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Nicholas Makes Landfall as Hurricane, Swamping Parts of Texas

Fred + Angi On Demand

00:38 sec | 8 months ago

Nicholas Makes Landfall as Hurricane, Swamping Parts of Texas

"Nikolas made landfall along the texas coast earlier today bringing the threat of up to twenty inches of rainfall to parts of the gulf coast including the same area hit by hurricane harvey and twenty seventeen. Allow these spots. They've already been hit before. Which is no good nicholas touchdown on the eastern part of the Matagorda peninsula which is about if you case you're wondering that's about ten miles west southwest of sergeant beach texas with maximum winds of seventy five miles an hour Flooding prone houston is also expected to get hit. the governor of sexists that authorities have been placed and rescue teams and other resources in houston area and along the coast in

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FEMA Has an Equity Problem

Short Wave

01:42 min | 11 months ago

FEMA Has an Equity Problem

"Before you tell me about your visit with donny. Helped me understand the background. Here what is us role after disasters like hurricanes. Well it's pretty straightforward. Fema is supposed to help people with their immediate needs and safe. Stable shelter. is the big one. So people who own homes can apply for money to repair damage or finding a place to live if the house was completely destroyed. And there's also money to help cover the cost of rent or a hotel room and then sometimes fema brings in temporary trailers that you might have heard about an emergency housing. And what do we know about who ends up getting that money right. So that's the question. I've been asking for years now. Actually so all the way back in two thousand seventeen. I noticed that poor people seem to be struggling to get adequate help from fema and it was anecdotal and mostly noticed in houston after hurricane harvey back then there were some studies coming out that suggested that fema assistance was disproportionately benefiting whiter wealthier people. And i imagine you ask fema about that. And what did they say. Yeah i did and basically. They said that their programs were designed to be fair. Everyone can apply for help under the same criteria so it's a level playing field then fast forward a couple of years and i heard from a source of mine that fema had been doing some internal analyses about this exact topic. So you know a reporter. I asked to see them and initially fema denied that. Npr appealed months went by but eventually they gave these records to me and the records showed low income. Disaster survivors are less likely to receive some types of housing assistance from fema. When they do receive money they often receive

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:02 min | 11 months ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KCRW

"Hurricane Harvey flooded Port Arthur nearly four years ago. But in El Vista, it looks like it was yesterday. A lot of houses still have blue tarps on their roofs. Yards are overgrown windows are missing. See these houses like that one right there in the southern and all these are inhabited before the storm. There were people in here, but those people didn't come back. Beard served as a Port Arthur City Council member for more than 15 years, and he lays the blame for what happened here, partly at the feet of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To show me an example. We pull up at one of the only houses left on this block This paying home, Shirley Pain raised her Children in this house and her grandchildren When we arrive, her great granddaughters are playing outside. During Harvey. She had four Ft of water in her house, She says the only reason she was able to rebuild is because she didn't have to rely on FEMA. She had insurance. Her neighbors who left weren't so lucky. FEMA. Let me tell you about FEMA. She says she watched neighbours applied to FEMA for money to rebuild their homes. But they struggled to prove that they own homes that have been passed down for generations. That's common in many historically segregated communities in the U. S A lot of people The houses wasn't in their name. It would take months or even years to iron out the paperwork, she says. Elderly neighbors and people with young kids couldn't wait that long for stable housing. They couldn't afford to front the cost of a hotel or an apartment. And that left a lot of people no choice but to leave a lot of these houses you see down through here that one that's both still boarded up. Is this Brazil of Harvey It's just it's just say it. Let's just say it today. About a quarter of the houses here are empty. Similar things happened to historically black neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina. And to residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. This is something local officials and researchers have been sounding the alarm about for years. Ciancio Willis is the co founder of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in emergency Management. Oh, my gosh! This is a new This has been happening. Since the beginning of America's existence. America has been treating people of color and poor people terribly in disaster. They are not a priority that can have devastating long term effects on entire communities. Study after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 compared Houston neighborhoods where people of color live to those where white residents live. It found that those in heavily minority neighborhoods were less likely to receive FEMA grants to repair their homes or cover the cost of rent. That lead bankruptcy rates to spike by almost 40% in non white neighborhoods. We know there are structural inequities within the system of health..

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Firms May Have To Disclose Climate-Related Risks In Financial Disclosures

Environment: NPR

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Firms May Have To Disclose Climate-Related Risks In Financial Disclosures

"The Companies like to talk about going green and fighting climate change but they're not necessarily keen to admit if They have a factory in an area prone to flooding or if their supplier was just hit by a hurricane. Npr's h j my explains that if regulators get their way that will change when software. Company hewlett packard. Enterprise was looking around houston for its new headquarters. It took all the usual things into consideration the location. The cost and also this flood plains historical weather events how to the freeways functions. They go underwater. Do they not executive john. Fry says accounting for the impacts of climate is something to company has been doing for years like when deciding where to locate headquarters. Hp learned this the hard way fry. Says he was in houston. The city got hit by hurricane harvey and twenty seven flooding the company's it data centers when you have actual live event. You discover things that you didn't consider now. Regulators like the securities and exchange commission the federal reserve and other planning to force companies to incorporate those type of climate risks. That's because natural disasters are expected to increase in frequency and intensity his fed. Chairman jerome powell. The reason we're focused on climate change is that our job is to make sure that financial institutions banks particularly the largest ones understand enter able to manage the significant risks last month. The sec issued a list of fifteen broad questions asking investors and the public. What information companies should be required to disclose the deadline for responses is june. It's a slow and methodical approach. That's because figuring out how climate change impacts businesses is not always easy. Says paula the purna on adviser nonprofit. Cdp if a factory burns down you see the fire. But if dealing with climate change is is a very insidious invisible risk

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Winter storm death toll in Texas now more than 100

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Winter storm death toll in Texas now more than 100

"From Texas word the death toll from last month's winter storm and blackouts has almost doubled Here's correspondent Ed Donahue earlier this month, The state put the initial number of deaths at 57 warning it could go higher. The Texas Department of State Health Services now, says 111 people died. Majority of them from hypothermia, The number could continue to rise. Many homes went without power or drinkable water for days after sub freezing temperatures, failing power plants and record demand for heat pushed the electric grid in Texas to the breaking point. More than four million customers lost power. The number of dead from the storm exceeded 2017 Hurricane Harvey. Which killed 68 people in

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Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100

"The death toll from last month's winter storm and blackouts in Texas has almost doubled earlier this month the state put the initial number of deaths at fifty seven warning it could go higher the Texas department of state health services now says one hundred eleven people died a majority of them from hypothermia the number could continue to rise many homes went without power or drinkable water for days after sub freezing temperatures failing power plants and record demand for heat pushed the electric grid in Texas to the breaking point more than four million customers lost power the number of dead from the storm exceeded twenty seventeens hurricane Harvey which killed sixty eight people in Texas I'm at Donahue

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Fallout of Texas winter blast

Nightline

06:41 min | 1 year ago

Fallout of Texas winter blast

"Good evening. Thank you for joining us. The governor of sexist apologizing and promising answers after a deadly winter storm the deep freeze. Just the start of an ongoing nightmare for residents now. Struggling with shattered pipes in skyrocketing energy. Bill here's abc's tripled. I can't imagine what it's like for you to see it like this is terrible. I've never thinking house. This brianna bolden tells me she could smell the soap rotting wood from outside the front door of her grandmother's house before walking into this is pictures and the memories. They captured all underwater. And this is actually my big lama right here. This is all and that's the past those wife for half a century. Her grandparents filled this home with children and grandchildren home cooked meals. Tiny reminders of a family growing together is a lot of memories at this house. But now this house like so many in texas has been gutted. Helplessly flooded by first hypes last week's historic winter storm on your couch look. The damage is just a fraction of the devastation. in texas. that killed thirty. Two people will take months or years and billions of dollars to clean up. So how did it go so wrong so quickly. Texas has more than enough generating capacity to handle itself. It was just the state of affairs of that equipment and the state of affairs of the management of that equipment. The causes from texas is the only state in the continental us with an independent grid meaning. It does not connect to any other states power source. When that merciless winter weather hid in one of the warmest regions of the country. People crank up their heaters and the energy demand surged when that system shut down. There was nowhere to turn for power. There is no place for the texas grid to go there. Couple small lines extension cords to the east in the west. But that's not enough really to to pick up. A forty percent drop in texas generation and the result was more than three million texas residents in the dark and cold at one point leading many to take drastic measures for running dangerously low on one. So now what we've been doing. All day is actually coming outside getting snow putting it are pods and heaving on our propane grill. Then hypes began to freeze and burst shutting down water treatment plants across the state inning. Almost fifteen million texans would have to toil their water of four. It was safe to drink daily block water. We don't even have the electric reliability council of texas or bur. Kat had long been warned. Its infrastructure was vulnerable to freezing temperatures the state legislature held hearings on this exact issue in twenty eleven. The last time the state experienced major freeze there were numerous hearings hundreds of pages of recommendations but they were all made voluntarily. Nobody actually change the incentives so that the generators would have a financial reason food to weather. Is this week. Several urquhot born members resigned in the wake of this disaster today in virtual urquhot board of directors meeting. The chairwoman acknowledged the pain and suffering of texans her resignation effective after the meeting ended. All of our hearts go out to all of you with head to go without electricity. Heat water not attending and food during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences in some cases. The loss of a loved one state leaders have promised an investigation into urquhot handling of the crisis and members of both parties and the governor of rowing to make sure texans are on the hook for those astronomical electric bills at a time when essential services were needed. The most the system broke. You deserve answers. You will get those answers but people brianna bolden are in need of far more immediate solutions. She's facing mounting hardships. Having recently lost her father and grandfather. It sounds like your grandmother doesn't have home insurance right now. She don't she couldn't afford it anymore. Every generation been through this. Is papa really worked hard for this. I'm sorry statewide. There is so much damage from burst. Pipes plumbers can't keep up see the water. We have another one right here. Everardo omega of a plumbing. In houston says he's crews have been working around the clock just as bad. I mean there's necas mad and they're receiving more calls than they can answer this heartbreaking the tell somebody. uk make we broke down here. Twenty five hours plummer andrew mitchell in his family driving all the way from new jersey with a car full of equipment in arts in short supply here for just going to see what we can do to help out texas residents and also converging in texas to help out the cajun navy civilian volunteers known for using their big trucks. Kamal boats for rescues during major storms like hurricane harvey in twenty seventeen. We talked with a lot of people around here who've been they were impacted by hurricane harvey. I dealing with this. A lot of people think that this is worse than a hurricane's coming in we have more. We know what's going to happen with this disaster. We did not know what was coming. Community was not prepared. No one knew what was coming riley at this is marin mckim. She spent the last decade doing aid work in africa. When disaster struck home she was one of the first on the front lines. The cajun navy has gotten quite good quickly setting up distribution sites like this one but with so many people impacted. What's perhaps most useful is their platform and their connections. Cajun navy crowd sources disasters and cajun navias known so once we find the need we start using the social media platform and we put the word out there and people want to help on this day. They're delivering to katy texas home to just over twenty thousand with some areas still under a boil. Water notice

