Bartcop | BuzzFlash | Huffington-Post | blah3.com | Eschaton | Today in Iraq
The first election winner in history to declare the results are a fraud!
  Chat | Problems posting? | FAQ | Crooks & Liars | Digby | The-Sideshow | Forum Bloggers



Support the Forum








Click for www.electoral-vote.com




BCForum Bloggers
By Blogrolling.com















Subject: "I'm getting kind of concerned about flooding now." Previous topic | Next topic
Printer-friendly copy | Email this topic to a friend
Top Bartcop Forum Bartcop Forum Topic #480013
Show all folders

DavidLindSat Aug-26-17 08:39 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"I'm getting kind of concerned about flooding now."


          

Hurricane Harvey dumped a lot of rain this morning and I thought that was the end of that. At this time, one of the NW bands of rain is directly lined up on Houston.

I've been through about a half dozen hurricanes and I don't consider this one as going through a hurricane since we are on the edge.

Lots of rain. Little wind.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

My sister now has water in her house. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 05:03 AM, #1
The President actually sounded presidential. That's news. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 05:15 AM, #2
National Guard on their way into Houston. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 09:09 AM, #3
RE: National Guard on their way into Houston. , Grayfox2, Aug-27-17 12:24 PM, #4
      I really can't see blaming Mayor Turner. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 12:51 PM, #5
A year's worth of rain in a couple of days. Maybe 50 inches. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 02:35 PM, #6
Dry air from west Texas might save the day. , DavidLind, Aug-27-17 06:19 PM, #7
RE: Dry air from west Texas might save the day. , Grayfox2, Aug-28-17 04:08 AM, #8
      I am currently fine. Thanks for asking. , DavidLind, Aug-28-17 04:43 AM, #9
Some areas of concern. , DavidLind, Aug-28-17 07:11 AM, #10
RE: Some areas of concern. , Grayfox2, Aug-28-17 07:24 AM, #11
      Not much else to do. , DavidLind, Aug-28-17 08:31 AM, #13
Mayor Turner is a good leader for this city's people. , DavidLind, Aug-28-17 07:31 AM, #12
I made into a grocery store., DavidLind, Aug-28-17 11:59 AM, #14
Yeow!! Ponderosa Forest got hit hard. , DavidLind, Aug-28-17 12:38 PM, #15
RE: Yeow!! Ponderosa Forest got hit hard. , MadSatyrist, Aug-29-17 03:43 AM, #16
      Thank you. The rain is finally letting up. Thank God. , DavidLind, Aug-29-17 05:54 AM, #17
No it wasn't Katrina. ....not yet. , DavidLind, Aug-30-17 05:34 PM, #18

DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 05:03 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"My sister now has water in her house. "
In response to Reply #0


          

She is directly across from a creek. The house is on a raised slope and never flooded before. Previous floods wiped out the houses across the street from her and the city leveled them. My situation is not so dire but I'm keeping my eye on things.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 05:15 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"The President actually sounded presidential. That's news. "
In response to Reply #0


          

In one of his tweets talking about coming to Texas when appropriate.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 09:09 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"National Guard on their way into Houston. "
In response to Reply #0


          

I'm ok where I'm at. My sister has a little water in her house and she'll probably stay at her next door neighbours tonight. There are neighbors not far from her that are trapped in their atics. Same thing happened during Katrina. Keep an ax handy during a hurricane. My mother in the nursing home may be oblivious to all this. The nursing home wisely cut off the cable TV. A friend of mine had an oak fall down in his front yard from not much wind. The ground is over saturated with water. It looks like there may have been a little looting going on in one of the TV news reports.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

    
Grayfox2Sun Aug-27-17 12:24 PM
Member since Nov 07th 2012
774 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"RE: National Guard on their way into Houston. "
In response to Reply #3


          

I see on DU the repugs are blaming the Houston mayor for not evacuating fast enough. Hope everyone is able to pull through this.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

        
DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 12:51 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"I really can't see blaming Mayor Turner. "
In response to Reply #4


          

This is bad, but not Katrina bad. Yesterday at this time I thought we were done with it. And then starting at about 10:00 pm last night we've had non stop rain. Predicting the path of the eye is one thing, predicting a particular band of heavy rain is asking too much. I don't see any incompetence on the part of local, state or federal government. This isn't W and Brownie fumbling around in the dark.

The last time Houston evacuated was hurricane Rita and that miserable experience left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Besides there wasn't enough time to reach an evacuation decision. Yesterday most people were breathing a sigh of relief at this time.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 02:35 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"A year's worth of rain in a couple of days. Maybe 50 inches. "
In response to Reply #0


          

We're halfway there. I hope this SOB goes off in a different direction and leaves Houston alone.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindSun Aug-27-17 06:19 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Dry air from west Texas might save the day. "
In response to Reply #0


          

It's blowing south of Houston into the gulf. The thought of another 25 inches of water falling is depressing.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

    
Grayfox2Mon Aug-28-17 04:08 AM
Member since Nov 07th 2012
774 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"RE: Dry air from west Texas might save the day. "
In response to Reply #7


          

Are you still ok? Reading the Wash Post this morning and things don't look too good.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

        
DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 04:43 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"I am currently fine. Thanks for asking. "
In response to Reply #8


          

My sister is isolated in Friendswood. She and her husband live directly across from Clear Creek, which is sort of ground zero for that area. They are on the second floor of their next door neighbours. No electricity over there. My mother is at a nursing home in Friendswood but high and dry as far as I know. The people who are not flooded are simply stuck where they are. Getting around on the highways is pretty much impossible. We can go short distances. The large grocery stores are closed, but a lot of small convenience stores are open. But their shelves will empty soon.

