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Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:15 pm
by lavacarancher
Just got home from a two weeker up to Wy, Sd, Ne, Ks an OK. Really glad to see Tx again. Praying for rain at the ranch and we got it - 25" worth and it's still raining. Eye went right over my place. Don't know how much damage yet. Got a oak tree thru my roof at home though. Tree folks are here right now cutting it off.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:53 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
You could have shared that rain with the rest of us,lol

Take Care hope you don't have much damage.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:47 pm
by Faster horses
What BMR said.

What were you doing in Wy, SD, NE, KS and OK?

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:06 pm
by m5farm
Hope all are safe. We started getting rain today off Harvey. God bless y'all

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:42 pm
by lavacarancher
Faster horses wrote:What BMR said.

What were you doing in Wy, SD, NE, KS and OK?


Went up to see the eclipse and just stayed for a few days. S. Dakota was totally unexpected. What a beautiful state, or at least around Mt Rushmore. Lots of corn in Nebraska and Kansas - no trees. And a long way between towns. Must take a half a tank of gas just to get groceries.

Some areas around Houston had as much as 40 " of rain. One suburb called in Noah as a consultant.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:33 pm
by Faster horses
lavacarancher wrote:
Faster horses wrote:What BMR said.

What were you doing in Wy, SD, NE, KS and OK?


Went up to see the eclipse and just stayed for a few days. S. Dakota was totally unexpected. What a beautiful state, or at least around Mt Rushmore. Lots of corn in Nebraska and Kansas - no trees. And a long way between towns. Must take a half a tank of gas just to get groceries.

Some areas around Houston had as much as 40 " of rain. One suburb called in Noah as a consultant.


I enjoy parts of South Dakota too. When it isn't in a dry cycle, that state can look like it is irrigated, it's so green.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:29 pm
by backhoeboogie
lavacarancher wrote:
Some areas around Houston had as much as 40 " of rain. One suburb called in Noah as a consultant.


They're saying Port Arthur received over 50" All the news stations are covering Houston. We aren't getting a lot of coverage of outlying areas. Just getting posts thru facebook and such.

The whole darn county here is gathering up supplies. Semi loads. Socks, underwear, shirts, water, toiletries - you name it. Lots of ready meals too. Then there's a group loading up trailers with hay and sending hay. They're all saying the red cross has about a 90% administration cost so most everyone is buying and loading things on trailers themselves.

I've been really proud of my community. The Cajun Navy coming in was appreciated too. Those people are great.

We need to get to the outlying people. Many are still trapped and exhausting supplies. Glad you're okay lavacarancher. Insurance covering your damages?

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:16 pm
by m5farm
Samaritans purse is a good one to Donate too. They are grass roots and are there from beginning to end

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:31 pm
by Faster horses
We donated thru Salvation Army. Red Cross gets all the credit while Salvation Army does the work. Glad to see their number posted
on Fox News. Salvation Army CEO makes $13,000/year.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:50 pm
by Texan
For those of you interested in donating specifically to ranch families, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has established the Cattle Raisers Relief Fund:

"One hundred percent of the funds received by TSCRF will be distributed to ranchers impacted by the hurricane and subsequent flooding."

Check out the link. You can either click to donate via credit card, or an address is provided for those who would rather mail a check.

http://tscra.org/relieffund/

I'm not personally in an area impacted by this disaster and have nothing to gain from your donations. Like many of the rest of you, I no longer give anything to the Red Cross, choosing the Salvation Army instead. But, in cases of hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters that impact ranchers, I look for opportunities like this so that I can be sure my money is going to help people like me.

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:26 pm
by Faster horses
Thanks for the info and for the link.
We have so many places to give to....the fires and devastation in Montana and the west, which hasn't had anything on the news.
Hard to know who to give to and how much to give. It's all tragic. :cry2:

Re: Big blow and lots of rain

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:47 am
by lavacarancher
We went out Wednesday with my boat to try a little rescue work. We found several folks still in their homes by choice and did not need assistance. We carried water, food, some toiletries and a paramedic. One lady who stayed in her home met us with a hand gun. Turned out she was just trying to protect what she had left from looters (sorry SOB's). We were all packing at the request of the sheriffs dep't. We shifted our focus later in the day from rescue to law enforcement. I had three sheriffs deputies and one gent armed with an AR in my boat looking for a reported looter(s). We found them! They did not resist.

Even though we didn't do much rescue it sure made me feel better that we tried. Even the hole I knocked in the bottom of my boat is OK. (Fire hydrant got me)