Harvey--Irma--Maria. ??

I think one of the mayors down there told people if they didn't evacuate to write their SS#'s on their arms so they can. be identified later.   I think the. mayor got some flack from that comment.  But I think he was trying to let people know to get the heck out of there so we don't put more First-Responders in peril trying to save/find those that didn't heed the warning.

 

Rain all day in Austin, but not nearly as much as forecasted...at least no so far. The power has been off and on all day which seems ridiculous considering we've had no lightening and the wind gusts haven't been bad. 

The upshot is it's 73 degrees which is unheard of down here in August. 

For a big city like Austin, that does seem ridiculous.

I live in the middle of nowhere at the end of a dead-end street and we lost power for 46 hours in Hurricane Irene back in 2011.  We got a lot of wind from Sandy in 2012, but the lights only winked once, which shocked me.

Very good friends from here in Austin retired to Rockport a few years ago. They found a drone video on-line and it looks like their house is gone. They have insurance, they will rebuild, but so much lost.

Nephew, wife, and their 2 little girls live in HOU. They moved to a friends home that is in a higher area. They are safe and dry, but he is not sure about their house. They are 2 blocks from a park with a water way that connects to Buffalo Bayou. When they evacuated their home he had recorded +10" of rain there.

Not his home/pool.

Some pics from my nephew via his friends drone. This is very near where the nephew lives. But, he said their place is still dry. He has a canoe and paddled over there this morning.

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A before/after. That water way is the Buffalo Bayou which has been mentioned a lot on Weather Channel etc...

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Hungry5 posted:

Very good friends from here in Austin retired to Rockport a few years ago. They found a drone video on-line and it looks like their house is gone. They have insurance, they will rebuild, but so much lost.

Nephew, wife, and their 2 little girls live in HOU. They moved to a friends home that is in a higher area. They are safe and dry, but he is not sure about their house. They are 2 blocks from a park with a water way that connects to Buffalo Bayou. When they evacuated their home he had recorded +10" of rain there.

Not his home/pool.

It is really sad what is going on in Texas.  I am calling fake on the alligator picture. It is one of those lawn ornament alligators.  I live here in Florida, and I think I know what a real alligator looks like. 

Timmy! posted:

I've got some family that live in the Northern 'burbs of Houston, not too far from G Bush Airport. They have prepared and now just wait....
Everyone stay safe!

I live 50 miles north of the airport, as of this morning the airport is still completely shut down. As for the greater Houston area, theres no way in and no way out. All major hiways are still under water. the city is complety shut down. As for us at our house we have gotten abt 39" of rain since fri nite. We are very wet but not flooding. The one thing I love about the city of Houston, is when there is a call for help, the great people of this city stepped up. Even had the Cajun navy come in to help. The city of Houston will overcome this!!!!!

Fandame posted:

Sister in Corpus Christi who rode it out and, thankfully, made it so far with only loss of shingles, all trees, and some other damage. Said she'll never do that again as it was horrifying. I thought she was stupid to stay in the first place!

I live abt 200 hundred miles from the coast, and since we move to Texas, I lived though 3 of them. Alicia, Rita, Ike. And even up here, it can get very dicey.

ShebPackFan posted:
Hungry5 posted:

Very good friends from here in Austin retired to Rockport a few years ago. They found a drone video on-line and it looks like their house is gone. They have insurance, they will rebuild, but so much lost.

Nephew, wife, and their 2 little girls live in HOU. They moved to a friends home that is in a higher area. They are safe and dry, but he is not sure about their house. They are 2 blocks from a park with a water way that connects to Buffalo Bayou. When they evacuated their home he had recorded +10" of rain there.

Not his home/pool.

It is really sad what is going on in Texas.  I am calling fake on the alligator picture. It is one of those lawn ornament alligators.  I live here in Florida, and I think I know what a real alligator looks like. 

Iam with you on the fake gator.

Agree the gator is fake. The orange eye is the give away. 



Of all the pictures coming out of the HOU area, this one really stood out to me on the impact. People, as far as you can see, walking/wading/paddling, whatever to get out of the flood waters.

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ChilliJon posted:

Milania Trump on her way to Texas. 

 

Because that's what I'd wear to a flooded disaster area where people are losing homes, livelihoods, lives. You bet. Show them there's hope. Cake and all that. Or maybe she could use the heels as nails to hold a boat together. 

"What a crowd. What a turnout. ...It's going really well."    All he forgot to add was "Brownie."  

bandit posted: 

I live 50 miles north of the airport, as of this morning the airport is still completely shut down...

I have family in Spring. The Weather Channel has shown a few videos of flooding and rescues in Spring, but, thankfully, they haven't been affected by the flooding.

ChilliJon posted:

Milania Trump on her way to Texas. 

On one hand. The shoes should keep her above rising flood waters. 

On the other hand..... oh what's the effing point anymore. 

They wouldn't have had to go at all If Texas succeeded like they were threatening a few yrs. back. 

 

At least she can hold her own umbrella! 

I think the Anti-Fa Domestic Terrorists stole them, DH13.

BTW...CJ.....remember that Melania needs those shoes so she can  protect herself against those same anti-Christian domestic terrorists that beat up on the prayer group this past weekend. 

There.  whew.  Did we cover all the possibilities now.  

Sad that all the previous snarkiness has to be included in the Harvey thread.

 

 

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