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Tincup
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Latest report says... from my buddy Jim Cantore...

Harvey is expected to be a dangerous Cat. 3 by landfall.

1st hurricane in 11 years that is a Cat 2 or 3 to hit Texas.

Winds 120 mph plus

Moving NW at 9 mph (that's faster than normal)

Storm surge- up to 12 feet

Rain- life threatening flooding- 32 inches of rain or more

Tornadoes in forecast

Extended event- Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Here is a check list and info that you may need.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/help-for-you/hurricane-list--printable

Now get out of its way and be safe! Please! You'll be in my prayers!

EDITED TO ADD TO TITLE- Now a cat 4 hurricane.

[ 08-31-2017, 04:49 AM: Message edited by: Tincup ]

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Florida- head's up!

Invest 92L- flooding, winds, rain.

Need to watch for possibility of further development.

Are you prepared?

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/help-for-you/hurricane-list--printable

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Texas- Wow, pressure is dropping fast! 20 millibars in last few hours. I don't remember one dropping that fast. Not good!

Lots of lightening too near center of hurricane.

Storm will stall out- has a very compact center.

Winds extend out at tropical storm force- 140 miles from center.

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New Orleans, Gulf coast, LA and Mississippi- head's up too!

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thank heavens I'm up here in dfw. but we have friends in port arans a s and galveston. they're loading up to move out.

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Scared to death for my family and friends.

Please PRAY, everyone!

PS .. I'm in Missouri.

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WEB CAMS FOR 8 TEXAS CITIES

http://www.statesman.com/news/want-see-harvey-for-yourself-here-are-texas-webcams-watch/WoDyf2BOX0KyuEHC8GtY5O/

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More hurricane tips:

Guys, don't forget about the coin in the freezer trick. Freeze ice cube then place coin on top and re-freeze. If you come back and coin is at the bottom you know your power was off a long time and food not safe to eat.

Other hints:

Suggestions for your Harvey prep besides all the obvious things you should do: ✅make a pot of coffee today and put in thermos. No thermos, put in your Artic cup, it will be hot tomorrow. No artic, put in refrigerator.

Cold coffee is better than no coffee. ✅Order pizzas today or cook some frozen pizzas. Put in fridge. Cold pizza is good. ✅Keep emptying your ice maker and put in freezer bags in the freezer. ✅Fill every plastic pitcher you have and put in fridge.

Don't try to find bottled water. ✅Wash and dry all your dirty clothes. Make sure all dishes have been washed. Why? Gives me peace of mind since I am OCD about things undone.

💜🙏🏻Stay safe friends, look out for neighbors, especially the elderly and widows/single ladies. God is in control of all things including this storm.

If you have bottled water, freeze some of them!

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Lifting up prayers. I have cousin and second cousin right in the path of the storm.

Don't know if they evacuated or not.

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Hi there <<<<< Tinny' and each Reply-er >>>>>,

Adding our prayers too,we have friends and family in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama.

These severe Hurricane storms can be very dangerous because of high winds, tornadoes, flooding and so on. Even if they are downgraded , we don't forget some storms we went thru in Louisiana.

Listen to the warnings, and get out if you're warned to,please. As we all know, things can mostly be replaced, people cannot.

And be aware,even if not in the direct path of the storm, heavy rains,and high winds can still hit in other areas a ways from the main storm areas.

There is some very good advice here, also, if it wasn't posted, if you can get important meds', paperwork, pass ports etc. and hopefully some pictures to safety.

That will help too, especially after the storm when trying to clean up everything. Knowing where important,and sometimes highly sentimental items are can help.

Can't help but think about pets,as well as people during these storms. Please stay safe,y'all. Keeping the danger areas in prayer

Jus' Silverwolfi here

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TuTu... went to see the webcams. Got this message...

"Friday afternoon update: The webcams below were good while they lasted, providing a look at conditions on the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey rolled in. But many have been turned off, knocked out of commission or overloaded by traffic in the past few hours. In other words, most weren’t working late Friday afternoon."

Sorry! That doesn't sound good.

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To all who have friends in Texas, LA and other areas that will be affected, my sincere hope is they are safe. Prayers for all have been ongoing.

TuTu,

NICE ideas. I'll add the ice cube trick to the hurricane list. Have the coffee idea already- amazed I thought of that and don't even drink it. HA!

I've suggested (on the list) that you fill a cooler with ice and all of your fridge items that will go bad in a couple of days. That way you can eat out of it first, then open up fridge later, only if needed, so you won't lose the cold in there early on.

