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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 12:24 p.m. PST

Wife was supposed to travel back home today from Austin. I told her to stay put for another couple of days, and drive to Houston later when it's all clear. So I think the dogs and I are gonna have ourselves a little hurricane party. Probably an Aliens movie marathon.

As long as I have tv and internet I'll be fine. But I'll call emergency services if those go out. :)

Update: Hurricane Harvey is now a Cat 3 storm, currently lingering just off coast from Corpus Christi.

I really feel bad for those guys and everyone else that close to the water.



pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

Going ashore near my old home town. Hope everyone heeds the warnings and takes care. First responders are going to be very challenged by the conditions predicted for this one.

14Bore25 Aug 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Please take all precautions

Choctaw25 Aug 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

Galveston County still has a tornado warning in effect.

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Texas, heed officials and stay save. This storm brings back memories from when we evacuated, with pets, prior to Hurricane Katrina. We do NOT want to have to do that again.

Jeigheff25 Aug 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the good wishes. I pray that you and your wife get through this safely.

My parents live in Corpus Christi. I'm happy to say that thanks to my nephew, they made it to Austin and are staying with my wife and me. Things might not be great in Austin in the next couple days, but I doubt that we'll get hit as hard as the coast.


foxweasel25 Aug 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Hope you all stay safe.

CorroPredo25 Aug 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Stay safe, Dan.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

Eye wall slightly northeast of Corpus Christi, at San Jose Island, across from Rockport, so about 200 miles SSW from us. But it doesn't look like the winds are slowing down all that much, which is weird. I really feel bad for those coastal residents.



PS. For us living slightly west of Houston, looks like all we'll be getting out of this is lots of rain (18-24 inches) and a few tornadoes. Not the big hurricane wind and storm surge of the coastal folks course.


Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

Hurricane Harvey is now Category 4 according to the BBC, My thoughts are with you. Hope all goes well.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 6:04 p.m. PST

My prayers are with you all as Harvey attacks.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Weird storm. Winds are still strong, even though it's already approaching land. And they are predicting 24 inches or more over a much larger area now.

It's like Tropical Storm Allison's (2001) evil Big Brother.


Mitochondria Inactive Member26 Aug 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

Raining hard now. Wind is building. Tomball area.

Legion 426 Aug 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

I hope all are safe or will be soon and deserve our prayers … Stay safe Dan !

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Enjoy the movies and stay safe. Indeed, Allison's big bro.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

The Good …

Well, the water got to within half an inch of actually entering the house, and then the rain suddenly stopped for 4 hours. Believe it or not, during that break the water went down about 5 or 6 inches. And all the big bands of rain have moved East, which is a blessing for us.

The Bad …

The really bad news for us right now would be if the dam (Barker Reservoir) stops their control release of water:


If that happens, our side is going to start rising fast, regardless of any new rain we might get. The runoff coming from the neighborhoods and counties north of us is what will raise our water level, and that flow is going to continue for a few days.

PS. So far in our neighborhood we've had 27 inches of rain in the last 48 hours. And we might still get another 10-15 inches of rain in the next two days.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

I can't even imagine that much rain.

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

Cacique caribe i did'nt know you are a resident from Texas…i'll make a prayer for you your family and all Texas friends

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