I will keep updated. We just need time for the rain to stop and the water drain.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 07:11 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Some areas of concern. "
In response to Reply #0


          

Barker Cypress Reservoir. They are releasing water on either side of the reservoir to relieve pressure on the levee walls. It's an Army Corps of Engineers structure but it's old. If those levees break, it will be a Katrina sized disaster. Same for Addicks Reservoir.

The Brazos River has not crested yet and they are giving a mandatory evacuation order for those affected people. The Guadalupe River in Victoria, Texas is going to be an issue also.

There are a lot of good hearted guys with boats showing up all over. Some of the places they are putting their boats in may not go very far though. Their is no flood map that I know of. Google Earth may be helpful now if the pictures are current.

I just talked with my sister and she is doing fine. Trapped, but high and dry. The rescue boats know where they are.

I just wish this damn rain would stop.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

    
Grayfox2Mon Aug-28-17 07:24 AM
Member since Nov 07th 2012
774 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"RE: Some areas of concern. "
In response to Reply #10


          

Thanks for keeping us informed.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

        
DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 08:31 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Not much else to do. "
In response to Reply #11


          

Housework and keep all batteries charged just in case. I filled up on tap water in big empty containers I keep for emergencies. Before a boil water notice is given. I had a hard time flushing the toilet earlier in the day. A sign of over saturation of ground water. Also trees falling over. And water geysering out of manhole covers. A boil water notice may come soon.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 07:31 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Mayor Turner is a good leader for this city's people. "
In response to Reply #0


          

He has always been an effective and eloquent speaker. If Mayor Turner had issued a mandatory evacuation notice on Friday two things would have happened.1) It would have been laughed at. 2) It would have been ignored.

Houston has too many hurricane veterans like me that would have shrugged off any such notice. County Judge Ed Emmott(the guy in charge of Emergency Management) also said an evacuation notice would not be effective.

Mayor Turner is doing the right things.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 11:59 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"I made into a grocery store."
In response to Reply #0


          

I'm soaking wet but it was worth it. The bread was gone and the milk was disappearing fast. But I grabbed milk, beer,flour tortillas and a couple of other things. Enough for me and some of my neighbors. I'll try and download some pictures.

I can't download my pictures. They are 550kb and the max size is 100kb. Sorry, I don't know how to compress pictures yet. There was a long line just to get into the grocery store but at least we were under a roof. The Coast Guard helicopter was landing behind the next building over. And they were launching boats onto Interstate 10. I had all these on my pictures. Ah well.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindMon Aug-28-17 12:38 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Yeow!! Ponderosa Forest got hit hard. "
In response to Reply #0


          

From a rescue boat, they were looking at the tops of a couple of five ton army trucks. That's deep. The news also reported a couple from north Houston who abandoned their home and left their dog chained up. I don't understand how people can do that.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

    
MadSatyristTue Aug-29-17 03:43 AM
Member since May 14th 2002
10607 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user Add this user to your buddy list
"RE: Yeow!! Ponderosa Forest got hit hard. "
In response to Reply #15


          

On the dog, they probably panicked. People do that.

Stay safe.

************************************************************

Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked. Buddha

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

        
DavidLindTue Aug-29-17 05:54 AM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"Thank you. The rain is finally letting up. Thank God. "
In response to Reply #16


          

But the wind is picking up. I am going to guy off an oak tree in my backyard that I'm kinda worried about. Some of the roadways are starting to drain. I heard the Coast Guard helicopter flying around a lot last night, not as much today. That sucker has a lot of horsepower to it. Noisy.

Thanks everybody.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

DavidLindWed Aug-30-17 05:34 PM
Member since May 15th 2002
6315 posts
Send email to this user Send a private message to this user View this user's profile Add this user to your buddy list
"No it wasn't Katrina. ....not yet. "
In response to Reply #0


          

People probably have mostly forgotten that Katrina had gone by the time that the nightmare catastrophe started. The levees broke that protect the reverse fish bowl that is New Orleans. Houston has two big giant reservoirs west of town that act as buffers for floodwaters flowing west to east.

They are wise structures but old structures. Made mostly of dirt. We are sure to get more rain and those reservoirs are full and will be full for a long time. We're organized now but Lord don't let the levee break.

  

Alert | IP Printer Friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | | Top

Top Bartcop Forum Bartcop Forum Topic #480013 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1
Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com