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    Hurricane Harvey

    There have been stronger hurricanes, but they say the flooding is historic:

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/weath...ing/606005001/

    Flooding was overwhelming in the Houston metropolitan area and was only expected to get worse, the National Weather Service said. Parts of Harris County, Texas, had been hit with more than 20 inches of rain in 24 hours, much of it concentrated in the middle of the night.
    This is “worse than the worst-case scenario for Houston,” tweeted WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue.
    The floodwaters themselves are a hideous, toxic brew, with reports of alligators and swarming fire ants in the water.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    They've called in the civilian navy.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Earlier today the National Weather Service threw up its hands:

    NWS‏Verified account @NWS

    This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety. #Harvey
    11:44 AM - 27 Aug 2017
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    This really is a flood of Biblical proportions. Houston has had nearly 25 inches of rain. They are expecting another 15 or more before the week is over. This could linger until Friday. Just amazing to see. Most of Houston TV's station are broadcasting on Youtube and you can see what is happening. I don't know you can recover from that much rain and flooding.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    This really is a flood of Biblical proportions. Houston has had nearly 25 inches of rain. They are expecting another 15 or more before the week is over. This could linger until Friday. Just amazing to see. Most of Houston TV's station are broadcasting on Youtube and you can see what is happening. I don't know you can recover from that much rain and flooding.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Where I went to school (Robeson County, NC) got hit pretty hard last year-not this bad of course but certainly bad. A year later its not even close to back to "normal", and most feel will likely be generations before it is. I cant imagine going through something like this, and send my thoughts and prayers to all going through this right now.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Watching this coverage is just heartbreaking.

    More mandatory evacuations but the whole road system is fubar and nobody knows what route to take for evacuation.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Houston as a going concern is going to look a lot different basically forever. They will bleed population, most of the stuff that's wrecked won't be rebuilt.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    No doubt that's true to some extent, but the fact that they have a thriving industry down there will mean many will stay (or move in to take the place of those who leave).

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    No doubt that's true to some extent, but the fact that they have a thriving industry down there will mean many will stay (or move in to take the place of those who leave).
    It'll hurt industry too, but yeah I don't disagree.

    The hard thing is I don't think the aftermaths of these events get discussed. We should still be talking about Katrina nationally, and Sandy.

    The New York Times had an article very recently about the Dutch, and it was mentioned how surprised all their engineers are that we are basically doing nothing about New York after Sandy.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Katrina displaced more than a million people in the Gulf Region. Many of those never went back and the economic impact is still felt today.

    There are 30,000 people in shelters in Houston. Not even remotely similar numbers. Houston is a huge metropolis (6 million). The proportions are not even remotely similar. Houston will be fine.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Katrina displaced more than a million people in the Gulf Region. Many of those never went back and the economic impact is still felt today.

    There are 30,000 people in shelters in Houston. Not even remotely similar numbers. Houston is a huge metropolis (6 million). The proportions are not even remotely similar. Houston will be fine.
    There's a ton of differences, why stop there?

    Anyway, I don't think anything I said had anything to do with displacement or people in shelters or whatever, but ok, sure you're right, it'll all be good.

    The storm's only about half over btw.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    Houston as a going concern is going to look a lot different basically forever. They will bleed population, most of the stuff that's wrecked won't be rebuilt.
    I'm sorry, if I seemed to downplay the ongoing tragedy, but you wrote this. I don't agree. I think, people will go back to their jobs and houses once the waters recede and things are cleaned up.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Watching this coverage is just heartbreaking.

    More mandatory evacuations but the whole road system is fubar and nobody knows what route to take for evacuation.
    Amazing storm. After it hit land it was moving at a pace of 2 mph. I think now it's up to 5 mph. That's a recipe for disaster. It's not about the category of a hurricane.


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