This tropical wave/storm/hurricane Harvey better pull a Steve Harvey and say "sike" before it hits Corpus pic.twitter.com/yRtFxlRyme— ⭐Kirstin⭐ (@kirstin_1120) August 22, 2017
It's always best to leaven pending calamity with a little humor, after all. We're all hoping Harvey turns out to be that large invisible rabbit from that old Jimmy Stewart movie. Probably he's going to show up as something considerably more real.
No, it's Friday, Steve. All the way to Monday, and maybe a few days after.
The petrochemical industry from Galveston to Houston is an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen, according to scientists who have used models to predict a worst-case scenario for the Gulf Coast. Roy Scranton, an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, described their efforts in a Times opinion essay last year.
Among the predictions from one modeled scenario: “More than 200 petrochemical storage tanks have been wrecked, more than 100 million gallons of petroleum and chemicals spilled. Damages for the region are estimated at more than $100 billion. More than 3,500 are dead.”
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