Log in

No account? Create an account
27 August 2017 @ 10:00 am
Hurricane Harvey  
Seventeen inches of rain in a bit over 49 hours.

But I still have electricity, so I should be writing, not obsessively watching weather reports. Right?

Ha! I think I'll go bake some cookies. Uh . . . for inspiration, right?
Ian BirchenoughIan Birchenough on August 27th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hurricane Harvey
Fancy would find Cookies Inspiring.
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on August 27th, 2017 09:18 pm (UTC)
But Fancy would be considering possible new recipes which is more advanced.

Perhaps some task for a Bear with little Brain?

On the Run (Wine of the Gods Book 28)
God of the Sun (Wine of the Gods Book 29)
Cannibal World (Wine of the Gods Book 30)
No Confidence (Wine of the Gods Book 31)

Directorate School (The Directorate Book 1)
A Tale of Three Interns (The Directorate Book 2)
Trouble in Paradise (The Directorate Book 3)
First Posting (The Directorate Book 4)
Surveillance (The Directorate Book 5)
Fort Dinosaur (The Directorate Book 6)

Time Loop
Immortal Soul

Atlantis+ (Doors into the Dimensions Book 3)

All missing from the list.

Edited at 2017-08-27 09:19 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on August 27th, 2017 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm hearing things like thousand year flood, and think cookies are a great idea, especially if you have a means of getting them to the folks working rescue.

Also why on earth would you not obsessively watch weather reports? My soonest chance of rain is Thursday, and I'm obsessively watching weather reports. (I'm in Idaho.) Might also be green with envy-would definitely take your rain over our wildfires just now!

matapampamuphoff on August 28th, 2017 12:58 am (UTC)
Unfortunately trying to get to where the rescues are needed would turn me into one of the problems before I was a quarter of the way there. Right now they're telling everyone to stay home and only call 911 for a life threatening emergency.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on August 29th, 2017 11:07 pm (UTC)
Stay put. Remember, I'm in the 911 call tracking industry. Greater Harris County is one of our major customers. We tracked 57,738 calls to 911 on Sunday ALONE in GHC, with an additional 60,000 or so yesterday.

Stay put so you don't become another call. Thanks, Pam.
matapampamuphoff on August 28th, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
26.5 inches. Took a drive around, local drainage is close to full, but I've seen it two feet higher without feeling my house was threatened.

My idiot neighbor, who's been calling twice a day to see if it's time to evacuate, finally just went. He headed east, toward Houston. Away from where the storm is, but toward both the worst flooding _and_ the storm track.

The power's come and gone (What? Methelformaline in the cookies?)a couple of times. So we're getting off easy. And hopefully will continue to stay dry.
Bretbretw on August 28th, 2017 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you'd be inhuman if you were able to put down your head and write in the middle of a hurricane instead of obsessively watching weather reports.
matapampamuphoff on August 29th, 2017 01:25 am (UTC)
Sometimes writing is a good way to deal with stress. But right now I really ought not shut out the real world!
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2017 03:55 am (UTC)
Good luck with the wet stuff.

matapampamuphoff on August 29th, 2017 10:58 pm (UTC)
33 inches. Still watching the rivers, but the rain's stopped.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on August 31st, 2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
You're still ok, right?
matapampamuphoff on August 31st, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yep. Just waiting until the Brazos crests. But they keep lowering the crest and shifting the time, but by tomorrow we should be done with this mess.

Then we'll no doubt be helping people with the clean up. We know people in several flooded neighborhoods who get to go back . . . probably next week, and find out how their houses fared. And if they don't need help, no doubt people we don't know will need some extra hands.
matapampamuphoff on August 31st, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC)
And I'm not getting squat done, writing-wise.
(Anonymous) on August 31st, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC)
So now I'm picturing Will Michealson (the lawyer?) out sailing in a hurricane and talking to his daughter about law, and weather, and ....

So far, all your disasters (that I remember anyway) have been either Comet or Human. Is Cometfall so cold that Hurricanes are less likely? The Sea People extract energy so they are less severe? Most everyone sensible so they don't build on floodplains?

matapampamuphoff on September 1st, 2017 01:03 am (UTC)
Ice Age weather is an interesting subject, with much discussion between the "Less heat energy, ergo, less bad storms" and the "More heat differential between poles and Equator, therefore humongous storms" cliques.

None-the-less The northeast Pacific is probably not going to have a lot of hurricanes. And there are enough mages about to send stationary rainstorms away.

But I could always complicate things with torrential rain that just won't quit somewhere . . . hmm . . .