Hurricane Harvey

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Cosmic Cat

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    I was living on the coast when Hugo came through in 1989...I will not live anywhere near the coast again..Until you have experienced this you don't really know what these people are going through. Packing up and leaving your home behind and not knowing if it's going to be there when you get back is scary. We had no choice, our son was about 2 years old at the time.
     
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  2. 3FEL9

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    How do you guys insure your homes in the hurricane prone coastal areas. The premiums must be astronomical
     
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  3. Cosmic Cat

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    Most insurance companies cover hurricane damage...Its the flooding where people run into trouble. Most insurance companies do not cover flood damage anymore.....You can get flood insurance I think through a government funded agency National Flood Insurance Program.
     
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  4. Toroid

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    In the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles County the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocated 200 billion dollars to the disaster area. I suspect at least 100 billion will go to Texas. I heard on the news the other day that 80-90 counties in Texas had damage or flooding. They could get an additional two feet of rain through Thursday.
     
  5. Caeldeth

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    I am going to say with the extent of this disaster that it has the possibility to be the costliest natural disaster in human history.
     
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  6. 3FEL9

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    Whats causing all of this ? Or is it normal for Texas to experience this at a somewhat regular intervals
     
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  7. Toroid

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    The excessive heat is evaporating trillions of gallons of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
     
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  8. Caeldeth

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    Because of the strong blocking high it's just sitting there churning in the gulf stationary. The same places keep getting rocked by very heavy rain bands. Since its blocked in the gulf that adds an enormous amount of tropical moisture injection into the storm which is why your seeing these kinds of biblical rainfall totals.
     
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  9. Toroid

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    Houston at great risk of additional flooding due to Addicks Reservoir overtopping.
    Addicks Reservoir -Houston- BREACHED; Water Pouring over top of Spillway at of 8:06 AM EDT

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  10. Toroid

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    Joel Osteen received backlash for closing his 17,000 seat mega-church in Houston and not allowing flood victims to use it. He was slammed by Twitter users and they opened the doors.
    Joel Osteen's church says it WILL welcome flood victims | Daily Mail Online
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  11. Toroid

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  12. Toroid

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    As estimated 48,000 homes have been destroyed as a cost of $160 billion. People in Beaumont are being told to evacuate or they'll die. River levels could reach 82 feet.
    Texas judge warns of rising water as Harvey brings rain | Daily Mail Online
     
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  13. Toroid

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    Cleanup begins of more than 100,000 homes damaged by the flooding.
    Texans dump their ruined belongings after Harvey | Daily Mail Online
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  14. Toroid

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    Reports of price-gouging happening in Texas. The biggest complaints are about gas prices being 6-8 dollars.
    $20 for a gallon of gas, $99 for a case of water — reports of Hurricane Harvey price-gouging are emerging
     
  15. nivek

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    After hurricane Harvey the Environmental Protection Agency reported discovering and retrieving 517 containers full of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from toxic and radioactive waste disposal sites...FEMA made little mention of this in a press release using a single casual sentence but The Dallas Morning News reported it...

    Mysterious, 'potentially hazardous' material removed from waste sites in Texas, but EPA won't say from where

     
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  16. Toroid

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    I like the saying "The treat us like mushrooms. They keep us in the dark and feed us manure."
     
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  17. 3FEL9

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    Fight water with water
     
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