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Residents of Kentucky coal town fear return of devastating floods

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 1 year ago

Residents of Kentucky coal town fear return of devastating floods

"When hurricane harvey hit the gulf coast in two thousand seventeen leslie. Bledsoe was dismayed by what she saw on tv. So she and a group travel from harlan kentucky to texas to distribute supplies afterward. Blessed wanted to continue helping people in need so. She co founded a nonprofit called with love from harlan. Little dishing know her hometown with soon. Face its own disaster in february of twenty twenty floods and mudslides ravaged harlan county. After days of heavy rain in a trailer park. The water rose chest high one family. She had been homeless for many wakes. She had just moved into this trailer probably three weeks before the flooding happened. Bledsoe's nonprofit rush to provide cleaning supplies to victims and then we help them get furniture and clothing and things like that. Try to help them rebuild a year later residents fear disaster could strike again. Climate change is bringing more intense. Storms and mining is disturbed the land which can increase the risk of floods yet. Many in the flood plain cannot afford to move. They basically don't have a choice but to stay there.

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6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power

Pacifica Evening News

02:33 min | 1 year ago

6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power

"All six board members of the Texas power grid operator called ERCOT. Have resigned. The announcement follows outrage over more than four million customers losing their power during a deadly winter freeze last week and estimated three dozen people died in Texas. All of the board directors stepping down live outside of the state. The resignations are effective today. Tomorrow committees and both the Texas House and Senate will begin investigations into what caused millions of people to lose power during the crippling winter storm last week. And a state religious group is urging residents to participate in the proceedings, Roz Brown reports. Be more head with Texas Impact says those affected by the storm need to stop asking whose fault the crisis was and start asking how to prevent such failures in the future, she says, much like Hurricane Harvey State lawmakers had plenty of warning about extreme weather events but have repeatedly rejected opportunities to prepare. We've had seven major disaster declarations and Texas just since Harvey and sooner or later faith community and other responders have to say failure to plan on your power. Does not constitute an emergency on our part, Mayors in 16, Texas cities have sent a letter to the president and CEO of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. The state's electric grid operator, demanding he cooperate with investigations into what left millions without power. Moorehead says it's easy to point the finger at her cot. But she wants voters to contact lawmakers with concerns since they're the ones who approved the policies that left homes and businesses vulnerable to the catastrophe. She says. Texans of Faith have been extremely generous and providing funds to their congregations during the pandemic, But many are still helping with the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey in the same communities hit again by the Winter storm. What happened in Texas last week is a systems problem, and it needs a system solution. Faith communities can be depended on for charity, but it takes government to reform major systems. Communities and family members of people who died in the outages have already filed lawsuits against her cot on Lee invited testimony will be allowed at Thursday's hearings, which began at 9 A.m.. But Texans will be allowed to submit written statements to the House Elektronik Lee through a portal during the meeting. As of Tuesday, the Senate had not provided information on how to

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The Aftermath: Texans File Insurance Claims Following Winter Storm

Houston's Morning News

02:15 min | 1 year ago

The Aftermath: Texans File Insurance Claims Following Winter Storm

"Story this hour the fall out. Us bigger than fallout. After our deep freeze. It's just beginning now Power back on for the most part, boiled water notices being lifted, including the one in Houston. The death toll, though across the state and clear we do know it's going to go up the family of an 11 year old boy in Conroe suing ERCOT. And the utility companies for $100 million What's interesting about this whole ordeal is what these power providers and Ercot knew long before. Many of us knew it That is that they did not have the capacity. They knew they didn't have the capacity. They knew that their that they had not winterized their sources of power. That is their attorney, Tony Busby, on our TV partner Channel to Governor Greg Abbott says the PUC has issued a moratorium now on customer disconnections, and they're stopping energy companies from issuing So suddenly zoomed to the top of the crop. Top of the heap high power bills that you've been hearing about Attorney General Ken Paxton issuing see ideas as investigative demands to work hot while the Texas Legislature starts its investigation this week, grocery stores slowly getting back to normal, but there are a lot of items that they just haven't been able to restock yet. Many of the local school district still close. Some, like H I s d won't be open tomorrow, either. The complete list to ktrh dot com. Meantime, we could have some of the largest number of insurance claims in Texas history because of all this Insurance companies are already slammed with thousands of claims by Texans with water damage. But unlike a hurricane or a tornado, the winter storms were statewide disaster, So the total number of claims may end up in the hundreds of thousands pipes are still falling. Right now they're frozen and one space all out, then that water damage will start surfacing first. Secondly, you still have a lot of people that don't have Internet cell service and power. Camille Garcia with the Insurance Council of Texas says it's too soon to estimate a total dollar amount. But As a comparison, Hurricane Harvey resulted in a $19 billion loss for insurance companies. Why gold speed this radio 7 40 ktrh

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Power comes back for most in Texas, but other problems pile up

the NewsWorthy

01:43 min | 1 year ago

Power comes back for most in Texas, but other problems pile up

"Are still dealing with the fallout of a historic winter storm. And now it seems. The power crisis has turned into a water crisis. First of all power is finally back on for most texans although there are still a couple hundred thousand people in the dark without heat but now there's another more widespread problem more than fourteen million. Texans are without safe drinking water. That's about half the population of the second largest state in the us over the past few days pipes and water mains cracked wells frozen water treatment. Plants were knocked offline even some hospitals. Now don't have safe water around the state. The water issues vary in some places. There's no water flowing at all in others. People are being told to boil their water before using it and elsewhere. Water is flowing but it's considered dangerous no matter what the good news is. Texas is finally expected to warm up this weekend which should hopefully give crews time to fix the problems. It won't be cheap though home. Business and auto insurance claims are still rolling in and now insurance industry officials warn. This could be the costliest weather event in texas history. Yep even more expensive than hurricane harvey which brought in nineteen billion dollars in insurance claims back in two thousand seventeen and by the way state politics stayed pretty tense during all of this we people debating who carries at least some blame and now senator. Ted cruz has also been facing a lot of backlash for taking his family to cancun mexico while his home state of texas deals with this crisis both democrat and republican leaders have said he abandoned the people who voted for him but crews says he was just trying to be a good dad taking his kids on a trip while schools canceled. He was scheduled to stay in mexico through the weekend but he did decide to return to texas yesterday instead. He's now calling the whole trip quote. Obviously a mistake.

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More than 3.4 million Texas customers without power as extreme cold throttles electrical system

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

More than 3.4 million Texas customers without power as extreme cold throttles electrical system

"Of customers are still awaiting powers that state battle sub freezing temperatures some tax and suffered through a second straight night without heat and sub freezing temps. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca says the challenges of running a statewide state run grid are coming home to roost. The governor here in Texas actually called this storm. The winter version of Hurricane Harvey and one of the issues is that Texas is the on Lee State in the lower 48 that has its own grid. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is responding to charges by liberals that fossil fuels are to blame for the outages, while conservative media outlets which are blaming the are blaming the outages on renewable energy sources, ERCOT says failures and natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems are responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels. With millions of Texas residents still without power. This is an issue that's not going away. Stay with us here on Double

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Families reach out for help from Houston Food Bank for the first time ever during 2020 coronavirus pandemic

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Families reach out for help from Houston Food Bank for the first time ever during 2020 coronavirus pandemic

"But lots of people out of work because of the pandemic the houston food bank says more families in ever asking for help. Katie watkins says a food bank is now giving out about eight hundred thousand pounds of food on a daily basis. The houston food bank says it gave out nearly twenty one million pounds of food during the month of october. That's up from about fourteen million pounds during october of last year ceo. Brian greene says daily. Demand has gone down since the pandemic. I hit march but it still remains higher than anything. They've experienced before including during hurricane harvey or impacting directly about fifteen percent of households and that impact tending the have for most of those households fairly short timeframe of very strong eight williams a smaller number. That had very long term impacts so the sustainability of guests problem has been also straightened. Green says state and federal programs have helped supply food but he worries what will happen in twenty twenty one after those programs are slated end.

