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Im hoping nico, trevzor, or literally any WG rep can post here and hopefully clarify/fill us in on any new updates regarding the event. Im assuming it's still going, but we obviously dont know that for sure. Thanks for filling us in if anyone does!

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I'm wondering that as well. But wasn't it going to be held on a CV? So if you can get an Uber boat you should be able to get there lol. 

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While the hurricane is still actively in the state, there really isn't anything to say or not say at the moment. 

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Lex is closed today, no power.    Corpus Christi survived the storm.  The heavy damage is to the east.   

An influx of visitors with fat wallets will really give the area a boost.   (hint hint)   

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46 minutes ago, Cooper_Capt said:

Lex is closed today, no power.    Corpus Christi survived the storm.  The heavy damage is to the east.   

An influx of visitors with fat wallets will really give the area a boost.   (hint hint)   

It will also further strain an already stretched infrastructure. Roads, hotel rooms, food and water...yes, visiotrs with fat wallets will help recovery, but right now the last thing coastal Texas needs is tourists when evacuees and the influx of rescue personnel from all over the country need to be the priority. I'm sure WG will make the right call based on the information they receive. 

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50 minutes ago, Cooper_Capt said:

Lex is closed today, no power.    Corpus Christi survived the storm.  The heavy damage is to the east.   

An influx of visitors with fat wallets will really give the area a boost.   (hint hint)   

If I can make it (My flight goes through Houston which is in worse shape), I'll make sure to drop some cash in both cities.

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It will also further strain an already stretched infrastructure. Roads, hotel rooms, food and water...yes, visiotrs with fat wallets will help recovery, but right now the last thing coastal Texas needs is tourists when evacuees and the influx of rescue personnel from all over the country need to be the priority. I'm sure WG will make the right call based on the information they receive. 

Definitely keeping an eye on what's going on down there...

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The state of highways through Texas could also prove a problem for anyone driving there. 

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1 hour ago, poeticmotion said:

strain an already stretched infrastructure.

Corpus is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Houston.   Texas is a big state.   

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Update from the Crew of the Lex.    

 

The LEX weathered Hurricane Harvey just fine, we have no damage beyond basic cleanup. However, we are still without power and cannot reopen until power is restored. At that time, we will need a day to bring the aircraft back up to the flight deck and put all in order for our visitors. We will be back open soon!

 

https://www.usslexington.com/

 

 

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Airports, Bush and Hobby,  are closed till Thursday 08/31 tentatively.  Its still all but impossible to drive thru the Houston metropolitan area by car, in a boat maybe.  The sun came out Tuesday 08/29 at 5:30 PM for the first time since last Thursday.   Curfews are in effect for Houston (midnight till 5:00 am) and most surrounding communities (10:00pm till 6:00am).  Authorities are taking them seriously to deter looters.  Water levels in most communities will drop slowly for the next 2 to 4 weeks.  Average rainfall ran from 45" to 62"  in the impacted area.  Nearly all the damage in the immediate Houston area stemmed from fresh water (rain) accumulations rather than from storm surge or straight winds.  This is due to the fact Harvey impacted the coast 80 miles south of Houston.  The area will bounce back from this catastrophe but not quickly or inexpensively.  Some are calling this the greatest US natural disaster of the 21st century, so far.

ps/ provided clarification to natural disasters locales.

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4 hours ago, Okie_navy_prime said:

Some are calling this the greatest natural disaster of the 21st century, so far.

While a big deal no doubt, my mind went immediately to a couple of tsunamis (2004 and 2011) that I'd suggest were far worse (just maybe not in our face).  As humans our memories tend to be short and limited to our personal sphere of contacts. 

All that said, it certainly is a big deal for Texas and the United States.

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Corpus Christi airport is open, though the only flights are American Airline's from Dallas-FW at this time.

Hobby and George Bush airports are now open with limited service.

USS Lexington has also reopened today as well.

 

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For what it's worth, I'm hoping for the best: that things go foreward,  and that everyone who makes it to the Lex this year enjoys it.

But, around this time twelve years ago, I  found myself, my family, and my friends dependent on the kindness of strange Texans, many of whom are now in dire need.

Sorry, WG, I'll have to catch the next Tour..

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Corpus was close to ground zero for Harvey so yes I would say 99% sure it's has been postponed as rescue operations are still going and gas shortages are happening. I live near Austin work at ABIA airport. The area inland from Corpus to Austin over to Houston also is recovering from flooding. If your are flying forget about renting cars they are being used by locals and emergency response.

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well I can tell you what the military specialist for world of tanks said on this matter taken from here http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/547157-uss-lexington-corpus-chrisi-tx-on-sep-30-2017/page__p__11210574#entry11210574

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Higher powers than I are debating it around the office. I'm sure an official statement will be made on the Go/No-Go decision. We are doing something else with local charities, I believe.

 

Yes, the optics are an issue. But I hope we go.

Personally, I can find arguments in favour. In a month's time, the big problem is going to be that because the economy in the area is hard-hit, workers and businesses will be struggling. One can focus now on the aid charities, but Katrina showed that the big problem in subsequent couple of months was really companies going out of business either because of a lack of demand for their services, or simply because the place of business had to be condemned. Where do guys get the money to pay their mortgages, which haven't gone away? So if we do an event in Corpus Christi, would we be keeping, say, a local food vendor or table rental company afloat? How about hotels? Would Lexington like the help, maybe to repair storm damage to the ship? And would folks in the area appreciate the diversion after a month of rebuilding by having something fun to do? In other words, is our concern about appearing sensitive actually going to cause less good than going? Not that simple a decision.

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Just got email from WG stating the Corpus event on the USS Lexington has been postponed.  They'll be giving us an update by the 15th.

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I was married in Corpus Christi; it is a beautiful place, and the Lexington is a fabulous museum. 

 

However, you don't want to go there right now, Harvey has made a complete mess of things. Parts of Texas are stil underwater following Harvey. You don't want to come right now, but you're welcome anytime thereafter. 

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