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Houston might have to deal with a hurricane worse than the one from 116 years ago

Discussion in 'The Weather Lab' started by mardek1995, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. mardek1995

    mardek1995 News Director

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    You know how the 1900 Galveston hurricane devastated many lives and ended some of them and made many more a living hell as well as destroying $100 million? Hurricane Ike could've done that if the hurricane hadn't changed course and/or been a higher category.

    The reason why I mentioned this is in part because I came across this article which is rather chilling considering that what happened in 1900 could happen again, or worse: https://projects.propublica.org/houston/
     
  2. mardek1995

    mardek1995 News Director

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    Well, now I gotta bump this thread a year after posting it because it seems I may have predicted correctly. That, and now, if the hurricane causes more worth of damage than Ike, Austin and DFW might get greater growth spurts than either cities did with Katrina:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/us/tropical-storm-harvey/index.html
     
  3. MXSans2

    MXSans2 Live from Houston.

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    I've been getting prepared and getting last minute supplies. I've just found about Hurricane Harvey was going to hit the coast (I don't have cable anymore). I don't live on the coast, but the county I live in has been issued a flash flood watch, and I am not going to get trapped...again.
     
  4. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    This is going to be a huge disaster on both a natural level and a humanitarian level. I would feel more confident if the country wasn't being led by a two year old. I'll just leave it at that.

    I'm gonna use this thread to talk about the hurricane coverage...

    KIII is the only Corpus Christi local that streams, and they've seemed to have their main anchors doing most of the coverage. I watched last night... the main male anchor seems a bit dense. He said "on the bright side, this will fill the reservoirs"... to which the main weather guy went "uhhh, no..."

    The Houston locals don't seem like they're going wall to wall yet, but they're doing full coverage on their regular newscasts. I have KTRK going as we speak.

    In San Antonio, I have to hand it to Sinclair... they're doing a digital "Hurricane Center Live" that either has live anchors or rotating maps. They're the only ones that are kinda close to wall to wall.

    The cable newsers are rotating between this and politics. MSNBC seemed the most focused on the storm, followed by Fox, while CNN is doing an absolutely miserable job. I can't speak for The Weather Channel because FiOS doesn't carry it because they're both petty.
     
  5. atlnews2

    atlnews2 News Director

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    KRIS also does live streams. you just need to look really hard to find it

    http://www.kristv.com/category/292861/live-stream
     
  6. USNewsie

    USNewsie AM Anchor

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    The Weather Channel has extended wall to wall coverage with many meterologists stayed throughout the gulf coast and inland Texas. They were live up until midnight yesterday and I am sure they will continue to do so until the storm passes. Currently watching TWC.

    More details: http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/hurricane-harvey-will-reportedly-be-strongest-hurricane-to-hit-u-s-mainland-in-12-years/339356
    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/tv-n...elements-to-report-on-hurricane-harvey/339401
     
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  7. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    !2 years ago stations had more experienced staff and resources. Coverage like this cost serious money, so don't expect stations to go B2W* until they absolutely must.

    Expect a lot of bonded cellular (Dejaro, LiveU) shots to go to crap real fast. Those shots use up to 6 cell paths at one time...and you can bet the cell network / data networks will be jammed and crashing.

    Please don't wait around for some TV station idiot to tell you to leave....just go....go now...go be safe, dry and happy.

    Keep in mind one very important thing...
    This will be one of the first major hurricanes where everyone depends on cell coverage. A few older folks know how to survive without cellphones and data links. Most people under 40 have no survival skills sans texting.

    People are gonna be real uptight without those pacifiers in hand...so beware of phone zombies.

    One last thing.....very important!!!

    Be sure you have some porn in the form of magazines....the data network could be down for days or even weeks. So look under the mattress for those 1997 Hustler and Penthouse Forum magazines...you can also sell them after a few days of cell failure to uptight couples and tweakers.

    Stay safe...conserve data bits for the people that really need them.

    *B2W=Balls to Wall (coverage)
     
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  8. Ramona

    Ramona Fluffy Fox Girl

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    KIII just lost power:

     
  9. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    Stelter on the coverage:

    • The cablers will be going overnight. MSNBC says it will be live until at least 11pm tomorrow. (CNN was airing promos for a Trump-related special report so we'll see.)
    • ABC at least will be doing six hours of coverage tomorrow morning from 5am to 11am.
     
  10. Mrtraveler01

    Mrtraveler01 Managing Editor

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    I have UVerse and they have created a specialty station that airs local coverage from all over Texas. Right now they're airing coverage from KIII.

    It looks like they're using the TEGNA stations for their coverage. I imagine Directv has a similar channel as well.

    Edit: They are also using the Sinclair stations like they have in the past (currently airing coverage from WOAI).
     
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  11. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    According to the TVNewser post, WBBM's Megan Glaros will be the resident meteorologist on CBS This Morning this morning, and Lonnie Quinn will handle duties on Monday.
     
  12. bhratbrat

    bhratbrat News Director

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    Cbsn is showing kris-tv via kztv
     
  13. bhratbrat

    bhratbrat News Director

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    Hmm.. Soo this is the Sinclair feed from YouTube.. Woai jacket and a ktul flag.. Hmm..
     

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    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    Pictures on KTRK are unbelievable right now. I think they were relayed on CNN earlier. Someone compared it to Dunkirk. It seems like it's out of a war zone.

    After KHOU went down I've been maining both KPRC and KTRK. Probably more like KTRK, which is pretty top notch (unsurprisingly given its ownership).
     
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  15. Vlad

    Vlad News Director

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    Yeah its so devastating to see what the 4th Largest City in the country is going through right now. Unbelievable flooding and devastation unlike anything i've ever seen in my life really, behind Hurricane Katrina. Definitely one of the biggest disasters of the 2010s decade that this country will remember for a long time. All of the harrowing stories of survival, the rescues, the sad stories of people being swept away, the overall emotional toll this will really pressure the country and test their ability to deal with these unprecedented disasters and its really a test to this new Presidential Administration as well.

    But my goodness, I'm in awe with whats happening in Houston. So so devastating. Its gonna take years for them to fully get back to normal, this is a new normal for them. And the real chilling thing that really moves me the most is how a lot of people 200,000+ whom were displaced from Katrina, moved from New Orleans to Houston to start new lives, and 12 years later they are seeing it all over again. Literally on the 12th anniversary of Katrina we are seeing this play out again.

    Mother Nature can really be sadly ironic in many ways... Godspeed to Southeast Texas.
     

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