Make no mistake, this is the fossil fuel lifestyle and only that can deliver to the developing world to the promised land of a viable middle classes.
Take away that mission and you have, like several Western nations and the state of California a mission of self-destruction.
Why fucked?Cat 3 headed straight for Port Arthur. I’ve been staging medical shelter teams and ambulances all day. I hitched a ride in a chinook helicopter today coming back from Beaumont, but didn’t want to take out my phone in case I lost it in the turbulence. We are fucked beyond belief.
fuck that sounds horrible. you guys going to be able to get more support on the ground so you dont have to work around the clock?I’m stacking medivacs three deep on ambuses and state guard helicopters to get them out of harms way in time. Even if the storm doesn’t get us, the covid infection rate amongst vulnerable populations is going to soar.
Even in a mandatory evacuation, most people don’t leave until it’s too late. Except maybe Galveston island.
The storm is heading for Port Arthur - home to dozens of mismanaged and unsafe petrochemical refineries and other toxic reservoirs that will burn and poison anyone left.
We’ve all been working ourselves ragged since January and exhaustion fueled, catastrophic mistakes are a possibility. At least we’ve got some fresh national guard folks on deck now.
Is it going to hit you guys in houston?
Did most evac or are they trying to ride it out?Galveston is looking at a 2-4’ storm surge, which isn’t too big a deal. Houston should be fine, but Port Arthur about to cop it hard. Beaumont might not get hit too hard, but that’s not a certainty.
we’ve staged a bunch of mobile hospitals across the area outside the path and pulled every available ambulance in the state.
Our last C130 left Jefferson County an hour ago. Everyone who remained is on their own now, but we are staged for re-entry with rescue in the morning when it’s passed.
what happens if the refinery takes damage? iirc that's the biggest one in the US isn't it?
Jesus, that's a rolling wave as high as a five-storey building.