In the news today (North American version)

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Postby icy » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:51 am

Hurricane Harvey. Such damage and it's not over yet :(
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Cool Cat » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:40 pm

Innuendoes wrote:Starting Sept 1st it will be legal to carry swords, machetes, daggers, sabers, cutless and samurai swords, on the streets of Texas.

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Jeez, i should think so :shock:
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:11 pm

I have a friend and her husband and pets trapped on a hill in Texas and the water is up to the house. They were trying to leave to go to higher ground but I fear they can't get past the rapidly rising water. They're in a semi-rural area. OMG, no clue what is going to happen to them.

There are colonies of floating fire ants all over, Fire ants bond together into a group of the entire nest and form a floating island in situations where they are flooding like this. Fire ants are horrible and will tear your skin off. They attacked my son when he was 4 years old and we had to rip them off of him one at a time while they had sunk their mandibles into his skin and were tearing at him like miniature pit bulls. Good grief, what are these poor people going to do?

Why the governor didn't call for mandatory evacuation is beyond me. Last I heard police talking, which was overnight, they were saying stay indoors, do not leave, do not go out. I understand that in some ways because the water is high and full of toxins and people could easily be pulled under by the currents but they should have thought of this before now and forced everyone to leave. Houston, alone is 2-3 million people. The surrounding areas are just more of the same and the only thing that separates them are street signs saying you've crossed over into XYZ city. This is probably going to be worse than Katrina.
 
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Postby Montavilla » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:46 pm

Innuendoes wrote:Why the governor didn't call for mandatory evacuation is beyond me. Last I heard police talking, which was overnight, they were saying stay indoors, do not leave, do not go out. I understand that in some ways because the water is high and full of toxins and people could easily be pulled under by the currents but they should have thought of this before now and forced everyone to leave. Houston, alone is 2-3 million people. The surrounding areas are just more of the same and the only thing that separates them are street signs saying you've crossed over into XYZ city. This is probably going to be worse than Katrina.


I've heard a couple interviews with either the governor or the mayor, and the reason they didn't call for a mandatory evacuation is because they didn't know where the storm would hit -- or where to send 2-3 million people.

Imagine those 2-3 million people being on the road during the flood. It would be gridlock -- and cars getting swept away by the flood waters by the tens of thousands. The interview mentioned that in a past hurricane, people in Texas were ordered to evacuate, and hundreds of them died during it.

This is a bad situation all around and it's going to continue to be very bad for the next week, because the storm isn't over yet. It's going to be bad for the next few months, because something like 30,000 people (so far), are out of their homes, in need of food and shelter, clothing, and basic necessities. It's going to be bad for years, because those people's homes are extensively damaged -- many may have to be condemned, and many of them are not insured for flood damage. I think you're right that this is going to be worse than Katrina.

The one bright spot is that at least the FEMA director seems to be competent and experienced. Good on Trump for appointing him.
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:06 am

I have heard no reports of anything from Galveston, Freeport, Port Arthur or Corpus Christi and surrounding areas, yet.
 
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Postby Broooklyn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:10 am

This was definitely one of the more outrageous photos I have seen after the hurricane, for sure.

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:18 am

Oh hell. And I used to drive the 610 loop on a daily basis. That's horrible.

My friend is ok, thank goodness. They were about to leave when the water started to recede due to the authorities opening the dams. They're ok but a lot aren't.

On police officer from the Houston Police was enroute to help and drowned in his car this morning. :-(
 
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Postby Innuendoes » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 am

I think this is the most outrageous photo I've seen so far. Nursing Home residents, sitting in water for around 24 hours, waiting to be evacuated. Really!!! They should have been evacuated along with any and all Nursing Home people, from the get-go.

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Postby Roger » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:44 am

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Postby Cool Cat » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:56 pm

Jeez some of you guys are going through it :shock: awful scenes.
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 am

The western parts of the US are on fire!
Engulfed in flames: What we know about wildfires burning the Northwest

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN WILDFIRES ARE BURNING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ACROSS OREGON AND WASHINGTON.


http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulf ... /471318324

And Montana is on fire and no one is talking about it!

http://www.iamatexan.com/2017/08/22/mon ... ring-them/

68 fires roaring through here and no one is talking about it.

http://963theblaze.com/video-shows-2017 ... e=5A54C815[/img]
 
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Postby icy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:50 am

Innuendoes wrote:The western parts of the US are on fire!
Engulfed in flames: What we know about wildfires burning the Northwest

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN WILDFIRES ARE BURNING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ACROSS OREGON AND WASHINGTON.


http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulf ... /471318324

And Montana is on fire and no one is talking about it!

http://www.iamatexan.com/2017/08/22/mon ... ring-them/

68 fires roaring through here and no one is talking about it.

http://963theblaze.com/video-shows-2017 ... e=5A54C815[/img]


The air quality where I am has been bad at times. It's bad for the elderly and people with breathing problems, even I found it hard one day last week. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the fires.
And Hurricane Irma looks to be horrible. So much destruction lately :(
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 am

I have a friend in Puerto Rico and I hope he's still alive. This is the hurricane to end all hurricanes!

With the fires, the ones in Oregon or Washington, forget already, we set off when 2 kids started setting off fireworks, destroying millions of acres of farmland, national forests and homesteads, including homes, livestock, wildlife and everything in between. Did you see the photo I posted of the mountain lion who burned to death in a tree, trying to escape the fire? HORRORS!

Unless you open those links and look at the videos and photos, you won't see just how horrible this is. I've seen fire on the livestreams and the smoke is so thick, you can't even see past 1000 feet from the cameras.
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:05 am

Hell, L.A. is on fire!
 
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