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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: The Weather (2017)
« Reply #300: August 27, 2017, 09:11:26 PM »
Most people don't leave when they order evacuations anyway. I'm just saying they would have gotten some people out of there making rescue efforts slightly easier.

2 million would be most people not evacuating

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« Reply #301: August 27, 2017, 09:12:47 PM »
No, most people stay.  Even if they order one. They think it won't happen because it hasn't happened to them lately.


Ever.  A lot of these neighborhoods are affluent and it's never happened, never.  It's awfully tough to force people to leave because a flood that has never been seen before may happen. 

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« Reply #302: August 27, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
Ever.  A lot of these neighborhoods are affluent and it's never happened, never.  It's awfully tough to force people to leave because a flood that has never been seen before may happen.
Correct.

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« Reply #303: August 27, 2017, 09:28:46 PM »
Ever.  A lot of these neighborhoods are affluent and it's never happened, never.  It's awfully tough to force people to leave because a flood that has never been seen before may happen. 

One woman I heard interviewed earlier said that they lived in a 100 year plane. There was no flooding last tonight so they thought they would be ok. She was rescued today.

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« Reply #304: August 27, 2017, 09:31:15 PM »
One woman I heard interviewed earlier said that they lived in a 100 year plane.

She lives in the Spirit of St. Louis?


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« Reply #305: August 27, 2017, 09:48:46 PM »
One woman I heard interviewed earlier said that they lived in a 100 year plane. There was no flooding last tonight so they thought they would be ok. She was rescued today.

heartbreaking for all right now but sooo nice to see so many private citizens heeding the call to come help.

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« Reply #306: August 27, 2017, 10:10:38 PM »
She lives in the Spirit of St. Louis?



That's a 90 year old plane dummy. :)

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« Reply #307: August 27, 2017, 10:10:40 PM »
heartbreaking for all right now but sooo nice to see so many private citizens heeding the call to come help.

The voluteers have been a great sight.

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« Reply #308: August 27, 2017, 10:11:07 PM »
The voluteers have been a great sight.

Yep. The Cajun navy is on its way too.

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« Reply #309: August 27, 2017, 10:12:11 PM »
Yep. The Cajun navy is on its way too.

In the end, I like to think it's who we are.

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« Reply #310: August 27, 2017, 10:13:03 PM »
In the end, I like to think it's who we are.

It most definitely is...

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« Reply #311: August 27, 2017, 10:14:30 PM »
Who or what is the Cajun Navy ?

Yep. The Cajun navy is on its way too.

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« Reply #312: August 27, 2017, 10:16:05 PM »
Who or what is the Cajun Navy ?


Loooosianans    ....   Bayou folks

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« Reply #313: August 27, 2017, 10:17:38 PM »
In the end, I like to think it's who we are.
It most definitely is...

Absolutely.

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Re: The Weather (2017)
« Reply #314: August 28, 2017, 06:55:56 AM »
She lives in the Spirit of St. Louis?


Right, brother!

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Re: The Weather (2017)
« Reply #315: August 28, 2017, 08:29:19 AM »
2 million would be most people not evacuating
Houston has a population of 2.3 million. Given the political and social leanings, I think the majority would have evacuated. Which would have been a logistical nightmare.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #316: August 28, 2017, 08:32:09 AM »
Houston has a population of 2.3 million. Given the political and social leanings, I think the majority would have evacuated. Which would have been a logistical nightmare.

Houston metro area is closer to 6.5 million - a few interstates and highways could never move that many people. Just a few accidents or breakdowns and no one is moving

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« Reply #317: August 28, 2017, 10:21:43 AM »
Houston metro area is closer to 6.5 million - a few interstates and highways could never move that many people. Just a few accidents or breakdowns and no one is moving
Which is one of the big reasons as to why you don't conduct a mandatory evacuation 24-36 hours before the storm.

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« Reply #318: August 28, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »
Which is one of the big reasons as to why you don't conduct a mandatory evacuation 24-36 hours before the storm.

Too bad it seems like the mayor is going the gets raked through the coals over it

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« Reply #319: August 28, 2017, 11:22:41 AM »
Too bad it seems like the mayor is going the gets raked through the coals over it

Sucks to be him. He lives a massively Democratic city. He will have zero problems getting re-elected. He's no more to blame than any other mayor of any other major city hit by a major storm. If he wants to turn the tables, simply ask if they have any idea the logistics involved in evacuating several million people. Then drop the mic and walk off.

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« Reply #320: August 28, 2017, 12:25:51 PM »
Yep. The Cajun navy is on its way too.
Just don't distract them with cold beer and etouffee, cher.

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« Reply #322: August 28, 2017, 11:37:19 PM »
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the Addicks Reservoir is projected to overflow and they are now ordering mandatory evacuations for areas north of it.  It's 108' tall and was designed to survive a 500-year flood.  Local news is saying they have no projections for the impact of water going over the top of the levee as they've never mapped that potential event.  G-d forbid there's a failure.  It has been pouring again tonight in Houston and areas west.  NWS says the storm will lift out on Monday, but there's one more day of rain to go.  Current projections are for another 10-15" of rain in the Houston area.

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« Reply #323: August 29, 2017, 09:25:36 AM »
Addicks reservoir has hit 108' so water is now going over the spillway.  The worst worst case scenario is a failure of the levee, which would flood downtown Houston, but there's little chance of that happening.

The other big reservoir is Barker, reports are this morning that the gauges measuring its level are no longer functioning.

Offline mitlen

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« Reply #324: August 29, 2017, 09:29:17 AM »
Addicks reservoir has hit 108' so water is now going over the spillway.  The worst worst case scenario is a failure of the levee, which would flood downtown Houston, but there's little chance of that happening.

The other big reservoir is Barker, reports are this morning that the gauges measuring its level are no longer functioning.

Lookin' at the map they seem to be in close proximity.