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Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

Climate Cast

04:09 min | 1 year ago

Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

"Hundreds of toxic superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather. I'M NPR chief meteorologist Paul Kutner here with climate cast. Hurricane, Harvey Dump Forty five to sixty inches of rain on the Houston area in two thousand seventeen the extreme floodwaters inundated more than one hundred and fifty thousand homes. They also breached toxic superfund site washing deadly chemicals down. In concentrations more than two thousand times. The EPA required cleanup level according to inside climate news. Just. How many of these superfund sites are risk and exposed to these extreme weather events? Frank Coal Ash is the climate director at the Minnesota Pollution? Control Agency. Frank Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you for having me on today the Government Accountability Office reported last year that nine hundred, forty, five superfund sites across the US are vulnerable to hurricanes flooding, sea level rise increased precipitation or wildfires. I see fourteen of those are in Minnesota. What is it about the location of these toxic sites that makes them does too extreme weather events. What we know with a changing climate in Minnesota is that we are seeing heavier rainfall which presents a risk for flooding at some of these sites and the impacts to both surface waters near the sites and potentially groundwater near these sites which we are. Managing and controlling for the toxic chemicals that have been found there. So it's really within Minnesota and the way that our climate is changing is looking at how that precipitation regime is changing, and we've seen that in the mid West here in Nebraska in twenty eighteen, there was a superfund site there that was impacted by the massive flooding. It didn't leach any toxins, but I'm wondering has Minnesota seen any close calls like that? I'm not aware of any close calls that we've seen regarding specific flooding events in Minnesota but certainly, that risk exists anytime that we are seeing a changing climate like we have in that, we're trying to manage sites that have these toxic chemicals on them from past pollution events that we're trying to maintain keep people protected from especially our most vulnerable populations, and we know that one of the biggest climate changes were observing recording in Minnesota are these mega rainfall events these six to eight plus in Sch- rainfall events how is that being incorporated into your? Planning for these sites yes, and that is the kind of work that we're just really getting started with looking at our ability to understand what's going to happen with a rainfall like that and and is the water going to go and where are we at risk for a significant floods? How will that rainfall interact with any of the protective coverings or protections that have been built around the superfund sites and how that may impact the contaminants as they they are moving on the site, and hopefully we're able to keep them from moving away from her saying. Frank superfund sites were talking about clean up. After the fact, I'm curious how climate change can be taken into account before potentially hazardous developments break ground. Yes, and that is an area that we're particularly looking at right now we are providing funding to cities to be able to do climate resiliency and adaptation plans to be able to identify how the rainfall and precipitation flooding events are going to impact not just contamination contaminated sites but the infrastructure that we rely upon many people are concerned about potential pollution from mining projects in northern. MINNESOTA, in sensitive areas like the boundary waters, how can we be sure future extreme rainfall events won't breach containment of those proposed sites. We we continue to look at the best science and the best research about how we can we predict what these large rainfall events are going to look like, and then build that into the planning processes our permitting processes, frank coal, ash climate director for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Thanks so much. Thank you.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"A P and w dot com can't Jeffrey from the 24 7 news desk play, Jenkins says, Dallas County health officials have reported. Three more deaths and 638 new cases of Corbett 19 Sunday. It includes a backlog of 164 older cases. Tarrant County reported two deaths and 601 new cases. Highland Village police say one of their own, died Friday. Due to covert complications. They tell news eight sergeant Dennis Oliver had to be hospitalized in late September. He'd been with the department since 2003. He survived by his wife and two sons, 2 18 year old men remain in the Collin County Jail, each on a million dollars bail in connection with the death of another 18 year old man there, Jack Carter Park and play No Rudra Rhona, Kumar Patel and Abdul Rahman case. I'll do Amy each face of murder charge in the shooting death of Jacob Lyle Rusk. Rusk was taken to the hospital after he was shot Saturday near the park. He was already gone when officers responded to the shooting call. Police officials say those involved in the incident knew each other and that this was a targeted incident. Hotel also faces a drug possession charge. Steve Coming W B A P. 24 7 News Not guilty. Verdicts have been issued in the trial of a chemical company and the former plant manager over a Southeast Texas fire after Hurricane Harvey. Tom Roberts has details that judge ruled Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our karma and Leslie calm Adele in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors saying Arkham I should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Cosby plant before Harvey hit The judge told prosecutors that information was not in the indictment, which is why she dismissed the charges. W B AP Weather Clear Overnight alot of 53, Sonny and pleasant Monday with a high of 80 right now, 59 degrees at the F W From the W B A P News desk. I'm Ken Jeffries. You're next update at 302 24 7 Coverage W Have you ever spoken to someone who only offers one health insurance plan or needs a special scoring system.

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Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

Rush Limbaugh

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

"Not guilty verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over across the fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our comma. And the plant manager back in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors saying Arkema should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant before Harvey hit

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Judge Tosses Case Over Houston Area Chemical Plant Fire During Harvey

Rush Limbaugh

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Judge Tosses Case Over Houston Area Chemical Plant Fire During Harvey

"Not guilty. Verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over Southeast Texas fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our chemin Leslie, calm Adele in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors, saying the company should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant Before Harvey hit

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Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?

Short Wave

12:37 min | 1 year ago

Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?

