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Thread started 08/24/17 8:51am

RodeoSchro

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Stupid hurricane [Link to donate posted]


Crud, we have what's supposed to be a Category 3 hurricane heading our way. Tropical Storm Harvey is supposed to strengthen a bunch in the next 36 hours, and it could drop 20 inches of rain on us over the next few days.

I wish I was still on that mountain in New Mexico.


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TO DONATE:

American Red Cross:


https://www.redcross.org/...ane-harvey

Scroll to the bottom of the page on the above link to find out how to donate.


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Reply #1 posted 08/24/17 9:25am

KingBAD

that van has withstood way worse...

"get in the van kid"...

lol lol lol

be safe...

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/17 9:47am

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KingBAD said:

that van has withstood way worse...

"get in the van kid"...

lol lol lol

be safe...




Thanks! Believe me, I am all for heading to Dallas. But my wife, son and others here are infuriatingly obstinate. I want to throw something against the wall.

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Reply #3 posted 08/24/17 10:05am

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An excuse for a hurricane party. razz

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Reply #4 posted 08/24/17 10:47am

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purplethunder3121 said:

An excuse for a hurricane party. razz



We did that, back in 1983 when Hurrican Alicia hit. I'll never forget it.

A local rock station held a Hurricane party at the Flagship Hotel in Galveston, TX. The Flagship was built out on a pier, and was not actually on land.

My brother and I were playing poker with some friends, and we were listening to that rock station. They'd give reports from their party about every 15 minutes. It sounded like a whole lot of fun...

...until midnight, when Hurricane Alicia came ashore in Galveston.

I'll never forget it. The last time they broadcasted from the Flagship, you could hear people screaming, and stuff crashing to the floor. The rock DJ screamed that anyone who could hear him needed to take cover immediately, or risk death.

Second-worst thing I've ever heard on the radio.

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Reply #5 posted 08/24/17 10:59am

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RodeoSchro said:

purplethunder3121 said:

An excuse for a hurricane party. razz



We did that, back in 1983 when Hurrican Alicia hit. I'll never forget it.

A local rock station held a Hurricane party at the Flagship Hotel in Galveston, TX. The Flagship was built out on a pier, and was not actually on land.

My brother and I were playing poker with some friends, and we were listening to that rock station. They'd give reports from their party about every 15 minutes. It sounded like a whole lot of fun...

...until midnight, when Hurricane Alicia came ashore in Galveston.

I'll never forget it. The last time they broadcasted from the Flagship, you could hear people screaming, and stuff crashing to the floor. The rock DJ screamed that anyone who could hear him needed to take cover immediately, or risk death.

Second-worst thing I've ever heard on the radio.

eek Damn... I visited Galveston in the early 80s when they were rebuilding from the damage; the whole sea wall was wiped out. Nice place to visit but wouldn't want to live there...

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Reply #6 posted 08/24/17 11:47am

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Be safe pray

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Reply #7 posted 08/24/17 12:01pm

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Take care. I mean, take care.

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Reply #8 posted 08/24/17 12:18pm

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Thanks.

I'm really pissed right now. Everyone in my family except me thinks this is a whole bunch of crap about nothing. The last time we all thought this, Hurricane Ike killed my wife's grandmother. I'm pretty f***ing frustrated right now.

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Reply #9 posted 08/24/17 1:28pm

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I hope everyone will be safe indeed. I'm told they've been evacuating people all the way from Brownsville to Beaumont in Texas, and that it's expected to hit Corpus the hardest.

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Reply #10 posted 08/24/17 1:43pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

I hope everyone will be safe indeed. I'm told they've been evacuating people all the way from Brownsville to Beaumont in Texas, and that it's expected to hit Corpus the hardest.



Yeah, the most-seen projection is having it hit Corpus. But that dang projections shows Harvey bee-lining it from the Gulf to Corpus, while my 58-year experience with Gulf of Mexico hurricanes is that they almost always make a north turn right before landfall. If that happens, Harvey gets close to, or even right upon, good old Houston, Texas. That's what worries me.

They say that there's low pressure and high pressure systems surounding us, and that will "trap" Harvey over the Gulf Coast. Rain predictions range from 7 inches to over 20 inches, although they think the rain will fall over a period of 4 days. If it's spread out like that, I'd hope our drainage system can handle it without too much problem.

One thing that I don't like is that the most-popular landfall projection seems to be EXACTLY the same as the landfall that Hurricane Carla made in 1961. That one beat the crap out of us, but it was a Category 5.

At any rate, fingers are crossed. I'll know within 24 hours if I'm staying here or bugging out to Dallas or somewhere.

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Reply #11 posted 08/24/17 4:24pm

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I was in Porter during Alicia. It was something alright. Still have a lot of family in Houston area. Keeping you all in prayers.
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Reply #12 posted 08/27/17 9:53am

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Catastrophic event. Unprecedented. Entire city flooded, including my house. All roads closed. Twenty or so more inches of rain may be headed to the city. Harvey predicted to go back out into the Gulf of Mexico, do a U-turn, and head right up Houston's butt.

