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#2143448 - 08/24/17 03:20 PM Hold on tight, S. Texas!
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They've just upped the projections for Harvey - looks like it might come ashore as a Category 2. eek And still heading straight for Corpus.
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#2143482 - 08/24/17 05:18 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Downgraded again - now looking like a Category 3 when it hits Corpus.
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#2143483 - 08/24/17 05:26 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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::hands EEGB water floaties and a poncho:: smile Stay dry and safe.
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#2143536 - 08/24/17 07:54 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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They are now saying landfall will be between Corpus and Victoria. Preparing for major rain and flooding here in Katy.

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#2143556 - 08/24/17 09:33 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Projecting Category 4 now. Sigh. Cyndi12, stay safe! Let's hope it dies off some between now and tomorrow night.
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#2143570 - 08/24/17 10:10 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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EEGB - if it went from 2 to 3 to 4, that is not a downgrade, that means it is upgraded and getting worse. 5 is the highest (worst) category, 1 is the gentlest of breezes.

then it is projected to bounce down the coast, head back offshore, than come back on as a Cat 1 around Lake Charles on Wednesday. Stay high and dry, all...
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#2143572 - 08/24/17 11:11 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Hope it dies down between today and landfall. Don't need any repeats of what happened in 2005. Stay safe and dry everyone.

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#2143581 - 08/25/17 09:57 AM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By HappyGilmore
EEGB - if it went from 2 to 3 to 4, that is not a downgrade, that means it is upgraded and getting worse. 5 is the highest (worst) category, 1 is the gentlest of breezes.

then it is projected to bounce down the coast, head back offshore, than come back on as a Cat 1 around Lake Charles on Wednesday. Stay high and dry, all...


Yes, I'm well aware of what a hurricane classification scale means. I used downgrade as a negative.
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#2143598 - 08/25/17 01:22 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Thank you E.E.G.B. We are just hanging out waiting for it to make landfall. It's going to be bad. Here in Katy, we can get up to or more than 19" of rain. I'm praying hard that we don't lose electricity since that will make things a whole lot worse.

Has anyone heard from Randy? I know he's in the Galveston area. If there are any others from the Texas Gulf area on here, please stay safe.

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#2143619 - 08/25/17 02:40 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Ditto - concerned about all of our Texas friends.
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#2143670 - 08/25/17 05:31 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Stay safe, friends.
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#2143672 - 08/25/17 05:36 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! waldensouth
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I've been thinking about you guys all day... Get some distance between you & the coast, please.
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#2143674 - 08/25/17 05:43 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Thanks. It's going to be an interesting few days. I'll update everyone on Monday if we have power.

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#2143704 - 08/25/17 07:16 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Stay safe and prayers heading to Texas!

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#2143722 - 08/25/17 07:58 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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#2143766 - 08/26/17 10:19 AM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Landfall in Rockport around 10.15 last night. Major damage there and surrounding cities. Looks like Katy (where Cyndi lives) is getting tons of rain bands - flooding danger. Flooding risks continue over the next 4 - 5 days.
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#2143771 - 08/27/17 04:20 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Houston is getting slammed hard. Major flooding and more rain falling. frown Hoping any BOL friends there / nearby are safe.
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#2143781 - 08/28/17 01:32 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Have a number of family and friends in Galveston and Houston areas, so far none of had water in their homes, but seeing pictures of the accumulated water is frightening. Saw that one city had over 35 inches of rain on sunday, with another 6-7 getting over 20 inches. just nowhere for that much water to go in a short time.
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#2143810 - 08/28/17 03:17 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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My sister's coworker has 4 feet of water in his first story. eek I hope Cyndi and other BOL friends are OK!
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#2143816 - 08/28/17 03:42 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! Cyndi12, CRCM
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Originally Posted By Cyndi12, CRCM
Has anyone heard from Randy? I know he's in the Galveston area. If there are any others from the Texas Gulf area on here, please stay safe.


I heard from Randy Saturday evening and they were doing OK to that point. Galveston Island can better handle the rain... it essentially just runs off. All the same, they had lots of rain and wind.

Cyndi, check in when you can. We are thinking of you!!
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#2143984 - 08/29/17 02:49 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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The images and stories coming out of the gulf coast are truly heartbreaking. My MIL lives in Sugarland. So far their house is dry but it's far from over. It warms my heart to see all the regular people getting out on their boats and going door to door to rescue their neighbors. That's the American spirit I know and love. Prayers from OK to our TX neighbors!!

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#2143994 - 08/29/17 03:30 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Hats off to Randy. He's answering BOL questions all day long from the middle of a hurricane. He's dedicated.
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#2144052 - 08/29/17 05:42 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Hi Everyone, I'm doing well but this has been unreal. Thankfully, my house didn't flood but it's only because the drainage system on our block kept the water down. A couple time, I did get worried because of the amount of rain coming down for along periods of time without any breaks. We did lose electricity a couple times but it was only for a short period of time. So far we received well over 30" just here in Katy. It has been great seeing how everyone has come together to help out however they can. People are actually coming from all over (near and far) with boats just so they can help evacuated people stuck in their home.

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#2144056 - 08/29/17 05:48 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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I'm glad to see your update!! I was starting to be concerned when I didn't see any posts or check ins! Happy it's not affecting you as badly as it could and praying it stays that way! Stay Safe!

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#2144060 - 08/29/17 05:52 PM Re: Hold on tight, S. Texas! E.E.G.B
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Cyndi, still praying for your family and other families that have been affected by this weather. Glad you are safe.
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