WELL ABOVE KATRINA AND ANDREW AND SANDY AS FAR AS RAINFALL, THAT’S FOR SURE. I HAD THE VIRE RAINFALL REPORTS. SOME PEOPLE SAID I ONLY HAD 30 INCHES. SOME PEOPLE HAD 52 TO 65. I’M PUTTING TOGETHER ANOTHER MAP THAT’S GOING TO SHOW YOU AND I’LL HAVE THIS COMING UP THAT EVEN ALONG I-10, WE HAD RANGES OF RAIN FROM 13 INCHES TO 37 INCHES TO 26 INCHES. THERE WERE TEN INCH TO 20 INCH DISCREPANCIES WITHIN THIS STORM. NOW IF YOU THINK ABOUT HOW YOU SEE A BIG THUNDERSTORM JUST A FEW MILES AWAY AND THEY JUST GET HAMMERED WITH TWO INCHES OF RAIN AND YOU GET NOTHING, WE HEAR ABOUT THAT ALL THE TIME. SO IMAGINE THIS STORM BRINGING IN THOSE KIND OF THUNDERSTORMS ONE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER WHERE SOME PEOPLE GOT THE 36 TO THE 40 TO THE 50 INCHES OF RAIN AND PERHAPS 65 IN COPPERVILLE AND OTHER PEOPLE GOT ONLY 13, 15, 20 INCHES. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE SEEN WITH THIS. THAT’S WHY PEOPLE ARE SAYING I WAS LUCKY. I DIDN’T FLOOD. I WAS LUCKY. AND THAT IS WHY. THAT’S EXACTLY WHY. BECAUSE IF ANY OF US HAD 40, 50 INCHES OF RAIN, WE WOULD HAVE FLOODED. I DON’T CARE WHERE YOU ARE. AND IF YOU LIVE IN A HIGH RISE, YOUR LOBBY WOULD HAVE FLOODED. THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN AVOID A FLOOD WITH THESE KINDS OF TOTALS SOME. PEOPLE DID NOT GET THAT. THAT’S GOOD. THE ONES I’M SHOWING ARE THE HIGHS I’M GETTING FROM OUR VIEWERS. I HAVE NO REASON TO DOUBT THEM. THEY’RE SHOWING ME THEIR RAIN GAUGES AND PERHAPS THEY’RE OFF BY FIVE INCHES. EVEN IF THEY’RE OFF BY FIVE INCHES, WE’RE STILL AT FIVE INCHES, 50 INCHES OF RAIN, 49 INCHES OF RAIN. I’M GETTING TOO MANY OF THESE TO SAY THEY’RE ALL WRONG. IT WAS ONLY 35 INCHES. I’M GETTING TOO MANY OF THESE REPORTS TO NOT PUT FAITH IN THEM. THAT’S WHY I’M SHOWING THEM TO YOU. THEY MAY NOT BE OFFICIAL BUT PEOPLE HAVE VERY GOOD RAIN GAUGES THESE DAYS. YOU HAVE A QUESTION?>>YES. WE BOTH DO.>>I’M HOLDING MY HAND UP BECAUSE I HAVE A QUESTION.>>LADIES FIRST.>>YOU IN THE FRONT ROW.>>IT PROBABLY IS A SILLY QUESTION. I REMEMBER MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS RAIN GAUGE. HELD MAYBE SIX INCHES. SO ARE THERE MORE MODERN ONES THAT CAN SHOW –>>ABSOLUTELY. THEY’RE WIRELESS AND COMPUTER-DRIVEN.>>I DIDN’T KNOW THAT.>>PEOPLE CAN — JUST LIKE THE WEATHER SERVICE — YOU CAN SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLA ON INSTRUMENTS OUT THERE. AN THEY’RE WIRELESS, YOU PUT THEM IN THE RIGHT SPOT AND THEY CLICK OFF.>>THEY DON’T COLLECT IT.>>THEY SEND IT TO YOUR COMPUTER AND YOU WATCH IT GO UP ON YOUR DIALS.>>IT IS NOT OLD SCHOOL ANYMORE.>>NO. ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE STILL DO HAVE THE GAUGES. ON THE FENCE POST. THEY’VE SENT ME HANDWRITTEN NOTES OF GOING OUT ON FRIDAY AND MEASURING SIX INCHES OF RAIN ON FRIDAY AND DUMPING IT AND GOING OUT THREE TIMES ON SATURDAY AND DUMPING IT, WRITING IT DOWN. MAYBE THOSE ARE OFF BY A FEW INCHES.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS. ARE THEY GOING TO RETIRE THE NAME HARVEY?>>THAT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.>>I’LL BET THEY DO.>>I THINK THEY HAVE TO. IT WAS A HURRICANE. IT WAS A CATEGORY FOUR. WE REALLY HAVEN’T LOOKED AT THE MILLIONS IF NOT BILLION DOLLARS OF DAMAGE IT DID JUST TO ROCKPORT AND PORT ARANSAS. THEY LOOKED A LOT LIKE BOLLIVER AFTER IKE. WE’VE BEEN SO FOCUSED ON OUR OWN BACKYARD THAT THAT PART OF IT HAS BEEN IGNORED. BUT GIVEN THE –>>IT WAS A CAT FOUR.>>GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE — I MEAN KATRINA WHICH OF COURSE WAS A BIG STORM, IT WAS A $26 BILLION STORM FOR NEW ORLEANS. IF THIS ISN’T A $26 BILLION STORM FOR TEXAS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS.>>OH, MY GOSH.>>IT HIT SUCH A BROADER AREA THAT KATRINA DID AT A BIGGER LEVEL, RIGHT?>>IT DID.>>SO I WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE.>>WITH KATRINA, THE LEVEES BROKE.>>IT WASN’T THE RAINFALL. IT WAS LIKE 16 INCHES OF RAIN.>>NEW ORLEANS WOKE UP ON MONDAY MORNING AND SAID WHEW!>>WE DODGED A BULLET.>>WE ALL THOUGHT THEY DODGED A BULLET.