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« Reply #20 on: Aug 29, 2017, 02:12PM »

So who actually controls the National Guard? I see things like this...

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On Monday, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) announced he was ordering the entire Texas National Guard — about 12,000 troops — to assist those affected by the storm.

And yet, every time a governor is running for President and claims commander-in-chief experience because of his or her state's National Guard unit, that gets batted down pretty quickly by someone in the National Guard.

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This article has some coverage on the non-National Guard involvement.


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The Pentagon staged what officials called a search and rescue “package” that includes planners, nine helicopters and two cargo planes as well as pararescue teams, probably from the Air Force, at Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth

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The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the Navy will begin preparing the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the landing ship USS Oak Hill for operations to support Harvey rescue efforts.

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On Tuesday, a Marine Corps official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss plans that had yet to be made public, said that the Marines were moving to help in Texas. Reserve units with inflatable boats, 7-ton trucks and Huey helicopters would all be involved in the relief efforts, the official said.
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 30, 2017, 07:20AM »

My Aunt who lives in Orange, TX (between Houston and Beaumont) called my mom this morning and told her that there was 10" of water in her house.  She was waiting on a boat rescue.
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 30, 2017, 07:32AM »

My Aunt who lives in Orange, TX (between Houston and Beaumont) called my mom this morning and told her that there was 10" of water in her house.  She was waiting on a boat rescue.

I'm so sorry to hear that Bill. Hope she gets rescued soon.
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« Reply #23 on: Aug 30, 2017, 11:38AM »

They were talking today about all of Port Arthur being under 3 feet of water.  Sad to hear.  Good luck to all affected.
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 30, 2017, 12:08PM »

I'm so sorry to hear that Bill. Hope she gets rescued soon.

I talked to my mom at lunch, and she said my aunt had been rescued and was safe.

I hope you are safe and dry.
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« Reply #25 on: Aug 30, 2017, 03:52PM »

Billy,

FYI:

http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_73d344d2-8db2-11e7-8862-4bb7acdbb46c.html

I think this flows South near your Aunt's location. Her evacuation was a lifesaver.
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 30, 2017, 06:16PM »

FYI:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/in-crises-such-as-harvey-you-want-outdoorsmen-on-your-side/2017/08/29/e6588e8c-8cd0-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?utm_term=.b02ada866863

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« Reply #27 on: Sep 03, 2017, 01:05PM »

I heard there's a serious need for Network guys to get computers back up as the power is restored in Houston.  Dusty, are you temporarily "unretired" to help out?
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 03, 2017, 02:21PM »

I heard there's a serious need for Network guys to get computers back up as the power is restored in Houston.  Dusty, are you temporarily "unretired" to help out?

I haven't heard, and nobody has called me, but I quit posting yellow page ads several years ago. I know I used to get a lot of calls during active thunderstorms, as they were more damaging to network equipment. Back in the day, when people and small companies had modems>routers>wifi>swithces, things would never power up in the right sequence, but now, it's all in one, so not as many problems as before.

So, I'm just helping out where needed, at the whim of my wife. LOL!

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 04, 2017, 06:19PM »

I live in Kingwood. Stayed high and dry. Lots of friends and coworkers who weren't as fortunate. :(
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« Reply #30 on: Sep 05, 2017, 03:36PM »

With the aftereffects of Harvey still being felt, and likely to for a long time, you now have to look out for Hurricane Irma, which has strengthened into a highly dangerous category five storm as it heads toward the Caribbean and the southern United States.
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« Reply #31 on: Sep 05, 2017, 03:45PM »

The story that caught my eye was that Irma is a Cat 5 only because there is no Cat 6. Hors categorie as they say in cycling.

So far, one major storm (Harvey) and, possibly, one on the way (Irma). We're only up to the letter I in the alphabet. (Do you remember Sandy?)
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 06, 2017, 04:37AM »

WE appear to be dead center of the cone as it wobbles with each succeeding report. HOping it hits some steering currents that will move it one way or another before it gets here. Got about 4-5 days to prepare.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210552566311429&set=gm.2044671375756013&type=3&theater
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« Reply #33 on: Sep 06, 2017, 08:38AM »

I've been watching Irene on the NOAA site.  I've never seen a hurricane go straight up the center of Florida -- usually it goes up one coast or another.  I think one (Andrew?) actually crossed Florida twice (east to west and west to east).

I almost had a job in Melbourne FL and am kinda glad it didn't materialize.
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« Reply #34 on: Sep 06, 2017, 09:10AM »

If you make a new Category 6 everyone is going to want one.


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« Reply #35 on: Sep 06, 2017, 09:48AM »

If you make a new Category 6 everyone is going to want one.




Trust me, as a survivor of Andrew, I'll pass on that one, thank you very much.
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« Reply #36 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:58AM »

Latest projections show it running up the east coast of Florida.  Maybe it will follow the bend and lurch out to sea after it hits the Outer Banks of North Carolina (I hope -- don't need that thing here!).
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« Reply #37 on: Sep 06, 2017, 11:41AM »

TS Jose on the way.

I'm no Bible thumper, but the world first destroyed by water (Harvey, Irma et al), then by fire (North Korea)? Has USA descended into a crazy Sodom/Gomorrah? Are these end times?

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