Tropical Storm Harvey

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older guy
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   Posted 8/24/2017 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
In this kind of weather event, it's natural to become anxious. However, I have to watch how I talk to myself and be careful to not obsess about the future.

I have done some of my hurricane preparedness and tomorrow morning will do more.

I just needed to check in. I'm in Houston and we are forecasted to get about 3-4 days of solid rain.

That's all, just needed to check in. Would appreciate any support or positive feedback.

Thanks,
Rich

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Tim Tam
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   Posted 8/24/2017 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
We had an ice storm in my section of the country, first about 12 years ago, and then about 3 or 4 years ago.

As I'm watching the weather channel tonight, and "Harvey" moving toward Texas, I didn't know where it was supposed to hit, I'm thinking, "I feel for those people."

During those two ice storms, the electricity was out for three nights. In the winter, that's a long time for no heat, no fridge, no stove, no lights.

Especially at night, when the temp was around freezing, meaning inside your house is around freezing, it's just gosh awful.

I rem. when the 4th night was approaching, I'm not going to make it if it comes up on the 4th night with no electricity. I don't believe I'm going to be able to keep it all together. It was getting on my nerves.

about 5 p.m. on the 4th evening, the electricity came on. Whew!

It does wear on the nerves.

So, that's what I was thinking about when I see that storm approaching Texas. So you say 3-4 days of rain coming up.

I've been through 3 nights of that. I saw the weather forecast for that state was going to be about 5 or 6 days of rain,

In an ice storm, the iced-over tree limbs fall on the power lines, and knock out power all over town, all over the state, all over 6 or 8 states, so power repair crews are stretched thin to say the least, so they have to be called in from places like Texas, 3 or 4 states away.

Does the flooding from a hurricane knock out power all over town?

I looked at the TV weather map with the emblem of the hurricane, and I thought, that looks like it's about one or two days away from Texas.

So with today being Thursday night, is it expected to make landfall possibly Friday night or Saturday night?

I just tried to keep my nerves steady, but, again, about the 4th night, I was about to wear out.

Good luck. Keep reporting in as long as you're able to give out a signal.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/24/2017 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi OG,

You are doing a good job of being prepared and taking the necessary precautions needed!

We we also be sending prayers your way, so know you are surrounded with protection.

Keep us updated as you can.

S.C.
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/25/2017 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Some areas in Texas might get up to 35 inches of rain over the next few days.

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   Posted 8/25/2017 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers for O.G., Steve and Larry/lgm...all of whom are in Tx.

Along with all our other members in the storm path.

We are surrounding you with thoughts/prayers of protection!

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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older guy
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   Posted 8/25/2017 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Doing better now.

Went off to the grocery store today to get some non-perishable items. It was very busy. Once I got home, I felt much better about being prepared.

The edge of the storm is supposed to hit us tonight or early tomorrow morning. But it is already raining.
Rich

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   Posted 8/25/2017 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Send all the Texans best wishes! My Uncle and Aunt are in Forth Worth and I have another cousin in Waco.
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/25/2017 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
The DFW area won't get any of the action... Waco that is 100 miles south of DFW and might get some extra rain...but they should be fine.

Thanks for the Well Wishes... We're doing the same for neighbors to the south.

older guy
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   Posted 8/27/2017 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
we are inundated with rain. it's easy to be anxious at a time like this. i am trying to find some things to focus on besides the storm. luckily the rain has just abated a bit. any suggestions on how to get my mind on other things would be much appreciated. thank you.
Rich

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   Posted 8/27/2017 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers hope you are okay?!

Tim Tam
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   Posted 8/27/2017 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Are your lights out?

I would try to stay positive.

You have food because you wisely went to the grocery store before the storm.

You have shelter. Your computer is still working.

You have a roof over your head. Is your fridge still working?

I would try to think of some of the things I did have, like food, shelter, roof over your head.

It could be a lot worse. Keep letting us know what's going on.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/27/2017 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Texas friends,

Our prayers continue! Please check in when you can!

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

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older guy
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   Posted 8/27/2017 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Tim Tam for giving me some positive things to think about. I am indeed lucky, still have power and the house is in good shape. Easy to slide into worrying about the future (like tomorrow) so I will spend some time just focusing on today.
Rich

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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/27/2017 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
That's the spirit O.G.

So glad to hear you are safe, have power...and are keeping positive!

High fives,

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

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Tim Tam
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   Posted 8/28/2017 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
It's good that you have those things going for you.

One thing you could do, also, is to think of those people in your area who are having it rougher than you are.

Maybe you can get out at some point and help some of those people who are in trouble, maybe like helping with the Red Cross.

Maybe there is a Houston hurricane website where authorities are talking about how difficult this is for some people, or people are discussing what trouble they are going through, to give you a perspective of this.

Maybe you can get out and walk around to see how things are going in your neighborhood, maybe talk to a neighbor about that. Maybe check on an elderly neighbor to see if they are doing OK.

Or maybe hear of someone nearby who may be having some trouble.

I wouldn't drive, for they say a lot of the roads are flooded.

It's good that you have power.

Do you have any favorite TV shows? Keep letting us know how things are going?

Blu's Mama
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   Posted 8/28/2017 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers to all those effected by Hurricane Harvey.

Keep us updated whenever you can!
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