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Harvey

Discussion in 'Texas' started by KarenRei, Aug 27, 2017.

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  1. KarenRei

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    I'm surprised that there's not a Harvey thread for the disaster unfolding in Houston (I have family there). Just saw this picture and thought immediately of the forum:

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    Oh my that's bad.... please, no smoking!
     
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    Sue Mobil.
     
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    It's been crazy. I'm about 19 miles from downtown Houston. I'm OK so far, no damage to the house. Stuck in the neighborhood as the roads are flooded - my neighbor's SUV couldn't make it out, let alone my S2000.

    I walked around a few hours ago and the flood control areas in the neighborhood are totally full. Another 2 feet of rain is forecasted through Wednesday, so there's a chance I'll end up with water in the house. Tornados are also of concern, this one hit 2-3 miles from my home.
     
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    Too bad we don't have a "sad" icon to rate posts with :(
     
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    could the reason be that this is a forum directed to owners and people interested in Tesla?
    I am fairly certain that there are many weather/news/texas web sites that are full of info regarding this storm.
    last year when I had to evacuate my home using my Tesla to get out of harm's way because of hurricane Matthew this was the last site that I would have considered coming to for info on how that storm was impacting my area.
     
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    The best info this site can provide is supercharger status in around the impacted areas. I also have family living in Houston area.
     
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    Okay, apparently this site isn't the right place to have a thread on topics related to the hurricane, including power status, supercharger status, road closures, anything pertaining to gas vs electricity in a disaster, and general hope / support for those trapped in one of the most significant ongoing natural disasters on the planet right now. In the subforum on the place where the disaster is taking place.

    I guess it's easy to say "don't talk about it" when you live in Florida and have no family in Houston.
     
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    if someone has info on SpCs that are impacted that certainly would be useful however for things like road closures and up to date info, there are far better places for that sort of info, posting a pic of some gas station with issues certainly isn't really pertinent to what this site is for.
     
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    I don't see this as being much different than the several threads created recently about going somewhere to view the solar eclipse (planning routes and charger access, etc.). Since I really wasn't overly interested in the topic, I just ignored those threads for the most part.
     
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    I'm with you @KarenRei - in other forums I hang out at people are asking to see if other members are ok and/or in need of help. Rather disappointing to see that the only "acceptable concern" here is whether or not the superchargers are working :(
     
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    I think finding info about the possible closures of the SpCs is something that is difficult to find and is of importance to the people visiting here.
    It is tragic what has happened there but for most of us who are nowhere near the affected area there isn't much that we on TMC could offer those people there other than words of comfort and hope for their well being

    weather info for the affected area can be found here
    Weather Maps
    highway closures can be found here
    https://drivetexas.org/#/5/29.192/-77.253?base=roadmap&future=false
    if you want to send aid
    Hurricane Harvey 2017: How to help victims of massive storm pounding Texas
     
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    I can't speak for others, but I'm using other social media to stay in contact/informed. A few close friends in Victoria & Cuero (eye passed right over, they're still deluged) have been without power since yesterday, but still have cell service (and generators). I just never thought about talking about it here, since twitter is great for 'what's happening right now' and facebook is awesome for individual status updates. And one is texting me as his ranch has become impossible to leave due to downed trees. His house is on a small hill above a creek & animals are all on high ground.
     
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    #14 KarenRei, Aug 27, 2017
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    Kort, discussing "possible supercharger closures" would be nice if that was the scale of the disaster we were talking about. Do you think the Channelview supercharger is running? It may well be underwater, given its location. Not clear whether Houston-North is underwater. The frontage road is closed due to flooding just a block north of it.... (I-45 itself appears to be open still, though)
     
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    It's hard to get exact positions of the floodwater, except to note that much of the Houston area is already around or above the 500 year flood stage, with lots more water coming.

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    It'll be a small miracle if the Channelview supercharger survives this.
     
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    The original "Harvey," a 6-foot tall, invisible rabbit, imagined by Elwood Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) while drinking. Harvey would not appreciate his name being attached to this hurricane!! HOW INSENSITIVE
     
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    Any word on the Galleria location? I remember the parking was kinda underground on the Tesla side (I've only been there once to waiting line for Model 3 reservation)
     
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    Latest webcam shot at that location.

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    We can pray that as Harvey moves into the Gulf, that it will keep moving in that direction and not return to Texas.

    Psalm 107:29 - Bible Gateway
     
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    Sadly, we're alone on this rock.
    At least we have each other.
     
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