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 Post subject: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 pm 
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There might :roll: be a hurricane, or a tropical storm by this weekend on the Texas coast. https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne ... o-forecast
Either way looks like we are in for a lot of rain. Today I cleaned my rain run off ditch.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:18 am 
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Wow Tommy - be careful down there!

I see the name pending is "Harvey." Wasn't that the name of the giant rabbit in that Jimmy Stewart movie?


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:11 pm 
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Randy wrote:
Wow Tommy - be careful down there!

I see the name pending is "Harvey." Wasn't that the name of the giant rabbit in that Jimmy Stewart movie?


Yes Harvey was the name of the giant rabbit.
Harvey is also the name of the tropical storm that crossed over Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall did bring it down to a rain storm but it came into the Gulf and warm water turned it back into tropical storm ''Harvey''. It could grow to a huricane and for now it is headed toward Brazoria County Just south of Galveston County and my city of Santa Fe, Texas. Still have a few days to go before landfall and where it comes in at. Or it could stall and grow. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:31 pm 
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Keep safe, Tommy ... and dry would be good, too. ;)



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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:38 am 
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Tommy, I just read that Harvey is causing mandatory evacuations in Texas and Louisiana. Do you have to evacuate?

Prayers going up for y'all!


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Keep safe Tommy. 35 inches of rain will cause a lot of flooding. We will be praying for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Thank you Ron and Judy. We are south of Houston and not in an evacuation zone. But about ten miles south of us they are leaving the west end of Galveston Island because of high tide with the storm surge. There is a very wide band of rain that could last for five days. Flash flood alerts and tornado watch also. Harvery made land fall just north of Corpus Christe as a catogory 4 hurricane. The concern is it might be pushed back into the Gulf by a high pressure front, gain strength and move toward Houston.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Wow ... [-o<


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:01 am 
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Mandatory Evacuations are in effect for the following:
Calhoun County
A&M Corpus Christi
Aransas County
San Patricio County
Refugio County
City of Aransas Pass
City of Port Aransas
City of Rockport
City of Ingleside
City of Refugio
Brazoria County
Matagorda County
City of Palacios
City of Victoria
Victoria County
Jackson County

Voluntary Evacuations are in effect for the following:
City of El Lago
City of Galveston
Galveston County
City of S. Padre Island
City of Port Arthur
City of Corpus Christi
City of Ricardo
City of Rivera
City of Kingsville
City of W. Columbia
City of Richwood
City of Beeville
Bee County
Bay City
Mustang Island
Padre Island
City of San Patricio
City of Seabrook
Jamaica Beach

It came in early this morning as a cat 4 hurricane and has now been downgraded to a tropical storm this afternoon. Slowly moving 2 mph to the north west from Victoria, Texas toward San Antonio, Texas.
The rain has stopped :sunny: here for a bit. I cleaned the moat and ready for more rain now.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Moat!? Stay safe, Tommy.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Took a look at a map last night. You are pretty close to the water. Glad all is well with you right now, Tommy.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:04 pm 
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I sure am glad to hear the storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Not that one of those don't cause problems, but it sure is better than a cat 4 hurricane.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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My daughter's in Houston ... son-in-law is a proby fireman with HFD ... both ok but no one to relieve him at end of shift and they were running all night, not looking like he's coming home soon. Their (fire)house has a boat so it may be a busy few days. Both safe but I'm sure he's exhausted.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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some random Facebook pics ...


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Let us hear from you as often as you can, Tommy. We're gonna be praying for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:56 pm 
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jrc wrote:
My daughter's in Houston ... son-in-law is a proby fireman with HFD ... both ok but no one to relieve him at end of shift and they were running all night, not looking like he's coming home soon. Their (fire)house has a boat so it may be a busy few days. Both safe but I'm sure he's exhausted.


May he be sustained and strengthened as he serves.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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jrc, glad your daughter & her hubby are okay. Pray he gets a chance for some rest soon.

Those pictures are incredible. Hard to imagine that kind of water in such a short time. Wow! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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thanks guys .. Houston family is doing fine, Jameson got home about 4 hours ago after a 48 hr shift. Not sure when he'll have to go back.

the dog won't 'go' out in the rain however... in the short term that could be a problem ... hopefully it will 'pass' ... yep I said it ... lol

Hopefully round 2 will come and go uneventfully.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Yes Connie we have a moat. Not like you see in the movies. I dug it over time with a garden tiller and shovel. Starts at the south end of our two acres and goes north about four hundred feet to the road ditch. Two inches deep on the south end and sloops two feet into the ditch. That one is on the west side. The east side only goes about 150' but slopes almost three feet at the ditch. Then there is a small one around the front porch slab that runs down the side of the drive way. The east and west moats serve to remove standing water to prevent mosquitoes, and crawfish. Also to drain to much water from the garden. They work during normal rain. but when the road ditch overflows they stop. That is when Betty calls it our moat.
Harvery dumped so much rain I could not see the crown of the road. It looked like a river. Water came into the attached garage and now the washing machine quit. My friends told me to let it dry out then try again. The garage floor is lower then the house floor and the rising water came to within one inch of running into the house. Several of my neighbors did have water and ruined carpet.
People in Houston and all the citys from there to the gulf have much worse. Could be months before some can return to their home. Evavacuation centers, schools, churches, etc, are over flowing and not much food. I went to the store this afternoon and the shelves were bare of milk, bread, chips, and some fresh vegetables. There are so many roads flooded trucks can't get through. Some citys are without electric power. It has been raining off and on three days. Sometimes lite and sometimes huge
loud landing drops. Lightning lights the sky like a summer day but all you can see is a wall of water from ground to sky.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Thank you Judy, Connie, all for your prayers. We are fortunate and blessed with so little lost. There are 6.5 million people in Houston and millions more in the surrounding cities in need [-o< also.
It is not over yet and the storm is moving.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Glad you have your moat, Tommy, and was not quite as inundated as Houston. When will the storm move on out of the area?

Food shortages in cities have always amazed this rural dweller. Our house is never without enough food to feed family (and probably neighbors) for at least 2 weeks or more. The tendency to have extra on hand has come from a lifetime of bad weather here knocking power out for long periods of time. Some newscaster once (during a bad snowstorm) said New York City only had enough food on the shelves for 18 hours. Hours? That's crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Judy K wrote:
When will the storm move on out of the area?


Sometime tomorrow afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
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Glad to hear from you Tommy. Will keep up the prayers and hopefully the last day of this will get lighter.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:32 am 
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The sun :sunny: is shining :sunny2: here in Santa Fe, Texas this morning. However Harvey is now moving up the Texas, Louisiana border still pouring flooding rain. Port Aruther made an evacuation center with hundreds inside and last night Harvey passed over and flooded it with several feet of rain. The people inside were standing along the walls with cots floating. I don't know if they have been moved yet. Rescue workers are having to follow the storm leaving others behind. We have had over 50'' of rain. Thousands of homes under water. I don't know what the rest of the US is seeing on TV about the storm but here there are several TV stations with non stop coverage. It is not over yet just moving.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane watch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Glad you have the sun shining on you, Tommy. Hope the flooding doesn't take too long to go down. You must have some amazing utility companies down there. Can't believe you kept power all the way through this.

The weather forecasters in our area think the remnants of Harvey will bring rain here by this weekend. Doesn't sound like Harvey is moving fast enough for that. Seems like it has been an unpredictable storm all around.


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