View Full Version : Hurricane Harvey Disaster, 2017, Updates

08-30-2017, 08:23 PM
30,000 people are now in 230 shelters in Texas. (http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/08/30/flood-victims-texas)

The Arkema chemical plant is going to explode any time now. (https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-harvey/harvey-danger-major-chemical-plant-near-houston-likely-explode-facility-n797581)



21 people are now dead from Hurricane Harvey


08-30-2017, 10:07 PM
Animal Lovers, Shelters Scramble to Save Pets in Wake of Harvey (https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-harvey/animal-lovers-shelters-scramble-save-pets-wake-harvey-n797281)




08-30-2017, 10:11 PM
It's good to know that animals are being saved. I'm hearing some very positive stories about a mattress man opening his store so that people can sleep there or a restaurant just giving out free food. A cop paid for a family's supplies. It's things like this that make me know that in times that are horrible that there is some hope in the world.

08-31-2017, 08:35 AM
Kinda Harvey related.
Tropical storm Irma has formed and gaining strength. Currently Cat 2 hurricane. Expected to reach at least Cat 3.
Its path is unknown but it could follow same path as Harvey or steer north.


08-31-2017, 11:10 AM
Ugh, that's horrible. Horrible.

09-01-2017, 12:01 AM
Moved from President thread:


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This guy found a scared Cooper's Hawk sitting in the front seat of his cab that refused to leave, coolest friggin' story: http://nypost.com/2017/08/27/frightened-hawk-flees-from-hurricane-harvey-in-taxi/


09-01-2017, 08:26 AM
Quebec was generous enough to offer help by sending blankets, beds and Hydro crew but Secretary of State Rolando Pablos declined and asked that we pray for them instead.

I mean .. don't know what else to say.

09-06-2017, 10:51 AM
With Irma now on the full warpath following Harvey's destruction last week, it's scary to think they're are another 2 building up as we speak. Jose behind Irma which is due to become a Hurricane by this evening, and Katia on the Gulf of Mexico...fuck!

09-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Quebec was generous enough to offer help by sending blankets, beds and Hydro crew but Secretary of State Rolando Pablos declined and asked that we pray for them instead.

I mean .. don't know what else to say.

I don't think a Secretary of State of a state has the authority to make that determination (https://ballotpedia.org/Texas_Secretary_of_State); I think that's a GOVERNOR'S call, through a specific department related to disaster relief.

Edit: Okay, there appears to be some confusion (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/texas-welcomes-prayers-and-hurricane-relief-from-quebecers-1.4273452).

Earlier this week, Quebec's International Relations Minister Christine St-Pierre called her Texas counterpart, Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, to offer the province's help with emergency relief efforts.

Technically, the Sec'y of State of a STATE is NOT that counterpart.

Not at ALL

A State's Secretary of State maintains and issues business licenses and driver's licenses, and handles the commissioning of Notary Publics.

SEE THIS (https://ballotpedia.org/Secretary_of_State_(state_executive_office)).

Pablos did indeed ask for Quebecers' prayers, Taylor said, but he also informed St-Pierre that his office isn't responsible for determining disaster response needs. She was directed instead to the Department of Public Safety.

​"Contrary to what has been reported in the media, Secretary Pablos did not decline the minister's offer, but instead made sure Quebec made contact with the proper Texas state agency that receives assistance and aid from foreign governments," said Ann-Clara Vaillancourt.

Having now contacted Texas' Department of Public Safety, Quebec will be sending 5,000 emergency hygiene kits.

"We really appreciate all the support and all the offers that we've gotten not just from the government, but from the people of Quebec," Taylor [Pablos' Press Secretary] said.

09-06-2017, 02:51 PM
Is this thread for Irma too? That one is looking beasty. It took all of Barbuda completely off all comms.

That's why it's good to have a HAM radio, even if you aren't licensed (fuck the man!:P) Well... unless your disaster also happens in the extremely rare moment that you also have a huge solar flare hitting overhead. That would take out HAM signal for a while. But that's exactly what is happening to Barbuda and everyone else getting hit by Irma right now .. :/



09-06-2017, 03:47 PM
Wondering if these massive hurricanes have any correlation to the recent solar eclipse.

09-06-2017, 04:53 PM
Wondering if these massive hurricanes have any correlation to the recent solar eclipse.

See this: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/first-harvey-now-irma-many-hurricanes-hitting-u-s/

Here’s why so many hurricanes are heading toward the U.S. Masters said “the Atlantic is primed for making major hurricanes”right now due to three major ingredients.

First, and most pertinent, is weak wind shear. Hurricanes lose potency when winds near the ocean surface blow at one speed and direction while winds in the upper atmosphere blow another. This difference — or shear — causes a hurricane to physically tilt, like a top, which dampens the force of the winds emanating from it.

“Right now, the shears are pretty low, and as you can see the storm looks pretty symmetrical,” Philip Klotzbach, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, told the NewsHour.

The other two ingredients are warm Atlantic ocean temperatures that extend deep underwater and high levels of moisture in the air. Irma is brewing where sea temperatures hover around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which are ideal for fueling intensification. Meanwhile, the air has 55 percent relative humidity, which is a little on the dry side, Masters said, but still enough to make a strong storm.

Irma is following on the heels of Harvey, because of a change in air pressure along the East Coast, Klotzbach said.

"Typically, over the last 10 to 12 years, we tend to have a ridge of low pressure along the east coast, which has helped steer the storms away,” Klotzbach said. But this invisible ridge has pushed westward this year, leaving the eastern seaboard, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico exposed to hurricanes.

09-06-2017, 09:03 PM
but climate change is a hoax because science is fake news racism in America is over and and, there's a gay Liberal under my bed and other scary things

09-06-2017, 10:34 PM
climate change causes solar flares

09-07-2017, 05:52 AM
Texas prisons take hit from Harvey, complaints of water, sewage problems surface (http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Texas-prisons-take-hit-from-Harvey-complaints-of-12172438.php)

09-07-2017, 08:33 AM
climate change causes solar flares

you may appreciate this you may not some time ago company i worked for had purchased about ten blades after got everything installed as soon as the db came up it would sag-fault, core dump and crash, i spent like a week going through the logs running the core through gdb and nothing they had a very large support contract, management finally pressured me to call support, something i still have trouble with, after ages on the phone going over all the info i had gathered he said," you know the was a lot of solar activity last week that's probably it"i ended up getting management in an office and saying" tell them what you just told me". turns out it was an Apache bug. to this day when something fucked-up and unexplained happens, we still use it, such as"Trump just got elected", probably solar-flares!

09-08-2017, 02:15 AM
And now an 8.4 earthquake just hit the south coast of Mexico...that whole area of the world is just getting wrecked right now!


09-08-2017, 02:42 AM
Earthquakes? Climate change.