"So, you just got back from the Gulf coast where you were covering Hurricane Laura. How was your trip? The, hurricane damage was really bad. You know a lot of people down there have lost their homes, which is hard to see. Yeah and just to remind everybody Laura was the one that hit the Texas Louisiana border in August. This storm is clearly roaring. You're reaching that critical moment here. This now joins an elite group. It's in the top ten, a small elite group of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever make landfall into the US residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for potential devastation, Hurricane Lara and that area is so flat. It is so full of petrochemical facilities to their these refineries, a lot of new natural gas infrastructure, their chemical plants that manufacture all sorts of things like plastics and solvents actually even the raw materials for p. p. e., a lot of them are manufactured. Rubber gloves and surgical masks. So so what happened when the hurricane of hit all of that a lot of them shut down and when petrochemical facilities shutdown they usually release a lot of pollution right stuff that can't safely sit in pipes. So it has to be released or burn and preliminary estimates just in Texas showed that more than four million extra pounds of pollution were released. That was actually before the storm even made landfall. But the reason I wanted to talk to you is because one chemical plant caught fire because of the storm that is a look at I ten, which has now been shut down as these plumes of smoke emerged about an hour ago. The governor now is confirming this as a chemical fire has made an emergency crews responded to the inferno at via lab in Lake Charles which manufacturers pull supplies. Okay. So we've we've talked about this on the show before it didn't chemical plant in Texas catch fire after another hurricane Hurricane Harvey. Ago Yes and we talked about it on this very podcast because that fire in Texas started this totally new kind of legal battle, a climate change criminal lawsuit, and I have to say so far there is no indication that this most recent fire will lead to similar litigation but with this really active hurricane season that we're having in the super hot water in the Gulf of Mexico hoping spawn these strong. Storms head right for America's petrochemical centers I thought it might be a good moment to revisit that story and the questions that raises. So this episode, we're going to hear that story. It's a story that asks this question can companies and the people who work for them be held responsible, even sent to prison for failing to adequately prepare for climate change, you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Becky, take us back to the beginning of this story. So it's a story that happened in twenty seventeen at a chemical plant near Houston Texas, and it's when this major hurricane struck. We are coming on the air for breaking news. This is Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. It's yeah, I remember. Hervey was kind of unique because it made landfall and then it just kind of stopped and sat on top of Texas, just dumping and Dumping Rain. Some places got as much as sixty inches of rain. There was a lot of flooding obviously, our primary layer of protection was our power supply. When the storm hit we lost our primary power. You're hearing a guy who is a division president at one of those petrochemical companies that was overwhelmed by the flooding. His name is Richard. Rendered the company he helped run it's called Arkham. We brought in emergency generators to provide backup power. So what he's describing his in the aftermath of the storm, those generators were compromised. There's this intense effort to keep the power on at the Arkansas plant outside Houston. The plant is near a major highway. It's in a relatively residential area. So why were they fighting so hard to keep the power on basically because the plant was full of chemicals that have to be refrigerated Otherwise they catch fire. We do have that breaking news that we've been bringing you throughout the five o'clock hour this brand new explosion and a fire burning. As we speak the Arkham plant in Crosby, you can see that plume of black smoke billowing into the air. In fact, you can see it for miles and miles away. So they make organic peroxides which are. Volatile Chemicals, they're used to manufacture plastics and other stuff and organic rock sides are pretty hazardous because they can catch fire if they get warm right and they don't even need a spark, right. So organic peroxides contain both fuel and oxygen and when they become unstable, they heat up on their own and catch fire. Yeah. I can really hear that PhD coming through. So the Arima plant, it had a lot of refrigerated warehouses and buildings to keep these chemicals cold, and they also have a bunch of refrigerated trailers outside those warehouses. Okay. So talk me through it. What happened that resulted in the accident so harvey was stalled over the Houston area, just dumping rain for days and the refrigerated warehouses, the buildings they were flooding as the warehouses flooded. The employees were using forklifts to move containers of these chemicals from one refrigerated warehouse to another to try to keep them dry and cool, and the water just kept getting higher and higher and the electrical generators for the buildings started. Flood that's not good and then the forklift flooded. Okay. So would you do when you're forklift floods? So according to the US chemical, Safety Board investigation employees at the plant started carrying individual jugs of these highly flammable liquids in the dark my chest high water while it was still raining to get it to the refrigerated trailers we talked about because only the trailer still had power. Yeah. I read this report and it was terrifying like I can't imagine being one of those people still there as they're in like deep water trying to move these chemicals at one point, one of the trailer started to turn over. On their side. It was really like super scary. Yeah and you might be able to guess what happens next the trailers flooded they weren't refrigerated anymore the chemicals got warmer and warmer until they caught fire. So did people get hurt when the fire started in the plant? Well, the plant had been evacuated. So the employees were okay that we know of but there were some first responders who say they were injured while they were patrolling the area that had been evacuated specifically that there is and respiratory tracts were urinated by air contamination and there were some people who live nearby who also say they were injured. By the smoke and the ash from the fires. So we knew the chemicals themselves can be toxic was the smoke from them toxic as well. That's a good question. So when the chemicals burned, they actually just turned into carbon dioxide and water, but I talked to multiple organic chemists and they explained that the problem is actually the containers that were being burned a chemist at Bryn Mawr. College Name Michelle Francis explained it this way everything from the labels on things to whatever plastic or metal that the containers are made out of all that stuff is GonNa absorb other chemicals that didn't burn entirely. So the ashes nasty. The ashes nasty so that ash is made up of container junk and chemicals that didn't totally burn. That's the stuff that potentially could have harmed the first responders and the people close by and it's not something you ideally want in the air or water right so much. So that in two thousand, eighteen, the district attorney's Office for Harris County Texas announced criminal charges against the plant manager who was actually one of the people carrying those chemicals through the water. And Armas North American CEO, and later they also filed charges against a third person and executive at the company which was really surprising to a lot of people because in general, the criminal courts aren't used to punish companies in their employees for polluting the air and water especially when it happens during big storms and I went down to Houston interviewed the district attorney about it. Her name is Kim Og-. The. Charges are environmental. They are reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons. Reckless emissions of an air contaminant feels like a bunch of words that be polluting lawyers like. Big Words. So why did she say she was filing these charges you mentioned that there were a lot of petrochemical plants around Houston that flooded and leak stuff during Hurricane Harvey is there something about these fires that was worse? Yeah I asked her that and one argument she made is that the fires happened because people at Arkham ignored the risk of flooding like they should have known that their plant could flood like that and prepared better. For example, the plant is in a flood plain and even though Harvey dumped more rain than any US storm on record the argument the county is making. Is that there were signs that flood risk was increasing before harvey because of Climate Change we've had new normal in Houston. We've had three five hundred year floods in just a short period of time, and it's true that flooding is getting more frequent and severe in. Houston as it is in many parts of the country and something climate models have been predicting for a long time that extreme rain will get more likely as earth hotter including rain from hurricanes. So in this case, the county is basically arguing that the company had a responsibility to recognize that flood risk was increasing and do. More to keep their chemicals from catching fire. So obviously, the company doesn't agree or they wouldn't be in the middle of a trial right now what is the company say? So after the indictments for announced, I interviewed two of the layers representing Komo and its employees. One of them is pretty well known in Houston been working for a really long time. His name is Rusty Harden Arkham did everything they were supposed to do here hardened says the company followed all the regulations it's required to follow. He seemed pretty galled that employees were facing criminal charges trying to find scapegoats and calling individuals felons. Are you kidding me this is outrageous. It's morally legally ethically wrong and the point he made is that if the current regulations for chemical companies in flood prone areas aren't enough. Then the regulations should be changed by legislatures not by courts and especially he argues by criminal courts sometimes bad things happen that there's no crime. There's no responsibility is not anyone's fault we need to look forward to. The future and make sure that we are prepared for these kinds of things if this is going to be the new norm in many think it is. Okay. So becky, like what is at stake in this trial if the county wins and the company loses will that change how we think about climate change in the law it could actually yeah, I talked to this Guy David Omen he's. A law professor at the University of Michigan, and one thing he said that I think is really interesting is that environmental laws and regulations are generally based on this underlying assumption that the future will look like the past today. Already, we expect companies to be prepared to handle what I might call ordinary rainfall. What climate change is going to do among other things is change our definition of what is ordinary rainfall. Another way to understand it in a legal context is that you can be held accountable and punished. If you don't prepare for something, you should have seen coming. It's the idea of foreseeability so. Like if you know that climate change is happening, does that mean it's foreseeable and you should prepare for it yet that's the big question exactly and how foreseeable extreme weather is hinges in part on how businesses inform themselves about the climate science that's available to them, right? Yeah. Like I talked to an environmental lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation Alina Mehalle that foreseeability isn't just a question of did you personally know that this could happen but it's really what kind of maps were available to you. What kind of experts did you hire to inform yourself about this decision? What kind of modeling

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'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana as Category 4

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00:59 min | 1 year ago

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana as Category 4

"John Bell, Edwards says Hurricane Laura left a path of destruction along the U. S Gulf Coast or has since week into a tropical storm but slammed into southern Louisiana is a powerful Category four hurricane really today with sustained winds of 150 MPH, NPR's Rebecca Herschel reports. It's the third storm since 2017 to hit land with such Catastrophic power. Hurricane Laura got its power from the hot water in the Gulf of Mexico. The water on the surface of the Gulf is about 4 F warmer than the historical average. Climate. Scientists say that was enough to help Laura intensify really quickly in 24 hours before the storm hit the coast. It's maximum wind speeds nearly doubled. That's similar to what happened to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 before it hit the Texas Coast and Hurricane Michael in 2018 when it hit the Florida Panhandle. Climate change is causing sea surface temperatures around the world to rise. Which makes dangerous storms. More common. Rebecca Hirscher NPR news while winded

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"So fairly effectively. They know that Terrain quite well started Louisiana. You know, there are many occasions over in the Carolinas. And yet here was this member of the Cajun Navy is coming in from the Carolinas as the storm continues to move through. I think it's really next expected to hit Pine Bluff, Arkansas Hot Springs make its way up through different parts of the high Of the northern parts of Mississippi. Is it continuing to bring the The amounts of rain that we were expecting are they're still going to be a lot of flooding issues in those states. Not likely because the storm is moving so fast. This one was different. This was an extremely powerful storm, extreme winds and heavy rain and storm church. But it's not like Hurricane Harvey, for example, that came in hard and then just parked itself over Houston and rained itself out per day after day as a tropical storm. Cause untold billions in damage because of the extensive and long lasting reign. The storm was moving quite fast about 15 MPH. And so you know that the flooding should not be a long term problem. Jim Ryan, you are hurricane guru slash expert. We appreciate it. All right. Talk to you later. Shannon. That Jim Ryan there on his way to New Orleans covers all of the hurricane Does that's a thing right? I mean, That's where he is, You know, I know. Alex made some noise about covering a lot of hurricanes, but mates of noise about it. Jim Ryan is the guy. I think when I think of our hurricane, we will in just a few minutes. Tell you where you can win $1000. And we'll tell you about Nancy Pelosi's kind of backwards logic on why she says there should not be presidential debate..

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:47 min | 1 year ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Communities along the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas are preparing for Hurricane Laura. Right now. It's a Category three storm with top sustained winds of 115 MPH. Forecasters expect Laura to strengthen into a catastrophic Category four hurricane before it makes landfall tonight or early tomorrow. A potentially deadly storm surge up to 15 Ft is forecast along with flooding of more than a foot of rainfall. NPR's Rebecca Hirscher says the extremely warm waters of the gulf are fueling Laura. The water on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is nearly 90 degrees. In some places that's hot, significantly hotter than the average water temperature If you look back at the last century And hot water is like a battery charger for hurricanes. Hot water helped power some of the most damaging hurricanes in the last few years. Hurricane Harvey in Texas Maria in Puerto Rico, Florence in the Carolinas and Michael along the Gulf Coast. They all dropped enormous amounts of rain over a large area, and forecasters say flooding is a top concern. With this week's storms, global climate change is causing big, wet hurricanes to get more common. Warm air is like a sponge for moisture from warm water. Rebecca Hirscher. NPR news in California cooler temperatures air helping crews as they try to contain multiple large wildfires in and around the San Francisco Bay area. This is NPR news. Live from Kait VD news. I'm Richelle Maria Dylan. The thousands of firefighters battling the three major lightning complexes in and around the Bay Area continued to improve containment around the blazes. That means better air quality around the bay this morning. But the fires are still growing. Cal Fire announced.

