A disaster waiting to happen

I don’t want to be in Texas right now because this is going to hit today:

Texas is bracing for potentially catastrophic flooding and winds as Hurricane Harvey intensified Thursday and cruised toward a late Friday impact near Corpus Christi.

The National Hurricane Center described Harvey’s sudden strengthening as “astounding.” The storm is expected to strike as a Category 3 hurricane — meaning with winds greater than 111 miles per hour — making it the most powerful storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Despite the increasingly alarming forecasts, officials in Corpus Christi held off on ordering mandatory evacuations of the city, which includes a great deal of low-lying land and a barrier island. “I’m not going to risk our police and fire people trying to drag somebody out of the house if they don’t want to go,” Mayor Joe McComb said Thursday.

But the warnings from the National Weather Service grew increasingly dire.

And I don’t want to be in Texas when it’s over, because it’s going to depend on pussygrabber’s disaster experts to help them pick up the pieces. It will be worse than the “Heck of a job, Brownie” performance in 2005.

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