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Be safe, south Texas!

Postby Mark Swanson » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:10 pm

To all Forum members in the path of Harvey, take care! Try and stay safe.
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Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:38 am

Let me be the second for that.
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Postby David King » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:50 pm

Wishing you all sunny dry weather asap.
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Postby Clay Schaeffer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am

Hey Barry,
How are things in Houston? Hope you are high and dry.
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Postby Dan Smith » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:11 am

Thanks,
I'm in central Texas.
We are under flood conditions now.
My family at the coast still has a house to return to.
My daughter is stuck on a cruise ship.
At least she got a free day in New Orleans. Waiting for Galeston port to open.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:23 pm

Clay, so far, so good. We are getting rain varying from light to moderate. No deluge yet, but they forecast another 3 days. People in Houston are not so lucky as there are lots of flooded homes.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:05 pm

We have had a total of 16" of rain here but I am on a high spot and water drains away adequately. They are evacuating some neighborhoods a mile or so away. This is shaping up to be the worst flood in Houston's history. And they are forecasting the final rain totals will be double what we have already had.
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Postby Clay Schaeffer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Hi Barry,
Glad to hear you are still O.K. The flooding in Houston Looks pretty catastrophic! I hope the rainfall predictions don't materialize.
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Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am

Yes Barry, I was wondering about you also knowing you live in Houston.
Glad to hear you're OK.
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Postby Clay Schaeffer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:14 am

David Newton is in Beaumont. Hopefully he is spared the flooding over there.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:08 pm

Unfortunately, Beaumont is getting some of the heaviest rain today.

We had a break in the rain starting last night through this morning. Now it is raining again, but it is light enough that it is running off and not accumulating. I feel we are very lucky here. Other areas have been devastated though.
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Postby David King » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:49 pm

Has anyone talked to Allparts today? If they got or get drenched that could have serious knock-on effects across the music industry.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:51 pm

They are saying that we got 26" of rain. But we had no problems and the sun is out today. We have heard that there will be shortages of food and fuel for weeks. The airports are still closed. A little bit like living in a war zone. But still feel very fortunate.

All Parts website says they are closed but will open later this week.
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Postby Mark Swanson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:53 pm

Thanks for the report! I am glad that you are ok!
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Postby David King » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:55 am

Thanks Barry and also happy to hear that so far so good for you and yours.
I find it hard to judge what's happening on the ground from what I can see and read in the papers.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:48 pm

Large areas of Houston are flooded. And Beaumont and Port Arthur are in really bad shape. There will be a long period of recovery for these areas. Some of the neighborhoods in Houston will have high water for days. They are not allowing people to re-enter the areas due to continuing hazards. I may be re-entering the workplace as an environmental engineer to join the recovery efforts.
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Postby David King » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:36 pm

Barry, that's certainly understandable considering the stories of toxic sludge and contaminated wells.
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Postby Barry Daniels » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:20 pm

Floods have a way of taking all the bad stuff and spreading it around; technically speaking.
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