I like this... you said.. "Wash and dry all your dirty clothes. Make sure all dishes have been washed. Why? Gives me peace of mind since I am OCD about things undone."

[lol]

I basically said the same thing on the list, but didn't blame it on my OCD, but could have!

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Silver- My best to your friends and family.

I did have the suggestions you made already on the list, including detailed instructions on pets- almost as much info for them as I had for children!

Hope it can help Lyme patients and others remember and prepare adequately for any disaster.

Hugs to all...

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UGH! Not only a disaster now, it is predicted to make a big circle and go back over the same areas that are being hit now!

[Eek!]

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Time to be a pain in your neck- more so than normal... HA!

Here is the list. Please review and if you can add more tips please let me know. And even if you can't- read it anyway and get prepared.

PLEASE!!!

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/help-for-you/hurricane-list--printable

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Damage in Rockport, TX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alIoo_BGFQk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ti0_cZ5Go

There's another one taken during the middle of the storm. I'll find it for you later.

Our former town of Victoria was also hit hard. It's about an hour from Rockport.

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We toured this Mansion in the Rockport area this summer. I had always wanted to see it.

I pray it is still standing after 140 years. It's right on the bay.

http://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fulton-mansion-state-historic-site

When we toured it they showed how it was built. One thing they did was use crushed sea shells as insulation between the floors and in the walls. It must work well!

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I heard that the mansion is still standing .. not sure about the damage.

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Fulton Mansion Tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP970gyI08Y

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Good news about the mansion TuTu. It is a very impressive place. Glad you got to see it and more will now too.

How is everyones friends and families?

I know it is too early because the flooding is still happening and will get worse, and tornadoes are still hitting all over the place, but has anyone heard from their loved ones?

Sure hope so!

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Heard from my nephew who lives in Houston with his wife. The 2 of them, plus 2 dogs, plus the U of H football team evacuated to Austin. (He does PR for U of H sports teams).

But then they had to be on the run further, as Austin was going to be hit (this was Friday night). He said for sure their house would be gone in the storm. But they do have flood insurance.

Whew! Stay safe, Texas guys!

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My brother has so far escaped. He texted me late last night to say that the water was one inch from coming into his house.

I was really upset and began praying even harder for them. I texted my cousin to do the same and she did.

Well .. today he has tallied 21 inches of rain (since Friday) and his house is still DRY! That is an out and out miracle.

His house has flooded twice before and I was very concerned because it flooded in April of 2016. Soon after that my sister in law was dxd with esophageal cancer. It took months of stress and hard work to put their house back in order.

My SIL just had her 6 month check up a few weeks ago and is still cancer free. So I really wanted them to be free of another worry.

Go God!

Now ... I still have friends who are experiencing flooding there and a niece who got flooded out. It's bad there. I just can't believe how bad it is.

My father in law has Alzheimer's and he's in a facility in Corpus Christi. They did OK there, thank goodness.

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Just dropped by to check on you all and your families. Not good news in many ways, but at least they are safe!

Keep the prayers coming for all please!

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still don't understand why they didn't evacuate.

somebody tell me a hurricane is coming I'm outtie...

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They said the roads couldn't handle it. Theyed run out of gas and be outside

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well it's half ofone and half of another. but I'd still have left days ahead.

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Why it's hard to evacuate ...

http://stripey-badger.blogspot.com/2017/08/people-need-to-stop-yelling-at-houston.html?m=1

Everyone has to make their own decisions on whether or not to leave. Those storms are not that predictable. They got it right this time for the most part, but I've left during a hurricane only to end up in heavy traffic for hours.

Then when we arrived at our destination there were tornadoes!! Meanwhile, our home sat boarded up and in great shape since the storm went east.

All good.. but it teaches you that leaving is not always the best thing to do.

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PS .. My brother's house escaped! He had 30 inches of rain at his house. It's flooded twice before, so they were sweating it.

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it would be a hard choice to be sure. I couldn't sit in a car for hours.

can you imagine the stress on lyme?

easy to armchair quarterback when it's not you.

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THIS is why most didn't leave:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Rita-9236850.php

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Please do not let politics keep you from donating to help suffering people in Texas. I've heard that some will not donate because it's a "Red" state.

ummm... They are Americans too! (not to mention that they are humans!)

https://www.convoyofhope.org/

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Lymetoo:
[QB] Please do not let politics keep you from donating to help suffering people in Texas. I've heard that some will not donate because it's a "Red" state.

WHAT??!! That's crazy & just plain mean.

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I saw a screen shot of it!

Some people hate Texas.

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29 dead and still counting...

That's why you should leave. None of them would have died had they left.

It rips me apart to see this happening when it could have been prevented.

