Overnight Hurricane Harvey Discussion Thread – W/ Overnight RSBN Livestream…

Hurricane Harvey made landfall upon Rockport Texas with 130+ MPH winds. Massive and widespread catastrophic damage is now being reported in the areas around Rockport. Large buildings, including hotels, have partially or fully collapsed.   Roofs are missing, and people are feared trapped within the buildings. NHS Website HERE

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319 Responses to Overnight Hurricane Harvey Discussion Thread – W/ Overnight RSBN Livestream…

  1. Howie says:

    Time to help our fellow Americans if we can. Rebuild, better than before.

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Oklahoma is on its way

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Our OK crews are pretty good at repairing downed lines and getting the power back on in a hurry.

      Gov Fallin sent a convoy of about 30 trucks up to NJ back when Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the coast there.
      They took cable and some transformers, in case supply was low.

      They got there ready to work as the storm died down…but the Unions up there wouldn’t let them start work unless they joined their Union!

      Gov Christie had to intervene.
      The OK crew got to work and restored power to several towns.

      Texas is a right-to-work state, like OK.
      So they’ll be able to get right to work down there, with no hassles from Unions.

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    • Minnie says:

      America at its finest ❤️🇺🇸❤️

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  3. deqwik2 says:

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  4. kinthenorthwest says:

    I remember Hurricane Carla in 1961. We had just moved from California. We had a neighbor whose company Tenneco put up the employees in stronger buildings, so they invited us. Since we were protected with lots of food, water, TV & electric it didn’t seem that bad for us kids.
    However, I remember going home to see the garage flooded…Luckily our house was elevated for the water was just a few inches below the floorboards of the house.
    Praying for all that are in the paths that they are kept safe with minimum property damage.

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  5. Ace says:

    The himmicane has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

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  6. waltherppk says:

    Storm has stalled a few miles SSE of Yorktown.

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  7. louche9 says:

    What the hell is wrong with reporters?
    “There have been reports of undocumented immigrants being turned away at shelters.”
    Governor Abbot: “I have no information about that.”
    Let no crisis miss being turned into an opportunity for virtue- signaling.

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  8. Texian says:

    Don’t be fooled American public. The damage you are seeing is from a Cat 2 hurricane.. so you can imagine what a real Cat 4 or Cat 5 will be like.. it would have wiped the slate clean..

    Pictures from a real Cat 4/Cat 5, when conservatives were still in control of weather reporting without a political agenda..

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    • Laura says:

      Okay, I understand that this storm MAYBE wasn’t as bad as they claim (we haven’t seen images of everywhere yet–Holliday Beach looks pretty bad). This kind of nonsense is NOT helpful for those who have lost loved ones and property!!

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      • Texian says:

        It is helpful for people to understand the Truth.. what you do with it is up to you..

        My intent above is to save lives in the future, if it is a real Cat 4 or Cat 5, it would be smart to evacuate..

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        • Minnie says:

          Thank you Texian.

          We are on Long Island and we take ALL hurricane warnings seriously. I cannot imagine the devastation of a Cat 4 or 5 on this small area but forewarned is forearmed.

          Knowledge is power.

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      • annieoakley says:

        Holiday Beach looks as though it was built out of sheet metal. Not a good building material in Hurricane or Tornado Land. Easily replaced though.

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    • Wendy says:

      So far it doesn’t seem to add up. The CAT 4 quickly weaken to CAT 1 then tropical storm. I live in Houston and so far it hasn’t been bad. Not much wind. Really weird. They say we will have so much rain over the next several days. But if it rains on and off like this I don’t see how we are going to devastating flood in Houston.

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      • Katygirl says:

        We are on the west side of Houston and the rain is the worst we have seen over the 25 years that we have lived here. We have been fortunate not to have water in our home but came close yesterday. Prayers are needed for everyone impacted by this storm.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The dopes on the WeatherChannel are now hyping their computer models showing this storm remaining stationary and strong for the next 4 days. Yesterday they were sure it would hit reverse and backup out into the Gulf Of Mexico. Their main problem . . . GIGO.

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    • Justah says:

      I remember Carla – I lived in Corpus Christi at the time. I’m not saying the 24 hour Media doesn’t like to hype this stuff – because we all know they do.

      On the other hand – Carla hit landfall over 60 miles away from your photo. That makes a difference. Carla was over 50 years ago and believe me – Infrastructure has improved a lot (particularly in this area) in the past 55 years. This picture shows the causeway between Aransas Pass to the Ferry dock, not the road from Aransas Pass to Rockport – the “new” paved road was completed in 1959, 2 years before Carla hit 60 miles North of this area. Pavement was washed out from the storm surge and they had to revert back to the old railroad track wood covered road – built on piers.

      This is a lagoon area – nice raised 4 lane causeway through there now.
      I really don’t think we can compare these 2 storms when they didn’t hit the same place and the Infrastructure was very different.

      Carla was a very strong and destructive storm – it spawned the most powerful tornado to ever be spawned from a Hurricane. The amazing thing about Carla was it’s longevity – it went all the way to/through Canada from it’s first Landfall at Matagorda Island.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      super important! the idiotic hysteria of leftist style media and goobermint are already past the “cry wolf” point, at which everyone scoffs and ignores them.

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  9. NickD says:

    Still raining here. The wind’s picked up a little bit, but we aren’t even up to 30 MpH. No damage or dangerous situations yet AFAIK. We’ll see what happens as the rains continue

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  10. Ivehadit says:

    Builder’s build. Community organizers tear down.

