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Tropical Storm / Hurricane...ohhhh Noooooo

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seneca, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    :eek:  Ok just a bit of news...Texas is in the path of this tropical storm...ya'll keep us in your T&P's. I'll let you know what happens. They [news] say it won't be that bad. But I'm still nervous.
  2. kwf1


    Nov 15, 2007
    S. Florida
    I wish you the best through this storm, but I wouldn't worry too much, the winds are in the 60's with some gust up to 70. It is moving pretty fast and that compiled that it will be hitting land mass will keep it from intensifying. In fact, it should start to lose steam. Structures should be fine, maybe some down trees. If you are in a low area, maybe some flooding. I find the worst thing about hurricanes, is the period of time after it. That is the loss of electrical power, cable tv, phone lines and lets not forget the dsl line. :)  That is why I invested in a generator that can power the whole house for at least a week after the storm. No more living out of ice coolers and sleeping in a hot and muggy house.

    Again, I only hope you and the rest of Texas the best.
    Take care,
  3. I hope the storm will bring us some much needed rain and a drop in temps. We have too many dying from the heat! :Curved:
  4. I had one seeing forming right before my nose during my vacation.Thank God it did not complete and fell apart.Last night we had a serious twister in the north of our country.It ruined a few farms.Moved cars several feet,and ripped trees of.Damage in the millions.No one got hurt.
    In France they had a simmilar one.3 people got killed.
  5. We have just had three storms blow through New Zealand. Lots of flooding, lost roofs, downed trees and 11 dead over the past 3 weeks so you have reason to be concerned.
    Take care
  6. my thoughts are with you guys
    hang in there

  7. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Hang on and hope for the best....
  8. mike367


    Mar 22, 2008
    Seneca, be safe my thoughts are with you folks down in Texas. Mike
  9. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    Hey guys, it's just a tropical storm. We need the rain. :wink: :biggrin:
  10. At least you get a warning with a hurricane; last night unbelievable storms formed about thirty miles west of Chi-town and WHAM! Roared through here with the actual *storm* moving at 60 MPH, and straight-line winds hitting 90 MPH in places! Half an hour was the most warning that most people had.

    Nevertheless, good luck!
  11. Y'all take care now, y'hear!:Love:
  12. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Thank you Bert!

    Well we definately need the rain that's for sure.

    During vacation...ohhhh goodness that would be scarey.

    The wind is always my concern.

    Thank you Greg - :wink:

    I will - thanks.

    Thanks Mike.

    I remember this very clearly...it was only a tropical storm....read below....
    Tropical Storm Allison was the first named storm of the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season. Allison developed in the Gulf of Mexico south of Galveston on June 4. It strengthened into a tropical storm before striking near Houston, Texas late on June 5. After landfall, Allison stalled over central Texas, producing widespread flash flooding over cental and southeastern Texas. It caused Houston's worst natural disaster in history when it flooded the city...

    Allison killed 55 people, 41 direct, 14 indirect. It caused $5.5 billion (2001 USD) in damage, nearly all in Houston; damage from Tropical Storm Allison may have gotten close to $13 billion in actual cost.

    And it wasn't even a hurricane!

    :eek:  OMGosh...how horrible. Those straight-line winds are bad!
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  13. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006

    Thanks Nick...:wink:
  14. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Looks like you made it thru the night then Sen?
  15. Heard thunder just as I was drifting off to sleep. No rain at 4:30 when we left the huse, but it started between 6-7. Now at just before 11 the rain is picking up a but the wind is just barelt over a breeze (for now). Horizon is very close - buildings 1/4 mile away have disappeared and reappeared several times in the last hour or so.

    So far, Houston is just WET.
  16. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006

    Yes everything is fine so far.
  17. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Hey you're in my neck of the woods ... what part?
  18. Seneca,
    I work at Harwin & Rogerdale for a seismic services company and live near Hwy 6 N and West Little York.
  19. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Ahhh ok...you live about 10 miles from me. When I was growing up in the 80s I lived near Rogerdale.
  20. 10 miles in Texas is like, oh 2 blocks in the rest of the country? :biggrin: (Except Alaska)
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