On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:30:55 -0700 (PDT), Sanford Manley
Post by Sanford Manley
I know some of you are in Texas.
You are in danger from flooding and severe
hurricane winds and that is with the
conservative forecast. Some places may
get THIRTY inches of rain as the storm
stalls after crossing the coast.
You are going to lose electricity.
There is going to be serious flooding.
I have been through four major hurricanes.
I live less than thirty miles from the Gulf. I've been through
Hurricane Alicia, Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Rita, and
Hurricane Ike. I fell for the hype and evacuated for Rita, and it was
a mistake. Never again.
The storms always land west of where they are predicted to land.
Always. Two days ago, Harvey was forecast to go through Houston.
Yesterday, they moved it west to Freeport. As of now, the predicted
landfall is yet further west, in Victoria, but OMG Houston is still in
the "cone of uncertainty," and since it's worse to be on the "wet",
i.e. east, side of the storm, we aren't in the clear.
I think Harvey will land between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, which
is the least-populated part of the Texas coast. Corpus Christi will
get it pretty bad. Victoria, Port Lavaca, Rockport, etc. will flood,
as will Brownsville, Harlingen, and S. Padre. I don't think Houston
and Galveston will get much more than a good rain out of it.
I have a generator, chainsaw, 28-gallon water tank, wet vac, battery
backups, window A/C unit, propane, and plenty of food - for both
humans and cats. If it comes here, I'm ready. But I don't think it