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Old 08-27-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just gust of wind every now and then and less than 1/2 inch since it began.

Wow! As close as we live to each other and we have gotten just over 3" total
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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In NW S.A. I've just experienced a couple of average midwest drizzly blustery days. I can understand why the commercially-sponsored Weather Channel would be highly resistant to give up on the promise of impending apocalypse for as wide a viewing area as possible so as not to lose viewers as we watch the storm disintegrate on radar, but yesterday's S.A. mayoral briefings were downright twisted in how disconnected they were from reality--basically parroting the Weather Channel's "hell is only beginning" forecast.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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Plenty of warning came before this storm. That warning was "GET OUT!"

If you live on the coast and don't have an escape plan and a Bug Out Bag packed and ready to go at the first sign of a hurricane, you shouldn't live on the coast.

Now, because of stupid people, rescuers have to risk their own lives to save the those who thought it would be fun to ride out the hurricane.

Who's paying for this but taxpayers across America. I just saw one young woman on TV, complaining because the warnings to evacuate weren't "strong enough", and now her and her children are trapped in a flooded house.... and "Somebody needs to come save us!!". Really? I live in New York State. I knew this hurricane was a big deal worthy of personal responsibility and advance evacuation.

Time after time we see this stupidity play out on our TVs. If you're able-bodied and you refuse to do anything except sit in the path of a hurricane, prepare to die. Their children should be removed by the state when this thing ends. That's if they survive.

We should only send our rescuers in only when it's safe to retrieve the bodies.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Nephew's Blackhawk unit deployed to Alice yesterday and flew missions for eight hours, nonstop. Today, they're making their way to Houston, where they'll be for who knows how long.

Up on our hillside north of SA, we've gotten 5.5" and it's still raining. I think the stage one water restriction will be off as of tomorrow....
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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In NW S.A. I've just experienced a couple of average midwest drizzly blustery days. I can understand why the commercially-sponsored Weather Channel would be highly resistant to give up on the promise of impending apocalypse for as wide a viewing area as possible so as not to lose viewers as we watch the storm disintegrate on radar, but yesterday's S.A. mayoral briefings were downright twisted in how disconnected they were from reality--basically parroting the Weather Channel's "hell is only beginning" forecast.
Any chance for our mayor to get on TV and pretend he's doing something. The geography and topography of San Antonio means hurricanes are a non-issue here. We're in a completely different situation than the low lying areas along the coast and in East Texas.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Now, because of stupid people, rescuers have to risk their own lives to save the those who thought it would be fun to ride out the hurricane.
I don't believe these big rescues are happening in areas like on the coast that were forecasted to get lots of bad weather; its areas like Houston that were supposed to get some rain, not all the rain like they are now that are getting rescued.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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In NW S.A. I've just experienced a couple of average midwest drizzly blustery days. I can understand why the commercially-sponsored Weather Channel would be highly resistant to give up on the promise of impending apocalypse for as wide a viewing area as possible so as not to lose viewers as we watch the storm disintegrate on radar, but yesterday's S.A. mayoral briefings were downright twisted in how disconnected they were from reality--basically parroting the Weather Channel's "hell is only beginning" forecast.
This was the point I was making. The media portrayed it was an "impending apocalypse" for San Antonio. People acted insane at grocery stores. Acted like it was the Apocalypse. These impending doom stories from the media drives views. Views drives ads. Ads create revenue. The media wants to sensationalize things even when all it does is cause a panic and division. People in SA bought it hook line in sinker even though San Antonio is so far inland. I feel for those on the coast. But San Antonio? Come on guys.

As far as I know, even those east of us (like Seguin etc.), while they received a lot more rain then SA did, it wasn't the apocalypse for them either. No one died close to us in location. No one stayed trapped. No power was lost. No water was cut off. I am glad those things did not happen. If one made it to the grocery stores you may have heard the predictions and fear that was being said. That and "around the table" at work.

All that stocking up people did, what it really would have done is give those people a week or so more, maybe less if stuff really did hit the fan. If stuff really did hit the fan and say we were on the coast, everyone who went to the grocery store right before a bad event would have perished eventually but just given themselves a week or two extra. The idea is to reasonably prepare before and not act like trapped chipmunks and pack rats right before an event. All that craziness did was inconvenience every single person who has enough foresight to reasonably prepare for those things in advance.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:31 PM
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I don't think we have any business trying to Monday-morning quarterback the choices made by government or the media in the days leading up to the storm. If the storm had made landfall and taken the same course about 150 miles farther down the coast, we would be in a similar world of hurt to the one that Houston is in right now. Given the crazy variations in the spaghetti plots we were seeing on the news in the days leading up to landfall, it is not out of the realm of possibility that San Antonio could have gotten a much harder blow from Harvey than it did. I seriously doubt that people in SA would have been any more likely to evacuate from the danger than people in Houston were.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:19 PM
 
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I never thought SA would be in serious danger, but being this far inland doesn't exactly protect you. Caldwell and Bastrop counties are farther north, but they're being hit pretty bad. There are mandatory evacuations in parts of Bastrop due to the flooding (I think there was also rotation and a risk of tornadoes), and Caldwell has been declared as being in a state of disaster. Just because you're a few hours from the coast does not mean you can't be devastated by a hurricane.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: CA--> NEK VT--> Pitt Co, NC
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I don't believe these big rescues are happening in areas like on the coast that were forecasted to get lots of bad weather; its areas like Houston that were supposed to get some rain, not all the rain like they are now that are getting rescued.
Houston knew they were going to get flooding, lots of it, but the problem there is some areas get dumped on and others stay dry. There can be some neighborhood to neighborhood evacuations, but the fact of the matter is, if the Mayor said you should evacuate but the guy across the street gets to stay in house, what kind of evac will you have?

I don't see any way for Mayor Turner to have done it differently. The neighborhood I lived in is practically dry while the rest of Rosenberg is a mess...and the Brazos won't crest for a couple more days. It is what it is.
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