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56 minutes ago, kevy_levy said:

was watching the news here in indonesia.  hope forum members in texas are ok.  and if ur ok.  how was it?  would be interested on reading ur experience. 

 

I am in houston texas where we are getting massive flooding,and my family had to leave our apartment because it was starting to get close and it was already hard to get out due to the enterance being knee deep.

 

We are safe at a friends third floor apartment,so we will survive, but we are likely to lose some stuff...

 

I parked my car on the highest ground we could,and moved as much tech stuff as we had time upstairs,but i am very worried about my car and my Ryzen rig i built for my birthday 5 months ago....  i don't have insurance that will cover these things... i only had liability insurance on my car...

 

but hopefully everything will be fine,because i can't afford to replace it...


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4 hours ago, Master Disaster said:

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Deadly hurricanes will happen regardless of global warming. The deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record (San Calixto, 22k+ deaths attributed to that storm) happened in 1780, for example.

 

Regardless, for those of you in southeast Texas, remember that there is someone out there who loves and wants you. Please, for their sake, for your sake, stay safe, and help out your neighbors if you can.


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44 minutes ago, trainergames said:

I am in houston texas where we are getting massive flooding,and my family had to leave our apartment because it was starting to get close and it was already hard to get out due to the enterance being knee deep.

 

We are safe at a friends third floor apartment,so we will survive, but we are likely to lose some stuff...

 

I parked my car on the highest ground we could,and moved as much tech stuff as we had time upstairs,but i am very worried about my car and my Ryzen rig i built for my birthday 5 months ago....  i don't have insurance that will cover these things... i only had liability insurance on my car...

 

but hopefully everything will be fine,because i can't afford to replace it...

The water has only flooded about 60 inches. If your computer is upstairs it should be fine.

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9 minutes ago, TheCherryKing said:

The water has only flooded about 60 inches. If your computer is upstairs it should be fine.

its way more than that,the river about a mile from my place is 10 ft over it's banks.... it was 8 feet over when we left at 3pm cst yesterday...

 

I hope my car will be okay,but if it is gone there goes $2000....


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4 minutes ago, trainergames said:

its way more than that,the river about a mile from my place is 10 ft over it's banks.... it was 8 feet over when we left at 3pm cst yesterday...

 

I hope my car will be okay,but if it is gone there goes $2000....

10 feet?!?!?

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2 minutes ago, TheCherryKing said:

10 feet?!?!?

yep.


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1 minute ago, TheCherryKing said:

Are there a lot of power outages there?

There are a few spots in houston without power, but I think most have power.

We have mainly been getting rain.

 

Most of the power outages are west of us where they got a lot of wind damage.

 

 


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6 hours ago, kevy_levy said:

was watching the news here in indonesia.  hope forum members in texas are ok.  and if ur ok.  how was it?  would be interested on reading ur experience. 

 

It isn't over yet, Houston area expecting much more rain and more flooding


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5 hours ago, trainergames said:

I am in houston texas where we are getting massive flooding,and my family had to leave our apartment because it was starting to get close and it was already hard to get out due to the enterance being knee deep.

 

We are safe at a friends third floor apartment,so we will survive, but we are likely to lose some stuff...

 

I parked my car on the highest ground we could,and moved as much tech stuff as we had time upstairs,but i am very worried about my car and my Ryzen rig i built for my birthday 5 months ago....  i don't have insurance that will cover these things... i only had liability insurance on my car...

 

but hopefully everything will be fine,because i can't afford to replace it...

Quickly, add a rider to your insurance policy for computer parts!

(Yes, you can actually do that, I have a 10K insurance policy for my stuff and it's only $78/year)

 

I hope you and your family stay safe, that's the most important part :) 


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My friend lives in sugar land, and he says its raining like crazy...

He was outside his backyard bbq like a savage. 


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6 hours ago, Lurick said:

Quickly, add a rider to your insurance policy for computer parts!

(Yes, you can actually do that, I have a 10K insurance policy for my stuff and it's only $78/year)

 

I hope you and your family stay safe, that's the most important part :) 

Usually there is a delay between when you add stuff like that and when it actually goes into effect.  

 

11 hours ago, trainergames said:

but hopefully everything will be fine,because i can't afford to replace it...

