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The CHUD Hurricane Command Center
#1

Hope all Chewers affected by Hurricane Harvey are safe and well.



Live feed here



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwqIO_4VNw



I'm seeing cities totally under water, with hundreds of private citizens using their speed boats to look for people trapped by the flooding.



Houston is experiencing major flooding and there are tornadoes being reported throughout the state.

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#2
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwqIO_4VNw




The LIVE streaming comments are literally the worst thing ever.  It's like a bunch of monkey school children spouting the first (racist, homophobic, misogynist, but mostly racist) thing that goes tumbling through that thing they call a brain.

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#3

We have a spare bedroom here in GA. if any Texas Chewers or their relatives need a spot. I also have a big car with plenty of gas and would happily come to get anyone in need of transport.

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#4

They're forecasting an ADDITIONAL 12-20 inches of rain over the next 3 days on top of the enormous amount of water that's been dumped on Texas to date.



One Meterologist stated that the highest recorded flood stage recorded in the Houston area was 39 inches. Currently they are above that from forty to SIXTY Inches above flood stage.



That there hasn't been a huge loss of life is a tribute to the local and state governments.

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#5
AHouston, before and after:

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#6

Sheesh.

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#7

Forecast is now for the storm to move back into the gulf, possibly strengthen, then move ashore and pass directly over Houston.

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#8

Reporter: "So what went wrong? Did anything go wrong?"

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#9
AThis is unreal. Usually when this sort of thing happens in the gulf, northeast Texas gets rained on like a morherfucker. We haven't had one drop up here. Houston is getting it ALL..
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#10
AJust before the storm made landfall, an article went out on one of the science blogs I follow - I'll see if I can find it again - that said that the air pressure to the east and west of the storm weren't were they needed to be in order to keep this storm moving. Meteorologists were afraid that it would park over Austin like this.

ETA: Hurricane Harvey stories have multiplied at a rate that makes searching for a specific article futile, but Gizmodo had something earlier today which mentions the two high pressure fronts that Harvey is caught between.

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#11
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

This is unreal. Usually when this sort of thing happens in the gulf, northeast Texas gets rained on like a morherfucker. We haven't had one drop up here. Houston is getting it ALL..


25-30 inches of rain so far, with ANOTHER 23-25 inches of rain forecast by Tuesday. And apparently Houston has had issues with flooding for years before this.

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#12
AYeah Houston flooded pretty good last year in like, May I think. And that was just from a few normal back to back rain storms. Like literally flooded. This must be just absolute devastation and bedlam. I can't tell you how many fences and gates and such that I repaired all over that city just from THAT flooding..
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#13
AI'm hearing stories from Facebook acquaintances about trailer parks that are a hundred percent gone.

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release water from two dams Monday morning. This will flood Houston further in the short term, but it's being done to prevent the dams from coming down altogether and flooding the city with the complete contents of both reservoirs.
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Yeah Houston flooded pretty good last year in like, May I think. And that was just from a few normal back to back rain storms. Like literally flooded. This must be just absolute devastation and bedlam. I can't tell you how many fences and gates and such that I repaired all over that city just from THAT flooding..

Yeah, Houston's suffered more than one hundred-year or worse floods in recent years (which, as it's a term that will be brutally misused and is already being so, means a flood that has a one-in-a-hundred chance of happening - a 500-year-flood is a 1-in-500-chance that a flood of this magnitude occurs, per the binomial distribution - it's a term used for insurance/science/regulatory purposes, instead of shrieking hyperbole). It's a pretty alarming trend.

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#15

Alan Cerny/Nordling just posted on Facebook his area's been given mandatory evacuation orders.

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#16
AI'm on the road headed down there. I'm gonna just keep going until I know for sure that I can't get to where I'm attempting to go. This trip will probably end up being irrelevant because I'm gonna try to get to just south of Houston...but oh well, I feel like I need to try..
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#17
AOh man....I'm not even to Harris county yet and I'm already running into detours. I knew I was probably gonna have to take the long way around Houston to get where I'm headed but Jesus Christ..
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#18
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
 

Alan Cerny/Nordling just posted on Facebook his area's been given mandatory evacuation orders.



And now he's gotten a mandatory evacuation order for the place he evacuated to previously.  Jesus.

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#19
AI don't know what's going on. I just know that I ain't getting anywhere NEAR Harris county. What I've seen so far, they wouldn't let me through even if I thought I could make it. I don't know where my relatives are....if they evacuated...or which side of Houston they evacuated to. North of Houston or south of Houston. They must've lost their phones in this somewhere, somehow. I don't know if I should sit tight on this side of the city until I hear something or start making my way down further and see how far I have to go to get to the south side..
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#20

Just be careful, man.  It doesn't look like this shit is letting up.

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#21
AI cannot believe the difference between where I'm at and where I left from. MP/Titus county is bone dry and clear blue skies..
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#22

'The Goal Is Rescue': The Massive Response To Harvey, By The Numbers

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#23
AHa, Joel Osteen is getting crucified on Twitter right now.

Is it wrong to feel this much schadenfreude over this?

I mean....he and his wife said that they're praying for the people who've been flooded out of their homes. What more do these poor people want out of a man who won't shut up about god and who is worth tens of millions of dollars and has an almost 17,000 person capacity church that's sitting there empty, locked and unflooded?
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#24
AI would soooooo love it if Olsteen's church got wiped off the fucking map. Evil little viper of a man.
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#25
AHe's using twitter to ask for hurricane relief fund donations.

But blocking people who ask why his church isn't being offered as a shelter.

Very godly of him..
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#26
APeople are literally doing reconnaissance around the church's perimeter and posting the photos on Twitter, demonstrating how accessible and unflooded the building is.

ETA: Huffington Post and the New York Post have picked up the story.
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#27
AThe people who need it should break in. Shelter is shelter.

Go ahead....press charges, dude..
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#28

I thought I saw pictures that were taken from inside that did show that there was flood water inside.

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#29
AThe underground parking lot took in some water, but a statement went out today that the church has purchased air mattresses and is preparing to open its doors "once shelters reach capacity."
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#30

Ugh.  And I'm sure only because of the bad PR.

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#31
AOh, definitely.
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#32
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

 "once shelters reach capacity."

Fucking cretin. I am so jazzed that I have ammunition now when I casually drop in conversation that my mom's personal messiah is a dirtbag.



BTW, if any of you want to help, but you don't have Helen Hunt to escort you to Houston:



https://ghcfdisaster.kimbia.com/hurrican...relieffund

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#33
AThey say that the church has never closed it's doors on anyone or turned anyone away.

But if there's not people taking shelter there RIGHT NOW...they are lying.

Only when other shelters reach capacity....TRANSLATED: "We don't wanna take in a bunch of dirty poor people unless we have to.."

I'm sure Joel will be back on TV in no time telling those delightfully "aw shucks" stories about himself and how great he is and how happy he is and sticking his hand out for the collection..
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#34

Apparently the levees in Houston just broke...

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#35

Just one, from what I've heard, south of the city.

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