August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby srainhoutx » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:12 am

Jeff Lindner‏ @JeffLindner1 · 15m15 minutes ago
Still some high water on some channels, but big improvements continue. Pale blue gages have been destroyed #houwx #hounews

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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby DoctorMu » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:10 pm

srainhoutx wrote:
BlueJay wrote:This month has been extremely long.


Yes it has and certainly an August that will be remembered forever, particularly for Texas and portions of SW Louisiana. Our plan regarding this Topic is to change it to a Global Setting which will appear above the Main Weather Forum Page and be visible in both the Hurricane Central Section as well as the Main Weather Forum Page. This Topic will remain open and folks can post throughout the recovery and rebuilding Phase of the aftermath of Harvey. This Global Setting move will show up has an Announcement and that will be done on September 1st. Once again I personally want to thank EVERYONE for you help throughout this Historic Weather Event for our Local Region, our State and for our Nation. We know we helped inform our Neighbors well in advance and saved lives and assisted in getting everyone prepared in making their decisions for their Families, Friends, Extended Family, Neighbors and Co Workers. The Nation Weather Service/Houston/Galveston has expressed their Thank You to our efforts here as well as our TxWeatherBoard Facebook and Twitter feeds. The road ahead will be long, but we will bounce back better and stronger than ever before. Again my personal thanks to our Staff, Pro Mets NWS/NHC/WPC/Local/State/Federal Official and particularly Jeff Lindner. Jeff deserves a tremendous amount of credit for being a calm voice as the flood water rose and continues to being a calming voice as the Rivers and Reservoirs rise. Take some time and thank the First Responder and the Volunteers. If you can, please volunteer to help your Neighbors in need. God speed everyone.


Thanks Srain for your leadership and all of the Mets and citizen/weather geek contribution here. This has been one of the longest weeks I can remember since last Friday. We were REALLY LUCKY in B/CS to avoid a 1994-like flood despite 20 in of rain...a lot of Aggies and their families have been affected in the Houston area. There are teams of Aggies on the ground trying to help. It's great to see the water subside. Hopefully, rains a minimal on Tuesday and the cooler, drier weather after that aids in recovery! My best to all for speed and safety in rebuilding and recovering.
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby srainhoutx » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:19 pm

Just let that record rainfall year sink in for a minute. It's been 117 years since the 1900 Galveston Hurricane Catastrophic Event.
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby wthrwave » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 pm

It’s frustrating when you have family members in areas that you cannot help. Advising someone to sharpen their ax and put it in their attic because it’s too late to evacuate makes me wonder how weather communications are getting garbled in the situation rooms. I see and hear good sound weather forecasting and then this happens.
I had two guest rooms ready for evacuees, but no one ever showed up. Without giving my opinion that will surely get my post deleted, I will just say I hope we can figure it out.

My sister in Nederland paid some guys $50 each to help with debris removal. Keeping a tally of things like that will help with insurance claims. It’s easy to forget to take pictures, especially when you’re stressed. They need proof. My sis in Port Arthur, owns a Farmers Office., her first picture was on the boat during rescue, not one in the house. On the other side … some friends are homeless with no insurance.

Sister #3in League City, by some miracle, did not get flooded. She did, however, end up in the hospital from dehydration…walking a distance in the heat to deliver food. She did not know that A road was closed. And the hospitals are packed. She’s ok.

I won’t be traveling to the golden triangle any time soon to help relatives because of road closures, but I’m watching for a clearing. You know what they say…Oly fools rush in ! Safety first.
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby davidiowx » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:13 am

Hello all. First, I would like to say thank you to Srain, and all the other mets and posters on this site who helped me with updates on the reservoirs while I was stranded in the memorial and beltway 8 area. I was rescued by boat Wednesday and I am safe at my moms house. What a crazy, crazy week or so.

Secondly, Jeff Lindner is the man. I always was a fan of him and now he's up there at the top for me. He couldn't have handled this any better. There is a gofundme for him to go on vacation. Which I believe is well deserved!

https://www.gofundme.com/lets-buy-jeff-lindner-a-vacation

Thanks again to everyone and hope all is safe.
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby Texaspirate11 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:22 am

davidiowx wrote:Hello all. First, I would like to say thank you to Srain, and all the other mets and posters on this site who helped me with updates on the reservoirs while I was stranded in the memorial and beltway 8 area. I was rescued by boat Wednesday and I am safe at my moms house. What a crazy, crazy week or so.

Secondly, Jeff Lindner is the man. I always was a fan of him and now he's up there at the top for me. He couldn't have handled this any better. There is a gofundme for him to go on vacation. Which I believe is well deserved!

https://www.gofundme.com/lets-buy-jeff-lindner-a-vacation

Thanks again to everyone and hope all is safe.


Jeff just posted on facebook that he is not allowed to accept the money to take a vacation
Instead he will use the money to donate to charity - cuz yeah, that's the hero he really. So continue to donate and lets help him with his charity fundraising!!!!
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby Ptarmigan » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:04 am

FEMA Map Of Houses Effected By Harvey
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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby unome » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:34 pm

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Hurricane HARVEY Aerial Imagery Response

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Re: August 2017: Harvey/Catastrophic Flood/Recovery

Postby unome » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:27 pm

https://twitter.com/Geo_GIF/status/904808613339848704

Chris Milliner‏ @Geo_GIF

GPS data show #Harveyflood was so large it flexed Earth's crust, pushing #Houston down by ~2 cm! #EarthScience #HurricaneHarvey #txflood
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