Hurricane Harvey

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  1. Toroid

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    Hurricane Harvey could slam east Texas with up to two feet of rain.
    Rapidly strengthening Harvey forecast to slam East Texas as major hurricane

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  2. Castle-Yankee54

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    sounds like a good time to head inland away from the shore.
     
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  3. Toroid

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    They're warning people to evacuate.
     
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  4. Castle-Yankee54

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    Sounds like good advice.
     
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  5. Toroid

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    The hurricane will be the strongest to hit the states in twelve years. They're expecting 130 mph winds.
    Harvey to be the strongest hurricane to hit US in years | Daily Mail Online
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  6. Toroid

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  7. Toroid

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    Forty five percent of oil refining is done along the Gulf Coast. The whole country could be hit with higher gas prices due to the hurricane.
    Oil production shutting down due to Hurricane Harvey
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    Hurricane is a threat to a nuclear power plant.
    “Biblical” hurricane expected to hit US nuclear plant — Experts fear epic catastrophe — Rainfall could be “nearly apocalyptic… borderline unfathomable… unprecedented” — Wind gusts near 150 MPH expected (VIDEOS) « ENENews.com – Energy News
     
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  8. Gambeir

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    Yes, the PTB are afraid and don't want people moving about.
     
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  9. nivek

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    That storm is very slow moving, Texas is going to get a huge amount of rain, at least it's going in to land on a low tide...
     
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  11. Merle

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    geez... I would so dislike to have to be driving in that especially trying to drag a mobile home van through floodwaters...

    The photos from past hurricanes are rather interesting. What stands out quite glaringly, and I guess compared to what people are going through at the moment is a mote point, but how much slimmer people were in the 1950s and 1960s that they are today...
     
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  12. nivek

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    Here's a radar image of the hurricane this morning from the accuweather app on my tablet...

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  13. nivek

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    Here's a video from NOAA flying through the eye of the hurricane from west to east...Its been downgraded to a category 1 but still dangerous and dumping a lot of rain down...

     
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  14. Toroid

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    For it to have dropped three categories would imply some technology was used. o_O
     
  15. nivek

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    Texas braces for FIVE FEET of rain and 'life-threatening floods' as monster Hurricane Harvey batters Lone Star state leaving 300,000 without power and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses

    Texas has been left reeling by Harvey after the monstrous storm slammed into the state Friday evening as a Category Four hurricane, bringing 130mph winds and the threat of catastrophic flooding throughout the weekend.

    Eight million residents have been warned the worst is yet to come, as hundreds of thousands of shell-shocked Texans on the Gulf Coast began to pick up the pieces after Harvey destroyed homes and businesses, left several injured and the state facing a clean-up bill of $40billion.

    Texas utility companies said more than 300,000 were without power and the seaside town of Rockport, 30 miles north of Corpus Christi was hardest hit as the storm - which has weakened to a Category One with winds of 75mph - settled over southeast Texas.

    It will sit over the Lone Star State well into next week pounding hundreds of miles of coastline with life-threatening storm surges, causing deadly walls of water to move inland. With streets flooded and strewn with power lines and debris, authorities warned the storm's most destructive powers were just beginning.

    Rainfall that will continue for days could dump more than FIVE FEET of water and inundate many communities, including dangerously flood-prone Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city.

    No deaths have been immediately reported, however, high winds have kept emergency crews out of many places, and authorities said it could be hours before emergency teams are able to fully assess damage.

    Hurricane Harvey hits Texas with 130mph winds | Daily Mail Online
     
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  16. Toroid

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    Five people feared dead.
    Five feared dead in Hurricane Harvey as floods sweep Texas | Daily Mail Online
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  17. Toroid

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  18. 3FEL9

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    50 inches of Rain !

    Forecasts say for certain parts of Texas
     
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  19. 3FEL9

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    Thats 1 meter 30 cm

    Good for those with pools,, but for the rest,, where can it go ?
     
  20. Toroid

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    Gas prices nationwide will increase on the 28th because of Harvey.
    Hurricane Harvey likely to boost gas prices for US drivers
     

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