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Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns

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02:35 min | 2 years ago

Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns

"Hurricane season is coming and federal forecasters are predicting that there will be between six and ten hurricanes in the Atlantic this year. That's above average Jerry. Bell is the lead Hurricane Forecaster at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The Twenty Twenty Atlantic. Hurricane season is expected to be busy one. Npr's Rebecca Hersher reports. If the forecast turns out to be correct. This will be the fifth year in a row with above average hurricane activity in the Atlantic. That's the most consecutive years ever recorded bell says we're expecting yet another above normal season and now is the time to make sure that you're getting prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking state and local governments to consider issuing evacuation orders earlier than they would have in the past in order to give people more time to safely leave their homes while maintaining as much social distance as possible. Carlos CASTILLO OF FEMA says Americans in hurricane prone areas should also pack different supplies than they would have be prepared to take cleaning items with you like so panna tiger disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces. You may touch regularly. Fema is also urging people to stay with family or friends or in hotels rather than in shelters if they can forecaster Jerry. Bell says the main reason for the large number of storms in the forecast is phenomenon called the Atlantic multi. Takeo Oscillation basically the wind temperatures in the Atlantic have been really good for making strong hurricanes since about nineteen ninety five that will probably change in the next few years as normal climate fluctuations happen that's separate from manmade climate change but climate change is making the storms that do form more damaging for one thing bell says sea levels are rising sea levels mean more storm on Dacian as a hurricanes approaching and warmer air and water mean that hurricanes are more likely to drop catastrophic amounts of rain. When they make landfall think hurricane harvey in two thousand Seventeen or Hurricane Florence in twenty eighteen and he says rain and storm surge affect more people than they used to our coastlines. Were built up tremendously over the last several decades so that there's potentially many more millions of people in harm's way every time a hurricane threat together normal climate variability plus the effects of human caused climate change plus the pandemic add up to a potentially deadly summer and fall hurricane season officially begins on June first and runs until November first Rebecca Hersher NPR needs.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

"So hearing this two hurricane Harvey tropical storm Harvey whatever I guess it was herky and what was interesting about that is while the people were healthy you can see the devastation so it made it more intuitive you understood there was devastation and I was trying to kind of play that out of mama and it made me realize that when you see physical devastation like what what that's what the water did you can also see an end in sight because you can say if all that out and replace it this is Houston there's always construction going on this is not you know merry old England jolly old England where you don't see construction things are as they've always been this is a place where you drive down the street go back a week later one of the houses ripped down there starting some new buildings right down development going on everywhere that's we're used to it our offices are in the Galleria area and at any given time you can look out and see at least four large cranes for large projects going on so the idea of Harvey the idea that we're going to recover you can see it it's tangible it's measurable N. as the constructions going along you can see okay our what is so difficult about this for me is that it is unsuitable I don't know where it is you don't know who has it you don't know you know what surfaces contain and so it creates this natural fear an anxiety for a lot of people and and and that that's an unpleasant thing it's a terribly unpleasant thing especially because you don't see an end to it the president announcing yesterday his four o'clock press conference that they're extending it it is a very arbitrary date but they're extending that date from April twelfth which was course Easter which was kind of the day he'd pulled out tue April thirtieth they're now talking about it it at the presser at four o'clock yesterday you're not talking about more people wearing masks and he even entertain the idea of everyone wearing a mask for a period of time and so there was this idea that you know we're going to flatten the curve is just a joke we're gonna stop the spread for enough period of days that this virus dies out and then there was the question toward the end of the press conference what happens if this comes up again in the fall Dr Fauci said we fully expect that it will and so now you've got round to how devastating would that be if let's say we're back to normal by about July and just again picking arbitrated in October it starts up again can you mess psychologically how difficult that would be for a lot of people now he did note that round two were better prepared we have increased capacity we have increased number of ventilators we met the president noted yesterday we have ten companies now making ventilators and according to him we're making more ventilators and anyone else in the world he had the leaders of Honeywell jockey international PNG United technologies and Raytheon which is a partnership on this defense contractors in different companies in and out industry leaders there an interesting thing happened the my pillow guy Mike Lindell was are brought up and he's making ten thousand masks per day using the my pillow facilities and he said that by Friday he hopes to be at fifty thousand N. many people on the left and some of the numbers never Trumpers who were just broken and bitter just Peter and it's not a good look we're making fun of him because he referenced god and a an evangelical mission that he feels he's on this is a guy who was a destitute racket if you lift yourself out of those dire straits you are relying on something other than good luck we should be extolling this case we we should be celebrating this case.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

09:26 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

"The Michael berry show we'll in fact use of two and a half billion of your taxpayer dollars sprinkle to the Democrats you get suckered in every town I believe I'm gonna Republicans call me asked me to support this bomb but we got to do this okay flood relief I said no they won't spend it on flood relief we hope they will hopes not a plan two and a half billion dollars public debt that I'm gonna have to pay back that's not a plan that's not a good strategy but after hurricane Harvey Michael after hurricane Harvey after hurricane Harvey I was reminded that the money we spent on the Astrodome would have solved all the problems but it would have helped after hurricane Harvey I'm reminded that we've built a new baseball football basketball arena we actually got a good deal of the soccer arena we only paid half of that the on shorts is paid for that I'm reminded how much we spend getting ready for the Superbowl I'm reminded we spend on how much we spend on the junkets I'm reminded how much we spend bringing a new hotel to downtown how much of our tax dollars for all of these sorts of goodies which is fine as long as you don't mind flooding you can't do both we will now we got rail of world class city how how world class where you when my wife and kids were shoulder deep in the water because the hotel I said I'm too flooded out because our house flooded out because everybody else flooded out how world class where we then when we look like a third world nation waiting to be rescued how much how much good did your stadiums do you live but whatever so anyway back to my story about my friend who through the tent into the water because a guy when they're so then he gets tackled from behind this homeless dudes you know they have a packed mutual defense pact so his body has come down the hill to the bike path without my my buddy realizes he's hit him from behind which is doctors went out landed on top of a mini stroke amount my buddies think in two things number one I'm gonna die in number two this is the worst smell I've ever smelled my life because it manages bad is it smelled the guy had his arms up under his throat so he's releasing all his noxious gases all his sebaceous oils or may spread so my buddies get loose just long enough to breathe again and again get Lowes gear well some people witnessed this whole thing they call the cops the cops arrive the paramedics arrive and the cop is ready to arrest them both my body for throwing the tent in the water the other guy for choking amount so far the cops is look I'm a let both you fools leaf much about our rescue both I'm a let both you full sleeve well my body's mad because his point is I just got assaulted then the cops point is you're lucky I don't take you to jail so the cops this to my body so no I'm not arrested him you're lucky I'm not arresting you now Mr Christie bridges get your foot get your thousand dollar bike off the bike trail and my city discretion is the better part of valor what was the right thing to do kids right thing to do is say yes Sir because you're the officer and I can't be I'd I can beat the rap but I can't be to read thank you Sir I shall now rat on having learned from this experience no we weren't at the learning from this experience yet at this moment my body says it's not a thousand dollar by it's a four thousand dollar by whereupon the officer completely justified said hands behind your back we're going down so this is a Friday evening my body gets tossed in the jail Friday evening he's lily white wearing the cleats with the clip ons let's get that clap clap clap played sounds like Tommy what's so what's the Tommy tunes he sounds like Tommy tunes walk in you don't tell me to this is a is a guy that was merely want New York to mate so big it doesn't happen to him and sayings so it sounds like Tommy tunes walking through the the jail which had to be quite comical they throw him in the tank with all these other guys some of whom are pretty rough characters any said oh did I mention I'm wearing spandex bike shorts yeah he is you know spandex bike shorts odd enough if you go into a grocery store dole last thing you want to be wearing in jail is spandex bike shorts the good news is he was only there for thirty six hours it was Friday evening you see and so by the time you got a hold is why if they could get a hold of a bail bondsman it was Friday it was so he's arrested on Friday evening he didn't get out until Sunday afternoon exactly the makings of a Johnny Cash story at this point he's thinking what one side so what is it thank the do well that's not the end of the story the guy who tackled him in damn near killed in sued him yeah yeah rather than fight the suit he wrote a thirty three thousand dollar check to the gatt make it all go away so let's see you've been almost killed you been thrown in jail for thirty six hours and now you had to write a thirty three thousand are check plus your attorney's fees I would say you learn a lesson from that with with new yes a rat a rather expensive lesson for this for this nice gentleman and a true this people are even on this guy so what the bush back I agree this story does not sound good and aside from his absolutely nutty behavior with bandit signs and of public bike paths he the guy we give you the shirt off his back nicest guy you could ever hope to meet just ask kind a person as you could ever meet does so much for charity you wouldn't believe it just kind of one of those snapped it's a good reminder when you catch yourself in a situation as my buddy ray single what's my financial adviser says you know when you get to a certain point in life that you've got a little something in the bank and that you start to build up some equity in your house you make it a little more money you have to figure you have to assess what do I have gained what do I have to lose in each transaction and you begin to learn in a bar when a guy miles off to you that what you have to gain is almost nothing what you have to lose is the whole lot and that helps with making better decisions because you know looking back maybe just go around the tent just go around the tent door go around the tent nobody so how come he raised my by race and how come he didn't just say here's a hundred Bucks if you move your ten awesome well that might make sense now I don't think he ever thought he was going to be thirty three thousand dollars and an arrest in a weekend in jail in spandex pants out of it that that gets to us making good decisions but when I look at it made for a good story so more would you rather be in jail for thirty six thousand dollars for for that for a week and had to pay thirty three thousand dollars our fall and some other dudes vomit in just keep slip but if you try to get up with the.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

