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    reporting a LARGE HI-RISE fire in Galveston ..............3 buildings going ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1
    reporting a LARGE HI-RISE fire in Galveston ..............3 buildings going ........

    Josh, I saw what looked like a 2 or 3 story on the weather channel, is that the one or is there another?

    The one I saw was rippin' in the wind.....
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    Yeah, according to Live reports, Galveston is working on at least their second Fire scene tonight. The first I saw reported, did involve an old Lodge (meeting hall) building, and at least another (art gallery). A citizen in the art gallery was burned. At least one early report had a Firefighter listed with a lesser injury. After this first Fire fight, more Resources came over the Causeway (tricky in the winds!!), to augment the Galveston force. I saw where some Ladder pipes were finally operating, so hopefully that means the winds have dropped to a level permitting aerials.

    Since then, it's been reported that Houston had a Fire in apartments, near the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45, South). Busy times.

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    As the night goes on (1:15am PST) and Rita makes her presence known, all I can do is pray you all are staying safe through this nightmare.
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    She's not done yet! Several reports of a tornado touch-down in Belzoni, Mississippi. Several injuries and one fatality reported.

    At one time today I counted no less than 9 tornado warnings at one time in the state.
    Looks like the next band of strong storms is due in our area about 7:30 or 8:00 tonight.
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    One of the buildings in Galveston was built in 1905, right after the big one hit down there. They believe a light pole went down into the buildings and started it.

    HFD had a 2 alarmer in SE Houston at an apartment complex, and Pasadena VFD had a good portion of a strip mall ripping also. It started in the Dollar General and went into the AutoZone, and with the fire load in there they let it burn. Less problem with runoff that way too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arhaney
    She's not done yet! Several reports of a tornado touch-down in Belzoni, Mississippi. Several injuries and one fatality reported.

    At one time today I counted no less than 9 tornado warnings at one time in the state.
    Looks like the next band of strong storms is due in our area about 7:30 or 8:00 tonight.
    .....batten down thine hatches caller ! ..be safe I will be thinkin about you ..........
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    A link to the local weather radar: Local Station WTVA

    Click on weather (DUH) for the latest warnings and radar image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1
    .....batten down thine hatches caller ! ..be safe I will be thinkin about you ..........

    Thanks, Brother.....
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    Well, I'll be darn............the witch Rita is coming to my house!

    Just got off the NHC web site and saw this graphic:
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    We got hit the the remnants yesterday... and luckily it was milder than expected. It was projected as a Cat 1 in our area but luckily it began to fall apart soon than expected and only hit us as a tropical storm. Just a few miles to the west they did get a bit more wind and double the rain ... so we dodged the bullet by about 15 miles. Had some trees down, lots of short power outages and a couple of wind caused MVAs, but far less than expected.

    Station2Capt .. how was it over there in Longview ?

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    YEs Galveston had a few major fires. I work for GFD and was one of the ones at the San Luis. THe first fire came in about 4pm at a corner store. It pretty much snuffed itself out due to bing all borded up. We had 50 mph winds on that one. We closed all call responses at 6pm due to the winds. At about 9:45pm we were all called to the 2nd floor to get deployed to the Historic strand. WE sent almost everyone we had. One 2 story art galery/ home on the second floor. THis is where the person got burned at 22% 2nd and 3rd degree burns. THe building was built in 1895. It was built after a fire almost destroyed the town around 1890. Those 2 were total loses. We saved the old historic custom house. Only 1 room damaged. During all this we had 100 + mph winds. The ladders did not go up till the next day. We were very glad to see houston sent us 4 eng, 2 lad, 1 dc, 1 medic unit. THey helped us out so much. Much thanks goes out to HFD for coming acrass the bridge. THe next day we had a fire at the office max. and are making numerous other fires. This was definatly an experince of a lifetime. Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by arhaney
    Well, I'll be darn............the witch Rita is coming to my house!

    Just got off the NHC web site and saw this graphic:
    I hope she comes here! We need the rain!!!!
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    Chris - glad to see y'all stayed safe down there. Were they all downed poles and arcing or were there some restless natives attempting to cause mayhem?

    Dennis - we needed the rain too. SW side of Houston got less than half an inch. I had to water my lawn all weekend and the grass is still brown. Feast or famine.

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    We had 7" rain from 11:00 AM yesterday till 7:00 PM last night!

    Major flooding in our county, no school today for the kids......
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    BC79ER, Most of the after calls were power lines down and arcing. Friday night late the fire chief had Relient (Or whoever they are this week) turn off power to the island since we were having the fires. So when they came back on , well they all had issues with arcing). I believe all 3 major fires were caused by electrical.

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    Interesting. Get requested to turn the power off due to downed wires and arcing, then turn it back on without checking anything first? That's one way to start urban renewal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearsm
    I KNEW they were up to something.......
    Read this online somewhere:

    Some meteorologists contend there has been weather-warfare. That is, they say, that there have been two man-made hurricanes, Ivan [The Terrible], 2004, and Katrina, 2005. And, that these storms were created by technology long-known and directed to specific areas.

    One weatherman asserted that Russia has long claimed they can send extreme weather and turbulence from Siberia targeting the United States. He proclaimed that Russia did that with Ivan [later called Ivan The Terrible] in 2004 and Katrina, 2005.

    He appeared on the Coast-To-Coast radio talk show with host George Noory, about a night after Katrina hit the Gulf. In describing how brazenly the hurricane was created and directed, that as an inside signal, it came right over the National Hurricane Center in Florida.

    Oh yeah...you can create hurricanes...you can also blow holes in levies without anyone hearing an explosion... I hope nobody takes that as face value...in reality we should all just point and laugh at these people like they forgot to put pants on and walked onto a stage of some sort...
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    double post...must not be my day
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    http://www.weatherwars.info/

    Better start making your tin-foil hats!

    This is the site that the first page references :
    http://www.cheniere.org/
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