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Postby Largent80 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:50 am

Getting ready for a major disaster here in SE Texas.

UGH, we're prepared but this is going to be ugly.
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Re: Harvey

Postby c_hawkbob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:17 am

Have you evacuated?
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Re: Harvey

Postby RiverDog » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:46 am

In addition to the risk of human life, this thing could make for a short term economic disaster. Better fill up your gas tank now as prices are likely to go through the ceiling for a few months.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:29 am

We have been getting ready for a week so we're prepared. I have a generator, 25 gallons of gas, I just made 20 pounds of smoked beef jerky and 10 of smoked sockeye salmon. Both cars are filled, $1,000 in cash, 30 gallons of water and a First Need filter (if needed). We're set and we are out of the flood plain, it's just that all the tributaries flood in an event like this and when the power goes out, it can stay out a long time.

We are not in an evacuation zone.

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Re: Harvey

Postby NorthHawk » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:29 am

You sound more prepared than most and a lot of people forget about having cash on hand as we are so used to using plastic (or now phones in some areas).
Good luck to you.
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Re: Harvey

Postby burrrton » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:42 am

RiverDog wrote:In addition to the risk of human life, this thing could make for a short term economic disaster. Better fill up your gas tank now as prices are likely to go through the ceiling for a few months.


Good suggestion.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:05 pm

The LAST thing I am worried about is gas prices as we already have the best gas prices in the U.S.

Just getting my horses into the barn and settling them down now. I have 3.

We are going to be alright, but a LOT of folks are going to lose everything. This is a catastrophe for many people and it is just getting started.
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Re: Harvey

Postby c_hawkbob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:12 pm

Just stay safe man, sounds like you've got a handle on it.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks appreciate it Y'all
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:52 pm

Be safe, Largent80. Good luck.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 am

Woke up, so we're still alive !!!!

Watching TV and it is a lot better as far as damage is concerned in Rockport where the storm came onshore.

The problem where we live is that we are on the side of the storm that has huge feeder bands of rain. I let my horses out of the barn and they are having a blast running through my pasture (5 acres).

I think we lucked out a little bit with the storm.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:12 pm

Geez what a day. 3 tornado warnings (one extreme) tornado on the ground 20 miles from me. Going to be a rough week ahead.

I was watching the eye approach Rockport last night and they showed 4 guys that sleep on their boats in the harbor who planned on "riding it out". Category 4 hurricane. 1 of the guys had just moved there from the NW and I looked at my wife and said, these guys will never be seen again. They can't even get in there to see the damage yet.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:46 pm

At least your horses enjoyed it. The storm is unpredictable, it seems, so stay alert (I know you will).

Here is a cool site for monitoring it (and the rest of the globe): https://earth.nullschool.net
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:33 am

We use this one a lot.

http://www.intellicast.com/
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:18 pm

Largent80 wrote:We use this one a lot.

http://www.intellicast.com/


Thanks, that is a good one.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:18 am

Our power is out right now, but we have a generator. The forecast is slightly improving but we are far from out of the woods with this storm.

Horses are diggin it, dog, not so much, cat is cranky. We're not going to be able to work for at least a week.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:42 am

Pretty amazing to see people helping people here in Houston. Still raining here, we're dry but are stuck as all the roads around us are flooded.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weath ... d=moengage
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:29 pm

The insurance laws in Texas change Friday, so claimants need to file before then, or suffer even more.
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Re: Harvey

Postby burrrton » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:11 pm

Old but Slow wrote:The insurance laws in Texas change Friday, so claimants need to file before then, or suffer even more.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the date of the event, not the date of the claim being filed, determine which laws apply?

I honestly don't know, but I wouldn't have thought there was *any* way it worked the way you describe.

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Nope, you're correct- unbelievable. Some people are still swimming for their lives, @ssholes.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-l ... sing-money
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:57 am

They are saying on the news here that the deadline will be pushed back because so many people can'te ven get assessments on their property. They are in shelters. The sun came out yesterday afternoon thank God.
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Re: Harvey

Postby RiverDog » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:47 am

I heard where there are tens of thousands in the Houston area that didn't carry flood insurance so they're S.O.L. What an awful lesson to have to learn the hard way.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:22 pm

The sad part is many homes were built in areas that have NEVER flooded. Who would pay huge premiums for what had never happened even with two gigantic storms in the last 2 years?

We were smart enough to buy away from creeks and especially rivers. Hard for me to believe that people would actually buy a house at the base of a resovoir.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:18 pm

L80, you and your family (and horses) obviously survived OK, but damage? How did your acreage and buildings do?
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 am

We haven't done an assessment yet, but I think everything is ok. Even though we got more rain than I have ever see, it fell over a period of days. Last year we go 16" in about 8 hours and may pasture became a river, fortunatly the water took a right at my barn.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Largent80 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:31 am

Now Irma is coming....UGH.
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Re: Harvey

Postby Old but Slow » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:37 pm

Irma apparently has record winds. Ouch. This must be God's reaction to Trump. (Snark)
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Re: Harvey

Postby Seahawks4Ever » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:46 pm

I have family in both Texas (Dallas) and Florida. The were predicting that Irma would go right up the spine of the state, now that would have been right through where many of my family members live, but they are more than 75-100 miles from Naples. The beaches of Naples have the softest white sand and the water of the Gulf is 80-84 degrees, very pleasant. Anyway, they have sheltered at the high school in LaBelle. Accept for various cousins and uncles who will stay with the animals, both pets and live stock. They have been through this many times, they know what to do. Everybody looks after one another and their neighbors. It is just like in Mayberry, everyone knows everyone and his brother.
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