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Math question...27 trillions gallons =? #4505288
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If Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of rain (estimated) and made into one giant cube of water how large would it be? Thanks!

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505296
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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505297
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2.9 miles on each side.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: mk378] #4505301
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1.5 x the size of Chesapeake Bay


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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505303
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It would fill Lake Powell twice.


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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505312
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The water would fill the shape of its container. In this example, it would be gallons cubed.

It would also full 27 million Olympic size swimming pools.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505319
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Here would be all the rainfall from Harvey in one giant water drop.


Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: plaguef] #4505320
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... and at least one bay house ... frown


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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505332
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I heard if all the flood water were to go over Niagra falls, it would take 15 days.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: mk378] #4505365
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Originally Posted By: mk378
2.9 miles on each side.


^This. 2.905 miles.


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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505380
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I lived in Katy right off of the Fry Road turn off on the Katy Freeway, through several floods and the problem is that the water does not drain well and blocks access to the Katy Freeway (10). It's easy to get isolated. Same with the wildlife. In 1980 Hurricane Allen hit Corpus Christy Beach. The rain in Katy isolated us for just a few days and we were stuck, no way out without a boat. Hurricane Harvey was much worse in the west of Huston where Katy is located because it was almost a direct hit.

One of my neighbors from Katy is coming with his family to live with us until they can sort out what they're going to do. What the flooding didn't take the looters got. They backed up a pickup into his garage door and took everything, appliances, tool box, dirt bikes, the lot. Inside his home looked like a bomb went off, everything was thrown all over except for the stuff they took. The news is not covering the realities of the looting. There are shots being fired and 3 people in and around Katy have been shot and there's been a lot of dog bites. Anticipating looters is why a lot of people did not evacuate.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4505419
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Since EVERY resource is allocated one has to conclude that some law enforcement is dedicated to rescue, some should have been peeled off to shoot looters.

They said all my life, "Looters get shot". Only when it's easy to do I suppose.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Kira] #4505426
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Since EVERY resource is allocated one has to conclude that some law enforcement is dedicated to rescue, some should have been peeled off to shoot looters.

They said all my life, "Looters get shot". Only when it's easy to do I suppose.


That doesn't happen anymore. Ferguson, Missouri changed the world forever, and not in a positive way.


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Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: Blaze] #4505450
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Whatever 3 trillion gallon size water cubes measures lengthwise is. A cubic gallon measures about 6.14 inches on a side. So the 27 trillion water cube would have to approximately be 1.5 trillion feet per side. Maybe I did it wrong, or that 27 trillion gallon number isn't right.
As for looting, it is very bad, terrible. Taking law into one's own hands and killing someone for stealing is far worse of a crime than looting. Maybe it is just an emotional response to say shoot looters.

Re: Math question...27 trillions gallons =? [Re: plaguef] #4505469
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Originally Posted By: plaguef
Here would be all the rainfall from Harvey in one giant water drop.



Now people know why the city's storm drainage system didn't work. smile

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