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Old 08-29-2020, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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https://www.katc.com/news/calcasieu-...n-lake-charles

So sad and avoidable. I understand why the family had the generator in the attached garage. After hurricanes thieves drive around with bolt cutters and powered saws listening and watching for generators. My brother-in-law’s neighbor had a generator chained with a logging chain and they cut the chain and stole the generator. Either they’re stealing them for personal use or they’re going to sell them to pawn shops or in local markets (sales papers or online). Some portable generators cost more than a thousand dollars. Battery powered carbon monoxide detectors and proper generator placement would have saved their lives.
I would rather someone steal my generator than die.

If they had the garage door fully opened they probably wouldn't have died. But it's best to put the generator fully outside.

The bad thing about CO poisoning is that it gradually happens and you don't wake up.
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:31 PM
 
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Glad you got power and made it ok. I see heat index well above 100 degrees across a large region today.
Step outside from an air conditioned building and it feels like your body is coated in sweat. Part of it is condensation. Much of it really is sweat. Because the air is so humid the sweat cannot evaporate off the skin. Breathing through this is difficult because the air feel so thick.
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:34 PM
 
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I would rather someone steal my generator than die.

If they had the garage door fully opened they probably wouldn't have died. But it's best to put the generator fully outside.

The bad thing about CO poisoning is that it gradually happens and you don't wake up.
Didn’t say I agreed with what they did. I just understood why they felt the need to do this. They should have had it outside and behind their house and away from any open windows. They should have also had battery powered carbon monoxide detectors. Even if it’s outside the home it can still come in through open windows and slowly build up causing health problems or death.
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Old 08-29-2020, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Didn’t say I agreed with what they did. I just understood why they felt the need to do this. They should have had it outside and behind their house and away from any open windows. They should have also had battery powered carbon monoxide detectors. Even if it’s outside the home it can still come in through open windows and slowly build up causing health problems or death.
Fortunately I have a detached garage so there'd be no issues there.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:03 AM
 
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It's done.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:09 AM
 
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Over 170k without power still as of Thurs AM 3Sept:
https://twitter.com/poweroutage_us/s...21716770992128
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Over 170k without power still as of Thurs AM 3Sept:
https://twitter.com/poweroutage_us/s...21716770992128
The problem is no running water either. My brother had to evacuate because of no running water. Mainly because he couldn't take a shower and his house is 90+ degrees. He has dug an outhouse to go poop outside. But the no shower was a non-starter.

Apparently there are 4 water treatment plants. One was destroyed beyond fixing. Two are still non-operational and they just recently got one working. The problem is that with that one working it's not enough to supply water pressure to the city.

They estimate water may take another week, power will take 1-2 months.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Look at how cool the Gulf of Mexico is after Marco/Laura has passed:

https://twitter.com/AndyHazelton/sta...496837/photo/1

Marco/Laura pulled up the cold deep water of the Gulf of Mexico.

25C/77F degree temps off the coast of NJ. That warm water will prevent any cold fronts from staying too long.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:05 PM
 
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Sun 13Sept evening: still about 75,000 without power in Louisiana.

Satellite imagery depiction of flood depth (in meters, 1 meter = 3.28ft) near landfall:
https://twitter.com/JPSSProgram/stat...87627733426181

Satellite depiction of water reach across the region:
https://twitter.com/JPSSProgram/stat...87632955396099

ArcGIS crowd sourced photos:
https://iafc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/At...69bb02e26557a6


Additional ArcGIS interactive map:
https://fenstermaker.maps.arcgis.com...38b5560fff0a92

Surge/winds pics:

Creole, LA:
https://twitter.com/JeffLindner1/sta...79753182191618

East of Creole, water into the second story of house:
https://twitter.com/JeffLindner1/sta...60519715790848

Grand Chenier, LA:
https://twitter.com/robperillo/statu...64051303092224

Cameron Parish, LA:
https://twitter.com/robperillo/statu...25390631895050
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:17 PM
 
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Post-storm data collection has found physical evidence of 17.2ft surge water height into Rutherford Beach, LA (East of Cameron, West of Grand Chenier, near Creole). Surge values don’t include any wave heights on top of that. https://mobile.twitter.com/nwslakech...38190230835200
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