Texas – Chemical Plant Timebomb

We have a lot of recent headlines and news about damaged chemical plants. plant explosions and fume plume releases on this post.

Now, it looks like the system just got a lot more serious –

Arkema –
Stricken Texas Chemical Plant Erupts in Flames Again

Arkema Texas Plant Explodes, “Black Smoke Fills The Air”

Dana Durnford has been reporting on the news censorship on his YouTube channel.

We will add new items here in comments.

Nuke plant watching in Texas is here.

 

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Louisiana – Watch Out for Hurricane Harvey

HERE IT COMES!

“A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* East of High Island Texas to Grand Isle Louisiana”

“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,
during the next 12 hours in the indicated locations. For a
depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.” . . .

“HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana and the
adjacent border of eastern Texas northeastward into western Kentucky
through Friday with isolated amounts up to 10 inches. While the
threat of heavy rains has ended in the Houston/Galveston area,
catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in and
around Houston eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the
week. The expected heavy rains spreading northeastward from
Louisiana into western Kentucky may also lead to flash flooding and
increased river and small stream flooding. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVELIN THE AFFECTED AREA IF YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Please see warnings and products issued by your
local National Weather Service office for additional information on
this life-threatening situation.”

WAFB.COM has current information for the Baton Rouge area plus radar etc.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for:

Amite, MS
Ascension, LA
Assumption, LA
East Baton Rouge, LA
East Feliciana, LA
Iberville, LA
Lawrence, MS
Livingston, LA
Northern Tangipahoa, LA
Pike, MS
Pointe Coupee, LA
St. Helena, LA
St. John The Baptist, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA
West Baton Rouge, LA
West Feliciana, LA
Wilkinson, MS

New Orleans/Baton Rouge Outlook – NWS

TORNADO, SURGE, WIND ETC. WARNINGS IN EFFECT WAFB

WAFB  Twitter feed – for mobile phones

Gulf satellite view

WAFB – Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land < has VIDEO

River stages – ALL     Mississippi at Donaldsonville

Checking Pollution Sites Near Buffalo Bayou (Houston) – About to Flood <UPDATED with NEWS

As Hurricane Harvey causes reservoirs near Houston to over-fill we took a look at the area for toxic sites using ClimateViewer.org‘s map.

KHOU news was talking about dam releases causing flooding along Buffalo Bayou.

Climate Viewer doesn’t show refineries, gas pipelines or chemical plants but even without those there seems to be lots of fracking and coal ash ponds nearby.

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Buffalo Bayou LIVE DATA on water level

Addicks Reservoir MAP | Texas Rivers MAP

Google Map of Houston

OIL & GAS THREAT MAP

OIL RIGS IN THE GULF

News added on in comments . . .

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Tracking Hurricane Harvey Path Enroute to Louisiana

NOAA projection for Hurricane Harvey

These parishes have a FLASH FLOOD WARNING:
Assumption, LA
Iberville, LA
Pointe Coupee, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA

The AdvocateHow much rain will New Orleans, Baton Rouge see from Harvey? Here’s latest projection [GRAPHIC]

“Overall, rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southeast Louisiana over the coming days from rain associated with Harvey, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.”

Nat’l Hurricane Center“Harvey is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 15 inches farther south into the middle Texas coast and farther east across south-central Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southeast Louisiana.

 

National Hurricane Center PROJECTED WIND SPEEDS

Another big storm is forming off the Georgia coast:

POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TEN

Tropical Storm Projected Path

BULLETIN –
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Advisory Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center,  Miami FL
DISTURBANCE COULD BECOME A TROPICAL CYCLONE LATER TODAY OR TUESDAY

 

If you expect a long power outage – try this –
put a quarter on a frozen cup of water before a hurricane
it could save you from food poisoning.
When you return if the quarter is still on top the contents of the freezer have remained frozen (safe) … but if it sinks it means the food in the freezer has thawed and refrozen and is unsafe to eat.

More will go into comments here – FC

Hurricane Harvey Targets South Texas Nuclear Power Station With High Dam Failure Vulnerability < UPDATED

Mining Awareness +


Hurricane Harvey Updates here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Hurricane Harvey’s forecast track targets a two reactor nuclear power station called the South Texas Project (STP). An internal US NRC memo leaked to the public (see below) classified it as being High on Dam Hazard Vulnerability due to the cooling pond, though they probably mean the Main Cooling Reservoir. There is-was a proposal for two more reactors at the site (STP 3 and 4). Information on the proposed reactors includes some relevant information on the site: “The STP 3 & 4 site is located 10.5 miles inland from Matagorda Bay and 16.9 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. It is approximately 75 miles from the Continental Shelf. The shoreline of Matagorda Peninsula along the Gulf of Mexico changes constantly, retreating landward or advancing seaward as the result of a combination of hydrologic and meteorological processes, climatic factors as well as engineering…

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Cat 3 Hurricane Harvey Bearing Down on Texas <<< Urgent WARNINGS on Surge

If it veers right it will hit Louisiana coast –

CNN REPORT – Tropical Storm Harvey projected to become Category 3 hurricane < has video

NHC says Harvey quickly strengthening, to be a major hurricane

NOAA MAP

WAFB is covering it with updates – Hurricane page

WAFB – Sandbags available in advance of potential flooding < will probably get updated

Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas, could cause catastrophic damage

“An incredible amount of rain, exceeding 20 inches in some areas, is likely as the storm is predicted to stall and unload torrential downpours for four to six straight days.”

” . . . Areas from the Texas-Louisiana border up to Corpus Christi may see 12 to 20 inches of rain, with some locations seeing well over two feet. A few models forecast up to four feet of rain in isolated locations, so the potential exists for a flood event of historic proportions. But it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where the heaviest rain will fall.”

” The Hurricane Center currently predicts 6 to 10 feet of water – above normally dry land – inundating coastal areas immediately to the east and north of the landfall location. That amount is based on the assumption that Harvey makes landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. But the surge could be even higher (or lower) if the storm is stronger (or weaker) and will be adjusted as the forecast evolves. It is critical that affected residents heed evacuation orders.

It looks really big – graphic view

Sinkhole is 8 o’clock from Lake Pontchatrain

We will be watching electric power supply to the area nuke plants during this storm.

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2013 story – Is the Gulf of Mexico Now Spawning Hurricanes? UPDATED

Texas man got a tattoo, then went swimming in Gulf of Mexico – Now he’s dead from flesh-eating bacteria

Sacramento BeeHe got a tattoo, then went for a swim. Now he’s dead from a flesh-eating bacteria

An unidentified Texas man died after he went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after he got a crucifix tattoo with the words “Jesus is my life” below it, according to a case study published last week. . . .

[CAUTION: Story has link to gross images you may want to skip – F.C.]