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Hurricane Harvey Huge Natural Disaster

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    The great Galveston Hurricane happened in the year 1900. Many lives and structures were lost.

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    Hurricane Harvey could go down in history as catastrophic flooding continues in Texas. People are now trapped by flood waters, and emergency rescues are being performed only in a matter of life and death. People will need to shelter in place while the flooding continues, food and fresh water will be required.

    abcnews.go.com/US/dead-harvey-continues...

    "Meteorologist Travis Herzog, who works for ABC affiliate station KTRK, estimates that 340-370 billion gallons of rainwater has fallen so far, which exceeds other major flooding events that have affected the region in recent years by over one hundred billion gallons."

    If I were the Trump administration, I would mobilize the National Guard with boats of various types, high water rescue vehicles, and helicopters, and place them in strategic locations in states that surround Texas so they're only hours away instead of days away. I would also mobilize fleets of trucks and semi tractor trailers filled with food and fresh water, and have those strategically placed so response will be hours instead of days. Placing all of these resources in neighboring states will lower rescue and response times.

    He should not do a repeat of Bush 43's response to the natural disaster on his watch.

  • Independent
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    Kind of funny; here in Ft Myers (south) we've got more flooding then I've ever seen in twelve years; you can only see the tops of the mailboxes right now; But we are not on the news; typical America.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    The pictures of the massive flooding in Houston are just incomprehensible. It's just so widespread and it's not over yet. Having lived and worked there many years ago, my heart goes out to all those so affected. It will take many years to recover -- not unlike Katrina.

    I haven't seen any photos of Ft Myers.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    From the Washington Post:


    Estimated rainfall totals from Harvey as of Sunday afternoon. (Jordan Tessler)

    Words cannot describe the catastrophic situation unfolding in Houston and Southeast Texas. As daylight dawned this morning, the scope of the devastation began to come into clearer focus, and it will probably take months, if not years, to fully recover from damage of this magnitude.

    [Catastrophic flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ in Houston and ‘expected to worsen’]

    The total rainfall from the storm is likely to tally up to a widespread 15 to 30 inches, with a few localized spots picking up 50 inches or more. Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a-million-year recurrence interval, meaning that if any spots had that amount of rainfall, they would essentially be dealing with a once-in-a-million-year event.

  • Independent
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    I heard that an "package" of 18 billion is under discussion to help TX recover. Thus the budget talks are going to be fun; Trump wants money for his wall; this thing will screw him up I hope.
  • Center Left
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    Real catastrophe. I have seen much on the news and I hope for coordinated relief and assistance.

    I saw on the news Sunday morning a clip showing the negative results. A dog was chained to a pole and on his face was sad and scared frustration. I will never know but I seriously hope that living being was saved.

    A wall to the south would help retain the rain. Couldn't resist.

  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote:

    Real catastrophe. I have seen much on the news and I hope for coordinated relief and assistance.

    I saw on the news Sunday morning a clip showing the negative results. A dog was chained to a pole and on his face was sad and scared frustration. I will never know but I seriously hope that living being was saved.

    A wall to the south would help retain the rain. Couldn't resist.

    Great humor T.J. Mexico offered help; they must be nuts to do so. Tuesday Trump will visit; that will help for sure. It will cost the taxpayer again a few million for his trip as the only result. What a country!!
  • Center Left
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    While he financially rapes the ignorant he has to appear, smile, and wave. It's in the contract. Try to appear as if you care sir. Yeah, whatever.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    All codes are to meet some reasonable expectation. 100, 150, 200 250 MPH Winds etc. 10, 20, 30 inches rainfall. Never what ever is possible because it is too expensive. But when conditions exceed code requirements it is catastrophic. They were already saying that the new pumps in the pumps in New Orleans might not be able to handle the load.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: While he financially rapes the ignorant he has to appear, smile, and wave. It's in the contract. Try to appear as if you care sir. Yeah, whatever.
    Here's a test for the country. Pick up any homeless work for food man, stand him next to Trump and ask people who is the better person.
  • Independent
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    Dutch Wrote: Kind of funny; here in Ft Myers (south) we've got more flooding then I've ever seen in twelve years; you can only see the tops of the mailboxes right now; But we are not on the news; typical America.

    Herewith some pictures; if you don't believe me: ( this down our road, but further down it indeed is much deeper)

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Kind of funny; here in Ft Myers (south) we've got more flooding then I've ever seen in twelve years; you can only see the tops of the mailboxes right now; But we are not on the news; typical America.

    Herewith some pictures; if you don't believe me: ( this down our road, but further down it indeed is much deeper)

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    Looks like the street is a river in your area. In Houston, it looks like a large lake dotted with homes and vehicles. Typical America was my area about 2 weeks ago, we received 5 inches of rain one day, and 2.5 inches the next, our pick n save grocery was under water. Unless you don't get 50 inches of rain, it's a non story.

    As always, the poor will bear the brunt of the storm, just as they did in NO.

    Tomorrow might be a photo-op for Trump. I watched his ass licking FEMA director yesterday on television. We'll see if Trump attaches some strings to help Texas' governor.

    Right now the local heroes are saving the locals with their own boats.

  • Independent
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    Dockadams Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Kind of funny; here in Ft Myers (south) we've got more flooding then I've ever seen in twelve years; you can only see the tops of the mailboxes right now; But we are not on the news; typical America.

    Herewith some pictures; if you don't believe me: ( this down our road, but further down it indeed is much deeper)

    IMG_1615.JPG

    IMG_1616.JPG

    IMG_1617.JPG

    IMG_1613.JPG

    Looks like the street is a river in your area. In Houston, it looks like a large lake dotted with homes and vehicles. Typical America was my area about 2 weeks ago, we received 5 inches of rain one day, and 2.5 inches the next, our pick n save grocery was under water. Unless you don't get 50 inches of rain, it's a non story.

    As always, the poor will bear the brunt of the storm, just as they did in NO.

    Tomorrow might be a photo-op for Trump. I watched his ass licking FEMA director yesterday on television. We'll see if Trump attaches some strings to help Texas' governor.

    Right now the local heroes are saving the locals with their own boats.

    Yes Dock; the visit of the idiot will only hamper the people there; he's just an huge hypocrite smiling and waving at the stupid TX voters who never went to school and voted for him, while he will fight/reduce the budget for recovery. Where is the barf bucket?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Melania is dressed to tour the flood devastation in Texas. Hope she doesn't have to walk in mud.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Wearing 6 inch heels to a disaster overlook, I've seen everything now.

    Texas will have to deal with an environmental disaster after the rain relents.