03:02 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Giving story merry Christmas there so August twenty seventeen I'm doing that indicates the program at in Texas and you're my house for occasions in little storm called hurricane Harvey came to town and I sent my wife and my kid up to my parents who were just get ready to move and we got what I mean not as much water some people have but we are not two feet of water compare our apartment and just like all of our stuff and that happened on you know the the day that I was supposed to have a big and the rotation exam that I reschedule exams for you not even in her name so they postponed the exam because of the hurricane but I didn't know when they were going to reschedule it here when I didn't have a place to live no I wasn't sure what I was going to happen tried by preemptively just talked to the coordinator and I said Hey look I know the exams coming up I don't have a place to live I and I can't take it until I got a place for my family and my wife and my kids there and she just said yeah hold on just a minute I am yeah within an hour she called me back and said Hey the hospital has a fully furnished apartment Fauria it's already been living right now wow and as long as you need to wow yeah one star marking out my apartment and I just put out a quick Facebook messenger to my classmates and said Hey if you guys are able to I know I understand if you can't get there but if you cannot appreciate some help from like within half an hour had probably twenty of my classmates marking out my apartment nearly fifteen cockroaches out of my pocket and so we could clean and get everything loans and that was that was that was great last made them a ministry there's that school at the hospital donated things within a day we had a bad again we have for my son have a place to stay we were yeah very nice way yeah and motions meaningless incredible just gone from all around what am I gonna do now I don't make anything I'm a student I don't have anything Hey we're gonna be all right wow turned around in it that I mean that there's that that that put you on tilt I mean you'll you'll be eighty years old and remember in the all of this generosity all these people showing up the pieces of furniture given certainly the hospital given your place to live this changes everything you you'll be looking for a chance to do that for somebody else rest your life entre yes hello now showing a graduated now hi final day years so work on the PhD right now okay while good.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"I remember I was sitting all I remember sitting my dad had a had a meeting here to go to a my brother and I were sitting in the vehicle and he went in and it was a sunny day and he came out and it was as dark is it is right now outside pitch dark and it looked like it was snowing and it was but it was warm right and it wasn't the snow it was the ash coming out of the sky was just one of those one of those vivid memories you'll just never forget well you know taking place you know my mom was in my mom was in Houston during hurricane Harvey and you know when you're here no one of the things that some of the tech companies to operate data centers out of this space around here know that it's a pretty unique place because we're pretty much protected outside of an occasional snowstorm here there but we don't get hit it won't get hurricanes we don't get tornadoes in Denver we don't get earthquakes per se I like some of the other areas around the world we have it living in Denver you pretty much isolated from natural disasters it you know maybe if you get into the plains you can you can see more things happen tornadoes in and those types of things but in Denver you know a hail storm is is can be devastating it all right it is far as cosmetic damage or maybe some roof damage but it's not like so like some of the other areas that had to have ten duro through a bunch you know I I can't even imagine you know I was reading something online about what a possible water shortage because we are losing snow capped mountains there is snow capped mountains in some areas and low lying areas thousand a month a thousand miles away may lose water where we are right here keep up we we get our water first yeah.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Be the scary part you know it it regardless of how you think it's happening the fact that it is happening is really what should we we. have to figure out what is this going to mean that the storms instead of coming every two years start coming every six months right and now they will be fierce or two I mean I think there was one calculation done about hurricane Harvey which said that because global temperatures have gone up the storm was hadn't had thirty eight percent more precipitation so basically what global warming does is it turns you know an ordinary thunderstorm into something really catastrophic yeah there's some thunderstorms coming my way and I had to queue they've been particularly tense lately it I mean nine not anymore than you know thunderstorms are always intense but I I think I gave my seeing what had happened recently I gave my dog a little extra dose of something that the vet gave me to keep him happy eater the storms are I'm testing the let's see if it works we may has of thunderstorms as a result of what came up from the Gulf even where I am tonight but the idea of you being in New York in you the way you describe what could happen that's pretty terrifying in fact some put some of your reviews for the coming storm had noted that it it has aspects of horror to it it's isn't just. thriller but it there's if we if we look at the monstrous things that we've done to the human body for example in in some of the main characters in your book the coming storm do you couple that with what happened to Coney Island in your expectations and you think okay that that that that pretty that's that's pretty nightmarish right there yeah I mean I mean they're nightmarish.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

"Work is ongoing I'm Zach Killian in the case of course when those dot com twenty four hour traffic center partly cloudy sky out there some patchy fog possible lows upper seventies low eighties it's gonna be a sunny and hot today for Monday maybe a few clouds here and there was all about the heat and humidity he divisor in effect from one PM until seven PM Monday could see he'd nexus I as one ten but temptress upper nineties another sunny hot day Tuesday I'm across top work with the channel right now it is partly cloudy and AT and to keep your rates down takes defenders twenty four hour weather center KJRH news time is three oh what our top story well the second anniversary of hurricane Harvey and our our our are TV partner channel two is talk to farmers here's a former Harris County judge and image about the impact that Harvey had in our area Harvey was magnitudes different from everything else because of the scope the others put in certain areas of town Harvey impacted everybody and even with planned infrastructure being done to prevent another great flood Damon says never say never again Harvey impacted parts that didn't think they were flood prone at all and is the magnitude and it would be nice to say well that was north America's largest rainstorm that was something that's not gonna happen again but we can't count on that eighty eight people died due to hurricane Harvey well new fallout from the deadly Harding street drug raid left multiple officers wounded and the homeowners dad's Harris County DA came all told the media Friday that two officers were going to be held responsible for the shooting death of Dennis total Regina Nichols totaling Nichols were killed after Harding street home on January twenty eighth today we charge your own goings with two counts of felony murder we also charge former HPD officer Stephen Bryant with one count of second degree tampering with a government document Aug says more charges are possible as they continue to investigate the deadly botched raid John brewer newsradio some forty K. T. R. H. used to their candidates only Busby.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

"Women in small business enterprise he spoke with KPRC nine fifty host Ken Webster if you wonder why we can't fix the streets or hire more police or do something about drainage flooding our pay the firefighters fairly I can keep going on and on that's the reason because we waste so much money and we're awarding contracts to people who are political insiders and political donors mayor Turner's office issued a response saying the firm's name to buy Busby have done business with the city as far back as twenty eleven prior to him taking office we're remembering the second anniversary of hurricane Harvey this weekend Galveston is shoring up beaches with help of more than thirteen million dollars from FEMA two years have passed since hurricane Harvey eroded sand from Galveston this top tourist attraction Galveston has begun replacing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand that were eroded from its beaches during hurricane Harvey is to improve safety and bolster its tourism industry for less public assistance program is providing ninety percent of the funding for three Galveston beach restoration projects is combine cost exceeds fourteen point eight million dollars famous share is more than thirteen million dollars archery Morton newsradio seven forty K. Terry the flu season is starting with the federal government says there are no plans to vaccinate migrants detained in Texas shelters due to the complexities of operating a vaccination program to the customs nor its medical contractors will be giving flu shots to those detained aside Alam seekers this comes despite the death of three migrant children due to complications from the virus Baylor's Dr Peter hotels is a vaccine experts I don't understand look let's face it influenza is probably the leading infectious disease killer of Americans.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KTRH

