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Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:00 PM

Gulf Coast DUers, Y'all ready?

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Goood Vibes & Prayers for protection for Ever'body.


I am packing my go-bag, more Family photos & momentos than clothing
Not that I expect to have to git.. but Ya never know.
Funny what is truly important, when things get real.

I have a strong need to make a big ole pot o' gumbo. Clean out the freezer, in case the power goes out..Extra spicy Gumbo, lots of seafood & fresh veggies.
That's goood Medicine. & will keep me busy.

South of Texas, the winds are picking up, & funny rain.. just "sprinkling" but big rain drops. We deal with street flooding alot, so that will likely be the worst thing.
Better go rattle my pots & pans. Stay safe Ever'body, & check in when You can.
You are ALL in my Thoughts. 💖

UPDATE: Not a rough storm, at all. We lost power about 1am, came back on about 5am. Light rain now. Streets aren't even flooded.
HOPE the storm peters out as it heads north & east. I am pooped.. from anticipation, I guess!

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Reply Gulf Coast DUers, Y'all ready? (Original post)
furtheradu Jun 2017 OP
GrapesOfWrath Jun 2017 #1
furtheradu Jun 2017 #7
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #2
furtheradu Jun 2017 #8
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #28
malaise Jun 2017 #3
furtheradu Jun 2017 #9
malaise Jun 2017 #11
furtheradu Jun 2017 #18
steve2470 Jun 2017 #4
furtheradu Jun 2017 #10
In_The_Wind Jun 2017 #5
furtheradu Jun 2017 #13
Gothmog Jun 2017 #6
malaise Jun 2017 #12
furtheradu Jun 2017 #15
Gothmog Jun 2017 #30
furtheradu Jun 2017 #48
duncang Jun 2017 #14
furtheradu Jun 2017 #16
duncang Jun 2017 #22
Lisa0825 Jun 2017 #17
furtheradu Jun 2017 #34
smirkymonkey Jun 2017 #19
misanthrope Jun 2017 #20
furtheradu Jun 2017 #35
Grammy23 Jun 2017 #21
malaise Jun 2017 #23
Grammy23 Jun 2017 #24
Leith Jun 2017 #43
malaise Jun 2017 #49
furtheradu Jun 2017 #37
nolabear Jun 2017 #25
irisblue Jun 2017 #32
furtheradu Jun 2017 #38
shenmue Jun 2017 #26
furtheradu Jun 2017 #39
shenmue Jun 2017 #42
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2017 #27
furtheradu Jun 2017 #41
Solly Mack Jun 2017 #29
malaise Jun 2017 #31
furtheradu Jun 2017 #44
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2017 #33
Aristus Jun 2017 #36
furtheradu Jun 2017 #45
Aristus Jun 2017 #46
Lisa0825 Jun 2017 #40
furtheradu Jun 2017 #47

Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:04 PM

1. Stay safe everybody

I've got family in Houston and Beaumont

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Response to GrapesOfWrath (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:23 PM

7. Latest from local weather folks

Looks like Louisiana will get the worst of it

(KPRC2, Houston) high tides, street flooding, winds...29 mph, gusts 39+. Nothing much till 1am.
Though I usually take weather forecasts with a grain of salt, I think we'll be okay around here, if people stay calm & use common sense.

I think I've been a bit anxious because it is early in the season, + being stressed out about other stuff.

Best wishes for Your Beaumont & Houston Family!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:06 PM

2. Get out if you have to.

No extra risks! We need everybody in the resistance. And, on a practical note, I don't think FF45 has appointed a new FEMA head so if you need help, I'm not so sure you'll get it quickly. Sigh. Keeping my fingers crossed that you all stay safe and unharmed.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:30 PM

8. I'll be safe where I am, thanks! 💖

Nobody in the msm I've heard has said diddly about no one to head FEMA *OR* NOAA. Frankly, we're probably better served by Pres.Obama's 2nd or 3rd "leftovers" than any fools trump may appoint.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:46 AM

28. Take good care

Will wait to hear from you all when this passes...or during! Pass along any good photos of the storm.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:08 PM

3. Three worries - heavy rain, flooding and

tornadoes

Stay safe folks

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:32 PM

9. The DU WEATHER-GODDESS! 💖

Yes! Thanks, Malaise! Worrying about Louisiana

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:34 PM

11. Western Louisina and

Eastern Texas will probably face the worst of it

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:00 PM

18. I think so, too.

They are still recovering from storms from the past 3 Springs..& even~STILL!~ Katrina.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:10 PM

4. yes be safe all!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:34 PM

10. Thanks for this!

Best wishes for NOLA, & ALL Louisiana, tonight.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:15 PM

5. Your gumbo sounds wonderful!

I'll be thinking about you. Hope all goes well.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:40 PM

13. Thank YOU.💖 will be OK! BELIEVE it!

If You want the recipe, let me know!
I believe spicy is a tonic.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 05:40 PM

6. For me this appears to be only a rain event

Right now, I am the dry side of the storm.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:35 PM

12. Mostly

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:48 PM

15. We get street flooding, with a "regular" rain

..so it's a concern. Mostly, I think we'll be fine. We've been through worse, before.. I am a bit unsettled cuz it's so early for a big storm.
I consider it a "practice run", don't You?
Take Care!

