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28 Aug 2017, 10:46 pm

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It does seem to be true although there is so much gobblydegook in the verbiage used that it's hard to decipher the actual meaning into clear English:
Government and lawyers seem to have developed that to the level of fine art.


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28 Aug 2017, 10:52 pm

The weather service had to add more colors to the map today today because the existing only measured to 15 inches..
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... ap-harveys



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28 Aug 2017, 10:54 pm

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The weather service had to add more colors to the map today today because the existing only measured to 15 inches..
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... ap-harveys
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"While the old scale used 13 colors from light green to dark purple to depict precipitation from 0.1 inch to greater than 15 inches, the new one resets that dark purple color to denote 15-20 inches of rain — and tacks on two more lighter shades of purple to denote 20-30 inches and "greater than 30 inches."

Those new levels are not hypothetical, as many residents along the middle Texas coast and inland areas can attest. And heavy rainfall is forecast to continue this week.

Nearly 40 inches of rain have fallen near Dayton, Texas; at least 15 other areas also recorded rainfall near or above 30 inches, according to the federal Weather Prediction Center's tally that it released around midday Monday.


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29 Aug 2017, 1:20 am

looks like god finally decided to put the hose on the sex slave trade that city is hiding.


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29 Aug 2017, 2:18 am

Its great to see members of the public in Texas helping victims in Houston. Apparently without volunteers the damage and loss of life would have been much Greater.

The middle class residents of New Orleans could learn a thing or two from Houston as almost all of those people ran away from Hurricane Katrina leaving the poor and destitute to fend for themselves in subhuman conditions. Victims in New Orleans had the added danger of being shot by gun crazy shop owners during the floods.



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29 Aug 2017, 6:22 am

cyberdad wrote:
Its great to see members of the public in Texas helping victims in Houston. Apparently without volunteers the damage and loss of life would have been much Greater.

The middle class residents of New Orleans could learn a thing or two from Houston as almost all of those people ran away from Hurricane Katrina leaving the poor and destitute to fend for themselves in subhuman conditions. Victims in New Orleans had the added danger of being shot by gun crazy shop owners during the floods.


There were evacuation orders for New Orleans and none for Houston. In 2005 just after Katrina, Hurricane Rita threatened Houston and a mandatory evecuation was ordered. The Highway system was unable to handle it and 107 people died and the storm missed. Since 2010 the population of that city has grown 14%. It is a city spread out over a vary large area.


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29 Aug 2017, 10:50 am

'GET OUT NOW': Levee breached near Houston in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

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Search-and-rescue boats, high-water vehicles and even jet skis patrolled flood-swollen streets and a levee south of Houston breached Tuesday as Tropical Storm Harvey continued pounding the region with record-setting rain on its easterly trudge toward Louisiana.

Officials anxiously monitored rising river levels swelled days of relentless rain. Authorities in Brazoria County announced a levee breach at Columbia Lakes.

"GET OUT NOW!!" the county tweeted.

The Brazos River at Richmond, about 30 miles south of Houston, measured nearly 52 feet Tuesday morning and was expected to crest at 59 feet by Thursday — four feet greater than the record high set last year.

“The threat is now moving from rain to river,” KPRC-TV meteorologist Britta Merwin said.

Emergency responders have conducted more than 3,500 boat and air rescues, and the number continued to climb, Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The shelter set up at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston swelled with more than 9,000 evacuees — nearly double its planned capacity.

Still, no one was being turned away from shelters in the region.

"Last night in Texas, 17,000+ people sought refuge in shelters," the American Red Cross tweeted Tuesday. "We're providing safety & comfort to rescued families."


Tropical Storm Harvey Discussion Number 37
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1000 AM CDT Tue Aug 29 2017

Heavy rains continue to spread over the Houston area and other
locations in southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana, exacerbating
what is already a catastrophic flood event. Rainfall totals of
nearly 50 inches have been observed at several locations in the
Greater Houston area and southeastern Texas
. Storm totals
could reach higher amounts in some locations, which would be
historic for the area.

