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Old 08-28-2017, 07:32 AM
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Yes, the subsidence district was formed in the 1970's but the map shown in the Chronicle article is based on data gathered since the 1920's by the U.S. Geological Survey. That scientific entity has been a part of the U.S. government since 1879.
I don't see anything misleading about using prior existing data that predates the creation of the subsidence district. That's really a nonissue. It's not as if older data is invalid simply because of it's source and the fact that it predates the creation of the subsidence district by 50 years.
The U.S. Geological Survey wears many hats in it's mission but it has been charged with geological surveys for much of it's 139 year existence.
The article implies that subsidence is something new that is being ignored, but steps have been taken to eliminate groundwater removal. The more recent data they use doesn't give information on areas where groundwater removal has stopped.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:15 AM
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Gas should be fine. Texas has a glut of gas in reserves. Even when the storm was obviously coming, gas in Texas only went up an average of 2 cents.
Hopefully you're right, but it's easy to find a differing view.

Gas prices set to spike as Harvey pummels Houston - Aug. 27, 2017

How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting the Price of Gas | Fortune.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...=.5952568e22fa
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:24 AM
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Gas should be fine. Texas has a glut of gas in reserves. Even when the storm was obviously coming, gas in Texas only went up an average of 2 cents.
Colonial Pipeline Closes Key Gas Line After Harvey | WFMYNEWS2.com
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Looks like we will be filled with Floridians late this weekend at our hotels.

Miami-Dade Schools Close Starting Thursday, Some Evacuations To Start « CBS Miami
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Looks like we will be filled with Floridians late this weekend at our hotels.

Miami-Dade Schools Close Starting Thursday, Some Evacuations To Start « CBS Miami
I've seen models where that will bring Irma (hopefully greatly weakened) pretty darn close to North Georgia.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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I've seen models where that will bring Irma (hopefully greatly weakened) pretty darn close to North Georgia.
It will just be mostly rain if it comes here. We are too far inland for a direct impact but we will get lots of rain and winds of maybe 30 - 50 mph
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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It will just be mostly rain if it comes here. We are too far inland for a direct impact but we will get lots of rain and winds of maybe 30 - 50 mph
We've seen though what "mostly rain" can do with Harvey. Obviously Harvey stalled and is a totally different situation than Irma will be. Irma won't even be approaching the U.S. mainland until the weekend so a lot can change obviously.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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Any locals looking to book a room in Atlanta this weekend better do it now before they are filled up
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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I've seen models where that will bring Irma (hopefully greatly weakened) pretty darn close to North Georgia.
Hopefully we'll be okay. Usually it weakens so much by time it reaches us. My concern is more down trees and tornadoes that such a storm could spawn.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Looks like we will be filled with Floridians late this weekend at our hotels.

Miami-Dade Schools Close Starting Thursday, Some Evacuations To Start « CBS Miami
I just got back down to the Space Coast in time for Irma. Now it's just a mater of playing the odds...
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