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Old 09-11-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Chambers County
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Not minimizing the seriousness of the strom, but, seems a gross overaction by the officials and some of the public. The consensus forcast call for 50-70 mph winds, and 2-4" of rain in the Beaumont-Golden Triange area. Serious, but NOT CATASTROPIC. Some people 40-50 miles inland are running for their lives...
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That is really not going to do much around there... certainly nothing remotely close to what Rita did to the area. My parents are in Orange and have no plans to leave.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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No way to be certain how big it'll be.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop H-town & Austin
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Actually, the storm continues to track more northwards. A few hours ago it was on west side of houston, now its east which means we won't get the dirty side. You might not be out of the woods.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's no real reason to leave here.

The worst thing about this storm for this area (for me at least) is being around all the people who're in a panic and acting like they're about to have a nervous breakdown over what probably won't be nothing but some rain and maybe tropical storm force winds.

I wish the damn thing would hurry up and hit and get it over with.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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It's hard to separate the weather hysteria from the truth. Up here in Dallas the TV weathermen take over primetime if we have a few thunderstorms.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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It's hard to separate the weather hysteria from the truth. Up here in Dallas the TV weathermen take over primetime if we have a few thunderstorms.

You got that right! What use to be a simple thunderstorm has suddenly become reason for break-ins during primetime with weather updates and trackings that go on forever. It's just rain guys, with a little lightening and thunder. I've tried to stay away from the news lately, but my sister told me people in PLANO (of all places) had just about bought Home Depot out on emergency items, generators, etc. The weathermen seem to try and cause a frenzy with the least little bit of news and although I'm not downplaying a hurricane, I don't see it coming all the way into the DFW with such catastrophic damage as to warrant such a panic. They're (the weathermen) are either trying hard to get ratings for their station or they are bored to death, who knows. Crazy.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Well, as the storm keeps turning more to the right(East) you in Beaumont, Port Arthur just may get what ever it can give. But maybe it will have time to keep turning more to the East and spare you, if not, you might just be surprised. We in Tyler, as an offical designated evacuation center for Beaumont we have just received over 1,000 in some 30 buses. In Gustov as many as 3,500 in 20 plus evacuation centers came here it took 150 almbulances to carry 300 special needs people home. Many, many cars arriving on Highway 69 South from Lufkin from the Beaumont folks. This was a fairly late decision by state officals to evacuate Jefferson County but this will be our 4th experience so maybe we're ready.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Well, central Texas is several hundred miles inland and the news media is advising everyone to stock up on this, that, and the other. I think this is a little ridiculous, so we shall see.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yeah..I'm in Central Texas as well and there's not a bottle of water or a gallon of milk to be had in this town..almost as good as Y2K shopping !

I lived in south Florida for 15 years before moving to Texas..no panic in my house.
When the beach is 15 minutes from your door..that's when you panic !
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