazard situation. :/

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Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:23 pm

At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left thousands of homes flooded, stranding some people, and overwhelming rescue workers.

"It appears at this time a woman drove into some high water," said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at a briefing late Sunday morning, "and drowned while trying to escape." It happened around 9 p.m. CST Saturday in southwest Houston. Turner said the woman was pronounced dead at tohe scene but an official medical ruling on the cause of death is pending.

As Harvey hovered over Texas, the National Weather Service tweeted, "This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety."

In Harris County, where Houston is located, sheriff's spokesman Jason Spencer told the AP that flooding is so widespread that it's "difficult to pinpoint the worst area," as authorities are sifting through calls trying to ensure that life-and-death ones "are at the top of the list."

"We have received more than 2,000 calls for rescues on 911," Turner said Sunday morning. He added that some people have had trouble getting a response but that "it is working" and people should call only with life-threatening emergencies.

At 4:43 a.m. CST, the city of Houston tweeted, "911 services at capacity. If u can shelter in place do so."

"We have, I would venture to say, thousands of people now who are in a situation where they have taken on water in their homes," Michael Walter, Public Information Officer for Houston's Office of Emergency Management told NPR's Weekend Edition early Sunday afternoon. "We still have reports of individuals who are trapped in their homes and cannot leave. We still have individuals who are seeking refuge on their roofs and in attics."

Emergency management officials requested "that people escaping flood waters as a last resort do not stay in the attic. If the highest floor of your home becomes dangerous ... get on the roof. Call 911 for help and stay on the line until answered."

Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston Police Department asked people to not go into the attic "unless you have an ax or means to break through onto your roof."

Tornadoes have been occurring across Southeast Texas over the past day or so and will continue over the next several days, according to forecasters.

Walter with Houston's Office of Emergency Management said tornado warnings have been "hampering some of our emergency response," making it difficult for helicopters to fly. But he added Coast Guard helicopters that have been aiding recovery efforts are better equipped for the weather. More than 2,000 Texas National Guardsmen are also assisting in recovery efforts.

County Judge of Harris County Ed Emmett said there was no time to wait for outside assets and called on neighbors to help neighbors. "So those of you who have boats and high water vehicles that can be used in neighborhoods to help move people out of harm's way, we need your help."

Turner, Houston's mayor, said the city's convention center is opening to serve as a shelter. But he asked people not to drive anywhere as area roads remain "impassable."

NPR's Marisa Penaloza is reporting from a Red Cross shelter north of downtown Houston that is at capacity with 400 evacuees — some of whom are sleeping on the floor. Penaloza reports that some people at the shelter said there was no food there, but they were able to eat because a Houston police officer paid for MacDonalds out of his own pocket.

Gail Delaughter of Houston Public Media spoke to Weekend Edition near I-45, a major north/south route that runs through Houston. "And this section of roadway is depressed underground and is totally flooded right now," Delaughter said. "It's like a river, the water is all the way up to the embankment and you can't even see if there's any vehicles down there right now. Once the water drains out, who knows what they are going to find down there."

Rainfall totaled more than 17 inches in Houston by 9 a.m. CST Sunday.

Mayor Turner warned residents not to be lulled by a pause in the rain. Forecasters Sunday morning were calling for an additional 15 to 25 inches of rain across the middle and upper Texas coast before the storm is over.

The National Weather Service called it "a catastrophic and life-threatening flash flooding event." A flash flood emergency was in effect Sunday for most of Southeastern Texas.

The NWS raised expected storm totals in isolated areas to 50 inches. The AP reported that would be the highest rainfall ever recorded in Texas.

Houston's Metro said it was suspending all bus and rail service. Both Houston Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports halted flights, likely leading to delays stretching into the week.

Houston TV station, KHOU, has been covering the flooding and evacuations, but was itself overtaken by floodwater. Anchor Blake Matthews tweeted a video of water from a nearby bayou rushing into the downtown studio. He said they continued working from the second floor.

Houston resident David Schulz, 51, was riding his bicycle through shallow water Sunday to check on the church where he works. "I definitely wouldn't get in my car and go anywhere," he tells KERA's Rachel Lindley. "Because I'm noticing that I can be in 6 inches of water and get to a corner and then I'm waist deep ... just like that. So it's very deceiving."