As someone who has had to ride out quite a few hurricanes, some worse than others, honestly while losing those things would suck; it could be much worse.

 

From the way it sounds you are safe and dry at the moment which is more important than anything, and i sincerely hope it stays that way.

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1 minute ago, Thunderpup said:

Usually there is a delay between when you add stuff like that and when it actually goes into effect.  

 

As someone who has had to ride out quite a few hurricanes, some worse than others, honestly while losing those things would suck; it could be much worse.

 

From the way it sounds you are safe and dry at the moment which is more important than anything, and i sincerely hope it stays that way.

I should be safe and dry for the rest of this,because the friends apartment is on the third floor,and his complex has not even started flooding at all.

 

And yeah losing stuff sucks,even more so when you are poor...


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So far a bit of rain, but it's been pretty smooth.

 

I am a bit far away though, in north Indiana xD 


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well... fuck.... some friend tried to drive by my apartments to check....  they could not get close enough to see but someone said the first floors are flooded,and with where p had my car if water is getting to the first floor...

 

I am now pretty sure my car is gone...i loved that car... it was a 2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS she will be missed....


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6 minutes ago, trainergames said:

well... fuck.... some friend tried to drive by my apartments to check....  they could not get close enough to see but someone said the first floors are flooded,and with where p had my car if water is getting to the first floor...

 

I am now pretty sure my car is gone...i loved that car... it was a 2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS she will be missed....

aw shit man sorry. I wonder what type of insurance covers what with this? that's gotta be a big question for a lot of people. Full coverage may not even cover floods. I know a lot of renters and homeowners insurance doesn't


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1 minute ago, Syntaxvgm said:

aw shit man sorry. I wonder what type of insurance covers what with this? that's gotta be a big question for a lot of people. Full coverage may not even cover floods. I know a lot of renters and homeowners insurance doesn't

We did not have renters insurance.. and i only had liability insurance on my car...


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1 minute ago, trainergames said:

We did not have renters insurance.. and i only had liability insurance on my car...

fuck man I can't even imagine. 


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I'm far enough inland that only the outermost parts of the hurricane reached me, and even then it was only a little bit of rain.  We had a really bad storm here something like 8 years ago that threw trampolines across the neighborhood, destroyed a ton of roofs, and knocked over our fence.  From what I've read, that storm was nothing compared to Harvey.  I can't imagine what kind of destruction people are dealing with near the coast.

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12 hours ago, Daring said:

The deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record (San Calixto, 22k+ deaths attributed to that storm) happened in 1780, for example

...Admittedly, there was also likely negligible warning as to an upcoming hurricane what with it being about 150 years until RADAR would even be invented.  There's a great deal of storms that have hit the US that would have seen VASTLY increased death rates if there was literally no warning or even means to understand the scope of the storm approaching.  I'm pretty sure that Huston itself would have an immense death toll without all of that 'Weather Science' and 'evacuations' and 'storm preparations' and such...

 

2017: Storm tracked from halfway across the Atlantic via sate lights.  Storm is tracked by aircraft for close inspections.  RADAR scans.  Advanced computer models project paths.  Evacuation plans are put into order.  Communities pack up and flee north.  Storm hits.

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13 hours ago, TheCherryKing said:

10 feet?!?!?

Hurricanes can put down some serious rain.

I am from the south eastern tip of Alabama (Wiregrass Area).

 

Hurricanes are no joke.  If a Cat 3 or above comes, get your butt out of the area.  I seen quiet a few, been through a few.  Best to be way ahead prepared before one hits.

 

Kind of glad I am in a desert at the moment.  I get to miss out on this hurricane season.

 


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4 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

aw shit man sorry. I wonder what type of insurance covers what with this? that's gotta be a big question for a lot of people. Full coverage may not even cover floods. I know a lot of renters and homeowners insurance doesn't

sad thing is insurance rarely ever includes flood insurance as that is almost always a stand alone policy.

 

where i live some parts require flood insurance if you have a mortgage as the banks wont let you get one without it.  

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17 hours ago, TheCherryKing said:

10 feet?!?!?

It's the water that's already in the river plus the rain that's not just falling in Houston but from everywhere upstream as well.

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