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Old 08-24-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I just got off the phone with a buddy (who I have not spoken to in some time) who left me a voicemail on my cell instructing me to call him back. His father is Steve Radack, who is the Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 3. He said that Army Corps of Engineers and every flood control district within Houston had an emergency board meeting this morning. Mr Radack was briefed on their findings and has relayed the following information to my friend, who just told me the following:

Harvey is supposed to be much worse than expected, and worse than Allison. At this moment, they are projecting 10,000 homes under water and approximately 100,000 flooded homes around the Houston area. Colorado County is projected to get 50+ inches of rain, with surrounding counties taking on over 30+ inches. The storm is expected to hit the "heart of Houston" and everything south of Katy is expected to be devastated, including Galveston.

The storm is expected to last for 5 days, moving very slowly, and most of Houston is expected to go 3 days without electricity. Put differently, according to the findings of this emergency meeting, the storm is supposed to be "catastrophic". There remains a possibility it will be a Cat 2 hurricane even by the time it hits Houston.

The damage is supposed to be worse than Hurricane Katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that FEMA and the National Guard are ready for a repeat of Katrina.

This is it folks!
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Foster, TX
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I just got off the phone with a buddy (who I have not spoken to in some time) who left me a voicemail on my cell instructing me to call him back. His father is Steve Radack, who is the Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 3. He said that Army Corps of Engineers and every flood control district within Houston had an emergency board meeting this morning. Mr Radack was briefed on their findings and has relayed the following information to my friend, who just told me the following:

Harvey is supposed to be much worse than expected, and worse than Allison. At this moment, they are projecting 10,000 homes under water and approximately 100,000 flooded homes around the Houston area. Colorado County is projected to get 50+ inches of rain, with surrounding counties taking on over 30+ inches. The storm is expected to hit the "heart of Houston" and everything south of Katy is expected to be devastated, including Galveston.

The storm is expected to last for 5 days, moving very slowly, and most of Houston is expected to go 3 days without electricity. Put differently, according to the findings of this emergency meeting, the storm is supposed to be "catastrophic". There remains a possibility it will be a Cat 2 hurricane even by the time it hits Houston.

The damage is supposed to be worse than Hurricane Katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that FEMA and the National Guard are ready for a repeat of Katrina.

This is it folks!


(Edit) Btw I wasn't sure if you were being serious or facetious. Either way that account sounds... extreme. And tin-foil-hat-esque.

But what do I know?
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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I have lived through so many hurricanes while growing up in Houston. The worst for me was Hurricane Alicia and Ike.

I even lost my car on I-10 when White Oak Bayou overflowed during Allison.

I feel for you guys and I worry about all my friends and family who live in Houston...especially my elderly mother.

Be safe everyone!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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The damage is supposed to be worse than Hurricane Katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that FEMA and the National Guard are ready for a repeat of Katrina.

This is it folks!
Well now everybody that reads this will know the reality of the situation. Thanks to you the freeways will get clogged with everybody who doesn't live along the coastline and low lying areas will be trying to evacuate also.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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i just got off the phone with a buddy (who i have not spoken to in some time) who left me a voicemail on my cell instructing me to call him back. His father is steve radack, who is the harris county commissioner for precinct 3. He said that army corps of engineers and every flood control district within houston had an emergency board meeting this morning. Mr radack was briefed on their findings and has relayed the following information to my friend, who just told me the following:

Harvey is supposed to be much worse than expected, and worse than allison. At this moment, they are projecting 10,000 homes under water and approximately 100,000 flooded homes around the houston area. Colorado county is projected to get 50+ inches of rain, with surrounding counties taking on over 30+ inches. The storm is expected to hit the "heart of houston" and everything south of katy is expected to be devastated, including galveston.

The storm is expected to last for 5 days, moving very slowly, and most of houston is expected to go 3 days without electricity. Put differently, according to the findings of this emergency meeting, the storm is supposed to be "catastrophic". There remains a possibility it will be a cat 2 hurricane even by the time it hits houston.

The damage is supposed to be worse than hurricane katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that fema and the national guard are ready for a repeat of katrina.

This is it folks!
fake news!
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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I just got off the phone with a buddy (who I have not spoken to in some time) who left me a voicemail on my cell instructing me to call him back. His father is Steve Radack, who is the Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 3. He said that Army Corps of Engineers and every flood control district within Houston had an emergency board meeting this morning. Mr Radack was briefed on their findings and has relayed the following information to my friend, who just told me the following:

Harvey is supposed to be much worse than expected, and worse than Allison. At this moment, they are projecting 10,000 homes under water and approximately 100,000 flooded homes around the Houston area. Colorado County is projected to get 50+ inches of rain, with surrounding counties taking on over 30+ inches. The storm is expected to hit the "heart of Houston" and everything south of Katy is expected to be devastated, including Galveston.

The storm is expected to last for 5 days, moving very slowly, and most of Houston is expected to go 3 days without electricity. Put differently, according to the findings of this emergency meeting, the storm is supposed to be "catastrophic". There remains a possibility it will be a Cat 2 hurricane even by the time it hits Houston.

The damage is supposed to be worse than Hurricane Katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that FEMA and the National Guard are ready for a repeat of Katrina.

This is it folks!
FYI,
Their job is not to accurately predict storms
Their job is to prepare for the worst possible situation
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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I just got off the phone with a buddy (who I have not spoken to in some time) who left me a voicemail on my cell instructing me to call him back. His father is Steve Radack, who is the Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 3. He said that Army Corps of Engineers and every flood control district within Houston had an emergency board meeting this morning. Mr Radack was briefed on their findings and has relayed the following information to my friend, who just told me the following:

Harvey is supposed to be much worse than expected, and worse than Allison. At this moment, they are projecting 10,000 homes under water and approximately 100,000 flooded homes around the Houston area. Colorado County is projected to get 50+ inches of rain, with surrounding counties taking on over 30+ inches. The storm is expected to hit the "heart of Houston" and everything south of Katy is expected to be devastated, including Galveston.

The storm is expected to last for 5 days, moving very slowly, and most of Houston is expected to go 3 days without electricity. Put differently, according to the findings of this emergency meeting, the storm is supposed to be "catastrophic". There remains a possibility it will be a Cat 2 hurricane even by the time it hits Houston.

The damage is supposed to be worse than Hurricane Katrina. The projections that are out on the local stations right now are allegedly 1/3 of the reality of the situation in an effort to curb widespread panic. They are worried the freeways would get clogged and people killed on freeways if they knew the extent of what's about to happen. He also told me that FEMA and the National Guard are ready for a repeat of Katrina.

This is it folks!
Haha... that's funny. Being that I saw this post verbatim on Facebook from some other fool. This crap doesn't help anyone! We have enough "new" people in this city freaking out over the actual facts. Keep the hoaxes out of it!
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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Haha... that's funny. Being that I saw this post verbatim on Facebook from some other fool. This crap doesn't help anyone! We have enough "new" people in this city freaking out over the actual facts. Keep the hoaxes out of it!
OMG you're right!!! Just copy and search those claims and you find verbatim those claims on several other forums.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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Ban cBach, we don't need this pathetic excuse for a poster on here spreading this fake news. This site is above having lowlifes like this guy.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ban cBach, we don't need this pathetic excuse for a poster on here spreading this fake news. This site is above having lowlifes like this guy.
Remember Hurricane Katrina was only a Cat 3 when it hit.

This has 3 ingredients to being catastrophic:
* Cat 3
* slow moving
* wide area

The fact that it will "stall out" is all you need to know.

This can't be downplayed.
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