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#21 JoeBas

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

It might now get itself wrapped up into a Cat 1 Hurricane by the time it hits Corpus Christie.

 

If only. ;)



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:26 AM

 

 

 Still better than Houston though.

 

 

 

The next Katrina, or a repeat of the 1900 Galveston hurricane landfall, perhaps?


I sure hope not. We don't need another "Heck of a Job, Brownie!" disaster.

 

 

Yeah, I've already gone to Academy and bought their last inflatable boat. ;)  And living just a mile or so south of Ellington Field, I'm not sure which I'm dreading more - the storm, or the post-storm visit!



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

So now it may wind itself up to a minimal Cat 4!

What is worse is it will become essentially stationary just on or off shore and remain a hurricane for an extended period of time.

Edited by jis, 25 August 2017 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

Best of luck to all of you in the hurricane's path--we will be thinking of you here on AU and wishing you well in getting through it safely.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:23 PM

Looks like I'll be on the TE going through San Anton late Thursday night, trying to connect to Cardinal in CHI. Any advice from those who live in the area or have traveled through it a lot would be appreciated. And my best wishes for all in Harvey's path.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

Looks like I'll be on the TE going through San Anton late Thursday night, trying to connect to Cardinal in CHI. Any advice from those who live in the area or have traveled through it a lot would be appreciated. And my best wishes for all in Harvey's path

Significant tropical system situation will persist till Wednesday with historic amounts of rainfall. Anything working as planned in the area appears somewhat iffy this coming Thursday.

Edited by jis, 25 August 2017 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

No evac train?

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#28 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

No evac train?


Is the Hurricane a Missed Opportunity for Amtrak?

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We've got provisions and lots of beer. The key word is survival on the new frontier. 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:22 PM

http://abc13.com/tra...n-gulf/2341493/

 

20,000 cruise pax stranded till Tuesday. Not sure what condition their cars will be when they arrive.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

Would not surpise me if TE gets stopped in FTW and SL cancels for a couple trips.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:38 PM

HURRICANE HARVEY is now officially a CAT 3 Storm

 

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Edited by Rover, 25 August 2017 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:55 PM

Blew right past us in Brownsville with minimal wind and rain.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

Queue the Man in Black:

"How high's the water, Mama?
She says it's two feet high and risin'.

How high's the water, Papa?
He says it's two feet high and risin'"

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:49 PM

No evac train?


There is an evacuation train from Galveston operated by BNSF for the Galveston Rail museum. It has two Santa Fe painted F7 locomotives and I believe four passenger cars leaving the island. But an important note about this train. It is carrying NO PASSENGERS.

My personal opinion is that even though it is a very low capacity train I believe two coaches, a diner, and a sleeper. But every person you can get out is potentially one life saved. So I think personally they should be taking pax inland instead of empty equipment. But that's me.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

6 PM CDT POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE... ...HARVEY BECOMES A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE... ...SUSTAINED HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS SPREADING ONTO THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST...
 
6:00 PM CDT Fri Aug 25
Location: 27.7°N 96.7°W
Moving: NW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 941 mb
Max sustained: 130 mph



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Edited by Devil's Advocate, 25 August 2017 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

https://www.amtrak.c...d=1251655816954

 

2(25) will terminate at El Paso, where it will spin for 1 (26) departing on the 27th.

 

21/22 operations unaffected.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:50 PM

https://www.amtrak.c...d=1251655816954

 

2(25) will terminate at El Paso, where it will spin for 1 (26) departing on the 27th.

 

21/22 operations unaffected.

No word of notice for me? I'm booked for #422 in "the future" (few months out). If they put "sold out" for 1/2 and 421/422 for the forseeable future, I should have known about this by now.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

 

https://www.amtrak.c...d=1251655816954

 

2(25) will terminate at El Paso, where it will spin for 1 (26) departing on the 27th.

 

21/22 operations unaffected.

No word of notice for me? I'm booked for #422 in "the future" (few months out). If they put "sold out" for 1/2 and 421/422 for the forseeable future, I should have known about this by now.

 

If you're booked a few months out, why would you expect to hear anything?


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:19 PM

 

https://www.amtrak.c...d=1251655816954

 

2(25) will terminate at El Paso, where it will spin for 1 (26) departing on the 27th.

 

21/22 operations unaffected.

No word of notice for me? I'm booked for #422 in "the future" (few months out). If they put "sold out" for 1/2 and 421/422 for the forseeable future, I should have known about this by now.

 

 

You do know this is because of the hurricane? It has no effect on any service "a few months out."



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:08 PM

Harvey is now a cat 4 as per msnbc. I spoke with an Amtrak rep today as I am traveling with 22 tomorrow. The Texas Eagle is being turned around at Longview TX and running.




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