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    Went in just north of Rockport - Copano village, Copano bay. Hopefully everybody around the bay left yesterday or before. All sorts of little settlements in there that a 6-8 tidal surge will swamp and even my old buddies place in Refugio will get a couple of feet of water across the property. He's somewhere about Woodward OK by now.

    If it is of interest to anyone here and having been on both sides of this kind of event:

    From Quora and good advice:
    Identify a local charity in the area that you agree with their plans. Be sure to check them out on the net as regards the officers salaries and the percentage of donations that end up in the needy hands. Then send money or clothes or whatever that entity needs to do their work.

    Somewhere about next Thursday, if you have a skill needed in the recovery and the time to donate, contact a member of the city council or the mayor of Rockport or one of the other smaller communities hit the hardest between there and Houston and and come on down. Bring your own food and water and spare if you got it, throw a box of general fit clothes in the back seat along with any tools you and friends could pass on the the locals to use.

    Does your current employer have an office in the area? Get your office to collect up clothes,food, water and tools and somebody rent a van and haul the load down to the other office for your fellow employees.

    Donít forget diapers and baby food.

    Ship a few cases of canned food to the local fire dept for distribution.

    Forget the big national charities where the officers get hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, go as local as you can. Food banks can use canned food and perishables, Habitat for humanity works well in Texas.

    Do you belong to a church organization that might have a local church in their conventions, synods or others? Local churches will be gathering daily needs for families and will take money, food and clothing.

    Donít, I repeat DONíT, just send it willy nilly to anyone supposedly asking for donations in favor of the victims. I will guarantee you the scam artists are already up and running.
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    Rockport is in the eye from radar I've seen.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    First reports showing extensive damage in the
    Rockport area. Saw lots of overturned RV's
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    Rockport PD yesterday: "if you aren't leaving now, get a permanent marker and write your name and SS number on your arm for later identification."

    Rockport got the clean side eyewall right thru town. 130 mph plus steady wind.
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    SR - go into that WunderMap and zero in on Conroe, TX north up I 45 past the woodlands. Then turn those wind indicators back on. Doesn't look like any two agree. Hilarious.
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    Been away all day... Okay. The pre-landfall hype isn't matching what's happening, thankfully.

    On the other hand, the pre-landfall hype hasn't matched-to what's happening.

    Reporters searching for wind, for rampaging flooding... with power-out. Not still on. One guy yesterday, 'directly in the eye-wall path', had cell-power the whole time, reporting from his car. Wtf?

    The number was '59-inches' of rain in whatever short-duration it was. Yet, a few minutes ago, some places were only reporting 6-to-8 inches. And nothing was happening in the background. Texans are used to gully washers, if that's what this is in-reality.

    But it's still early.
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    I hope this hasn't been over-hyped as that
    will do more damage in the future when
    people decide to ignore future warnings...
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    Just talked to buddy in Galveston and he said it hasn't rained since this AM.
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    The rainfall predictions were for the extent of the storm - from first fall to last fall, Here where I live that's going to be from yesterday (Fri) to most likely next Wend. I heard a max of 36" for anywhere under the influence.

    I'm supposed to get between 5 and 15 tonight.
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    Houston:




    Mayor Nagin:

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