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Not true when the storm was east of Florida (where Rita is now). I remember all the projected paths showing it going into the Florida panhandle, mostly east of Pensacola.

Then Katrina went southward after passing the Keys and the new projections showed it going to New Orleans. Those were correct.

So the bottom line is that we need to wait until Rita is in the Gulf before we can have a good forecast.

True. Sorry, if I gave the impression that the 5 day forecast was dead on. I meant the 3 day, which is what Max C described.

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If I decide to take a plane out of here, will I be able to find long-range parking at the airport or will it be full because everyone else will have the same idea? I'm counting out the idea of taking a taxi because I'm sure they will be impossible to find if the hurricane hits.

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what about the Med Center area - I only have 4 windows. Just curious if anyone has any thought about whether that area will be hit hard - and if boarding up is a good idea.

If the hurri. doesnt hit id have to return a lot of wood. Of course thats still better than if the hurricane did hit.

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In a cat 4 -5 storm they would have a mandatory evacuation for Galveston and probaly Clear Lake.  I think you would be OK in downtown -  I live on the in a loft downtown and I would ride it out.  I live on the 5th floor so I won't have to worry about flooding, and downtown would most likely be the 1st to restore power.

When Alicia struck there was not many windows left in Downtown Houston. All it took was one window to break and the streets bacame a massive storm of flying glass everywhere. I remember hearing on the news how the glass in the buildings was suppose to be Hurricane proof and how surprised they were afterwards when so many broke or just shattered from all the flying glass in the area.

No Downtown will not be a safe place to be.

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thought you guys may find this interesting, this came straight from the top-

JSC buildings were not designed to withstand winds and weather associated with a hurricane.

The MCC-H does not provide for any special protection to personnel or equipment beyond what is considered normal for the Houston area. Therefore, the MCC-H will be shut down when a general evacuation order has been given.

Operations for the ISS can be transferred immediately to the BCC and Houston personnel can be released when JSC is set to close.

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sorry, had to run to a meeting...

JSC i hoped you would know, Johnson Space Center NASA.

MCC-H Mission Control Center - Houston

BCC Backup Control Center, in this case it will be MCC-Moscow.

Now i hear the mayor of kemah, clear lake shores, and other Zone A communities are starting a mandatory evac Wednesday at 6pm. Zone B Thursday at 2am.

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thought you guys may find this interesting, this came straight from the top-

JSC buildings were not designed to withstand winds and weather associated with a hurricane.

The MCC-H does not provide for any special protection to personnel or equipment beyond what is considered normal for the Houston area.  Therefore, the MCC-H will be shut down when a general evacuation order has been given.

Operations for the ISS can be transferred immediately to the BCC and Houston personnel can be released when JSC is set to close.

Mission Control is not built to withstand a cat 3 or 4 hurricane???

Insane.

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Just back from the plywood wars. There was a sense of urgency in the aisles. Not due to the hurricane bearing down on us but due to the scramble for plywood. The spirit was one of cooperation despite the urgency and everyone was helping each other load the awkward sheets onto the roll-away carts.

Lowes Gulfgate was out of everything except the high-end cabinet stuff. I got lucky and got the last 7 sheets at $28 each. All that remained was the $35-$45 stuff. Ouch!

The water machine at the corner was temporarily dry as cars parked every which way considering their next move. Quickee mart was out of 1 gallon jugs.

I feel much better now knowing that , of course, it will now, after all that expense and work, more than likely miss us completely. :rolleyes:

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Just back from the plywood wars. There was a sense of urgency in the aisles. Not due to the hurricane bearing down on us but due to the scramble for plywood. The spirit was one of cooperation despite the urgency and everyone was helping each other load the awkward sheets onto the roll-away carts.

Lowes Gulfgate was out of everything except the high-end cabinet stuff. I got lucky and got the last 7 sheets at $28 each. All that remained was the $35-$45 stuff. Ouch!

The water machine at the corner was temporarily dry as cars parked every which way considering their next move. Quickee mart was out of 1 gallon jugs.

I feel much better now knowing that , of course, it will now, after all that expense and work, more than likely miss us completely. :rolleyes:

im not hearing all the exclusive news that yall are so can u fill me in on the predictions? are they expecting it to hit further south? i sure hope so

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They have moved the center of the predicted strike zone a little south, but not much. And with a large category 3 or 4 storm coming in between Matgorda Bay and Freeport, Houston would not be totally out of the clear. We could still see a lot of rain and hurricane force winds. Such a landfall would also put us in the storm's northeast quadrant, where the most severe weather is.

I'm currently debating my plan of action. Right now I'm in Alabama, flying home about noon on Friday. Depending on what the forecast looks like tomorrow evening I may change my flight to Thursday evening and come home early so that I can run home and take care of a few things and then get out of town first thing Friday morning.

