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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 12:48:00 PM »
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 04:53:28 PM »

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 04:59:21 PM »
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I would mistrust that man at first sight I think.
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 05:00:33 PM »
It's like Jesus taught: "help those in need only after the city asks you to."

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 06:03:05 PM »
I heard someone said that he looks like a caricature of Tim Allen come to life.

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2017, 12:05:05 AM »
A positive element of the horror is that there are self appointed Texas style  vigilantes out there ready and willing to kill the looters. One of the stories is about a looter who invaded  a doomed residential house during part of the hurricane that smashed into Corpus Christie.  The Owner was still there ....armed. He shot the intruder in the head, not fatally but seriously.  The lowest form of life, expendable life in such cases, are those who would prey on the helpless.

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2017, 07:33:02 AM »
Well, news seems to be that Texas should not rely on the federal government funding their recovery from Harvey.

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Why Approving Emergency Funding For Harvey Might Not Be Easy For Congress
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/30/547126814/why-approving-emergency-funding-for-harvey-might-not-be-easy-for-congress

And, it seems, Houston was refused federal funds for flood mitigation before Harvey hit.
https://theintercept.com/2017/08/31/harvey-houston-flooding-congress-funds-al-green/

Yet The Wall is moving into its protype stage.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-border-wall-20170831-story.html
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2017, 10:13:07 AM »
The wall will be Trump's greatest achievement by far
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 12:16:09 PM »
One positive result of Harvey might be no money for The Wall.  Another is that Houston might start planning better for future floods, which are bound to come.

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
One positive result of Harvey might be no money for The Wall.  Another is that Houston might start planning better for future floods, which are bound to come.

Hmm, what are the odds on Trump fighting more for funding his wall rather than for storm recovery?

And now there is a potentially huge storm possibly heading for Florida.
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 05:34:32 AM »
Compared to Irma, the hurricane headed for Florida, Harvey was a Pussy.  Not to diminish the devastating affect on Houston. That was a different deal.  Wind damage was not the main source of grief there. Torrential rain was.

Irma is a category 5 hurricane at this moment. The wind velocity is 180 MPH... 280 Km/hr for metric folks.  It is a storm of the century and the spaghetti models , at this time, have it headed directly toward my central Florida front door.  Total devastation from such a storm is beyond belief.  Ripping oak trees completely out of the ground, making mince meat of municipal water tanks, flattening concrete block buildings is the stuff of cat threes. Cat fives are beyond anything imaginable. I have  been in several Florida Hurricanes, they are terrifying and incredibly  destructive, but none that I recall was as powerful as this one.

Help us sweet Jesus. Note to Jesus:  If you will help me I will consider moving to Vermont or maybe Saskatchewan.

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 05:58:47 AM »
Compared to Irma, the hurricane headed for Florida, Harvey was a Pussy.  Not to diminish the devastating affect on Houston. That was a different deal.  Wind damage was not the main source of grief there. Torrential rain was.

Irma is a category 5 hurricane at this moment. The wind velocity is 180 MPH... 280 Km/hr for metric folks.  It is a storm of the century and the spaghetti models , at this time, have it headed directly toward my central Florida front door.  Total devastation from such a storm is beyond belief.  Ripping oak trees completely out of the ground, making mince meat of municipal water tanks, flattening concrete block buildings is the stuff of cat threes. Cat fives are beyond anything imaginable. I have  been in several Florida Hurricanes, they are terrifying and incredibly  destructive, but none that I recall was as powerful as this one.

Help us sweet Jesus. Note to Jesus:  If you will help me I will consider moving to Vermont or maybe Saskatchewan.
Icarus, this looks pretty bad, are you gonna be OK?  :worried:

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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 07:08:48 AM »
Yes, I hope you and yours - well everyone really - have safe places to go.

My thoughts can't protect you but they are of you people over there.
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 02:19:30 PM »
Icarus, are you staying home for this storm, or taking off? I have family coming from Tampa and Tallahassee to stay as long as necessary at my house. We will have a storm party, complete with many many rounds of pinochle, I'm sure.  ;D
I do wish you safety and an unscathed property.
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Re: HURRICANE HARVEY
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2017, 02:22:28 PM »
With all these natural disasters happening, we should have a "Weather Thread".
"Weather, Whether Good or Bad"
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