Nuclear Worker: “Imminent flood coming” near nuke plant from Hurricane Harvey…
“Potentially catastrophic”… Running out of food… Working tirelessly to manage problems… Area turned “upside down”
Nearby river forecast to rise 50 ft and overtop levees, “Major Flood Stage”
27 August, 2017
Toronto Star, Aug 27, 2017 (emphasis added): Canadian engineer Raihan Khondker said his family safely left their home in southeastern Texas, but he was forced to return to the Bay City area as part of a support team at a nuclear power plant. For three days, Khondker, who is from Toronto, has been working tirelessly to manage “one thing after another,” driving through water-choked streets to bring supplies to engineers at the plant who are running out of food. Khondker said houses in his neighbourhood have been turned “upside down,” and rising waters in a nearby river threatens to send a potentially catastrophic flood into the area. “Every single creek in the neighbourhood is full,” he said. “There is an imminent flood coming to Bay City, we just don’t know how much water we are going to see.”
Google tells me the South Texas Nuclear Generating Station is closed. How informative of them!
Nuclear power plant in Matagorda County, Texas