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Old 08-27-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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San Antonio got damn lucky that the storm took that little jog toward Rockport instead of into Corpus or just south of Corpus that was predicted for a few days.

San Antonio also got damn lucky that the storm drifted more north than northwest once it stalled out.

Too bad Houston wasnt as proactive.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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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.
It's not exactly a state secret which areas of Houston flood before others.

Do you do a full scale evacuation of Houston? no.

Do you do a neighborhood by neighborhood wide evacuation of areas that are most prone to flood? yes.

At a minimum you encourage voluntary evacuations, which is not what the Mayor there did from what I'm reading.

You have to think outside the box in situations such as these. It isnt rocket science to read a damn map.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Let's stop blaming the mayor. Everyone knew the hurricane was coming. Everyone knew it would be followed by massive amounts of flooding. The blame falls on those who didn't see a reason to evacuate.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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San Antonio got damn lucky that the storm took that little jog toward Rockport instead of into Corpus or just south of Corpus that was predicted for a few days.

San Antonio also got damn lucky that the storm drifted more north than northwest once it stalled out.

Too bad Houston wasnt as proactive.
Proactive how? Did you expect the entire population to be evac'd "just in case"?
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It seems likely that people would have drowned on the highways in Houston if the city had been ordered to evacuate, considering what traffic would have been like and how fast the highways filled up with water.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:18 AM
 
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Took me 1/2 hr. to figure out the right lane to take on the freeway when leaving Dallas.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Harvey was the fault of global warming.

Disaster focuses fear - San Antonio Express-News

Somehow we have 3% more moisture than before in history. Where did it come from?

Disregard that the Gulf was 90* and provided the fuel. Disregard the High over the four corners that provided the North flow to stall the system. Disregard the high over the Southeast that provided the steering mechanism to turn Harvey from a path to hit San Antonio but veered to Victoria instead.

Computers models are great, but we live in reality.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Looters

Why is it that disasters initially bring out the best in us and then plunges into the worst coming on the scene?


https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/08...-rescue-boats/

Looters target Houston police officers, firefighters, union official says - San Antonio Express-News

It is time to bring in the National Guard and, perhaps federal troops, with shoot to kill orders to quell this lawlessness in the infancy.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Why is it that disasters initially bring out the best in us and then plunges into the worst coming on the scene?


https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/08...-rescue-boats/

Looters target Houston police officers, firefighters, union official says - San Antonio Express-News

It is time to bring in the National Guard and, perhaps federal troops, with shoot to kill orders to quell this lawlessness in the infancy.
From what I understand, they have the entire 12K Air National Guard already mobilized.....just too many places devastated with too many still in harms way to worry about looters. How very, very sad people act like this when we should all be working together to save lives.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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It is sad how looters are taking advantage of the situation. However, it is encouraging the many people that pulled and are pulling together to help those in need.
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