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Kayak said.. "They said the roads couldn't handle it. Theyed run out of gas and be outside."

The Mayor thinks that because there were previous problems evacuating- and serious problems they were- that the solution is to just tell everyone to stay.

WRONG!

The SOLUTION is to plan better at the government level, educate the public, make detailed solid plans and get people out of there before it hits, not during the storm or at the last minute.

NOTHING is more important than the lives of the people. Nothing. No excuses.

A policeman with a family lost his life trying to get to work to help rescue those who stayed behind! THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN!

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Randibear said.. "but I'd still have left days ahead".

EXACTLY! Good for you!

For others...

No money?

Skip a fancy cup of coffee 2 x a month and there is some money.

Don't buy another new pair of shoes, that saves more.

No new tattoo till you have a disaster plan in place and functioning.

No time?

Skip a soccer season and all the gas it takes to get to practices and games for those 6 year old children.

I'm sure if they had a say in it children would rather feel safe and be alive than play soccer for one season.

Cut out 2 hours of TV watching a month. That's 24 hours (a year) to prepare and make plans.

Put down the cell phones and take 15 minutes to 1/2 hour each day to work on plans till you are ready and prepared.

No excuses.

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TuTu said.. "... leaving is not always the best thing to do."

Sorry, I must disagree. And so will many other families that have suffered losses as a result who thought staying was an ok thing to do.

Hoping to get "lucky" is not the way to approach a pending disaster.

If it was, and luck was always positive, no one would have died and no one else would have to risk their lives to help those who didn't leave.

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Over 25,000 people have had to be rescued so far and there will be many more to come. They can’t get to them all and those people are hurting.

That’s 25,000 people who could have left. Had they, this wouldn’t require others risking the lives...

Of 24 thousand National Guard members, the staff on 2 Navy warships, the Coast Guard, 700 Marines, FEMA employees, countless Red Cross, Salvation Army and other organization members, just to name a few.

Local police, 911 operators, rescue squads & fire department members, and all of their families could be safe and together somewhere else. They could have rested and come back fresh to start with the clean up, had people left.

State and National government employees, hospital employees- both local and from other states- are forced to stay there to care for those injured who could have left.

Those caring for the rescued, those feeding the rescued, those transporting the rescued- ALL wouldn’t have to be there if people left like they are suppose to do.

Pets wouldn’t be stuck at home alone and in danger of dying in the flooding waters or starving had plans been made in advance.

Curfews wouldn’t have to be in place now. There wouldn’t be looting and a rise in crime if everyone left. Pregnant women wouldn’t be stuck in their homes, desperate and without medical care.

It is five days later and more people are being found dead and more are requiring rescuing.

This didn’t have to happen.

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Hurricane Irma on its way!

PLEASE watch this tropical storm and while watching get yourself prepared and LEAVE before this hurricane gets close.

The Weather Channel just predicted it will become a "major hurricane" in the next few days, cat 3 at least.

Here is a detailed list to help you prepare, designed for all with Lyme and other patients in mind.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/help-for-you/hurricane-list--printable

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AND.. another area is being "watched".

It is just south of Texas, in the middle to west side of the Gulf. It could form another hurricane in the next few days from the left overs from Harvey and a low pressure that is forming.

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My heart goes out to everyone affected by the flooding in Texas. It is so scary to see the live coverage. I can't even begin to imagine what this must be like.

For anyone with tick borne illness, this is going to wreak havoc. Mold illness and more to contend with. My husband and I are going to make a small donation. Lyme has drained us, but this is the worst. Praying for all that are affected.

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TC .. That's how Harvey started .. in the Gulf itself. Very unusual for one there to strengthen so quickly. It only took two days to be a huge storm.

Here is my point about people hating Texas:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/31/french-magazine-charlie-hebdo-mocks-harvey-victims-as-neo-nazis.html

unbelievable

Quoting from there:

"Wrote another user: “That's a great way for France and Charlie Hebdo to show gratitude for the Texas boys that fought for her liberation from the Nazis.”

[ 08-31-2017, 02:57 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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Rockport, TX .. before and after .. heartbreaking. My favorite little town .. well, except for Fredericksburg maybe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCU2iqgMRNw

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oh please no. we cant take another hit. one friend in rockport condo complete loss. other friend in galveston flooded out.

I'm watching closely, praying it's not us.

some ass said God was punishing texas for supporting trump and we deserved it. geezzz nice people...

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randibear,


You might suggest that there is most likely time to still register for a couple earth science, oceanic & atmospheric studies classes at their area college for this new term.

