Hurricane Harvey-Tropical Storm Harvey, prayers needed

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Hurricane Harvey-Tropical Storm Harvey, prayers needed

A simple request to the family… we all know the importance of a good flashlight on a stormy night when the power goes out and trees are down and such… well, tonight a major Hurricane (Harvey) is pounding into the Coast of Texas as a category 4 Hurricane. It’s at Aransas Pass, just North of Corpus Christi, making landfall even now. It’s expected to actually rotate back out into the Gulf and regain strength and then hit just South of Houston late Sat night or Sunday morning.

This means millions of people will be facing power outages, flooding, and all kinds of wind damage with sustained winds reported in excess of 130 mph.

So my simple request of the BLF forum family is to say a prayer for those folks down South of me. If prayer isn’t your thing, just simple good wishes will suffice.

There are area’s here that may well receive between 24 and 36” of rainfall in less than 24 hours! The storm is expected to stall out and dump rain on the area for several days. Looks like it may be one of the worst in 50 years.

This image is from earlier this morning, over 12 hours old. The eye of the storm is making landfall and a LOT of rain has already fallen throughout the day…

This image is from the International Space Station about 3 hours ago, 7:33 PM…

Peace out….

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Positive thoughts and well wishes to all in Harvey’s path. May you all come through this unscathed and healthy.

People say I’m a flashaholic like it’s a bad thing…

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Our prayers, thoughts, and Best wishes for a safe uneventful 96 hours and beyond. smile

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Same here. Well wishes out to all. Been watching the weather channel.

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We’re all thinking of you guys over there.
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Sending positive waves from nyc…

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My God, those images puts a huge amount of fear in me, ligtnings and wind funnels are the top of nature fury that made me afraid Crying

I pray to God for those peoples which have hit by this disaster, this is very sad Crying

Unfortunately in brazil we have some similar cases, “we” are “harvesting what we planted” (a brazilian proverb/saying). Brazil was devasted, our country have only 8% of native/total of forests and after that demoniac devastation (in 2012 was the last bigger but not last) some caotic conditions start to beggining…..

We have now tornadoes (some tornadoes had passed here, but in 60 years we can count with the fingers in ONE hand, now, in one year have passed 15 Facepalm ), some commons areas in northeast now is completing 3 years which not rain ( the rain was going progressively since 2000 until to no more one raindrop…. those areas are desert now), huge storms combined with long term droughts cause deadly floods and another problems which reaps lives in large scale.

God help us Crying

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I know someone living down there working for NASA who I’ve known since 1980 (high school) so of course my hopes and best wishes are with those affected.

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I really hope there will be no tragedies and I will send a prayer for those in the area.

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Vipatti patibahaya -sabba sampatti siddhiya
Sabba dukkha vinasaya — parittam bratha mangalam

Vipatti patibahaya -sabba sampatti siddhiya
Sabba bhhya vinasaya — parittam bratha mangalam

Vipatti patibahaya -sabba sampatti siddhiya
Sabba roga vinasaya — parittam bratha mangalam

That from misfortune may all be free
That all good luck should come
And also from anguish to be free
Chant “THE PROTECTION” I invite thee.

That from misfortune I may all be free
That all good luck should come
Also from all fear to be free
Chant “THE PROTECTION” I invite thee.1

That from misfortune I may all be free
That all good luck should come
And also from sickness to be free
Chant “THE PROTECTION” I invite thee.

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anyone hear from texas lumens? he’s the only one I can think of that I dealt with from texas (there have been others, but my memory isn’t what it used to be). best wishes and prayers to all down there. I feel your pain, having been thru 4 hurricanes, and severe snowstorms, all with power outages (which was actually the good part, being a flashaholic).

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Texas Lumens (Dan) is way up in the panhandle area of Texas. Likely he won’t even see any rain from this storm. Fear not, they have they’re own Mother Nature issues up there!

Franz, geesh man! Prayers to your people as well, it’s been a long couple of decades for y’all and sounds like life has changed a lot for a great many. Best to ya…..

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Be save, Texans!