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  11. dogsmaw says:

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  12. wheatietoo says:

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  13. wheatietoo says:

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    • Minnie says:

      Oh wow ❤️

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    • Abster says:

      That poor man made me cry. I could feel his pain, yet he knew many others had lost as much or more. Praying for all of you good people of Texas.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      This makes me so angry. This poor man was obviously overwhelmed by what had happened. This is a perfect example of “if it bleeds it leads” TV “journalism”. This reporter was stalking people who had just suffered great loss in hopes of getting a “network-feed”.
      Well, he got it. But it was at the expense of someone who just had their life-crisis exploited for a TV rating. The cynicism that underlies this “interview” is shameful.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      I’m confused. Wasn’t this when our nominee went to LA when Hillary was napping and o’bama was vacaying and playing golf in Martha’s Vineyard? POTUS isn’t going to TX until next week so as not to get in their way, but the reporter says twice about having Trump here.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I see Samaritan’s Purse! Someone on CTH thread said they’d be there, Nice to know they go there right away! Awesome organization.

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  14. Garrison Hall says:

    Buy a can of WD-40! I’m noticing once again that a staple of reporting in this Hurricane is the stalled car in the middle of a flooded street that “looked OK to drive on”. What happens in most of these case is that someone drives their car or truck into water that is deep enough to be picked up by the radiator fan which then blows it onto the ignition wires causing the motor to stop working. This is a guaranteed way to cause your vehicle to come to a stop in a most embarrassing/or dangerous moment.

    I’m surprised at how many people I encounter who don’t know that the well-known oubricant, “WD-40” is also a great fix to wet. “drowned out” car ignitions. The “WD” part of the name refers to its “water dispersal” characteristics. If you can imagine something as simple as a spray-on chemical that will start a wet car, that’s exactly what WD-40 will do. In most cases an engine made wet from driving in high water can be easily started by simply spraying all the visible wiring (in case you don’t know how to identify the ignition wires) with WD-40 which will immediately disperse the water, conduct electricity, and allow the ignition system to start working again so you can start the car. Imagine the relief one of those people would have felt if, in the middle of a hurricane, they could spray WD-40 on their engine’s wires and start their car.

    WD-40 is a literal life-saver. Those of us who know how to work on cars, know all about WD-40 while I often find that people without car fixin’ skills aren’t aware of what it can do in an emergency. If you don’t have a can of WD-40 in your car, I strongly urge you get one and keep it hand. This is especially true if you think you might have to drive through high water.

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    • NickD says:

      What’s the temperature those cans can reach though? In Texas summers, cars can get right hot. Still, it would work to keep a can in the house and then if one needs to bug out, carry it with their other gear

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        You know, I’ve kept cans of WD-40 in my cars—sometimes for years—through very hot summers and winters and never had a problem. I’ve found cans in cars that have been abandoned in fields, often for years, that still are intact. In fact, I’ve never heard of anyone I know, most of whom use WD-40 all the time—who has even heard of a can exploding.
        I do know of people who turned a cutting torch on a can to “see what happened” but that’s different. As they found out, you can’t fix stupid. 🙂

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      • Jmh says:

        Yes . I would be careful with the heat and that. I had a can of fix a flat explode in my car in Middle Tennessee from the heat. My husband got it for me and put it on my front passenger seat. There was a sticky mess. But the fumes, and I imagine WD40 is toxic, too, were unbearable.

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  15. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Some aftermath footage of damage at a travel trailer park near Rockport.

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  16. Trent Telenko says:

    The rainfall of Harvey has been less than the NOAA models called for to date, for areas southwest of Houston, which were predicted to get 40(+) inches.

    There is one 20 inch zone in the Luling & Smithfield area inland about 1/2 way between San Antonio and Houston along I-10. This is where Harvey did it’s “loop” movement

    FYI, Smithfield is hilly and had a major grass and forest fire recently. So mud slides are a strong possibility locally.

    Houston is getting Allison class rainfalls with 20 inches in the last 36-to-48 hours and may get up to another 20 more.

    The Harvey rain bands are hit and miss. The immediate Rosenberg area southwest of Houston has gotten six inches and Pasadena — note a large oil refinery area — is in the 20(+) inches rainfall map area.

    The Buffalo and Dickerson (sp?) bayous are out of their banks by more than five feet and rising. Buffalo Bayou cuts close to downtown Houston and during Allison it flooded out all the downtown underground infrastructure. Odds are it will this time as well.

    See the red “!” in the photo-map below for creek’s, rivers and bayous over their banks. The Yellow”!” are near the tops of banks and will be out of their banks in the next 24 hours.

    Major oil refineries are in the South Eastern portion of the map above between i-10 and Galveston bay.

    IMO, We are going to see a 25-to-50 cent a gallon gasoline price spike for a couple months when all is said and done.

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  17. NickD says:

    We’ve had rain here continuously for at least 24 hours, whether it be light or very heavy. The drainage already seems strained, and we still have several patches of orange heading this way. Several local roads and two significant highways have been closed due to flooding. As far as I know, no fatalities have occurred at this point due to the storm

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  18. Sister came from NW Houston to get me last night. We are good,we have power,no water inside or even threatening. No idea about my condo, Gessner/Briarforest. I am not watching the news,others are and give me reports. definitely unnerving. I have my command station and calling/sharing numbers for rescue. Brother in law says this is out of Houston later today. he was right about Rita, hope he is this time too. Someone posted they saw anYUUUGE convoy of Military, emergency and other vehicles. wow….just wow

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  19. Kent says:

    Southeast Texas…Beau-PA…..soggy but still afloat….bands of rain and occasional wind…maybe 30 mph….judging by radar the counties to the north look to be waterlogged too.

    Stay safe…..

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