Hurricane Harvey

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    The NOAA hurricane page is showing hurricane Harvey strengthening, and it is supposed to come ashore by this weekend. From the map, it looks like not only Texas, but also Louisiana and Mississippi will be getting at least the heavy rainfall, if not the storm itself.
    It is headed in a northwest direction, so it looks like the worst of it will be closer to San Antonio than it is to Houston.
    I know we have several people here that live in the states that will be affected, and hopefully they are prepared in case of power loss or flooding.
    Sending prayers for safety to all of you that are in the path of this hurricane. Please let us know how you are doing, and know we will be worrying about all of you.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
     
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  2. Shirley Martin

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    I wonder if they got all the levies rebuilt in New Orleans? They might in for a lot of rain again.
     
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    Harvey is now considered to be a cat 3 hurricane, and they are advising people to get to somewhere safe. I just talked to @Ina I. Wonder , and she has been at the store and stocking up on supplies. She told me before that where she lives they do not usually get flooding, and the house should be okay, even if she can't go anywhere.
    Here is a video showing all of the possibilities of how they think this storm could go. There is also a tropical storm near western Florida, which will probably go across Florida (maybe near @Cody Fousnaugh ?) and then out into the Atlantic; but it could also swirl around into the gulf again and hit either Florida again or even as far west as Mississippi or Louisiana.
    Because there is a colder front moving south across Tennessee and Alabama , this could also keep the storm from moving and then it would be even worse for the Gulf States.

     
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    That sounds scary. I'd be headed for higher ground.
     
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    Your post is gone, @Babs Hunt . What did it say ?
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder and 2 friends of mine who are members of another forum lives in texas, .. it's quite worrying for me..I hope , and pray everyone who lives in those areas manage to get to safety...


    Just as an aside...is a Levie similar to a Flood wall ?
     
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    It is showing it to me. It is a video from our local weather channel updating us about Hurricane Harvey.
     
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  9. Shirley Martin

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    @Holly Saunders ,,,,, I think so.

    Ooops! I misspelled it. A levee is an earthen wall built to hold back water. They are a lot of them around New Orleans. New Orleans is actually below sea level so way back then they built levees to hold back the water.
     
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    Then it is probably the privacy settings. The caption says that the post has been removed or the privacy settings have changed. So what are they tell you ? Do they think there will be a lot of flooding again, and are people evacuating ?
     
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    I can see it.
     
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    The bad news is that Houston and where I live in Louisiana is on the east side of Hurricane Harvey so the rain, etc.is always worst on the east side. Right now I am praying for a miracle for Houston and us. We don't need flooding again like last year and my youngest daughter and her family are supposed to move into their new home this weekend.
     
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    Well, humph, just humph ! It must be just me, for some reason. It still says the same thing, not available.
     
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    I don't know what is going on Yvonne. I even edited and reposted it. Maybe I could share it on my FB page and you could see it there since we are friends. :)
     
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    Hi @Babs Hunt :). I have the same problem, and the same message that Yvonne has.
     
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    I can see the Video @Babs Hunt and I could see it from the first time you posted it as well :D
     
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    oooh so it's like a dam but below sea level...wow!!
     
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    That's really strange Ina. Some on here can see the video like I can and others cannot. I shared it on FB if you want to see it...I don't know how to make it appear for y'all on here. :)
     
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    Yep. I think it was
    Cousin Lee Roy's idea. I think he had a couple of beers by then.

    Lee Roy and Billy Bob.JPG
     
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    That is about the same thing that is being explained in the video I linked. he showed all of what they call "spaghetti trails" or something like that, which is all of the projected possibilities of which way the storm could go, and what will happen with the one coming up from Florida.
    You will be inbetween both storms, @Babs Hunt ; so you might have to watch out for both of them.
    I think that @Gloria Mitchell is down there somewhere, too; but i am not sure just where in Texas she is at; so hopefully she is also in a safe area. The closer the storm gets, the more worrisome the predictions are sounding.
    Some people must be evacuating; because they are now showing the long lines of people waiting to get gas. I am sure the stores must be out of bread and milk by now, too, and maybe lots of other foods.
     
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    "There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain."
    Isaiah 4:6

    "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

    This may be true @Yvonne Smith...but our heavenly Father stands beween me and mine and both of these "storms" and though we are using wisdom and preparing for emergency situations with extra food and water, and batteries, etc. .... we are at peace now because we have prayed God's hedge of protection around our Family and that which He has blessed us with. Just like He is in every storm, He will be our safety and refuge in this one too.

    We pray God's safety and refuge for all those in the path of this storm and that God will give wisdom and discernment to those who should evacuate, etc. We pray for @Ina I. Wonder and her family and friends and all those in Texas and Louisiana that they may be kept safe from all harm too.

     
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    Hope everyone is safe!! Haven't paid close attention to this....besides forum members I don't know anyone in the affected areas.

    When is supposed to hit?
     
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