Harvey consists of a vigorous circulation of low clouds with some
patches of deep convection well to the north of the center and a
cyclonically curved convective band in the eastern semicircle. The
initial intensity is kept at 40 kt until we have a more recent
estimate when the reconnaissance plane checks the area this
afternoon. Strong shear prevails over the cyclone, so no
significant change in intensity is anticipated before landfall. A
gradual weakening is forecast once the circulation moves inland.

The circulation is moving toward the north-northeast or 025 degrees
at 4 kt. Harvey is expected to be steered to the northeast with an
increase in forward speed by the mid-latitude southwesterly
flow ahead of a trough. Most of the guidance is consistent with this
solution, and the NHC forecast is in the middle of the guidance
envelope. Given that the guidance is tightly clustered the
confidence in the track forecast is high.

Key Messages:

1. Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue
across southeastern Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of 6
to 12 inches are expected across the upper Texas coast into
southwestern Louisiana, with isolated storm totals as high as 50
inches. Please heed the advice of local officials. Do not attempt
to travel if you are in a safe place, and do not drive into flooded
roadways. Refer to products from your local National Weather
Service office and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center for more
information on the flooding hazard. A summary of rainfall totals
compiled by the Weather Prediction Center can be found at:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc1.html

2. The flood threat has spread farther east into Louisiana.
Additional rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in
southern Louisiana into coastal Mississippi and Alabama. Please
heed the advice of local officials and refer to products from your
local National Weather Service office and the NOAA Weather
Prediction Center for more information on the flooding hazard in
these areas.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 29/1500Z 28.4N 94.3W 40 KT 45 MPH
12H 30/0000Z 28.8N 94.0W 40 KT 45 MPH
24H 30/1200Z 29.8N 93.4W 40 KT 45 MPH...INLAND
36H 31/0000Z 30.8N 92.8W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
48H 31/1200Z 32.0N 92.0W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
72H 01/1200Z 34.5N 89.5W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/INLAND
96H 02/1200Z 36.5N 86.0W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/INLAND
120H 03/1200Z 38.5N 81.0W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/INLAND

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29 Aug 2017, 4:56 pm

This is Hurricane Katrina all over again.


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29 Aug 2017, 5:22 pm

Is Hurricane Harvey only in one city or the country of Texas?


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29 Aug 2017, 5:27 pm

Hurricane Harvey is affecting a considerable amount of the STATE of Texas. It's probably going to affect some of the STATE of Louisiana, too.

Think about 50 inches of rain.

If we, in NYC, got 5 inches of rain, there would be considerable flooding in certain low-lying areas--and areas near rivers and streams--with millions of dollars in damage.



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29 Aug 2017, 6:23 pm

Tropical Storm Harvey Discussion Number 38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
400 PM CDT Tue Aug 29 2017

Heavy rains continue to spread over southeastern Texas and southern
Louisiana, exacerbating what is already a catastrophic flood event.
Rainfall totals are around 50 inches at some isolated locations in
the Greater Houston area and southeastern Texas.

Convection blossomed a couple of hours ago, and the center jumped a
little northward into the thunderstorm activity. Since that time,
the center is back on track and is moving slower again toward the
north-northeast at about 5 kt.


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29 Aug 2017, 6:46 pm

FACT: The mega-hurricanes will keep happening because Republicans don't care about the environment.


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29 Aug 2017, 6:57 pm

In related news, Millionaire televangelist Joel Osteen (gospel of abundance) shows he dgaf about what Jesus say. People seem surprised.

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurri ... ms-n797036

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On Sunday, Lakewood Church posted on Facebook saying the facility was "inaccessible" due to "severe flooding."

But after several people posted videos on Twitter appearing to show the location relatively unscathed and unaffected by flooding, a swarm of Twitter users began questioning why Osteen’s megachurch, which has the capacity for more than 16,000 people and was once home to the NBA's Houston Rockets, hadn’t been opened as a shelter to those in need.


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29 Aug 2017, 7:15 pm

Apart from the right or wrong of Osteen's actions, what is involved in preparing a place which is not at all designed to be a shelter to become a shelter?
I suppose it would vary with the place.


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29 Aug 2017, 8:13 pm


Wake up America. Wake up and smell the climate change.

We are literally recreating the Permian extinction.


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