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Prayers sent, that is an unbelievably massive storm

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Nice Dale, reading I expected you to request everyone in the yo be affected area to change cells and distribute flashlights in the neighborhood Wink
Prayers and wishes will do Smile

Mkduffer wrote:
Positive thoughts and well wishes to all in Harvey’s path. May you all come through this unscathed and healthy.

+1!
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I’m sending positive vibes from Long Island, NY to all those affected on the coast of Texas. I pray no lives will be lost.

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I have family in Houston and been praying for them as well,as everyone else in the path of this monster storm. Let’s hope it settles down quick and the damage is minimal.

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I’ve been praying for you guys down there and will continue to.
Stay safe and God bless. Smile

Ps I hope your healing and pain from the surgery is improving as well.

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I know they always like to talk about worst case scenario’s, and that’s probably the way it should be, but it’s looking like if there was any way for a storm this size to make landfall and do a “least-case-scenario” that may well be what’s happening. It appears to have sandwiched in between heavily populated areas and did not reverse course, did not head towards Houston, so a lot of rain is falling and a lot of flooding issues but the worst case scenario may have been avoided.

Attribute this to what you will, luck or divine intervention, whatever. From what I’m seeing, as bad as things are for a whole lot of people, it sure could have been a Lot worse… still ongoing, ain’t over til it’s over…

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DB Custom wrote:
… if there was any way for a storm this size to make landfall and do a “least-case-scenario” that may well be what’s happening.

I’m glad to hear it’s relatively mild. I hear there was one storm-related death and some property damage, and they’re expecting nonstop heavy rain for a few days… so flooding seems like it’ll be the biggest problem.

I hope it will continue to be as mild as possible.

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Rockport and Aransas Pass got a lot of property damage, large AC units blown off roofs of commercial buildings, a school building destroyed, but by and large yes, the flooding is the bigger issue and the worst of it is due overnight and into/thru tomorrow.

Watching it close, expecting a lot of rain here overnight, but not anywhere near what South Central and South East Texas are getting.

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Good wishes for all those in Texas. Stay safe

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Tornadoes have been popping up on the NorthWest side of Houston. Yuck!

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Well said, DBC. Prayers going up! Saint Medard, pray for us!

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DB Custom wrote:
Tornadoes have been popping up on the NorthWest side of Houston. Yuck!

Had one about 1 mile from my home, luckily it missed us, phew! Feel sorry for the people that have their homes damaged

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The Weather Channel has been saying that Harvey would about face back to the coast then turn around again and head towards Houston. By all accounts so far it is simply slow drifting from North of Victoria straight towards Houston. The Eastern rain bands will be pummeling Houston all night and local street flooding is already happening. The weather service reported that 84 flood gauges between San Antonio and Houston all expected to set record flood levels by 5PM tomorrow night. So the entire Houston area, which is enormous, is very likely to face flooding issues throughout the night and into tomorrow night, possibly beyond.

I’ve been watching the radar and they’re showing rain from this tropical storm almost filling the triangle between San Antonio, Houston and D/FW…. I-35, I-10, I-45…. this is a truly massive area to be under one storm! Even bands into LA are causing problems with our neighbor.

So still, even without the major storm damage of a Cat 4 Hurricane, there are millions in jeopardy as water levels rise and tornado’s continue to be spawned.

The last I heard, one man had lost his life in a fire caused by the Hurricane. (a transformer exploding, most likely, from a downed pole) We can just continue to hope it’s only property and not lives….

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Houston is getting hammered by the rain, most if not all creeks are over flooded, most highways are shut down and there are high water rescues on some places, it’s going to be bad for Hustonians, as OP said keep us in your prayers

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DB, may I sugest to rename this thread to Hurricane Harvey check-in or something similar so BLF users who live in the affected areas can stop by and let us know if they are OK?

Thanks! Smile

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Pray for you guys in Texas. Stay safe guys and good luck.

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I just saw on TV the heavy damage brought about by Harvey particularly in Garland, Texas, where my friend Saabluster lives.

I am hoping and praying everyone in Harvey’s path are ok and can manage to go back to their feet when it’s over.

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