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The first victim was Richmond at SHSU that was supposed to be played two days ago.

They're playing Friday now in Waco at Baylor's place.

The Labor Day Classic was also cancelled (Prairie View and Texas Southern) so that's at least 3 now.

And let's not forget BYU-LSU is moving from Houston to New Orleans.


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interesting, Chicago Guy. While living in The Windy City, I bet you never thought you would be living in Anahuac in a 30 inch hurricane.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:22 pm
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to be fair, no one ever thinks they'll live in anahuac at all...

hope you and yours are safe chicagoguy. you're a terrible poster, but losing you to mother nature's socialist fury just wouldn't be fitting.

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Chicago Guy how are y'all doing in Anahuac? We are getting drill out here in H-F area. So far 50"+ of rain and it's not letting up. Going to check on my house at day light but it doesn't look good.


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I got around 40" all told. I ended up okay and had no issues. After major floods for three straight years and not being affected, it is hard for me to wan to move to another part of town. I hope those affected are okay and if anyone needs help or supplies let me know.


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good thing we are home this weekend, because our semi is headed to houston.

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Calling everyone in the Austin and Central Texas area. Want to help Harvey relief efforts? We will be in Austin Thursday afternoon from 1-5 p.m. collecting needed items and loading them onto football equipment trucks from Texas Longhorns, Texas State Bobcat Football, Texas Tech Football, Mean Green Sports, SMU Football, Baylor Football. The State of Texas truly is united!

Full info on needed items and locations for dropoffs: http://www.uhcougars.com/s…/m-footbl/spec-rel/083017aaa.html

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I hope some of this stuff goes over to Corpus, Beaumont and Lake Charles. Many of the major donation dropoff locations like GRB and BBVA Stadium are no longer taking donations because they are at capacity. They have gotten a ton of clothes, blankets, and stuff like that. The real needs are more specific like diapers, baby food, tampons, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Beaumont could really use water since their drinking water supply was knocked out.


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As I type this it's 3:15 am Friday and the sound of 2 helicopters can be heard flying overhead. Today I confirmed 53.6 inches at my house. 90% of the homes were destroyed and I'm fortunate to say I'm in the 10%. First it was helping people that were flooded now it's transitioning over to recovery and gutting homes; been cutting Sheetrock all day in water. Where I'm at, Houston Beaumont and Port Arthur have mostly been in the news but please understand that there are several other small communities or satellite communities without much aide. These people have been helping in the densely populated areas and returning to quietly take care of their own today. Some are even helping when they themselves have been flooded. As an example I helped a guy Thursday gut his home who was out pulling people out of homes the past 2 days by airboat. Wednesday him and his dad pulled 94 people and 2 dogs from the flood waters in Port Arthur! Let that sink in 94. Could you imagine doing that all day then know you have a home you have to start gutting the next day. Anyways, If you choose to donate or support please make it a point to focus on specific communities instead of some broad campaign center around some catchy slogan. These small town people have already earned it.

I'm going to post an example of a specific fund that goes to people like the guy above so if anyone else has some to offer please follow suit.
https://www.gofundme.com/hf-and-ec-hurricane-harvey-relief


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Hey bobcatdis, I live in Rockport and consider myself fortunate because the damage to my house was just the ceiling collapsing from the pressure of the wind. I think my place can be fixed. I have been down here since Monday helping others pick up pieces and clear debris from their houses. The pictures do not do justice to the devistation in the coastal bend area. 70-75 percent of the structures in Rockport are totally destroyed. Port Aransas is around 90 percent. I have only broke down and cried twice in my life. Once when my mother passed and on Monday when I rode around with my friend who is also a Texas State alum. We had to stop the car due to both of us breaking down. Rockport looks like a war zone after a bombing run. I know it may sound selfish but it's not meant to be but you hear about relief fundraising efforts and everyone of them all that is talked about is Houston. The feeling in the coastal bend is they were forgotten about as soon as the eye of the storm left the area. With all of this being said I am safe and healthy and am so much more fortunate than so many others so I will be just fine eventually. I am exhausted and I have to take a break so I will be at Bobca stadium Saturday night. GO BOBCATS!


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Power was out for 34 hours, and that included the local cell tower. We figure we got 38" of rain altogether. The house is on a pier and beam foundation, so it stayed dry. When the ditches overflowed, we got 4-5 inches of water in the garage and my attached office. Drywall removal continues slowly, since the neighbor kids are busy helping people who were hit worse. At least I've been able to remove the wet parts. I'll remove the remaining bottom sheets today. Lowe's and Home Depot in Baytown have been closed due to flooding there. I hope they reopen soon. I suspect they'll be charging a premium for drywall and the accessories.

I-10 though Chambers County was flooded at most of the exits, so food supplies are dwindling. Both gas stations are out of fuel.

I've survived 2 tornadoes in Minnesota, multiple earthquakes in San Francisco, and now a hurricane. I figure I've hit the trifecta. :-)


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Hey bobcatdis, I live in Rockport and consider myself fortunate because the damage to my house was just the ceiling collapsing from the pressure of the wind. I think my place can be fixed. I have been down here since Monday helping others pick up pieces and clear debris from their houses. The pictures do not do justice to the devistation in the coastal bend area. 70-75 percent of the structures in Rockport are totally destroyed. Port Aransas is around 90 percent. I have only broke down and cried twice in my life. Once when my mother passed and on Monday when I rode around with my friend who is also a Texas State alum. We had to stop the car due to both of us breaking down. Rockport looks like a war zone after a bombing run. I know it may sound selfish but it's not meant to be but you hear about relief fundraising efforts and everyone of them all that is talked about is Houston. The feeling in the coastal bend is they were forgotten about as soon as the eye of the storm left the area. With all of this being said I am safe and healthy and am so much more fortunate than so many others so I will be just fine eventually. I am exhausted and I have to take a break so I will be at Bobca stadium Saturday night. GO BOBCATS!


Sorry for your loss bobcatforlife. Rockport is another example of the smaller communities being forgotten so you DEFINITELY know where I'm coming from. The economy is there in Htown it isn't going anywhere it's the smaller towns that will see the bigger hits. Where are you staying now?


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Chicago guy there is fuel at new Loves gas station across from Goodyear. You will need to drive up to Hwy 90 to get East and come back down by turning onto Major. Wife just passed 15 HEB trucks not more than an hr ago in China.


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Lowe's and Home Depot in Baytown have been closed due to flooding there. I hope they reopen soon. I suspect they'll be charging a premium for drywall and the accessories.


McCoy's Building Supply is open for business. They will load your truck for you unlike Depot & Lowe's. Also, McCoy's is not raising prices. McCoy's has product on hand with a lot more coming.

Depot was guilty of price gouging last week in some areas. I have not seen any examples this week.


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I know it may sound selfish but it's not meant to be but you hear about relief fundraising efforts and everyone of them all that is talked about is Houston.

i may be biased because i have rockport friend ties, but i've seen/heard the texas media/mouthpieces make a concerted effort to include rockport and port arthur more the last day or so. abbott was clear on it at today's pc. national media is always going to say "houston" but really, i'm still impressed harvey's pulled an 8 or 9 day news cycle.

i am super worried for rockport and port a though. tourist towns rely on tourism and if there's no place to go, or things things to do, it dies off. the location means it will all get rebuilt eventually, but how long will that take?

hope you and yours bounce back quickly. :sign:

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damn...even last in the truck convoy...

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