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Old August 27, 2017   #181
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Yes, the RV is parked into the wind because it's the only place to park it in our small yard so that was just by fate. There is wide open acres behind our house without trees, just grass for the church yard. Surprised the wind only took the fences around our yard. It's still amazing out there.
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Still need a generator or two, no services for weeks out there. My neighbor says all the power is out in our town. All poles are down and in the roads. One for an a/c and one for refrigerator and freezer would be good.
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Still need a generator or two, no services for weeks out there. My neighbor says all the power is out in our town. All poles are down and in the roads. One for an a/c and one for refrigerator and freezer would be good.
Generators are measured in watts you need to do some math.
Or cheat like me.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...noxiX3POx8AgkQ
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The city updated their website, no water or wastewater anymore so that means all services are out now. I bet they are working on that and had to shut down access to it, at least I hope that is what they are doing.

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August 27, 2017
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Current notice from the National Weather Service (NWS) indicates the Harvey has downsized to a Tropical Storm. The NWS anticipates this storm drifting back towards Ingleside area with high winds and more rain. We expect to receive up to an additional 15 inches of rain in Ingleside as it comes back into our area.
At this point there are NO electricity, water, wastewater, phone, gas, or internet services to the Ingleside area; however, the State Troopers and National Guard are allowing residents with proper photo ID back into the area. This is “Enter at your own risk” due to no utility services. Bottled water and food is being trucked in. It is our understanding that Highway 37 is clear to get back in the area, but all travel is at your own risk.
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Old August 27, 2017   #185
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No electricity means an almost automatic no water or waste water in a flat area.
You need pumps to treat water.
You have to have what they call a lift station for sewers to work in a flat area.
The sewer line slopes down for a time them is lifted back up by way of a pump to yet slope back down again till it gets to the treatment plant.
Think of the main sewer line looking like a zig zag under ground.
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Generators are measured in watts you need to do some math.
Or cheat like me.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...noxiX3POx8AgkQ
Yeah, I have a 5500 watt sinewave that would run our 50 amp RV but it's junk Kipor and doesn't work. Kipor was sued by Honda for theft of their design and won. No replacement parts.

Thanks for the link.
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Here I am in downtown Bastrop this morning with a few more folks.
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For some reason I can't see pics you post
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OH MY GOD! My mind is so blown right now I can't even express how much thanks I have to give. Why are we so blessed in all this devastation? Why us, how can we be so blessed?

My neighbor sent pics.

All fences in the neighborhood are down.

The RV is standing albeit some jacks are missing from the back and it's sitting on it's front as if the jacks are bent. But the darn thing is upright. It is 39' long by golly and doesn't look like one window is broken. Not even the sliding patio door on it. The neighbors shed is destroyed and against the RV in pieces. It looks like their may be some torn siding from the shed. But it is standing upright, this just boggles my mind.

The car trailer is still in it's place.

The MGB top is blown off and it's probably a huge loss with all the water damage.

My shed is there and looks to still be anchored in it's place.

My garden looks like everything is still in it's place. The planters we put into the large beds look to be still there. Some could be missing or it's just the plants that were in them are destroyed.

I don't know if my kennel surrounding my compost is still there or not, it is not tied down because there are pipes below.

I still don't know if the house flooded or not.

Oh MY God! So thankful but don't understand at all. My neighbor said his house did well and he still has his shed. Just a little water got into his shed. He says there is very bad damage all around town. How are we so blessed in all of this?

That's great news Rock. It sounds like a best case scenario considering the storm itself was inevitable.

Worth, a friend built my shed and he built it like he would a house. 16" centers, 2x6's and no nails or staples, all screws. And I even had him use 30 year shingles.
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For some reason I can't see pics you post
can you see the brackets with the link.
If so right click and select view image it will want you to re log in.
You can then see the pictuer.
Then back out and you will be able to see the pictures.
for some reason I have to do it all the time.
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So glad to see our Texas folks safe and sound for now. Heard on the news that storm supposed to turn around and come back around again before finally moving out.

Rockport... if you try and go back home, I would go aways out from where you are and start looking for generators and lots of gas cans and fill them up. Other folks all going to be looking for supplies too and stores will mpty out and probably be more expensive right around your home area.

Bout broke my heart tonight seeing all them nursing home folks sitting in waist deep water and one poor lady still just having to sit there and trying to knit to occupy time and mind. So glad they finally got them evacuated.

Little off topic, but has anybody heard how the LA coast made out. I know we have some Tv'ers in LA. Hope they ok too.
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Rockport... if you try and go back home, I would go aways out from where you are and start looking for generators and lots of gas cans and fill them up. Other folks all going to be looking for supplies too and stores will mpty out and probably be more expensive right around your home area.

Bout broke my heart tonight seeing all them nursing home folks sitting in waist deep water and one poor lady still just having to sit there and trying to knit to occupy time and mind. So glad they finally got them evacuated.
Yeah, it's heart breaking to see what everyone is going through.

We are actually looking at generators online and discussing them. We won't be going home until the storm has finished in our area. By that time we will hopefully have some water and sewer services. A generator would be great to run an indoor a/c portable unit or something. I don't know we'll just see how it all goes. We might venture out tomorrow if the storm lets us and take a look at what's availabe around us. Not sure where to look though. Our friends know nothing about generators and wouldn't know all the places to take us to.
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Yeah, it's heart breaking to see what everyone is going through.

We are actually looking at generators online and discussing them. We won't be going home until the storm has finished in our area. By that time we will hopefully have some water and sewer services. A generator would be great to run an indoor a/c portable unit or something. I don't know we'll just see how it all goes. We might venture out tomorrow if the storm lets us and take a look at what's availabe around us. Not sure where to look though. Our friends know nothing about generators and wouldn't know all the places to take us to.
Well you do know how to get around Austin dont you.
There is NOTHING where you are at.
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