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Old 08-27-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Thought I would get a little proactive and get this going as this could very well be an historic storm, possibly rivaling Hurricane Celia back in the 1970's.. I'm very much hoping every precaution is being made to prepare for this. If model data verifies, Corpus Christi may not be the same for a long time after. From what I've read and heard though, the spirit of all who lives there is one not easily broken, so I know you'll bounce back stronger than ever.

Currently, I see the core of Harvey coming close to Rockport in the predawn hours of Saturday with sustained winds of 115mph but I think there is an outside chance of it being a CAT 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 135mph with gusts to 150. That would be the worst case scenario.

Please feel free to use this thread for anymore relevant info on the affects of the storm in your area, how your coping with the clean up or to locate loved ones. God Bless you all, I'm praying it won't get as bad as what the data is saying.
I'm in Colorado but am posting this on behalf of a friend in Conroe. She is looking for resources of any kind for a little help (this is her first hurricane). This is what she's requesting:

"if anyone can send me info on who can go for help that would be great. We are low on supplies and don't know what to do ... can't leave. All we need is water and some bread. We are stocked on peanut butter and some lunch meat"

Obviously her situation is not dire (well, I'm not really sure about this), but she does have children. Is there anything I can tell her to help her out?

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Old 08-27-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Aurora, ME
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Here in Aurora, ME...Still doesn't matter...

Continued thoughts and prayers to you in the path of Hurricane Harvey!
Memories of flooding (in 1996), in Salem, Oregon...come drifting into my mind...Evacuating and leaving everything behind to move to higher ground (to my parents in the Foothills of the Cascades - who were also experiencing flooding), with a husband who had suffered a stroke and was fragile! No escaping - no reprieve....and it seemed...no hope!
Our hearts go out to you in an embrace of compassion! Hang on! Hope will come! The sun will once shine again! You will overcome this and be stronger!
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Is there more rain due in Houston tonight?
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Kathryn, have you heard from your friend in Katy? I hope she is OK. I have been glued to KHOU all day. It just looks so BAD, with the amount of rain continuing to fall.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: in a parallel universe
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I'm in Colorado but am posting this on behalf of a friend in Conroe. She is looking for resources of any kind for a little help (this is her first hurricane). This is what she's requesting:

"if anyone can send me info on who can go for help that would be great. We are low on supplies and don't know what to do ... can't leave. All we need is water and some bread. We are stocked on peanut butter and some lunch meat"

Obviously her situation is not dire (well, I'm not really sure about this), but she does have children. Is there anything I can tell her to help her out?
According to what I just read in our local paper NY is sending emergency responders and supplies to schools. Tell your friend to give the local school a call, and also the Red Cross.. Do they have 911 there? They may be able to tell her where to call for help too.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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According to what I just read in our local paper NY is sending emergency responders and supplies to schools. Tell your friend to give the local school a call, and also the Red Cross.. Do they have 911 there? They may be able to tell her where to call for help too.
Thank you. I haven't heard anything from her in over 3 hours. Guessing maybe she's lost electricity. Do you have any specific info about Conroe?

Oh, never mind that last question ... I see you're in NY.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Port Aransas experienced widespread damage. It is believed that there have been at least 8 fatalities.. not sure where they occured if there or Rockport. One trailer park completely destroyed. Rockport with a lot of damage too.
Mayor: Port Aransas trailer park a '100-percent' loss, search and rescue starts | KiiiTV.com
My heart breaks when I see the damage pictures of Port Aransas and Rockport.
My late wife and I spent the the winter months of the first ten yrs of retirement in our motor home in a couple of different RV Parks in Port Aransas, and would return to MT by about the 3rd week in March.
Have some great memories of those times.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:18 AM
 
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I'm in Colorado but am posting this on behalf of a friend in Conroe. She is looking for resources of any kind for a little help (this is her first hurricane). This is what she's requesting:

"if anyone can send me info on who can go for help that would be great. We are low on supplies and don't know what to do ... can't leave. All we need is water and some bread. We are stocked on peanut butter and some lunch meat"

Obviously her situation is not dire (well, I'm not really sure about this), but she does have children. Is there anything I can tell her to help her out?
She can call 311 (911 is only for life threatening events). I don't know how dire her situation is, but there is drinkable water in her hot water heater. How to Get Emergency Drinking Water from a Water Heater: 8 Steps.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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My heart breaks when I see the damage pictures of Port Aransas and Rockport.
My late wife and I spent the the winter months of the first ten yrs of retirement in our motor home in a couple of different RV Parks in Port Aransas, and would return to MT by about the 3rd week in March.
Have some great memories of those times.
The few pictures I've seen of Port Aransas suggests total devastation. For many Texans, Port Aransas brings fond memories & for alot of us, Port A is "our beach".

It was annoying on the TV reports (Weather Channel, ABC & at least two others) when they were reporting, they were obviously bivouacked in Rockport (& were clueless as to the location and importance of Port Aransas). It was all about Rockport (since they could drive around and take pics and videos there). It was all "Rockport took the brunt", "The Storm landed at Rockport", etc.

Rockport is a nice town, but the Storm didn't "Land" in Rockport (which is on the other side of the bay). It landed on San Jose Island &/or Port Aransas....and the left side of the Eye went over Port Aransas which got absolutely clobbered. The few pictures I saw of Port A. were awful. I heard the mayor interviewed (& even the interviewer was confused - thought Rockport was Port A.) The mayor of Port A. confirmed that it would take months or even years to re-build.

Other little towns that I haven't heard anyone mention anything about are Seadrift, Austwell, & Tivoli. All of these tiny towns are on San Antonio Bay, which (given the walloping that Rockport and Port Lavaca took) would appear to have been right on the Path of the Right side of the eye (& would have received the 130 mph winds and the storm surge right up the bay). Are these towns still standing? Just because the "news cameras" weren't in these towns, doesn't mean that people aren't interested in what happened and how they are doing.

I also haven't heard any updates on search & rescue (in Port A, or Seadrift, Tivoli or Austwell) & if there were any fatalities on Port A? I saw an RV park was completely destroyed (I hope no one tried to ride the storm out in that RV park or in any of these 4 communities). If they did, I would expect there will be additional deaths (or "missing persons") reported.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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Also. Is everything OK in Refugio and also in Goliad (one of my favorite towns in Texas)? Goliad has one of the finest courthouses in Texas, & is home to the 250 y/o Presidio/Mission and many other historic buildings. It looked like the eye went right over Goliad (& might have returned back thru there last night??)

Is everything OK there? Hopefully no damage. Thanks.

The Courthouse in Goliad:



& the Presidio:

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