We bugged out Friday evening and thank God we did. Made it to Dallas, stayed with friends and then boogied to Hot Springs, Arkansas yesterday. Doing my best to convince the ladies we need to go to our mountain house/office in New Mexico and I think I've finally - FINALLY - convinced them it's the thing to do.

We need to be open for business tomorrow, and we can open as long as we have internet and phones. We aren't going to have any employees for awhile, as they've all lost their homes/will be losing their homes if the weather forecast is correct.

Pray for everyone in Houston. This is a catastrophe and might get much, much worse.

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Reply #13 posted 08/27/17 10:24am

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Rodeo, po fella.

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Reply #14 posted 08/27/17 10:38am

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No, I'm lucky. I'm 1,000 miles away.

It's the people still in Houston that need the good thoughts and prayers.

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Reply #15 posted 08/27/17 1:36pm

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It looks pretty awful. Sorry, Rodeo. sad
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Reply #16 posted 08/27/17 2:17pm

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Keep us updated. Hope everything is ok with you there

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Reply #17 posted 08/27/17 2:24pm

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Glad you were able to convince them to stop being stubborn and leave that place. It's awful tough dealing with people when they are being hard headed.

Stay safe. Hope you and your fellow Texans will be okay.


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Reply #18 posted 08/28/17 6:26am

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heart goes out Rodeo. Please let us know how everyone is doing. Courage! hug

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Reply #19 posted 08/28/17 7:26am

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Thanks y'all. We're currrently driving through Oklahoma, headed to New Mexico. But my son is stuck in Houston. They MIGHT be able to get out but I doubt it.

I just found out a friend died last night down in Dickinson (just south of Houston). I don't know how he died. He was wheelchair-bound but in great shape. He worked out at our gym every morning. I don't know if he drowned, or if stress got him, or what. All I know is that I'm devastated.

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Reply #20 posted 08/28/17 7:29am

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Army Corps of engineers call this a once-in-a millenium flood. Two dams west of Houston have partially broken so now they're going to release the water. That will completely flood downtown Houston. You ain't seen nothing yet.

The main waterway downtown is Buffalo Bayou. It recently underwent a tremendous renovation program and was designed to withstand a 1,000-year flood.

It won't withstand Harvey.

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Reply #21 posted 08/28/17 7:45am

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RodeoSchro said:

Army Corps of engineers call this a once-in-a millenium flood. Two dams west of Houston have partially broken so now they're going to release the water. That will completely flood downtown Houston. You ain't seen nothing yet.

The main waterway downtown is Buffalo Bayou. It recently underwent a tremendous renovation program and was designed to withstand a 1,000-year flood.

It won't withstand Harvey.

The news is not good. They opened the reservoirs to take some pressure off to try to save downtown. PTSD from Katrina over here. The cajun navy has shown up I see.

Prayers for your son and family. Good you are getting to higher ground. So sorry about your friend. These storms take their toll in many forms. Sending Love to All. heart heart heart

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Reply #22 posted 08/28/17 8:15am

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Prayers to you and yours, Rodeo. Good luck!!

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Reply #23 posted 08/28/17 8:21am

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Thoughts and prayers for Rodeo and his family. hug That is a terrible storm. I have friends that I have not heard from since storm and it is scaring the shit out of me.

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Reply #24 posted 08/28/17 8:58am

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Thanks y'all. Again, I'm 1,000 miles away from the trouble. But keep everyone in Houston in your thoughts and prayers!

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Reply #25 posted 08/28/17 9:34am

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Yep, I have people that were woke up at 2am saying to evacuate as they are releasing pressure from a lake/river.

It's a mess.
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Reply #26 posted 08/28/17 10:07am

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Somehow, I knew RS hit the road. Glad you're safe. Prays are with Houston though.

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Reply #27 posted 08/28/17 10:34am

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A storm even turns Fuzzy normal.

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Reply #28 posted 08/28/17 11:04am

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RodeoSchro said:

Catastrophic event. Unprecedented. Entire city flooded, including my house. All roads closed. Twenty or so more inches of rain may be headed to the city. Harvey predicted to go back out into the Gulf of Mexico, do a U-turn, and head right up Houston's butt.

We bugged out Friday evening and thank God we did. Made it to Dallas, stayed with friends and then boogied to Hot Springs, Arkansas yesterday. Doing my best to convince the ladies we need to go to our mountain house/office in New Mexico and I think I've finally - FINALLY - convinced them it's the thing to do.

We need to be open for business tomorrow, and we can open as long as we have internet and phones. We aren't going to have any employees for awhile, as they've all lost their homes/will be losing their homes if the weather forecast is correct.

Pray for everyone in Houston. This is a catastrophe and might get much, much worse.


THIS Hurricane Katrina survivor knows exactly what you're going through. sad But remember, material things can be replace, but not your human life. You will bounce back from this. It might take a few months or a few years, but you will bounce back.

And you better get plenty of FEMA money! Real talk, you need all of whatever financial support that you can get. nod

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Reply #29 posted 08/28/17 11:16am

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The main problem is the concrete sprawl. Note to city planners.

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