Elsewhere in Texas

Harvey is the most powerful storm to have hit Texas in more than half a century. Even though it had changed into mainly a rain event by Sunday, on Friday night when it slammed into the small coastal city of Rockport, Texas, it was a Category 4 hurricane packing 130 mph winds. A local county judge in Rockport said one person had died as a result of the storm. The judge also said that the number of injured was about 14 people.

NPR's John Burnett reports from Rockport that even though a mandatory evacuation was ordered, around half of the city's residents are thought to have remained.

One resident, Ruben Nino, said he did not have a vehicle and he and his family cowered in their apartment while the storm raged.

"Sheetrock and glass were breaking," Nino said. "We survived in a little closet with four people until we called 911 and they came and rescued us. There was a lot of screaming and praying to Jesus."

In the nearby island community of Port Aransas, officials have been unable to conduct a full assessment of Harvey's toll, because of "massive" damage, reports AP.

"I can tell you I have a very bad feeling and that's about it," Mayor Charles Bujan told AP. Bujan had called for a mandatory evacuation but did not know how many residents heeded the call to leave.

In coastal Galveston County officials made an appeal for owners of "flat bottom" boats to assist with rescue efforts.

But Corpus Christi, just 30 miles south of where Harvey made landfall, appeared to have ridden through the storm Sunday. ABC 13 in Houston said that witnesses in Corpus Christi reported relatively minor damage, including downed trees, but no injuries.

What's ahead

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke about the storm on several Sunday morning news shows. On CNN, he reminded viewers that the storm is impacting a wide swath of the state. "And we urge people across East Texas to make a plan for potential evacuation, if they are ordered to do so."

He said more than 1,000 state personnel are involved in search and rescue, focusing on the coastal region where Harvey hit whilefforts are expanding to the Houston area.

FEMA Administrator Brock Long told CNN that nearly 5,000 federal workers are in Texas and Louisiana helping restore power, perform search and rescue missions and "pushing forward recovery housing teams ... We're setting up and gearing up for the next couple years." Long added that "this is a storm that the United States has not seen yet."

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is dispatching 120 emergency workers to help with the hurricane response.

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is likely to weaken to a tropical depression by Sunday. But continuing rainfall in the days ahead — likely through Thursday — remains the biggest threat. Some areas of Harris County are receiving more than four inches of rain per hour.

President Trump tweeted Sunday, "Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued."

Trump held a teleconference with cabinet officials Sunday to go over response and recovery. A White House statement said Trump, "reminded everyone that search and rescue efforts will transition to mass care, restoring power, providing life-sustaining necessities for the population that sheltered in place, and economic recovery."

In another tweet Sunday Trump said, "I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption."

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Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:09 pm

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Can anyone see this pic? It's not coming thru for me. Thanks.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Stercutus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:09 pm

Rub a dub dub, looks like the butcher and the baker, except not out at sea, at the corner of Braesmont and Braeswood.


ETA- That puts them in SW Houston between the inner and outer loops with about six feet of water. Guess somebody should have evacuated.
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Stercutus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Brays Bayou runs parallel to the BLVD. It has a built up embankment on both sides IIRC but I think it is only about 7-10' high and maybe 20' wide.
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:19 pm

How do you edit an image? I have another one, but it seems to be to big. :(

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Stercutus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:25 pm

MPMalloy wrote:How do you edit an image? I have another one, but it seems to be to big. :(
Open a picture editor and then auto edit it down to the dimensions allowed by the site. IDK what programs you have so I can't tell you how to do that.

Normally you can either "crop" or "resize"
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:26 pm

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Thanks, Stercutus.

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by Stercutus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:34 pm

They look wet.

Did you take these yourself? These are great shots. Like NG good.
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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm

The good people @NPR took them. I'm just reposting to give us some perspective. & a 'lil motivation to prep. :)

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Re: Hurricanes 2017

Post by flybynight » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Live stream of flood water rescues in Houston area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV5eF88p5rE
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