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Old 08-25-2017, 11:00 AM
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blowing anything up won't affect the internal pressure of the storm. In short, it would have no affect.


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this will probably sound a bit "out there", but I am a big believer in fighting fire with fire and blowing bad stuff up

I always wondered if they could not fly high over these storms and drop a series of massive bombs with parachutes to slow them and altimeters on them to blow up in series right at the level of the storm and disrupt the winds/rotation of the storm

try and fly right across the top center and just cut the storm in half

off subject a bit, but I also wonder the same thing about wildfires.....just line up a series of explosives at the "break point" and set them off to blow the fire back, blow soil up on the fire and to suck the oxygen out of the air briefly then come right back in with the water and the flame retardants and hit the diminished fire
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Insider View Post
this will probably sound a bit "out there", but I am a big believer in fighting fire with fire and blowing bad stuff up

I always wondered if they could not fly high over these storms and drop a series of massive bombs with parachutes to slow them and altimeters on them to blow up in series right at the level of the storm and disrupt the winds/rotation of the storm

try and fly right across the top center and just cut the storm in half

off subject a bit, but I also wonder the same thing about wildfires.....just line up a series of explosives at the "break point" and set them off to blow the fire back, blow soil up on the fire and to suck the oxygen out of the air briefly then come right back in with the water and the flame retardants and hit the diminished fire
no clue on the storm part, but we do what you describe in oilfield for fires, and it just sucks up all of the oxygen. Granted that is pinpoint precision, not blanket, so not sure it would have the same desired outcome.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:03 AM
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They're underplaying it. The MSM wants bodies, plain and simple to create a Katrina event for Trump.
Congrats, this is the dumbest post I have ever read.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:24 AM
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For those that don't have 1st hand experience with Andrew, check out Tv show on PBS: Hurricane Andrew 25 years after.

Like others have said "words can not describe"
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Hope you guys weather the storm safe. A tremendous amount of rain and storm.surge coming your way. Corpus Christi going to battle the storm a projected 6 days with 53" of rainfall based on Euro model. As one who's family has been through many hurricanes and most recently a 100 year flood there's no.words. God bless.
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Cat 3 now, stay safe fella's.
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Posted this on the other Harvey thread.
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Hope you guys weather the storm safe. A tremendous amount of rain and storm.surge coming your way. Corpus Christi going to battle the storm a projected 6 days with 53" of rainfall based on Euro model. As one who's family has been through many hurricanes and most recently a 100 year flood there's no.words. God bless.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:15 PM
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Default Hurricane Harvey, good luck guys.

I have been watching close since I finally got a boat in May. It is on a lift near Naples. I hope all you Texas and maybe Louisiana guys best of luck. God bless.

Who has a boat in the path?
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^^^ This.
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Stay safe my friends. Best of luck to you all, it will not be fun. Protect your lives, everything else can be replaced.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:34 PM
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We went through Sandy, pretty much were the brunt of the force landed. I rescued my in-laws around 1am the night of the storm and the water was coming through their neighborhood like rapids. It was over 4ft the next day and they are elevated and not even close to the water.

I was worrying about the wind & trees enough, but the water destruction and massive lines for gas even a week later were crazy!!
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All those houses with no shutters may have hurricane glass....

I do not know the codes, but here in the FL keys we must build to withstand 165 MPH winds, Min 8 feet over flood, and all windows must have shutters or glass that can withstand pressures of 165 MPH as well as the roof having tie downs. etc...... Does Texas have similar codes and how far inland before they relax?

I am still not sure what I do with my boat when the big one puts a bulls eye on us. I do not have a trailer... Boat is on lift......
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Just saw where it is a CAT 3 now
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:13 PM
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3 days with this view, 36 beers, case of good New Mexico wine and a super fine $120 bottle of 11 year old tequila...it will be okay. I may end up cheating Rick out of some reel repair work

The wind will certainly get your attention but is over soon enough.

Water can be an ass kicker if you're in the right (coastal) location.

Tornadoes spinning off are a very real possibility.

The misery though, is in the aftermath. I remember Ike , and others, like it was yesterday. As a species we have grown very soft and these events serve as a great reminder.
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Originally Posted by RustyScupper View Post
I have been watching close since I finally got a boat in May. It is on a lift near Naples. I hope all you Texas and maybe Louisiana guys best of luck. God bless.

Who has a boat in the path?
Well said. I hope the best for all in the path.
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thanks. we got the boat out of the water and secured inside the levee, also wife's car and my jeep. kept the old dodge cummins here. picked up or tied down everything else. got gas for the generator and stocked up on food and drinks. all to do now is wait watch and pray.
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Originally Posted by highflier1 View Post
All those houses with no shutters may have hurricane glass....

I do not know the codes, but here in the FL keys we must build to withstand 165 MPH winds, Min 8 feet over flood, and all windows must have shutters or glass that can withstand pressures of 165 MPH as well as the roof having tie downs. etc...... Does Texas have similar codes and how far inland before they relax?

I am still not sure what I do with my boat when the big one puts a bulls eye on us. I do not have a trailer... Boat is on lift......
Not sure about the rest of Texas but Port Arthur is 160 mph wind with a 14' above sea level height. Me and my wife want to build a shipping container retirement home down at sabine pass and have been talking to the city planners and inspectors. The problem with the Corpus Christi area is that it hasn't been hit in awhile and there are many pre-code structures still being used. From Houston on to Florida they have already been shredded up.
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Originally Posted by Fishman39 View Post
Not sure about the rest of Texas but Port Arthur is 160 mph wind with a 14' above sea level height. Me and my wife want to build a shipping container retirement home down at sabine pass and have been talking to the city planners and inspectors. The problem with the Corpus Christi area is that it hasn't been hit in awhile and there are many pre-code structures still being used. From Houston on to Florida they have already been shredded up.
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I think I read 47 years for the last one to hit this area. No one around us is "new" construction.
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