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August 25: Hurricane Harvey Hits Hard

by Countable | 8.25.17

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching
  • The skies. Seems to be the theme this week. Texas is in the direct path of Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm in 12 years. Flood warnings are also in effect for parts of Mexico and Louisiana. As Reuters explained, "Hurricane Harvey is forecast to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday, packing winds of up to 125 miles per hour" and creating “a surge in sea levels as high as 12 feet.” It’s also expected to “dump up to 35 inches” of rain over Texas.
What’s Worth Watching
  • The internet. A D.C. district court has ordered web hosting service DreamHost to produce the data and information requested by the Department of Justice in relation to its probe into anti-Trump website disruptj20.org. Read our coverage here.

The President: D.C.

  • 11:30 AM EDT - The President meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

  • 3:30 PM EDT - The President and First Lady arrive at Camp David

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Hope you’re not in the path of any metaphorical or literal storms, CountaCaddies.

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." —Paulo Coelho

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—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • BeStrong
    08/25/2017
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    Be safe in the Gulf Coast...take good care. We are all thinking of you. **If Gulf folks need housing during the storm, load the AirBnB app. No cost accommodations are being offered through AirBnB during the storm**

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  • Beverly
    08/25/2017
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    What if Texas gets hit hard, services and support are severely lacking, and Trump claims that everything is hunky dory? That would be par for the course, wouldn't it? Can just imagine his tweets... "We are providing the best support. Believe me. Texas is bored with all the somewhat great support."

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  • Kodiwodi
    08/25/2017
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    This one if it lives up to expectations will be all on trump. This is where he could lead if he wants to or just send more thoughts and prayers. All those programs that are needed in a national disaster have been cut and the heads are gone or just barely seated. Best hope it doesn't go for Houston your third largest city in the US. I know you don't care about the people but all those Oil and gas refineries. Wasted. Bigly.

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  • HockeyGuy
    08/25/2017
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    Don't worry Texas, there is no hurricane Harvey, it is just another hoax created by the Chinese government! And there is no FEMA funds or assistance for you because they are not necessary for a hoax! I send you my best wishes and hope that everyone recovers from this brutal storm! CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL!!!!

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  • Cary
    08/25/2017
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    Hurricane Harvey hits hard is the headline for a hurricane that has not hit yet. FAKE NEWS!!!

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  • Jacob
    08/25/2017
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you - Trump's certainly won't be.

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  • Patty
    08/25/2017
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    Might be a good time to reconsider those drastic budget cuts to NOAA

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  • Deirdre
    08/25/2017
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    I wish everyone well during this storm. I hope everyone and all the animals and other creatures stay safe. And I can only hope that trump will actually respond quickly and provide the necessary help for the aftermath of the storm.

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  • Cheryl
    08/25/2017
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    Trump has ordered immigration checkpoints along evacuation routes from Hurricane Harvey to catch fleeing illegal immigrants. Apparently, he does not give a damn that this creates CHOKEPOINTS for citizens and potential detainees alike. He and the GOP are willing to kill people to keep campaign promises. Disgusting. Amoral. Godless.

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  • Azrael
    08/25/2017
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    Short memory fellow Jersey residents Those fine upstanding republicans from Texas voted against aid for sandy, now they're calling for advance federal aid for Harvey Let's show them Jersey class Help our Texas neighbors and give their reps the jersey salute

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  • Christine
    08/26/2017
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    God bless and protect those Texans in the path of the storm. Be safe!

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