Some colleges allow area residents to audit such classes so they would not have to worry about actually passing a test. Life long learning is a wonderful thing.

NOVA, NOAA & National Geographic's websites would likely also have some really good documentaries that help explain what happens when hot air & water currents meet up with cooler ones and how jet streams work in general.

Even weather.com has some good educational clips. Tell them you are simply sharing your appreciation of how science works.

And then there is this consideration:


http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/31/opinions/texas-lawmakers-funding-opinion-louis/index.html

. . . As the Houston Chronicle noted last year:

". . . there is a consensus among conservationists, engineers, ecologists, hydrologists, urban planners, climatologists and other experts regarding Houston's prospects in a time of climate change,

it is that neither city nor county officials have taken adequate steps to address the realities imposed by life on a rainy coastal plain." . . . .
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Keebler said.. "it is that neither city nor county officials have taken adequate steps to address the realities imposed by life on a rainy coastal plain."

BINGO!

And from what I've noticed over the decades...

AFTER a disaster there are promises to fix things so it will be better "next time" and they will be more prepared.

And rarely, if ever, are these plans carried out to actually improve the situation.

For example, there should have been solid evacuation plans in place after the most recent horrors the public experienced and there weren't.

So they just figured last time was a bust, so next time we'll just tell everyone NOT to leave.

Grrrrrrrrr......

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well I did get hysterical over husband's mom calling in a panic thinking we're going to be washed away. he told her we're about 300 miles from the coast. he said uh this is texas. and we live on a hill.

she jus kept on and on. he said she actually thought we were flooding.

cute.....

I still say we could do better with evacuations.

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quote:
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he told her we're about 300 miles from the coast. he said uh this is texas. and we live on a hill.


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Hilarious!

Yes, we could do better .. but people ultimately have to use their own brains.

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you forget...I have lyme.....lol

sorry ain't funny. but I thinkd differently than normal people....

ah, so define normal....

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Someone asked my cousin the same thing and she thanked them for asking and told them she was 6 hours from the coast. She lives about an hour north of Dallas.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/bob-schieffer-my-moneys-on-texas/

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Hi <<<<< Tinny, and all our Lyme Family Storm Watchers >>>>>,

So far family and friends in Texas are safe, I know there is a horrible amount of damage in so many areas there.

Keeping an eye out for the Irma storm,and Florida,a Grand-niece lives there.

Have to go back and read the list hints for pets, glad to know there's help for them too!

The weather is just plain odd, fires on much of the West Coast, Seattle over two months and no rain.

And 'course we are in Monsoon season in LV NV, every year folks have accidents,and some drown, because they don't pay attention to warnings on flooding and lightening.

Hopefully the storms will calm down and stop soon. We've been praying for those affected by the storms, and fires now too,so much danger this year.

Jus' Silverwolfi checking in

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my niece lives in delray beach. she left couple of days ago with her cat and is in charlotte with friends.

so sad about st maarten. we go every year and was there in march. poor st thomas.

think the next trip will be north...

makes you wonder about prophecy tho....

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I'm glad she left. Anyone near the beach needs to leave.

My brother has a home in Orlando, as does one of his sons. My nephew is staying in Orlando in his own home with his family. I think they are going to get hit pretty hard, but they do have cinder block walls and hurricane windows.

My brother is already in Richmond, VA with his other son.

I have so many friends in FL .. It's going to be such a nightmare for everyone.

Yes, we should all be on bended knee for this world.

Did you hear that there was a big earthquake in Mexico?

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A friend of mine posted this the other day:

Everyone wants to talk about Global Warming, you better be thinking about Bible Foretelling instead.... Better be bending those knees, and bowing that head, praising God, and asking for forgiveness.

Tornadoes this summer, hurricane headed up the east coast and a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia felt all the way to NYC and Boston along with one in Colorado yesterday! Texas with record flooding! Los Angeles with largest fire in its history. Montana has raging fire.

And people are fighting to take God out of everything, seems to me God is sending an awfully loud message!!!!!! If you agree copy & re-post or share!

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well let's all jus forget this crap and focus on what melania has on her little ole feet.

when an entire city is drowning and we focus on some dang shoes, then our priorities are totally screwed....

so grab your bibles, kids and pets. it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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Up for Tincup.

So sorry about your recent struggles and numerous hardships.

I will help any way I can.

Hang in there, my friend.

This too shall pass. . .

P.S. Anyone wishing to learn more about what happened to Tincup, scroll down to the bottom of any of Tincup's post.

Clink on Maryland Lyme.
Clink on Lucy Barnes vs Hurricane Irma

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Bb, you are beautiful.

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