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8/16/2017, 7:18 pm Link to this post PM Miz Robbie
 
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Harvey forecast to slam Texas coast as major hurricane with ‘devastating’ flood potential

By Brian McNoldy and Jason Samenow August 24 at 11:15 PM

Harvey rapidly intensified Thursday morning in the central Gulf of Mexico, and it officially became a hurricane early in the afternoon. The extremely dangerous storm is predicted to strengthen and plow into southeast Texas on Friday as the first major hurricane, rated Category 3 or higher (on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson intensity scale), to strike U.S. soil in 12 years.

An incredible amount of rain, 15 to 25 inches with isolated amounts of up to 35 inches, is predicted along the middle and upper Texas coast, because the storm is expected to stall and unload torrents for four to six straight days. The National Hurricane Center said it expects “devastating and life-threatening” flash flooding.

Marshall Shepherd, a past-president of the American Meteorological Society, tweeted that he feared an “epic flood catastrophe.”

Not only are the rain and flooding concerns huge, but the storm also has the potential to generate destructive winds and a devastating storm surge — or raise the water as much as 6 to 12 feet above normally dry land at the coast.

“In all these years, it’s rare that I’ve seen a hurricane threat that concerns me as much as this one does,” said Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel and formerly the director of the National Hurricane Center.

Because Harvey is positioned over extremely warm waters, the National Hurricane Center predicts that the storm, which was a tropical depression on Wednesday, will intensify further and make landfall as a Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds Friday night or early Saturday.

In anticipation of the storm, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared a state of emergency in 30 counties. The city of Corpus Christi began "strongly encouraging evacuation" in low lying areas early Thursday afternoon.

Weather. com reported the following additional evacuation orders: “Officials in Calhoun, San Patricio and Refugio counties north of Corpus Christi issued orders on Thursday, along with the cities of Portland, Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Robstown. All residents of Brazoria County living on the Gulf side of the Intracoastal Canal have been ordered to evacuate, as well.”

At 11 p.m. Thursday, Hurricane Harvey had 85 mph peak winds and was centered about 250 miles southeast of Corpus Christi. It is tracking toward the north-northwest at 10 mph.

Hurricane, storm surge and flood warnings plastered coastal and inland portions of East Texas on Thursday evening, and tropical-storm-force winds are forecast to reach the Texas coastline by Friday afternoon.

The general computer model consensus is that Harvey will make landfall Friday night or Saturday morning between Port Mansfield and Sargent, Texas, southwest of Galveston, the zone under a hurricane warning. The biggest population center in this area is Corpus Christi — which may end up very close to the landfall location.

The five-day “cone of uncertainty,” an illustration of where the storm may track, is squashed down to a circle, indicating that after coming ashore, the storm may stall, unleashing its wrath over the same general area through at least Monday or Tuesday.

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8/25/2017, 12:37 am Link to this post PM Miz Robbie
 
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Best of luck to those people.
8/25/2017, 12:39 am Link to this post PM CooterBrown44
 
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quote:

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Best of luck to those people.



Yeah, no kidding. This looks quite nasty.

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My God, 25 to 35 inches of rain over 6 days could be devastating in some areas! Even here with sandy soil that perks extremely quickly couldn't handle that amount without catastrophic consequences, especially in the area west of US 19, a low area about of 10-15 miles between the highway and the Gulf. I hope the people in the path of this storm use common sense and protect themselves and their pets and property to the best of their ability.
8/25/2017, 6:54 am Link to this post PM bricklayer
 
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I just looked at the NOAA site, and that thing looks awful.
8/25/2017, 9:29 am Link to this post PM CooterBrown44
 
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30-40" rains ON TOP of a 12-foot storm surge.

And they're interviewing people in areas of VOLUNTARY (what [sign in to see URL] government officials in these areas not read weather reports?) evacuations, and they're just as calm as can be.... "I need to be here to protect my property and my pets." 'Scuse me, lady, but you just can't whip out your shotgun and shoot the hurricane. You CAN'T protect your house from this.

Earlier tonight, I saw Gen. Honore warning people to use a Sharpie to put their names and Social Security numbers on their arms so recovery crews can identify their bodies. I remember him saying the same thing in Katrina, except writing contact information (who to call and phone numbers), which seems like much more useful information.

My thoughts are with the people who are trapped because they didn't expect the storm to escalate as it did.

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8/26/2017, 1:43 am Link to this post PM JustLis
 
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They used to throw Hurricane parties on the MS Gulf Coast for hurricanes. Then came Camille.
Not many hang around now.
8/26/2017, 2:39 am Link to this post PM CooterBrown44
 
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130 mph winds. 12 foot storm surge. And 25 to 30 inches of rain in six days. That is one nasty storm. My thoughts and prayers are with folks along the Tecas coast. And inland. As it will be impacting much of O'd south and central Texas. The flooding is going to be a mess.

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Apparently New Orleans is going to be hit again as well. They sure don't need it.

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