Hurricane Harvey - Texas - August 2017 - Any South Texas Friends out there?

BradM

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If you haven't ever heard it... Texas is big. Here in Arlington (400 miles North of Houston) we are actually having a fairly nice, sunny day.

Not sure how much of this is making it outside of Texas, and to the international audience. But... this is big. Really big.

Despite Houston being the 4th largest city in the USA, it (again... Texas is big..) and the surrounding cities cover a large geographic area. This not only houses people, but ports, businesses, industries, cattle, travel/tourism, oil interests, etc.

Someone posted the below picture, which seems to do a really good job (to me) of summarizing the situation. This is how much rain they have had.

So if any of you are down in this, my thoughts and prayers are with you. if needed, get in the car and head to DFW. We'll take care of you.
 

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BradM

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Re: Records Destroyed - Hurricane Harvey has likely destroyed our Quality Systems Rec

A bit :topic: but I saw this not too many years ago in the disk drive industry - Wikipedia reference-link2011_Thailand_floods where companies without disaster recovery plans were SOL, but even those with DRP's took a few years to recover (and many went out of business all together).

Actually, that is exactly the point I was trying to make.
I'm not sure how much people outside of Texas are seeing all the pictures/videos...

But the damage is incredible.

Once the floodwaters reside, the recovery plan of this facility will need to be reviewed (if they had one).

If there was no recovery plan and the entire (or even half) of the facility was under water, there will have to be high level assessments (and decisions) made regarding the future of the facility.
 
My brother in law lives down there. I emailed him saturday and he said he was ok I have not been able to contact him since, he has a daughter confined to a wheelchair.
I keep checking my email all day. I understand alot of power is out, but I am hoping to hear from him soon.
 

Marc

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I was sitting here thinking of starting a thread like this. Ninja'd by Brad, but was in part thinking of him.

Please - Do upload any pictures you have.

I'm sure everyone here is aware of how to get in touch with the Red Cross re Red Cross Donations
 
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My brother in law lives down there. I emailed him saturday and he said he was ok I have not been able to contact him since, he has a daughter confined to a wheelchair.
I keep checking my email all day. I understand alot of power is out, but I am hoping to hear from him soon.

I hope they are okay. My sister in law and her husband are just north of Houston (Spring TX) and had just re-done their home a year ago after getting flooded :(
 

Marc

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Re: Records Destroyed - Hurricane Harvey has likely destroyed our Quality Systems Rec

<snip> But the damage is incredible.

Once the floodwaters reside, the recovery plan <snip>
How many here have a "disaster recovery plan" for their home (not to mention a business)?

Elsmar.com is also backed up in "the cloud", but my physical Ohio property obviously isn't immune to wind damage: https://elsmar.com/Forums/members/1-albums58.html
 
Just an update , I did hear from my brother in law last night, he has power back and said that "he didn't have to put a tent on the roof or put Jen in a boat", but everything is "very wet". I take it that is probably a bit of a Texas understatement, but ok.
 

BradM

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it's amazing how many people do still have power.

Running water is an issue right now. However....

I have a sneaky suspicion that South Texas is about to have more bottled water than they will be able to use in years!!

The trucks are loading around here. They're about to roll.
 
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