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Old 08-25-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Hurricane harvey

be safe Texas peeps - this is a rain dumper !
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be safe Texas peeps - this is a rain dumper !


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I hope this ends up not being as bad as it looks to be.
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Category 4 now

tens of thousands in Corpus Christi without power already
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It is going to be nasty !!! Worried about Tommy ....he is riding it out.
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Thank you Soooo Much Tappy !!


Finally a Thread/Post I can read in here - were people actually care about someone other than themselves and their political views !!

Same for Donna, Mikey, Erica, Doggie, Kinz, (Stewart moved -so fork him) The blondie with straight hair - that she tuened Strawberry ...... M something I am thinking ? SunKnee and her Fam ..... List goes on- but I am out the door for a dinner date that I am late for !!

Chow everyone !! Fresh Hand Catch Salmon Poke Tonight !!
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And of course ... All the BEST to You and Yours Tappy - And the Neighbors to the East of yourself !!
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A historical disaster in the making.

Stay safe Texas!
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A historical disaster in the making.

Stay safe Texas!
Yes stay safe ! CNN sucks they are as usual wanking about Trump & have a small window of a live picture of a disaster in the making
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Harvey has made landfall at Rockport as a Cat 4 and has essentially stopped. This is the equivalent of a F2 tornado 15 miles wide spending hours in the same place. Most models have the storm spending a couple days SE of San Antonio before heading back to the gulf restrengthening and making a final stop around Katy, west of Houston. Total storm rainfall predictions have reached 60" in some areas. It is possible that entire communities will be erased from the map. Cuerro and Victoria especially in my prayers.

I live SW of Austin and the rainfall predictions vary between 5" and 24". Right now Onion Creek, which runs through my ranch, is flowing at around 10cfs. In a 5" rain event Onion Creek will rise over 12' with a flow in excess of 30k cfs. With an unprecedented 24" rain event, the creek's rise will be close to 40' with flows in excess of 400k cfs. I will lose at least 3 of our houses and maybe 4. With an event of this caliber I expect to be totally isolated for at least 3 days.

I know what can happen and all preparations have been made. It's in God's hands now.

Edit, just heard that La Grange is expected to receive 34" of rain in the next few days. If so, then all communities along the Colorado River southeast of Austin are in extreme jeopardy.

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Harvey has made landfall at Rockport as a Cat 4 and has essentially stopped. This is the equivalent of a F2 tornado 15 miles wide spending hours in the same place. Most models have the storm spending a couple days SE of San Antonio before heading back to the gulf restrengthening and making a final stop around Katy, west of Houston. Total storm rainfall predictions have reached 60" in some areas. It is possible that entire communities will be erased from the map. Cuerro and Victoria especially in my prayers.

I live SW of Austin and the rainfall predictions vary between 5" and 24". Right now Onion Creek, which runs through my ranch, is flowing at around 10cfs. In a 5" rain event Onion Creek will rise over 12' with a flow in excess of 30k cfs. With an unprecedented 24" rain event, the creek's rise will be close to 40' with flows in excess of 400k cfs. I will lose at least 3 of our houses and maybe 4. With an event of this caliber I expect to be totally isolated for at least 3 days.

I know what can happen and all preparations have been made. It's in God's hands now.

Edit, just heard that La Grange is expected to receive 34" of rain in the next few days. If so, then all communities along the Colorado River southeast of Austin are in extreme jeopardy.
J&B, are you planning on sticking it out?
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We really don't have a choice. Our part of Texas is flash flood country and by the time things get really sporting, it's too late to move. Just too many low water crossings between us and safe lodging.

We got tagged pretty hard in Oct '15. The USGS guaging station is about a half mile down stream.

http://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/...ate=2015-11-14

This is a graph of how fun turns to tragedy in a couple of hours.

My family has been out here since the '30's and know exactly what can happen, how quickly and that there isn't a damn thing I can do about it. (other than get ready)

Besides that, our ranch was part of Col. Travis' Spanish land grant and running away isn't an option.

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And now the biblical floods start.
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Yi yi Rockport really got hammered - hope all the Texas peeps are ok.
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Gov Cuomo of NY has dispatched National Guard to provide help in Texas and Lousiana.
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