"Concerned that the child was in the company of his estranged wife police have not released the cause of death K. T. R. H. news time twelve oh three we are expecting thunderstorms again as the afternoon heats up in the Houston area there's a big system right off our coast looking at the live doppler seven forty weather radar and operation stormwatch it K. T. R. H. dot com there is a storm brewing out in the Gulf that moisture is going to be bringing rain east of Houston now we're remembering the second anniversary of hurricane Harvey this weekend Galveston A. shoring up beaches with the help of more than thirteen million dollars in FEMA grants two years have passed since hurricane Harvey eroded sand from Galveston's top tourist attraction Galveston has begun replacing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand that were eroded from its beaches during hurricane Harvey is to improve safety and bolster its tourism industry for less public assistance program is providing ninety percent of the funding for three Galveston beach restoration projects is combine cost exceeds fourteen point eight million dollars famous share is more than thirteen million dollars Audrey Morton newsradio seven forty K. Terry yes the mayoral candidate Tony Busby's calling out supporters of mayor Sylvester Turner who've been given positions within the city and or contracts through the city's office a business opportunity specifically the minority women and small business enterprise he spoke with KPRC nine fifty host Ken Webster if you wonder why we can't fix the streets or hire more police or do something about drainage flooding our pay the firefighters fairly I can keep going on and on that's the reason because we waste so much money and we're awarding contracts to people who are political insiders and political donors mayor Turner's office issued a response.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Agreed to including intellectual property and binding legal language, which for President Trump was unacceptable. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. The next round of talks expected tomorrow, the fear of flooding, Houston, Texas, increasing has heavy downpours continue we have more assets on the city level now than we had to in hurricane Harvey. So those assets have been deployed throughout the city, mayor Sylvester. Turner was doing courage residents to take the threat seriously. A small tornado touchdown in central Arkansas. According to forecasters, damaging to apartment complex is about five inches of rain. It's fallen in Mississippi new missile tests by North Korea. The Pentagon confirms North Korea tested multiple ballistic missiles Thursday, which flew nearly two hundred miles into the sea of Japan. The US military says it conducted a few missile tests as well minister North Korea's test. The US air force launched an unarmed long range missile forty two hundred miles from California into the Pacific. The US navy fired off a ballistic missile from a submarine off. Cape Canaveral Florida flying seven thousand miles into the Atlantic. In both cases, the US military called the timing of their launches a coincidence oxes, Lucas Tomlinson, Pentagon, the Trump administration saying it seized a North Korean cargo ship that US officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international. Sanctions is thoughts. New. Keeping really handy tonight. Just in case a small chance of a thunderstorm nothing. Too widespread. Most of us dry, low sixty two partly sunny high in the low eighties Thursday. Better tenths of a storm Friday, a high near eighty nine meteorologist Mark sibito from the Weather Channel one. Oh, six one FM talk next news in thirty minutes. Follow us on social media's go to six one FM talk dot com to connect. He's no chef but things cooking. We started investigating the deep state and some people are about to be served tight, Sean Hannity tick.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Agreed to including intellectual property and binding legal language, which for President Trump was unacceptable. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. The next round of talks expected tomorrow the fear of flooding, Houston, Texas, increasing heavy downpours continue. We have more assets on the city level now than we had hurricane Harvey. So those assets have been deployed throughout the city air Sylvester Turner was doing courage residents to take the threat seriously a small tornado touchdown in central. Arkansas according to forecasters damaging to apartment complex about five inches of rain that's fallen in Mississippi new missile tests by North Korea. Pentagon confirms North Korea tested multiple ballistic missiles Thursday, which flew nearly two hundred miles into the sea of Japan. The US military says it conducted a few missile tests as well. Minnesota North Korea's test the US air force launched an unarmed long range missile forty two hundred miles from California into the Pacific. The US navy fired off a ballistic missile from a submarine off. Cape Canaveral Florida flying seven thousand miles into the Atlantic. In both cases, the US military called the timing of their launches a coincidence oxes, Lucas Tomlinson, Pentagon, the Trump administration saying it seized a North Korean cargo ship that US officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international. Sanctions is the Fox News. Now, tell you owe a local news, the national weather service warning of houses weather in parts of south central Texas this afternoon into tonight officials say thunderstorms could bring heavy rainfall also tomorrow and Saturday can lead the ponding on the roads and minor flooding and low lying areas. The city of Houston urging residents to stay home tonight. If at all possible with heavy rain expected to bring flooding barricades blocking these low passage areas. Do not not drive around those barricades. And they are Sylvester Turner says police fire and emergency management are all expecting serious flooding in the area with storms possible over the next forty eight hours officials again, reminding drivers to be safe with those veer storms. The governor's office warning drivers not to drive into flood waters or around barricades at the Twitter posts continues by Saint people who do so risk their lives analyze of first responders and the US census bureau's latest figures say the population of Texas. Still growing rapidly. The state is picking up about a thousand people a day half of whom are born here and the risk from somewhere else between twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen nearly one hundred eighty eight thousand people move to Texas net of the smaller number who moved away. Brian Gant reports that last year most of the new residents almost one hundred five thousand came from other countries. It was the second straight year international migration. Taxes outpaced domestic migration ability outlaw parents with kids under five to participate at curbside voting. How's.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

03:42 min | 3 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Those images of the people the flooding the houses just disaster. And then, you know, obviously, the animals the dogs cats, pigs that were rescued a really really difficult time for so many people, and you know, just getting out alive and safe with your family, and then your pets, and they are part of the family. It's it's it's something. It's unimaginable. I don't know how I mean the strength. But the people that helped and came out you saw the best in humanity. Really? You really did. And of course, you don't want to see these pictures of people in boats and everything, but what if there's anything that comes out of this. It's a the most incredible people that went out and helped. Yes. And also, it's the pictures of people getting rescued and then carrying their animals carrying their animals and rescuing animals, and the humane society, the United States along with very with many different organizations were at hurricane Harvey and helping out and they got me thinking about disaster preparedness, and I think one of the things is I work with some of the guys that one of the things that they say is no matter what the specifics of your plan. All your disaster preparedness plan, if you're told to evacuate do so immediately and take your animals because if it's not safe for you. It's not safe for them. Take your animals, so the people had to evacuate. He who did take their animals. It was good to see that, you know, the important family members. Unfortunately, I know that the with some animals that were tied out and chained out there. They're not gonna make it. They didn't make it. So. In have a plan. You might think it never would happen to you. That things can change very quickly. So half a plan in place, not just for yourself and your kids. But also for your pets, you know, in a lot of places, you know, they set up shelters and some of them are just for people which for safety and for many reasons were set up like that. But there's also places that will accept animals or they have shelters that say we'll be open chopper animal off here. Go get go. Go take your family to safety. We'll take care of your animal will reunite you afterwards. And part of the preparedness when it comes to pets. I mean, we know, hey, let's find an evacuation route for us. Let's take our valuables. Let's make a plan. We would where would we drive to where we go kind of like when you were younger and they fire in the house. What do you do you train kids? What do you do when there's a fire? You stop you get to the bottom you get downstairs, you get low. You take a wet towel? You need to have a plan for the animal to if you have an animal, that's part of responsibility. You would plan to keep your child safe hopefully would plan to keep your animals safe. So maybe what you do is call around and say, hey, if there's a disaster, you're a shelter. Would you find a shelter out of town or rescue? Could we bring them to you? Fortunately for hurricanes are, unfortunately, you know, you do get prep time. It's not like a house fire or something. That's an immediate disaster earthquake. You have no preparation time for but something like this. Maybe if you know, okay, look, we see we see a hurricane could be coming this way. Where do we take our animals? Do we get out? Now, do we find a shelter and say can you please keep them or put them in a place pay for boarding? If you can you know that's far away for a week or two in preparation. For this where you can know that they're safe. Yeah. There's a whole thing list of things that you should prepare for and you should do in preparation and some of these are considered packing the following. So you have that sort of emergency.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Images of the people the flooding, the houses, just disaster. And then, you know, obviously the animals the dogs cats. You know, there was pigs that were rescued a really really difficult time for so many people and just getting out alive and safe with your family, and then your pets, and they are part of the family. It's it's it's something. It's unimaginable. I don't know how I mean the strength. But the people that helped and came out you saw the best in humanity. Really? You really did. And of course, you don't want to see these pictures of people in boats and everything, but what if there's anything that comes out of this. It's a the most incredible people that went out and helped. Yes. And also, it's the pictures of people getting rescued and then carrying their animals carrying their animals and rescuing their animals, and the humane society of the United States along with very with many different organizations were at hurricane Harvey and helping out and they got me thinking about disaster preparedness, and I think one of the things is I work with some of the guys one of the things that they say is no matter what the specifics of your plan or your disaster preparedness plan, if you're told to evacuate do so immediately and take your animals because if it's not safe for you. It's not safe for them. Take your animals, so the people who had to evacuate. He who did take their animals. It was good to see, you know, this important family members unfortunate, I know that there were some animals that were tied out and chained up, and they're they're not gonna make it. They didn't make it. So. In have a plan. You might think it never would happen to you. But things can change very quickly. So half a plan in place, not just for yourself and your kids. But also for your pets, you know, in a lot of places, you know, they set up shelters and some of them are just for people which for safety and for many reasons were set up like that. But there's also places that will accept animals or they have shelters that say we'll be open to Opry animal off here. Go get, you know, go go take your family to safety. We'll take care of your animal will reunite you afterwards in part of the preparedness when it comes to pets. I mean, we know, hey, let's find an evacuation route for us. Let's take our valuables. Let's make a plan. We would where would we drive to where we go kind of like when you were younger and they fire in the house. What do you do you train kids? What do you do when there's a fire? You stop you get to the bottom you get downstairs, you get low. You take a wet towel? You you need to have a plan for the animal to if you have an animal, that's part of responsibility. You would plan to keep your child safe hopefully would plan to keep your animals saves. So maybe what? You do is call around and say, hey, if there's a disaster your shelter. Would you find a shelter out of town or rescue? Could we bring them to you? Fortunately for hurricanes are, unfortunately, you do get prep time. It's not like a house fire or something. That's an immediate disaster earthquake. You have no preparation time for but something like this. Maybe if you know, okay, look, we see we see a hurricane could be coming this way. Where do we take our animals? Do we get out? Now, do we find a shelter and say can you please keep them or put them in a place pay for boarding? If you can you know, that's far away for a week or two in preparation for this where you can know that they're safe. Yeah. There's a whole thing list of things that you should prepare for and you should do in preparation and some of these are considered packing the following. So you have that sort of emergency.

