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Aug 24 2017
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Tropical Storm Harvey is intensifying and is expected to reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall on the Texas coast near Corpus Christi late tomorrow. A hurricane warning is in effect.

The most recent NOAA National Hurricane Center outlook predicts winds up to 85 MPH, storm surge up to 7 ft., and isolated rainfall amounts up to 25 in. causing widespread flooding along the Texas coastal areas.

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Oil companies evacuating


Oil companies evacuating workers.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, preparation for coming storm. Texas A&M Corpus Christi campus being evacuated.

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Rapidly strengthening, winds

Rapidly strengthening, winds now at 85 mph, possible 12 ft. storm surge, possible 30 in. rain, possible Cat 3 strength by landfall late tomorrow night or early Saturday AM.

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Strengthening continues but

Strengthening continues but has slowed, winds now at 105 mph, possible 12 ft. storm surge, possible 35 in. isolated rain, possible Cat. 3 120 mph winds by landfall late today or early Saturday AM.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

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Science and stuff

Some interesting info about the science behind NOAA's storm surge prediction models...

Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH)

Storm Surge Frequently Asked Questions

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Idiot mayor of Corpus Christi

Idiot mayor of Corpus Christi has not ordered mandatory evacuations...

Decision-makers are OK with stopping short of a mandatory evacuation

"Ordering a mandatory evacuation would guarantee a cessation of business and industrial activity that would hurt bottom lines from refineries to mom-and-pop restaurants and retailers."

Drowning in a storm surge is bad for business, too. Hopefully residents there are smarter than their "leaders."

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Now a Cat 3 hurricane with

Now a Cat 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds. Coastal areas starting to feel the effects.

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Harvey now a Cat 4 hurricane

Harvey now a Cat 4 hurricane with 130 mph sustained winds. Rainfall estimates >50 in. for some areas. This is going to be bad.

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Texans not impressed by

Texans not impressed by Trump's farewell wishes as he heads to Camp David while Texans are dealing with a dangerous hurricane.

U.S. President Donald Trump had words of encouragement for Texans before he stepped onto Marine One on the White House lawn on Friday: "Good luck."

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Ha! Things a Houstonian will

Ha! Things a Houstonian will not buy even in preparation for a hurricane.

A Dallas Cowboys cooler
Chicken and Waffle Lay's potato chips
Campbell's Chunky Clam Chowder soup
CORE water

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