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    I live in Corpus Christi and we are all hunkered down here. The storm is projected to go just north of us, but we are still expecting strong wind and rain. We are currently experiencing gusts of over 60 mph. Nothing sustained yet, though. Landfall is expected in about 6 hours or so.

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    shit. Stay safe, Joey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    I live in Corpus Christi and we are all hunkered down here. The storm is projected to go just north of us, but we are still expecting strong wind and rain. We are currently experiencing gusts of over 60 mph. Nothing sustained yet, though. Landfall is expected in about 6 hours or so.
    Joey, I saw the live video you posted on FB. Stay safe and keep us updated!
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    Be safe, J.

    I'm drunk again (what's new though) and all I can think about is how worried I am for my coastal friends. Sure, my city will get hit, but not anywhere near how people further south will and it just... really sucks. Not sure how else to say it.
    'Tis better to bend with the wind than stand tall and be broken. Therein lies hope; therein lies freedom.

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    Watching a livestream of local news in Corpus Christi and they reported that in Rockport, a high school that was being used as a shelter was destroyed, and a roof collapsed at a senior center. This is horrible.

    Joey, Faust, and anyone else in the path, I hope you'll be safe.

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    We made it safely through the storm here in Corpus. Rockport is about 40 miles north of us. Those poor people.

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    Be safe, bub. Hope our forumz buddies in Houston are managing today. I'm unfortunately driving south today from North Texas but presumably where I'm going won't see more than just recurring rain. Still, as someone who's nearly died from hydroplaning on 35 in Texas, I really hope I don't choke.
    'Tis better to bend with the wind than stand tall and be broken. Therein lies hope; therein lies freedom.

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    They've since been rescued, but the fact that it ever got to this point is chilling

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    that is heartbreaking to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyland View Post


    They've since been rescued, but the fact that it ever got to this point is chilling
    Inexcusable.

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    Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant

    Texans don't like regulations, so you are free to build your chemical plant wherever you like, residential neighborhoods are ok. Fortunately, land prices keep industrials out, mostly. In higher priced neighborhoods anyway.

    Arkema officials warned that more explosions are likely because there are eight additional box vans of the same product at the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

    "We fully expect that the eight other containers will do the same thing," said Richard Rennard, who spoke at a press conference on Thursday on behalf of Arkema.

    Authorities cautioned nearby residents to stay inside, turn off their air conditioning and close their windows and doors.

    "You shouldn't be here, but if you haven't left, shelter in place," Arkema spokesman Jeff Carr said. "That's our advice."

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    We've started making preparations for Irma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    We've started making preparations for Irma.
    I think that's really smart. If it does go straight for you (say, instead of coming straight for me), you've got a jump on people who are waiting and seeing.

    We haven't had a really big one here since '91... I think. We had no damage personally but had no power for a week. A few lesser ones since then, like stay home from work/school just in case storms.

    I have a backup phone battery bank, but I've been thinking of trying to get something more long-lasting in case of something bad happening, like another regional blackout or my idiot neighbors knocking down the lines (they ran over the fire hydrant Saturday). Anyone have any recommendations for something? Something not too expensive, but good enough that it will at least give a little charge? Solar? Do they make crank ones like they make crank flashlights?

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    People here are actually pretty spooked after the devastation from Harvey last week. Already stores are sold out of generators, water, and in some counties there were already gas shortages yesterday. There was a constant, steady stream of traffic leaving the Keys yesterday afternoon. Everyone is taking it seriously. That's obviously a good thing, but it also is causing some panic which is not what we need right now. When Governor Scott declared a state of emergency yesterday, people were out in droves grabbing up supplies. I think the main reason the state made the decision to declare an emergency is because it puts a price freeze on everything and helps prevent gouging.

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