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Just back from the plywood wars. There was a sense of urgency in the aisles. Not due to the hurricane bearing down on us but due to the scramble for plywood. The spirit was one of cooperation despite the urgency and everyone was helping each other load the awkward sheets onto the roll-away carts.

Lowes Gulfgate was out of everything except the high-end cabinet stuff. I got lucky and got the last 7 sheets at $28 each. All that remained was the $35-$45 stuff. Ouch!

The water machine at the corner was temporarily dry as cars parked every which way considering their next move. Quickee mart was out of 1 gallon jugs.

I feel much better now knowing that , of course, it will now, after all that expense and work, more than likely miss us completely. :rolleyes:

So Danax, there is still wood at Gulfgate, just not the cheap stuff?

My stupid boyfriend spent Tuesday helping a friend prepare for the storm instead of our house. He's a firefighter so he's working today. Tomorrow he's going to try to find wood. I don't care what he pays for it, as long as he gets it.

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So Danax, there is still wood at Gulfgate, just not the cheap stuff?

My stupid boyfriend spent Tuesday helping a friend prepare for the storm instead of our house. He's a firefighter so he's working today. Tomorrow he's going to try to find wood. I don't care what he pays for it, as long as he gets it.

At Lowes, all that was left was the 3/4" oak at $36 and the, I believe, 1/2" pressure treated at $45. It looked like a lot of people were standing around deciding whether to pay that much or not. There was also MDF, which was thick but no one seemed to be willing to give it a shot. There is also lots of dimensional lumber still there and I'm assuming that will start be grabbed today as, although more expensive and laborious to install, would do.

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Well, since there's no plywood left, I suppose I will not be boarding up. :mellow:

However, a friend has an office in a warehouse downtown...on the second floor. It seems to be the sturdiest structure among us. Our tentative plan is to hole up there. It is also just a few blocks from several hotels, so if it gets dicey, we'll head to one of the hotel bars. :rolleyes:

I want to stay in the city, because I have doubts about getting back in once the storm passes through. You know how those freeways get. Even my 4 wheel drive might not make it. B)

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If Rita hits the Houston area, how bad do you think it will hurt the economy? Alician was just a tropical storm and it caused 5 billion worth of damage, how much will Rita be? Are you guys worried about the Houston area and how people could say "I am leaving the area for good."?

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If Rita hits the Houston area, how bad do you think it will hurt the economy? Alician was just a tropical storm and it caused 5 billion worth of damage, how much will Rita be? Are you guys worried about the Houston area and how people could say "I am leaving the area for good."?

considering that houston's infastructure is far superior to NOLA's and our economy is much stronger, i would say no.

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I hate to say this but I hope instead of messing up more areas, I hope it hits the same spot as Katrina that why there will really be no major loss.

If you guys think about Houston/Galveston will lose Kehma, the new Shliterbhan, much of Galveston, and damage all over. You guys must have already forgot what Alican did to the city.

I was just watching FoxNews and they had someone on there that said this could be much worst than what happened to New Orleans. They had someone on there that said Houston is much higher in elevation than New Orleans, but areas like Baytown where oil is being pumped out elevation has sunk from where it was to about 15 feet lower.

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Ahahahaha! Some dumbass on fox news just said, "Houston mayor George Brown will be holding a press conference on hurricane rita". . . At least with all the recent press we've been getting, Houston, Texas has almost finally become just Houston. . . either that or they're just lazy. . .

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Ahahahaha! Some dumbass on fox news just said, "Houston mayor George Brown will be holding a press conference on hurricane rita". . . At least with all the recent press we've been getting, Houston, Texas has almost finally become just Houston. . . either that or they're just lazy. . .

I was thinking the samething, why do they say Houston, Texas? Why not just Houston?

They always just say Dallas, or Los Angeles, or New York, Chicago, Atlanta but never just Houston.

What is with that? Why don't people know Houston as big as it is?

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If Rita hits the Houston area, how bad do you think it will hurt the economy? Alician was just a tropical storm and it caused 5 billion worth of damage, how much will Rita be? Are you guys worried about the Houston area and how people could say "I am leaving the area for good."?

It will DESTROY the economy.

It will cost ONE TRILLION dollars of damage.

People will FLEE and the city will be completely DESERTED FOREVER. :o

[i recieved this information directly from the dish just before he ran away with the spoon.]

"A little levity in a bad situation never hurts."

B)

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It will DESTROY the economy.

It will cost ONE TRILLION dollars of damage.

People will FLEE and the city will be completely DESERTED FOREVER. :o

[i recieved this information directly from the dish just before he ran away with the spoon.]

"A little levity in a bad situation never hurts."

B)

i don't think it's that bad but oil has already hit $68/barrel this a.m. no need to panic just yet, but this could be the storm of the century ... and we're just getting started.

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