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:29 AM

30. No wind and just some rain for me

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:47 AM

48. Goood!

Happy to hear it!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:43 PM

14. Luckily on dry side.

I went ahead and moved things like lawn chairs and tables in the garage just in case.

(Got some fresh red fish to cook tonite.)

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Response to duncang (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:54 PM

16. Goood thinkin'! ☺

Folks forget about outside stuff, that turns into projectiles with a goood wind.
Mmmmm.. Red fish! My very favorite! How You cookin' that?!?
Which reminds me.. gotta go check my Gumbo!
Stay safe!

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:05 PM

22. The red fish is on the grill. With some Steamboat Bill's seasoning. nt

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:56 PM

17. I just drove across the Galveston Causeway from work to home...

Very windy at the top!!!

I took a video this afternoon from the Seawall...

https://www.facebook.com/Lisa0825/videos/10155500404151942/?l=784279547097929049

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:09 AM

34. Thank You! Great video.

The Water is beautiFULL, huh?
& happy it wasn't a big storm for us!
Travel safe!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:10 PM

19. Stay safe Gulf Coast DU'ers!

If there is any question, evacuate while you still can.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:49 PM

20. Not terribly bad in Mobile, Alabama

Lots of intermittent rain, varying in intensity but nothing severe. Not even much wind and all the flood warnings and tornado watches seem to be highly precautionary.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:11 AM

35. Goood news!

Take Care

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:00 PM

21. Pensacola checking in: rain, sometimes heavy, since yesterday.

Flash flood watches, Rip Tide Warnings, Heavy Surf, tornado watches and a few warnings in counties along the coast. Expecting the rain to continue overnight and in to tomorrow.

We're laying low. No runs to the grocery store for anything. We have the essentials, so we're good. Hope the power stays on, as the humidity will be brutal. We have underground utilities but they connect out of our neighborhood to ABOVE ground lines. 🤔 😜 So far, so good. And Jim Cantore is not here!! Yay!

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:05 PM

23. If Jim Cantore is not there

you are safe

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:17 PM

24. Yep. He was here in 2004 for Ivan.

That was our warning that things were about to get really serious. Wherever he shows up tends to be Ground Zero! 😜😳😵

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:37 AM

43. I First Heard That from a Former Boss from Mississippi

"Don't worry until Jim Cantore shows up."

I stopped and said "wait - I know that name. Isn't he the guy the Weather Channel sends to where...?"

We looked at each other and laughed.

He was a good boss. He didn't micromanage and he trusted us to be professional and do our jobs.

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Response to Leith (Reply #43)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:19 PM

49. That simple

If he heads for the Bahamas and not Jamaica, I calm down

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:22 AM

37. Still doin' goood over there?

We were lucky!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:17 PM

25. Talked to my sister in Ocean Springs MS this morning. Bodacious rain but they're on high ground.

I expect a lot of people will be glad they have to build up off the ground in a lot of areas post-Katrina.

My favorite live stream was out of Bayou Blue LA this morning, a sweet Boudreaux of a man telling everyone to stock up: "Now, the liquor's all gone. You can't find any alcohol but they've still got plenty food."

My people. Gotta love 'em.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:22 AM

32. Priorities.

and people who made a very tasty drink called a Hurricane, then serve beignets & strong coffee, well priorities.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:24 AM

38. tooo funny! 😊

Yep, it's ALL about PRIORITIES!
Happy You & Yours are fine!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:19 PM

26. I'm in Port Richey, north of Tampa

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Response to shenmue (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:27 AM

39. How is it today?

HOPE You're doing goood!

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #39)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:32 AM

42. Safe so far

Thx

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 08:22 PM

27. Sunny and quiet in Nola.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:32 AM

41. Very goood to hear!

Still raining lightly over here, & cooler than it's been in months!
I really want an easy storm season this year, for ALL of US!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:47 AM

29. We're under flash flood warnings due to Cindy and it has been raining since Monday.

I live a few miles from the Calcasieu River.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:03 AM

31. Stay safe and look out for mosquitoes

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 AM

44. Take Care, over there!

Flash flooding is scary stuff..
Goood drainage vibes to YOU!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:23 AM

33. Still sunny and quiet in Nola.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:13 AM

36. Stay in touch, furtheradu.

Let us know when the worst of it has passed...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #36)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:42 AM

45. Thank You!

The worst is over, here, & wasn't bad, at all. Goood practice for the season.
Storm headed north & east, HOPE those folks will have an easy time of it, too.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #45)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:44 AM

46. Glad to hear it.


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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:29 AM

40. Well, I'm in Galveston County, and the worst part for me was

that the rain was too light for the second setting on my wipers, and too heavy for the mist setting. Oh, and my trashcan got blown over.

That's about it! LOL

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #40)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:46 AM

47. HA! Very goood news!



I HOPE (!) that's as bad as it gets this season!

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