What Is Happening in the Dark Red Area on This Map Is Terrifying and Info Could Help Save a Life

The Texas coast and immediate inland areas have been hammered by Hurricane Harvey for numerous days as the storm slowly meanders on an unclear and shaky path back towards the Gulf waters before it will return to the Texas/Louisiana coast in the next few days. The devastation that has already been done to these areas is extreme and unprecedented in so many ways.

Houston has had 50+ inches of rain since it all started, and it won’t be stopping any time soon. Lake Charles, Louisiana, has seen over 10+ inches in just the last 24 hours with more to come. This storm is unlike any ever seen in any part of our country to date, and not one single second of it will be forgotten by any within the scope of its reach.

The updated weather tracking images show this now tropical storm headed southeast to the warm gulf waters where it may be able to gain a bit of its strength before turning northeast to head up and slam back into the coast and make its way slowly through Louisiana.

Refineries and industrial plants were shut down yesterday afternoon as the waters began to rise in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area in order for the employees to try to make it home safely. Nothing that Harvey has done so far has been truly predictable as most of these storms are, instead it has brought around the type of chaos and destruction that no one ever wishes to see.

This type of a natural disaster is a once in a lifetime occurrence and we probably will never see this kind of raw natural power again any time soon. At least we can hope we don’t.

According to Independent Journal Review :

The flooding in Texas is no joke. It is living up to the worst of all meteorologists’ fears.

Winds from Hurricane Harvey ripped through homes and businesses, but it is turning out to be the water left behind that is most deadly.

This map shows how flooding has exceeded historical levels over an enormous portion of Texas. It is quite literally off the charts. The stories from the people affected are just beginning to surface, and they are harrowing.

The main river in Houston is a foot above average level already, and rising fast:

Major highways are underwater, only navigable by boat.

Thousands of rescues are occurring, too many to keep track of:

Nursing homes flooded and evacuated:

 

Hospitals being shut down:

Helpless children being carried to safety in wheelchairs:

Children saved from homes:

 

People are catching giant fish in their living rooms:

 

It’s not just professional rescue crews, regular Texans are risking their lives to help their strangers:

 

Listen to this man:

 

What’s more, this storm is getting much, much worse:

Please heed this dark warning by the National Weather Service:

 

And pray hard for Texas.

Being a SW Louisiana resident myself I can tell you that people in this area are doing all they can to prepare for the worst while we pray for the best. Many from Louisiana are also on their way to Houston to help as much as possible. This event has rocked our coast and will continue well into this week. There will be other areas that will need search and rescue and humanitarian aid as soon as the storm clears as well as right now.

Please be aware of scam artists who will surely try to take advantage of the situation as we are already seeing some doing. It happens every time, and this time will be so hectic that it will be harder to identify friend or foe. Keep close to home unless you plan on evacuating, and make sure you have essentials ready: non-perishables, fuel, clean water, and first aid supplies, and as most of us know have a plan.

From one who is in the oncoming path to those going through it, my prayers are with every single one of you. Stay safe and know that help is on the way. The Cajun Navy with Clyde Cline as well as Veterans on Patrol with Lewis Arthur from Arizona are doing all they can as well to get supplies and help to all in need.

H/T [ Independent Journal Review ]

 

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