Dealing With Harvey

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Big Scott's Comment
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So, I'm still sitting here. Every time I think the wind has slowed, it picks back up. I am hopling to get out of here before dark. There is no way to get this load delivered on time. I just wish I had reliable current wind info.

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Here are a couple of links.

Not sure if you have a tablet or laptop, but VentuSky is really nice, especially with higher resolution.

The Wundermap on Weather Underground has a selection for wind speed as well. It can take some work to interpret it, though.

Thanks. I decided to hit the road. I'm currently above Dallas with mostly clear sunny skys. Glad to be out of there. Finishing up my 30, then back on the road to see how far along I can get today.

Linden R.'s Comment
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Not only the wind, looking at traffic cameras around Houston, basically 75% of the I-610 loop is in about 16 feet of water. So... yeah.

Be safe.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Not only the wind, looking at traffic cameras around Houston, basically 75% of the I-610 loop is in about 16 feet of water. So... yeah.

Be safe.

Yep news is it showed a driver standing on his trailer. And still almost waist high! Crazy

I drove through the Florida one in October. Dispatch kept saying "it's nowhere near where you are going". My butt it wasn't! Lol

They forget a hurricane can be 800 miles wide..unlike one tornado that isolates. Smh

Stay safe everyone

mountain girl's Comment
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Safety first.

-mountain girl

Big Scott's Comment
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Yup. Houston is getting it bad. I'm at our main terminal in Joplin now. The found a leaking shock on my truck. Now I'm waiting for my truck to go through the shop. They took that load off of me. I was able to go to Walmart and get my groceries. We'll see where they send me next.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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