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Old 08-25-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hurricane Harvey

Just thinking about all those affected by this mega storm. Hopefully there will be no loss of life and those with an AS, or other means, will be able to travel to safer (higher) ground!
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:11 PM   #2
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I am located to the east of the storm. I have my trailer semi loaded and almost ready to go in case the storm changes its track to my direction. I can be loaded and on the road within an hour. I am done with riding out hurricanes.
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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Get out now Chief! Good luck!!
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:25 PM   #4
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The storm was just upgraded to a category 4. I think anybody on the fence about leaving should exercise the better part of valor now.
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:30 PM   #5
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Michael you have probably seen the forecast that Harvey may back up and head east in a couple of days? If you wait to leave until the threat is more real in a couple of days, the campgrounds north of you will probably be full already IMO.

More a matter of timing the limited supply of sites, perhaps.

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The storm was just upgraded to a category 4. I think anybody on the fence about leaving should exercise the better part of valor now.
If it's a Cat4, anyone who hasn't gotten out of the path of the eye already should stay put. I wouldn't want to be on the road with 125mph winds bearing down on me! Though presumably those areas were under mandatory evacuation orders and have already been depopulated of anyone except Darwin Award nominees.

My opinion, as a veteran of 36 years of Gulf Coast tropical storms, is that if you wait until the sustained winds in your area hit 40mph and rising, you've waited too long and the decision is out of your hands. At that point, if you leave at all, leave the Airstream behind because you're more at risk trying to save it than it is at risk just sitting there. Lives are more important than even an Airstream.
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Get out now Chief! Good luck!!
No reason to panic.
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No reason to panic.
I'm with you on this one.

I'm west of you, and barring a drastic shift, I'm looking at 4-6 inches of rain based on the present forecast, and strong gusty winds of gale force or less. In other words, a typical heavy thunderstorm for the New Orleans metro area.

But I will be watching the storm closely, and will be ready to head for points north if the situation changes.
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Ok, but no reason not to take action either ... Good luck!!
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Hi

Just saw an interesting on on the news. First story is a couple "stranded in Corpus Christi" because she is set up for a C section on Tuesday. They abandoned the RV out on the coast to wait for the appointment. Next story in the sequence is them doing an air evacuation of the maternity section of one of the Corpus Christi hospitals .... hmmm ....

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Ok, but no reason not to take action either ... Good luck!!
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Hurricane Harvey

Howdy, y'all!
As you may have learned, Hurricane Harvey arrived late last night on Texas coast.

Appears it ran over our Son and his family's home, a condo complex where is a Maintenance Super and Manager. Of course there are many others affected.. Please, keep all in your prayers.

It has not been announced how you can help if you are able.. I will try to post here when we learn more...

Thanks for all you do for others...

Respectfully submitted..
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I read on one of the many hurricane-tracking websites— I think it was Weather Underground, or maybe Category 6— that Corpus Christi never called for mandatory evacuations. Which pretty much meant that anyone stubborn enough or inexperienced enough decided to ride out the storm at home.

Those too stubborn to leave don't get much sympathy from me, because they value their homes and property more than they value their lives anyway. But those who lack experience with hurricanes have my condolences. I still remember when I first moved to the Gulf Coast decades ago and had never experienced the destructiveness of a hurricane firsthand before. Learning my lesson was terrifying.
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