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Natural Disasters Hurricane Rita 2005

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#1 emsparks

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:16 PM

Right now CNN is reporting that Rita has winds of 165mph a cat 5 storm

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:19 PM

well crap.

any chance that hitting land is going to slow it down, or is the Texas gulf about to be washed away?

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:21 PM

We'll still be here.....  and mostly intact
although waterlogged

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:25 PM

It could well weaken, but even a 4 or 3 isnothing to sneeze at.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:27 PM

I'm also concerned about my cousin.   Last I heard, he lives in Texas.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:29 PM

where at?  This is a rather large state...  Katrina could have hit us full on and still had major parts of the state completely uneffected by it.


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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:31 PM

Cardie, on Sep 21 2005, 03:25 PM, said:

It could well weaken, but even a 4 or 3 isnothing to sneeze at.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:36 PM

Glad to see ya back, D.O. ... we worried you'd gotten scragged by the Mississippi chaos. :)

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:14 PM

Thankfully, we'll probably just get some rain from her but I'm really worried about Texas. All my relatives are mostly around the Dallas area so they should be safe but Galveston and the others.... :eek:

Someone just gave me this link about it:

http://www.abc.net.a...09/s1465708.htm


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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:41 PM

Damn. Landfall is expected to be early Saturday, probably just west of Galveston. There's a chance it may weaken a little as it approaches the coast, so we can hope for that at least.

Galveston is being evacuated and they're also doing a voluntary evacuation of Houston. If that thing stays strong and hits Galveston, Houston will be affected, too.

Max Mayfield said that the entire Gulf Coast, including New Orleans and Mississippi is likely to get a storm surge out of this thing. Nothing as drastic for New Orleans and Mississippi as Katrina, of course, but they may get more coastal flooding. This thing is another monster.

Unbelieveable. If this keeps up, most of the Gulf Coast is going to be homeless before the end of hurricane season.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:45 PM

I hope Shal is already out of there :(

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:22 PM

LOL Nope not planning to leave unlesss it become mandatory for my area of Houston, and this is fairly high ground here, and while the streets flood a bit the town house complex doesn't.

The highways are a disaster zone, with vehicles inching along at less than ten miles an hour, as people head inland from the coast - Galveston, Texas City, Clear Lake and other, either directly on the coast, or along Galveston bay and the Ship Channel- both of which will be subject to the storm surge - get a good Texas map and look at how far inland the Ship Channel is and gulp a bit.

The local radios are reporting that there is not a hotel room, bnb, inn, etc to be found between Houston and west of San Antonio, Austin, Centervill, and I think now they are saying Dallas as well. That is a huge arc of land where if they are correct every room to let has beeen taken, and some of my coworkers are heading all the way to the Texas Mexico border, and others out to El Paso, the western most point all but in the state.

I am most worried about power being out, Centerpoint, who does the generation, and maintains the lines is saying if we loose it we are looking at 2 weeks to get it back. And Centerpoint ( I worked for them for 5 years ) doesn't exagerate, and is definitely one of the most professional line companies in the whole US- they've been doing it for well over 120 years, and are the first repsonders when other compainies, in other states need help. They are expecting this one to be bad.

I seriously hope they've flubed thier estimates this time.

The company I work for currently will be open tomorrow, but closed Friday - the city asked businesses this morning to please close Thurday and Friday and all non essential's really are following that request.

I'll be on line as much as I can, and if it begins to looks bad, will let you all know as soon as I can if going off.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:43 PM

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Shal: I'll be on line as much as I can, and if it begins to looks bad, will let you all know as soon as I can if going off.

Thanks, Shal. Please keep us posted.

I went through Katrina worried to death about Balderdash, who had to move inland twice--once during the storm because the roof was about to blow off of the shelter she was in fifty miles north of Lake Pontchartrain. If this thing is like Katrina, and right now it is, the winds will be ferocious well inland. So, I hope y'all decide to load up and take a long road trip tomorrow. Friday will probably be gridlock. Better safe than sorry. :(
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:55 PM

Chatterbox, on Sep 21 2005, 04:14 PM, said:

[color=#9400d3]Thankfully, we'll probably just get some rain from her but I'm really worried about Texas. All my relatives are mostly around the Dallas area so they should be safe but Galveston and the others.... :eek:

Dallas won't get the brunt of it, but the area can still get hammered. I'm north of Dallas, and the big concern here seems to be heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes. The last time a hurricane remant went over, I remember watching three funnel clouds going by all in a row.

North Texas is bone dry right now, and we need the rain, but this isn't exactly how we wanted it.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:12 PM

Good luck Shal :hugs:

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:37 PM

I'm up here in the Piney Woods of East Texas,  not far from Huntsville ( one of the evacuation destinations for Galveston folks)

My biggest concern is the high winds.  I live in a heavily wooded subdivision and am looking at the trees around the house, wondering if they will hold up or come crashing down into the house

Probably will go to my mother's.  Not far away but not so many trees around her place.


I went to the stores today to get water and supplies.  They were needed but it was a real scavenger hunt to locate water.  

My newspaper lady's son works at the Walmart in Huntsville and said that  the police had to be called last night as there were fights over tyhe last of the water.   They did receive shipments today but you had better be there when they brought it out on the floor as it went fast.  

Shelves picked pretty bare so I was glad I went this morning and only returned to pick up my daughter's asthma meds. And a total madhouse in the store and parking lot

edited to add ----Good luck Shal and Corwin..and anyone else from Texas...will be thinking about you and thinking good thoughts.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:09 PM

Zwolf666, on Sep 21 2005, 03:36 PM, said:

Glad to see ya back, D.O. ... we worried you'd gotten scragged by the Mississippi chaos. :)

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Wasn't too bad.  She huffed and puffed, but she couldn't blow our house down.  However, we were w/o power for about a week,  and w/o phone service for 3.  No phone service = no internet connection = no posting.  But I'm glad to be back.  It's nice that ya'll actually missed me. :)

Oh, forgot to mention that Gallman is on a hill, so, ya' know...no floods.

Good luck to and everyone in Rita's path.  We're with ya'. :)

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:22 PM

{{{{{{{{{{{Shal, trikay, Corwin, all our friends in the area}}}}}}}}}}}

Stay safe, everybody.  

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:25 PM

Take care of yourself Shal you're going to hit be a lot of rain that's for sure, I hope all of our other east Texas Islers are safe as well.
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