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Galveston: In 1900, Galveston, population 36,000, was obliterated, making it the site of the worst natural disaster in US history, a sad record it retains to this day. 6,000 to 12,000 were killed, thousands of buildings wiped out, etc. 1/
2/ Galveston was rebuilt with a massive seawall and the land was raised as much as 17 feet. 15 years later, another similar hurricane and storm surge hit. The wall worked. Only 53 were killed. #Galveston #Texas #hurricane #UShistory
3/ 1900 #Galveston hurricane: Galveston was one of Texas' largest cities and was very, very wealthy. Disregarding #statistics #probabilities #science #data, plans for a seawall to protect the sandbar city were dismissed as ridiculous. #nature
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We are officially back to getting crushed by #COVID, and for #pediatricians this wave feels *worse* in many ways. And as a pediatric hospitalist who has been a front-line COVID doctor for the entire pandemic, I’m going to share what I’ve seen the last 8 days on service. 1/
After many months of zero or few pediatric COVID cases, we are seeing infants, children, and teens with COVID pouring back into the hospital, more and more each day. These patients ranged in age from 2 weeks old to 17 years.
COVID admissions in our medical center are up 500% and currently 80% of cases in our hospital are due to the highly contagious Delta variant. I worry that the Delta variant, in addition to being more contagious, *may* also be more virulent in children.
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1/ Happy #Juneteenth folks, it’s the day when Blacks in #Texas learned that they were free, June 19, 1865 in #Galveston.

But what does today mean?
2/ It’s the day when Blacks found out that the first Republican President had signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing them from the physical bondage of the Democrat Party.
3/ It was two years later, on July 4th 1867, that 150 of those same Black men met in Houston and established the Republican Party of Texas. @TheDemocrats, in response, established the Ku Klux Klan.
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BREAKING: SPP back to Level 3.
This means we can expect rolling blackouts at any time.
Oklahoma leaders and @OGandE @OklahomaNatural said this change back to LEVEL 3 would force rolling blackouts.
Prepare now & let me know if your power goes out/location
#okwx #poweroutages
Already hearing from some who have lost power in OKC.
@SPPorg just issued LEVEL 3 emergency meaning any of us could lose power now for rolling blackouts. Don’t wait to make your preparations.
#okwx #Oklahoma #WinterStorm #poweroutages
BREAKING: @OGandE confirms WIDESPREAD controlled power outages for portions of the state. OG&E says the outages will last “approximately 2 hours.”
Again, prepare now if you still have power.
#okwx #Oklahoma #WinterStorm #poweroutage
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1 pm update from #NHC

#HurricaneLaura is rapidly intensifying. "Catastrophic storm surge....extreme winds & flash flooding. Little time to protect life & property!"

#PortArthur #Beaumont #LakeCharles #Galveston #StormSurge #Laura Image
"Hurricane Hunters indicate the max winds have increased to 140 mph. Some additional strengthening is possible."

#PortArthur #Beaumont #LakeCharles #Galveston #StormSurge #Laura #HurricaneLaura #HurricaneWarning #StormSurge Image
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1/@GregAbbott_TX - a day after arriving for a press briefing in a mask he immediately removed - just announced that the #Texas Texas Division of Emergency Management will begin distributing surgical masks to every Texan tested for #COVID19 at state-run mobile sites.
2/"Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is an effective way for Texans to protect themselves and others from the transmission of COVID-19," @GregAbbott_TX said. "This program helps ensure that Texans have the resources they need to effectively mitigate the spread..."
3/"...of this virus and keep themselves and their communities safe. I continue to urge all Texans to do their part by taking necessary precautions that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our state," @GregAbbott_TX said, although he has yet to require masks statewide.
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When @RealDonaldTrump announced he would be holding a campaign rally on June 19 in #Tulsa, #Oklahoma, there was immediate backlash. #Juneteenth…
Not only had the president chosen #Juneteenth - a day celebrating freedom and recognizing the resilience of enslaved people - but he also chose the city where a mob of white supremacists terrorized and killed Black people, destroying #BlackWallStreet in the 1921 #TulsaMassacre.
As our nation grapples with recent police killings of Black people and calls to address systemic racism and white supremacy culture in our society, @RealDonaldTrump was criticized for co-opting historically significant spaces for Black people for himself.
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This Friday, for the first time, @meyermt will close to honor#Juneteenth, a celebration marking the 155th anniversary of the day in 1865 when the last enslaved Black Americans in the United States were declared free. (1/23)
President Abraham Lincoln issued the first draft of the #EmancipationProclamation in 1862, but news traveled slowly across Confederate states even after the end of the Civil War in April 1865. Texans learned of the proclamation 30 months after the original announcement. (2/23)
Gen. Gordon Granger delivered the news in #Galveston on June 19, 1865: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”(3/23)
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