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#285620 - 08/25/17 09:59 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I forgot that I have a 2 waterbobs! I'm filling them now and have added them to my HurCon 3 checklist.
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#285629 - 08/25/17 11:39 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1534
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I have a single bathroom with tub/shower, so a waterbob limits any drain option... a 33 gal plastic trash can allows me to have non potable water for shower and flushing toilet and still allows access to a shower drain... in 2004/2005 we did not lose city water pressure, but a black painted dedicated use garden sprayer works for a shower water pressure if needed...

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#285638 - 08/26/17 02:11 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2719
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Wow, this is turning into a bad one. The rainfall forecast is just insane. Be safe, everyone.

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#285649 - 08/26/17 04:32 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
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Got a good laugh out of this one:

http://www.fox4news.com/sports/276162282-story
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#285650 - 08/26/17 04:51 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1865
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Doug_Ritter
Got a good laugh out of this one:

http://www.fox4news.com/sports/276162282-story

Of course something like that would be mentioned on the web site of a Dallas station.

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (08/26/17 04:53 PM)
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#285666 - 08/27/17 12:17 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I just received pics of 1 towboat sunk up to the top of its pilothouse and 1 towboat that is now high and dry on land. Both boats were owned by the same company and there is a third towboat that was also sunk. That has lost 3 towboats in one day.

The weather channel is also showing a fairly new z-drive tugboat sunk in Corpus Christi ship channel. That tug is owned by a Pascagoula, Ms company, I think...

The 3 towboats were all denied permission to seek shelter in CC Hbr.

Sorry but I can't load the pics on here.
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#285670 - 08/27/17 03:44 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Why would they been denied?
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#285671 - 08/27/17 07:13 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: hikermor]
adam2 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 427
Loc: Somerset UK
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Why would they been denied?


Perhaps TPTB feared that the vessels could not be securely anchored or moored and would therefore be a danger to other craft and persons therein.

Or perhaps the harbour was already so full that any extra craft no matter how carefully moored, would damage other vessels by collision.

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#285675 - 08/27/17 01:56 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1347
Sure enough ... tons of rain getting dumped on Texas, esp. near the coast.

It's hard to understand the early reports about Hurricane Harvey. Why did the news say it had increased in strength to a Cat 4 hurricane? Then almost immediately afterwards it was downgraded to Cat 1? But the predictions about major flooding are definitely coming true. And this inundation event is still just getting started. The police, Coast Guard and first responders sound like they are all doing a TERRIFIC job in Texas. Congratulations to everyone.

It's hard to understand why more people didn't evacuate from places like Houston. And also hard to understand why people are trying to drive through heavily-flooded roads. The flooding damage in cities like Houston is going to cost enormous money for the insurance companies. But at least the number of lives lost is small.

Pete

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#285677 - 08/27/17 02:08 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: adam2]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Originally Posted By: adam2
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Why would they been denied?


Perhaps TPTB feared that the vessels could not be securely anchored or moored and would therefore be a danger to other craft and persons therein.

Or perhaps the harbour was already so full that any extra craft no matter how carefully moored, would damage other vessels by collision.


Those are good hypotheticals, but specifically, in this instance, what was their rationale?

Denying safe haven is kind of unusual, especially for mariners...
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