News: Fema ends policy discriminating against Churches & Synagogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEMA announced a new policy today that ought to put an end to its discrimination against churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship.

The new policy comes in response to two lawsuits brought by three Texas churches and two Florida synagogues seeking immediate and equal access to disaster relief aid.

FEMA says that the new policy is required by the Supreme Court’s June 2017 decision.

Strange Decisions when Stressed

People make strange decisions when they are stressed.

What is the “Strangest Decision” you have ever made when you were stressed?

Here’s a few of those decisions, They really happened the weekend of the Hurricane:

  • One man was tying himself to a telephone pole to weather the storm.
  • Another was kite surfing in the huge waves.
  • Another man, donned what appears to be a snorkeling mask, said that “he’s going ride out Hurricane Irma in a store front on Duval Street and won’t evacuate.
School Closings and Brad at KTRE gives Potential Path of Harvey

School Closings and Brad at KTRE gives Potential Path of Harvey

Schools Closures Thru August 29th
Big Sandy ISD (aka Dallardsville)
Brookeland ISD
Chester ISD
Trinity ISD
Woodville ISD

Schools Closures Thru August 30th
Goodrich ISD
Shepherd ISD

Schools Closures Thru September 5th
Colmesneil ISD
Jasper ISD
Livingston ISD
Kirbyville ISD
Newton ISD
Onalaska ISD
Spurger ISD
Warren ISD

I found an image of Brad Hlozek showing one of possible track for Hurricane Harvey through the end of the week. Brad would tell me this is only a forecast, I would agree, but if you will note the track Hurricane Harvey could take… IT WILL BE OUT OF EAST TEXAS BY THURSDAY or FRIDAY!

Meanwhile Watches…

Flash Flood Warnings for Jasper and Newton Texas

Several Watches for Flash Flood for:
Angelina County, Cherokee County, Houston County, Nacogdoches County, Northern Jasper County, Northern Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, Shelby County, Trinity County, Tyler County

40 Inches of Rain, So Far

40 Inches of Rain, So Far

Hurricane Harvey’s Real Story Begins: 40 Inches of Rain to Bring Catastrophic Flooding to Southeast Texas

Aug 26, 2017, 5:00 AM KPRC

Hurricane Harvey may be weakening as it slows down over Texas, but the concern for catastrophic flooding will persist into next week.

Harvey made landfall Friday night near Rockport, Texas, a town of less than 10,000 people and about 30 miles up the Texas coast from Corpus Christi, after rapidly intensifying in the Gulf of Mexico.

Harvey is the nation’s first major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricane landfall in almost 12 years. A multi-day deluge of the Texas Gulf Coast with catastrophic and life-threatening flooding and destructive winds through could leave areas uninhabitable for an extended period of time, the National Weather Service has warned.

(MORE: Hurricane Central | Texas Braces for Harvey’s Wrath)

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