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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2017, 10:34:57 AM »
Hurricanes do not just sit in one place for days.  I suspect some "weather modification' such as the use of H.A.A.R.P. or similar technology being used!

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
The pressure has not dropped on TS Harvey, still 997 millobars of pressure.
NWS Home page and US Map:  http://www.weather.gov/

GALVESTON, A mandatory evacuation, only one area, see details in msg:
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http://www.weather.gov/

http://www.weather.gov/hgx/

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Civil%20Emergency%20Message

Civil Emergency Message
TXC201-301345-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
NORTHGATE CROSSING MUNICIPAL UTILITY NO. 1
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
838 PM CDT MON AUG 28 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
NORTHGATE CROSSING MUNICIPAL UTILITY NO. 1 (THE WATER DISTRICT)

THE NORTHGATE CROSSING MUNICIPAL UTILITY NO. 1 (THE WATER
DISTRICT) HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A MANDATORY EVACUATION FROM THE
WATER DISTRICT IS NECESSARY. THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWOOD PINES
SUBDIVISION. IT IS POSSIBLE, IF CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE
AT THE CURRENT RATE, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE THE WATER
DISTRICT AFTER 11 PM.

NORTHWOOD PINES RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR IMMEDIATE MANDATORY
EVACUATION. PLEASE EXIT THE WATER DISTRICT ALONG I-45 SOUTH AND
PROCEED TO SPRING HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 19428 I-45, SPRING TX
77373 FOR SHELTER. TO REACH SPRING HIGH SCHOOL, EXIT CYPRESSWOOD
DRIVE AND TURN LEFT. SPRING HIGH SCHOOL IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2017, 11:02:18 AM »
Hurricanes do not just sit in one place for days.  I suspect some "weather modification' such as the use of H.A.A.R.P. or similar technology being used!

If there are no steering currents to take it away, yes it can stay stationary for awhile...more info later.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2017, 12:51:54 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Breaking News, CNN -
New continental rainfall record:  49 inches has fallen on Houston
and it's not done yet.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2017, 08:39:12 PM »
GET OUT NOW was the emergency message from Brazoria County after the levee broke.
Problem is most of the evacuation roads are totally flooded. Not sure the update to this story.
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http://wtaw.com/2017/08/29/tuesday-harvey-update/

11:05 a.m.

Officials say a levee near a subdivision of homes in a county south of Houston has been breached and water is pouring into the area.

Brazoria County posted this message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: “NOTICE: The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!! GET OUT NOW!!”

Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta says that the water has come over the levee in the northeast part of the subdivision and is starting to fill the area.

He says residents were told that at some point the levee would be “overtopped.” He said that a mandatory evacuation order was issued Sunday.

Sebesta says there are hundreds of homes there. He says hopefully “very few” are still in the area.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2017, 09:07:39 PM »
Yowbarb Note - As you all know, the extreme misery in TX is not over.  Most of Harvey has finally moved out of Texas into Louisiana - but the flood waters remain... with some abatement... Lots of water, everywhere...
Even at this time, some people are trying to be make it to to shelters... people have lost their homes, furniture all their possessions, keepsakes, photos, precious items, perhaps they have lost family members and pets as well. Thanks to the hard working people, volunteers and professionals - people are being continually helped. Thousands were scooped up and taken out of flood waters on trucks, boats, military helicopters.

From the Daily Caller:

"...The storm is breaking long-standing rainfall records. A rain gauge in the southeast section of Houston, for instance, reported 49 inches of rain Tuesday, nearly four days after Harvey made landfall. The total, which was recorded from Aug. 24 to Tuesday, is higher than the 48 inches set during tropical cyclone Amelia in 1978.
Officials suggest that things will likely get worse for Houston before they get better. Citizens should expect two more feet of rain on top of whatever amount has already fallen, authorities noted Tuesday, adding that the worst could be yet to come. Emergency crews have already rescued 3,000 people in Houston, among other nearby cities."
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Yowbarb Note, continued - There is more to the situation: The Houston area is a world hub of chemical plants. I saw some coverage about this on TV today. Remember the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas which I posted about, a long time ago? If this plant in Crosby, Texas blows, it will be way worse. People for a mile and a half radius all around the plant have been evacuated. Not mandatory. Some have decided to stay. Article below:
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http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/30/tropical-storm-harvey-could-trigger-explosion-at-giant-chemical-plant-in-texas/

Tropical Storm Harvey Could Trigger Explosion At Giant Chemical Plant In Texas

CHRIS WHITE
Energy Reporter
10:51 AM 08/30/2017

Officials are evacuating employees and residents near a chemical plant in Houston at risk of exploding because of a chemical reactions with high floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey.

The situation has become serious, officials at the plant said Wednesday night. The Arkema chemical site in Crosby, Texas, was shutdown Friday in anticipation of for Harvey’s landfall.

Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain on Crosby, leaving the site water-logged and without power for several days. Officials are worried the mixture of toxic chemicals and standing water could cause a massive fire. They’ve evacuated residents within a 1.5 mile radius of the plant.

Officials are working with the Department of Homeland Security and the State to set construct a triage center near the plant. high water levels have compromised the area’s refrigeration system on back-up product storage containers.

Authorities told reporters there is no immediate danger, but torrential rain creates a risk for a chemical reaction leading to a fire and/or explosion.
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2017, 12:08:35 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Update on the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, TX. Image farther below, "Yes the plume is incredibly dangerous" - FEMA. Referring to molten petrochemicals and plastics degrading and exploding at the site. Most people voluntarily evacuated the area before the explosion, fire and smoke. Excerpts from article:
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/us/harvey-houston-texas-flood.html?mcubz=0

...A series of small explosions shook a chemical plant about 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston on Thursday and more blasts were expected, after floodwaters shut down the cooling systems that kept the chemicals stable. Twenty-one emergency workers were treated for exposure to the resulting fumes and smoke, which were described as a lung and eye irritant.

It appeared that the health and safety risk from the plant was limited. But in a region dotted with chemical factories, oil refineries and natural gas plants, the explosions at the Arkema plant near Crosby, Tex., underscore the worries that many people have about the lingering dangers that damage from the storm poses to the region’s infrastructure, economy and health.
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http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/business/article170658792.html   

Officials monitoring chemical plant after explosion, fire

The Associated Press
SEPTEMBER 01, 2017 2:23 AM

HOUSTON
A fire official says authorities are monitoring a flooded chemical plant near Houston after a blaze caused by an explosion was put out.

Explosions and fires rocked the flood-crippled Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby early Thursday. The plant's owners warned more explosions could follow because a loss of refrigeration was causing chemicals stored there to degrade and burn.

Harris County Fire Marshal spokeswoman Rachel K. Moreno said the fire that began early Thursday in a trailer at the plant went out around noon. She said there are eight other trailers on the site that they are monitoring.
Moreno said her agency was notified Tuesday morning about the facility's power outage, which they believe was caused by flooding.

Fire and police are maintaining the 1.5 mile buffer indefinitely.

She said officials are uncertain about the water levels at the facility because they aren't sending first responders beyond the buffer zone.
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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2017, 12:50:58 AM »
12:01 AM
Sept 01, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/us/harvey-houston-texas-flood.html?mcubz=0

Harvey Live Updates: New Worries About Storm Damage as Beaumont’s Drinking Water Shuts Off

With drinking water cut off, its river still rising, and most routes in and out of the city flooded, Beaumont suffered the worst of Texas’ hardships on Thursday, and they showed no sign of abating.

Flooding shut down the pumping plants that supply water to Beaumont in the morning, prompting a hospital to transport its patients out of the city, and trucks carrying bottled water struggled to reach the largely isolated city.

The Neches River surged far beyond its banks, into streets, houses and businesses in the city of almost 120,000 people 70 miles east-northeast of Houston, reaching six feet above the previous record by afternoon, the National Weather Service reported. It was projected to rise another foot by Friday afternoon.

The loss of water was just one of a host of new dangers emerging in the aftermath of Harvey, a storm system that pounded southeast Texas with record rainfall for several days before blowing across Louisiana and into Mississippi. Once a Category 4 hurricane, Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

A series of small explosions shook a chemical plant about 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston on Thursday and more blasts were expected, after floodwaters shut down the cooling systems that kept the chemicals stable. Twenty-one emergency workers were treated for exposure to the resulting fumes and smoke, which were described as a lung and eye irritant.

It appeared that the health and safety risk from the plant was limited. But in a region dotted with chemical factories, oil refineries and natural gas plants, the explosions at the Arkema plant near Crosby, Tex., underscore the worries that many people have about the lingering dangers that damage from the storm poses to the region’s infrastructure, economy and health.

Houston officials ordered mandatory evacuation of areas around the Barker Reservoir, as flooding from that basin, and the nearby Addicks Reservoir, continued to pour into neighborhoods on the city’s western edge. In other parts of the city, floodwaters receded, exposing countless losses and new hazards, like ruined and abandoned vehicles blocking roads, damaged electrical systems, and mold.

As residents of the region tried to assess the damage and some returned to their homes, weather forecasters had some bad news: More rain is expected early next week.

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Re: Texas Tornadoes and Hurricanes
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2017, 01:45:33 PM »
Preliminary Rainfall totals for TEXAS, during Hurricane HARVEY. Rain and flooding risks are still happening. NHC will continue to post about these even though HARVEY is now a Post-Tropical Cyclone, no longer in TX.
Posting here rainfall estimates and wind gusts for TX. More info in the regular hurricanes Topic in Earth Changes Board.  (Hurricane Season 2017)
Refreshable link for flooding updates:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIAWPCAT4+shtml/011456.shtml