National Weather Service Says HARVEY Is Unlike Anything They Have Ever Seen – Reported Dam At Full Capacity – August 27 2017 – LIVE VIDEO.

by Ruby Henley
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE HARVEY BEFORE.  I have gathered downloads and everything I feel one would need to stay informed about Harvey and EFFECTED AREAS.  Our prayers are with everyone in the path of Harvey and the ongoing flooding.  God bless all you and all the rescuers  out there.
LIVE COVERAGE: DEADLY HOUSTON FLOODS – People Trapped, Rescues Ongoing
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The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before,” the weather service said. “Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”
Rescue workers in Houston and other parts of Texas renewed search efforts Sunday for residents trapped in their homes by Tropical Storm Harvey’s rising floodwaters.
More than 1,000 people were rescued overnight from record flooding in the area, authorities said. The storm so far has killed two people in Texas, said authorities, who added they expect the death toll to rise.
Law enforcement agencies advised people trapped in their houses not to take shelter in their attics unless they carried axes so they could break through to their roofs and within sight of rescue workers.
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HOUSTON –Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey is overburdening resources as authorities in and around Houston scramble to save those trapped by the high waters.
Hopes for an immediate respite from Harvey’s wrath seem unlikely as the National Weather Service calls the flooding “unprecedented” and warns things may become more dire if a record-breaking 50 inches of rain falls on parts of Texas in coming days.
The rainfall threatens to exacerbate an already dangerous situation, as Harvey’s rains have left many east Texas rivers and bayous swollen to their banks or beyond.
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“The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before,” the weather service said. “Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”
Rescue workers in Houston and other parts of Texas renewed search efforts Sunday for residents trapped in their homes by Tropical Storm Harvey’s rising floodwaters.
More than 1,000 people were rescued overnight from record flooding in the area, authorities said. The storm so far has killed two people in Texas, said authorities, who added they expect the death toll to rise.
Law enforcement agencies advised people trapped in their houses not to take shelter in their attics unless they carried axes so they could break through to their roofs and within sight of rescue workers.
Here are the latest developments:
At least two people have died so far in the storm: a woman who drove her vehicle into high water in Houston and a man killed by a fire in Rockport.
Florida, Virginia and New York are sending emergency workers and equipment to Texas. “After Superstorm Sandy, so many cities stepped up to help our people.
We’ll do all we can to help those affected by this storm,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter.
Harvey may soon weaken into a tropical depression, but the storm has stalled and will keep pounding the region with rain and wind through the coming week and probably cause “catastrophic” flooding, forecasters said. “It’s going to last four to five days,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the recovery effort will take a long time. “FEMA is going to be there for years,” he said.
316,000 customers lost electricity because of the storm, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Abbott has activated 3,000 national guard and state guard service members. They will bring 500 vehicles and 14 aircraft, and will open six shelters, he said.
Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport is closed until Wednesday due to flooding, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ben Taub Hospital is being evacuated because of flooding problems in the basement that have disrupted the power source,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmet. “Critical patients are being moved first, and those patients will be moved in a number of different locations throughout the community.”
The Red Cross is serving about 130,000 meals a day, the governor said.
 
Below is the weather update for August  27 2017:
www.ozarksfirst.com/news/video/sunday-aug-27-webcast_20170827230908/799725789
 
Below is the FEMA update:
www.ozarksfirst.com/news/video/fema-director_20170827142900/799493066
 
www.click2houston.com/news/lake-conroe-exceeds-full-level-controlled-releases-beginning
 
www.click2houston.com/weather/all-eyes-on-tropics-as-harvey-remnants-inch-toward-gulf
HARVEY AIMS FOR SECOND LANDFALL ON TUESDAY:
www.click2houston.com/weather/all-eyes-on-tropics-as-harvey-remnants-inch-toward-gulf
 
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Flash flood warnings:
Southern Trinity County, eastern Wharton County until 7:30 p.m.
Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller and Washington counties until 1:30 a.m.
Tornado warnings:
Fort Bend, Harris counties until 8:15 p.m.
Flood warnings:
Brazos River in Richmond from Monday morning until further notice
Greens Bayou at U.S. Highway 59 until late Monday night
Keegans Bayou at Roark Road until further notice
Addicks Reservoir at Greenhouse Road until further notice
San Bernard River at East Bernard until further notice
Tres Palacios Ricer at Midfield until further notice
Polk County
Matagorda County
Wharton County
Tornado watch
Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties until 2 a.m.
Flash flood watch
Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties until Tuesday evening.
 
www.click2houston.com/news/water-to-be-released-from-addicks-barker-reservoirs?__vfz=rtw_top_pages%3D1346400005658
WATER TO BE RELEASED FROM ADDICKS, BARKER RESERVOIRS
Voluntary evacuations are expected to be issued for people living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs as officials said they plan to release water from them Monday morning.
Col. Lars Zetterstrom of the Army Corps of Engineers said water will likely be released from the Addicks Reservoir beginning at 2 a.m. and from the Barker Reservoir at 11 a.m. The release will cause a rise of 4 to 6 inches per hour in the Buffalo Bayou and will cause more water to flow both upstream and downstream.
 
www.click2houston.com/news/high-water-locations-in-houston-area-as-harvey-approaches
HIGH WATER LOCATIONS IN THE HOUSTON AREA
Here is a list of the high water locations around Houston. The list below is maintained by Houston TranStar.:
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www.click2houston.com/weather/all-eyes-on-tropics-as-harvey-remnants-inch-toward-gulf
www.click2houston.com/weather/rescues-underway-across-houston-area-after-harvey-flooding
www.click2houston.com/weather/weather-alerts-issued-during-harvey
 
RESCUE INFORMATION:
Coast Guard search and rescue efforts
The National Weather Service and the Harris County Flood Control District are urging people to get onto the roof instead of climbing into the attic if there is rising water, then call 911 or the U.S.Coast Guard at 281-464-4851, but only if you are in a life-threatening situation.
While on the roof, wave a towel or sheet to be noticed from the air.
Five Coast Guard helicopters are conducting rescues in the Houston area.
The Coast Guard said more than 300 requests for urban search and rescue have been received by its Sector Houston Command Center.
 
www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-08-27/the-latest-harvey-stationary-deluges-continue-near-houston
HOUSTON MAYOR DEFENDS DECISION NOT TO EVACUATE
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he has no regrets about not calling for an evacuation of Houston residents ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey.
Turner reiterated at a Sunday night news conference that the best course of action was for residents in Houston and surrounding areas to stay in place.
Factors in his decision included not knowing where Harvey, when it was still a hurricane, was headed and the “crazy” logistics of trying to plan an evacuation of 2.3 million people within a couple of days.
 
Turner also cited the experience the city had when residents evacuated ahead of Hurricane Rita in 2005 and gridlocked local roadways, leaving many people in traffic for more than 20 hours as they fled the city and resulting in dozens of deaths. Rita had been predicted to hit Houston but ended up making landfall well east of the city.
“The decision that we made was a smart one. It was in the best interest of Houstonians,” he said. “It was the right decision in terms of their safety and always we must put the interests of the city and Houstonians first. That’s exactly what we did. We did what was the right thing to do.”
Turner said he has no concerns that the shelter that has been set up at the George R. Brown Convention Center will turn into New Orleans’ Superdome following Hurricane Katrina. At the football stadium, 30,000 evacuees spent days packed inside the sweltering dome with limited power and water and a roof that was shredded in the howling wind.
“I think in this city we know how to do it in such a way that is not chaotic. It’s respectful, it’s dignified,” Turner said.
Turner said he wants to transition people staying at the shelter to more suitable housing as quickly as possible.

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