Hurricane Harvey Hits Hard

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 Hurricane Harvey Hits Hard

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Texas, our prayers are with you.

 

This weekend Hurricane Harvey, the storm that almost no one saw coming (because it wasn’t even a storm two days before it hit) slammed into Texas as a Cat 4.

 

The wind was not and is not the worst of the disaster. As usual the water is the main problem – and it just keeps coming. As of this writing many areas around Houston have seen nearly 3 feet of rainfall and some are projected to tp 50 inches!

The rain is supposed to continue most of this week. In a relatively flat area like East Texas that means major flooding. The Weather Channel has more on the unfolding horror.

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“Tropical Storm Harvey’s multi-day siege on Texas and the Gulf Coast has killed at least five, prompted thousands of rescues and triggered catastrophic flooding across the Houston metro. Now, swollen waterways are prompting evacuations in surrounding areas.

 


New mandatory and voluntary evacuations were ordered in Fort Bend County, Texas, southwest of downtown Houston, over fears and expectations that water levels in the Brazos River will reach record levels, threatening to overtop local levees and inundate homes and businesses.

 

 

Dr. Greg Postel, hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel, said the flooding in the Houston area “could be the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history.” Gov. Abbott, appearing on Fox News Sunday, said: “We’re measuring rain these days not in inches but in feet.”

 

Rain by the foot, by the day, is not good. This is terrible news for the area. We hope and pray that ll of our Texas (and other Gulf) readers are safe and sound. If you’re affected, please take precautions and do whatever you have to to make it through.

 

The rest of us can use this as yet another example of the power of Mother Nature’s wrath. I read somewhere that Harvey has dumped something like 9 Trillion gallons of water. That’s a cube with all sides of about two miles – almost unbelievable. And more is on the way.

 

Learn to plan for fast moving weather and safe safe even if it means fleeing your homes. Also look at the tremendous outpouring of support and help for those striken by the storm. Even when nature is at its worst, people can be at their best.

 

Take care!

Perrin​​ ​​Lovett​​​ ​​​writes​​ ​​about​​ ​​freedom,​​ ​​firearms,​​ ​​and​​ ​​cigars​​ ​​(and​​ ​​everything​​ ​​else)​​ ​​at www.perrinlovett.me​​.​​ ​​He​​ ​​is​​ ​​none​​ ​​too​​ ​​fond​​ ​​of​​ ​​government​​ ​​meddling.

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