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"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

13:12 min | 3 years ago

"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"I'm Sam I'm the Queen of rural dogs and the host of this show. Right. Jim. Let's talk about is definitely hurricane season. As you all know, we've had the hurricane Harvey that hit Texas in a bad way to the point is so much rain fell that the earth's crust sank by two centimeters. Houston sunk. Yeah. I heard. Yeah. But they said it was like. Stepping on a mattress, they said it'll bounce back. Well, yeah. What's the water starts ago massive figure that stuff out? I don't know. I figured it out here in Nevada. Yeah. It was a slow physicist at the university of Nevada Reno. So yeah, that's how bad that's been. And then right on the heels of that. And then not clearly the not recover they are still getting animals out of the area and a big concern and friends at express it. This to me was how and ask can they ship out people's pets that were lost two other rescues all over the country. Well, that's not what they're doing. The rationally shipping out the pets. There were already in rescue looking for four for ever hands before that hurricane hit any dog that they said, okay, any animal that came in that could have a potential owner. In other words, any pets that came in the day that hurricane hit? Mr. They will remain in the shelters to be reunited with their humans. So the not shipping out animals that that have owners they are shipping out animals who are already in rescue. And so that they can already get moved into our homes. We are getting some in Vegas and hearts alive. Village. Went out Thursday from Vegas to go out and help that way. So big operation still going on the right on the heels of that is hurricane where did it start off Jim because I know it's impacted the Caribbean islands. Cuba. I could give you the whole history of how hurricanes work because I'm very interested in it since it was child. Okay. But these things begin in in the Equatorial zones. Okay. Okay. Mir africa. Oh, wow. And they roll from right to left across the earth. Always right to left to the Caribbean. Well, the ones the Atlantic hurricanes. They start in the east and they move to the west and then they start moving west. And then northerly when they hit the Caribbean waters the warm water. Okay. Born over open water, they come in don't they you always hope that going to go back out to sea. That's the best place for them to go unless you're on a cruise ship because Jim was you're the storm of the century. Weren't you do? But before that I was in Hurricane Andrew. Well, we were we were escaping Hurricane Andrew Miami in ninety two and you went back to see we had to go back to see we were ordered to wait until the last flight left landed in Miami. Because we're part of the evacuation process. Not only where we ordered to stay for our passengers and flights but in case. I didn't know that other people needed evacuated and we were on the ship at the dock is the bans were coming into Miami. In freaking out, literally we left that night in the hurricane came that night and pummeled Miami was a bad one. So what was nice bad is the one? That's there. Now somewhat was Miami. Like when you back then wiped out devastated a lot of destruction rooftops paint. I mean, we're shocking. Chip talk. It was crazy shock into scout. Very very scary Fordingbridge is. I mean, the air force base had airplanes turned on their backs. Oh, gosh. So you've got friends out there and friends in Texas and a friend's house flooded. She's I'm going to get that fixed right now, we've got friends in Florida. People just trying to get out fast as they can. And there have been some very contrasting stores when it comes to animals friend of mine her mom's out there, and she was consensus. Amongst said, I'm not evacuated. I'm not leaving my dog behind it. You know, we'll take the dog with you. And she not only as evacuated the dog. She's also evacuated with the neighbor's dog who left the dog in the garden on the back of food. What are you what can of human beings? Yeah. Isn't that wonderful of her mom, that's amazing of a mom hears her two stories? So there's a guy and I can't find out account find which carrier this is. But there's a guy who was not the probably seen the video not allowed on the plane with his dog because he didn't have a carrier. But the problem being he'd been to ten stores, and there was sold out everything sold out. There's no water. There's no food. There's no gas. There's no nothing and the airlines would not let him travel to get out and save their lives to save their own lives. This is a kind of makes me insane. Jim because when are you going to be a human being when are you going to display being a compassionate understanding human being I do not understand if you can't do it now where you have to flee feel life. When are you going to do that? I find it. Outrageous. And there was a woman yesterday. Zeh something I've had never do. She said about people with allergies. I said you've what about their lives Sarah serious late? Are you kidding me? I've never in my life. So he had to go back and wait out the storm with his dog while I'm sorry. It's indefensible I don't care whether you went for an allies. I don't care if you look at it. And I don't care if you got allergies. This is about people's lives. Get it together. People ticket right? Yes. Any waited in line. And he said there are no carriers to be had. We've got to stop being human towards of the pupil me a cardboard box. Yes. Oh, so I can't fight. I can't find out which which airlines it is. But there were there was a woman. I'm wondering if the will they wouldn't let him. Is it that they wouldn't let him on the plane because they wouldn't let the dog on the plane or they wouldn't let the dog in the cargo because of no carrier. It was a puppy. Oh, it was a little baby on his lap. Because who cares people? Could it could have been someone. Well, you know, what he probably could have picked up a muzzle in on me. But you don't have time you fleeing for your life. You don't have time. And he did have he did always what he could. And then he comes with people who are not human. And we're hearing stories like this all the time very very upsetting. Because when I going to be a humid if you can't be one in a crisis like this. But then on the flip side because Southwest Airlines the flu think sixty five pets out of Texas. This was the Texas hurricane. So they could be safe. Okay. Are you kidding me? Come on people, and they weren't all in cages. Oh, it just it. Just gets. It gets my goat as we like to say in England. It gets my goat. So thank you Southwest Airlines. And if I can find out which airlines as oh my goodness. Well, what they were doing Southwest Airlines. They help these displaced pets, and they were affected by this the Harvey hurricane and they're on their way to find forever homes, and that was on Wednesday sixty four dogs and cats at actually and they were flown to shelters in San Diego, California. Thank you, San Diego for overnight your hearts to these animals and to make room for patsies humans occurred displaced from their homes, and it was coordinated with Texas rescue group operation pets alive. Yeah. We know them with them. And with the Sunday goes Helen Woodward animal center, Helen Woodward, wasn't she isn't your famous actress or was that was JoAnne Woodward anyway favors in the animal world for doing this. And they're flight was a one thousand four hundred miles for medical personnel. Fluids, Texas to help the organization provide medical care for these shelter animals. Needless to say that was one ferry rescue flights had plenty of love to go around cubic, really cute. And I do like I do like what president Mike arms of the Hallam would would animal center said which was these are the silent victims there are shelters that have been devastated by hurricane Harvey without electricity without supplies operation pets alive has taken in an overwhelming number of often dogs and cats who have inhabited those shelters before the storm was suddenly facing euthanasia Slavic because there are no place to go. Wow. They're escape. They're escaping death. Twice honored to help. Save those lives, and we are looking to have incredible friends like southwest helmet. This all possible. I love it. Very very good story. Wonderful human beings. They're getting into the gates. That's for sure. Sixty four amazing step up people step up. Stop talking about your allergies. Stop talking about this that and the other because I'm going to tell you this those people complaining about it. If it was them and their pets they'd to get on that plane just people just lost their tiny minds these days. Okay. So what am I going to go with this? So what is it that were station right now. Which was the island that was completely obliterated bar Buta. Bob you domino. Then I don't I time down there. I don't know about you. I know Saint Martin was. Leveled pretty much, and it's funny because I guess apparently, whether you're a wealthy island with infrastructure ori-, dumber island, the devastation, you know, along those doesn't discriminate at all. They're all you're all a big fat victim. It's terrible. Florida. You know, what what people trying to get out with the pets and another friend talked about her friend who couldn't get gas. She could not get petrol to get herself in our animals out. Finally, she dead fourteen hours crawling. But people ran out of gas on the highways, absolutely terrifying for these people opposite. Trevor how about elderly people, I know. I know. Yes. To evacuate when you're so densely populating. What did I say for years too, much density urban people be in too much density econ-, especially in these situations is just really scary. What's the hurricane on the tail of Burma called is it called, David? What's it called? Forget there's another one just one after the other chess dreadful, isn't it? So do what you can donate to your favorite charities. Make sure they are legitimate charities. We talked about last week make sure they are five hundred threes in that she can take in charitable donations. That's the first place to start. And if you're not sure who to reach out to ask your friends, if you ask your friends with general rescues, do you do you respect you? They do the most they can for the animals than, you know, take their advice and same with human charities as well because heck they need so much help right now, they just need an insane amount of health or make sure that we talked about last week that you are sending the right to have donation if it's summer, and it's been an earthquake you they don't need jackets. Don't send Jack is don't some boots or those kinds of things that they cannot use. And typically money is king because they. They get to spend the money locally. So it stimulates their economy since it's been trashed from a tragedy and that helps the local economy, and they can buy what they need. Exactly, what quantities they need them. 'cause sometimes storage is a big big issue. Wow. Yeah. I think a lot of people have been holding their breaths this week with that one hurricane already hit Mexico, and it's already dissipating not only did they have that. They had the earthquake there. The earthquake eight point something worse. They've ever had in history. Jose's becoming a big storms. He's. Eastern caribbean. It looks like goodness may scaring or go to the Noah website. It's awesome. I know it is it's very detailed. No is the way to go. If you want to find out what's going on with weather trying to explain what it means national oceanographic National Hurricane Center, basically. Okay. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Excellent. They have these interactive maps, and you can kind of keep track on things. Scary scary stuff. Let's take a break. Come back. I want to talk about hermit crabs. You're listening to Vegas rug. Doug radio with me. I'm your host the Queen of rock and roll dunks..

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