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Old 08-24-2017, 05:06 AM
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Default Ugh...Harvey.

Looks like we aren't getting away from this one. Wind isn't going to be the issue...they're calling for possibly the worst flooding in history.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:09 AM
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shit man. Sorry to hear. Take care of the family.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:19 AM
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I lived in Freeport Tx in a 2nd level apartment back in 79 (i think) when we had 2 100 year floods less than a month apart.
last years Brazos River flooding was bad too for Brazoria county.

They are predicting 18+ inches of rain in our area during this storm(over many days), we had over 25 in one day back in 79, but the storm surge will affect things also.
with the rain being dropped up country also this could affect a lot more people

looks like it may go in close to where Carla did back in the 60s
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:36 AM
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Corpus is in for a ride, boy is on the base there and they are evacuating personnel at the RV park, colleges, etc... no Navy personnel evacs yet, but they are on alert.

Raining inland already in Victoria, TX.....not hard, just a steady drizzle.

State of emergency for 30 counties already issued.

I'm inland (Victoria), so we are just cleaning up items in the yard to put in the garage, battening down a little bit. They are calling for 15+ inches of rain here.
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I'm new to the Freeport having just purchased a bay side vacation place down in SLP/TI. I was planning on leaving boat in the lift. Do you think that is a bad idea? Last tropical storm last year water was only about 6 inches over bulkhead. Everything was fine.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:42 AM
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Rain can't drain against tidal surge.
Be prepared or head for the hills.
Hopefully this is not as bad as predicted.
Stay safe Texas.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:47 AM
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The weather channel predicted some areas to see 40", so it prob won't.
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Looks like Sargent will be on the dirty side (as will Freeport) - moving my boat from my house at Bridge Harbor up the Brazos behind the flood gate. Hopefully it will fizzle, but right now, it looks to be strengthening. jmc - If I had a trailerable boat I personally would not leave it in the slings, we are liable to have a 5' surge.
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Bring it on Mr Harvey!!!!

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Originally Posted by jmccoastal View Post
I'm new to the Freeport having just purchased a bay side vacation place down in SLP/TI. I was planning on leaving boat in the lift. Do you think that is a bad idea? Last tropical storm last year water was only about 6 inches over bulkhead. Everything was fine.
Even if it does not float away it will crush your T-Top. looking at 7-10 ft surge,

Go get it out of harms way for plan on an insurance claim...

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Take care, Harvey hit us last week down here in Barbados, broke up then reformed.

we had significant flooding in a few area's on the west coast of the island, no lives lost.


This storm will surly kill people in Texas, I pray for everyone there to make smart safe decisions, but many will not.
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Stay safe guys, most of you know the drill by now
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jmccoastal View Post
I'm new to the Freeport having just purchased a bay side vacation place down in SLP/TI. I was planning on leaving boat in the lift. Do you think that is a bad idea? Last tropical storm last year water was only about 6 inches over bulkhead. Everything was fine.
Get it down and get it out of there...

I'm not exactly close, but you need a place to drop it, you're welcome to some driveway place....although, I am in the path of the rain storms.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:09 AM
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Where are you getting the surge numbers? I guess apps like "tides near me" do not account for weather events? This app look slike it just showing normal tide level +/-
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Originally Posted by jmccoastal View Post
Where are you getting the surge numbers? I guess apps like "tides near me" do not account for weather events? This app look slike it just showing normal tide level +/-
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Loops/o...oop=1#contents
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I was reading on one of the weather sites this morning that waves can be upwards of 16', storm surge of 3-5', 45-100mph winds (if this goes Cat 1), etc...

Granted, news outlets are making this out to be all doom and gloom...

Short end - Rain and wind, possible tornadoes, thunder storms, localized flooding due to heavy rains, storm surge, bigger waves.

High end - Kayak is ready and I have enough booze
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My advice on these types in the gulf bearing down on Texas is:

Exercise extreme caution, and stay safe.

May the wind gods chase her out to sea before landfall
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Originally Posted by mgoodman2014 View Post
Granted, news outlets are making this out to be all doom and gloom...
Doom and Gloom sells better
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:16 AM
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The storm really got organized overnight. I bet it will be a Cat 2+ at landfall given the strengthening and present conditions. Really starting to look like a classic well organized storm with eyewall. Last recon flight measured 984 MB's
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jmccoastal View Post
I'm new to the Freeport having just purchased a bay side vacation place down in SLP/TI. I was planning on leaving boat in the lift. Do you think that is a bad idea? Last tropical storm last year water was only about 6 inches over bulkhead. Everything was fine.
yes, terrible idea. get the boat out.

Mine is out of the lift.
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