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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:12 am 
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Just saw a newsfeed saying some Houston folks were shoulder deep in water.

Don't need to tell you Katrina veterans how devastating this must be.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:36 am 
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TUPF wrote:
Just saw a newsfeed saying some Houston folks were shoulder deep in water.

Don't need to tell you Katrina veterans how devastating this must be.

Tulane law school classmates of mine in Houston posting pictures from their high-up apartments of I-10 completely under water, looking like a river. Ugh.

P.S. FS54, not a good idea to ever use the phrase "go back to Africa". Just sayin'.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:53 am 
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Predicting 50" of rainfall before it's all over :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:29 pm 
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One hospital in the Medical Center is starting to evacuate critical care patients. Most of the hospitals moved all electrical and critical building support systems to higher floors after the last time Houston flooded.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:39 pm 
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The Governor of TX asked Houston's Mayor to call for a controlled evacuation the Mayor said that wasn't necessary. I wonder if he would like a do over.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:04 am 
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Looking ahead to this weekend...The Houston Cougars are @ UTSA (not sure if that is any better than being home), and the Rice Owls have the weekend off. So at least those teams aren't facing any rescheduled or cancelled games.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:18 am 
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The question is whether their facilities or even campuses are usable this semester. We've, uh, been there, done that. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
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PeteRasche wrote:
The question is whether their facilities or even campuses are usable this semester. We've, uh, been there, done that. :(

The water is still rising, but so far it looks like UH, at least, doesn't have totally catastrophic damage.

http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2017/August%202017/08252017Harvey-storm-information.php


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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
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UH, interestingly enough, opens with 2 on the road against UTSA and Arizona and don't play at home until the 16th against Rice, which is otherwise an irritating Dicksonian scheduling quirk but might work out for them pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
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The Governor of TX asked Houston's Mayor to call for a controlled evacuation the Mayor said that wasn't necessary. I wonder if he would like a do over.

The mayor has consistently defended his decision since the flood.

And the more I read about it, the more I'm
Starting to feel like he's right.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:07 am 
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WaveProf wrote:
GreenieBacker wrote:
The Governor of TX asked Houston's Mayor to call for a controlled evacuation the Mayor said that wasn't necessary. I wonder if he would like a do over.

The mayor has consistently defended his decision since the flood.

And the more I read about it, the more I'm
Starting to feel like he's right.


10 people have died so far in Harvey.

As many as 109 died during the Rita evacuation (and Rita missed Houston after all).

Driving through Houston on a normal Thursday at evening rush hour is an impassible slog. I used to time my drive from New Orleans to my folks place in Austin in order to hit Houston at non-peak times. The infrastructure there is simply abysmal. No public transit to speak of, 6 million people, and only 4 highways. If they had ordered an evacuation on Thursday, in all likelihood thousands would still have been trapped in traffic on the now flooded highways when Harvey hit. It would have been an unimaginable humanitarian disaster.

The time to order an evacuation would have been days before landfall-- at which point Harvey didn't even have a name yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvey
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:07 pm 
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The time to order an evacuation would have been days before landfall-- at which point Harvey didn't even have a name yet.


100% nailed it right there... there was literally no time to order it when it was going to be a tropical storm and suddenly, 24 hours later, they said "oh sheet... it's going to be a Cat 3 and stall over Texas for a week!!"

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