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Old 05-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #1
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Texas flood

Not only just a Stevie Ray Vaughan song, it's a flood..

video of Blanco River at San Marcos (just north of San Antonio)

look at the downed tree line to see how high the river rose
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Wow on the video.

My parents live in SA, but they're on relatively high ground. If their house floods, I'd expect to see Noah cruise by...
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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Newspaper said that the Blanco River crested more than 11 feet above the previous high water mark (40 feet vs 29). Hundreds of homes gone, several bridges washed out. Three people confirmed dead so far and several missing. And major rain forecast for this afternoon.

The good news is that this may have broken our hydrological drought - although rainfall has been OK the past 2 years, the lakes were critically low. Lake Travis has gone from 34% full to more than 50% full and water is still flowing in. Hasn't been that high in more than 4 years.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
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Wimberley was hit pretty hard. A wall of water went through the city- 12 are still missing, one dead. Some families were in their home when they were picked up off the foundation and pushed downriver.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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That video is incredible, and you can tell that the water was a lot higher by the downed trees. It was probably over the bridge deck since the deck was ripped off the piers.
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And it continues to storm my little sailboat is on Canyon Lake which is now full. It's gone up 20-30 feet. I just checked on my boat and the lake is full of debris, logs, picnic tables, porta johns. It's going to be a while before I feel comfortable getting back into the water.
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The videos and news reports are just heartbreaking.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost their homes, and condolences to the loved ones of those who lost their lives.

Mother Nature can be unforgiving.
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In the past 3 to 4 years we have been experiencing an exceptional drought in much of the state. Nothing was growing (trees, grass, crops) and most of the local ranches had to have hay trucked in from the eastern states for their cattle.

Lakes and rivers were dropping to record low levels. The news at night would show all the abandon cars (many probably stolen) that we showing up in the lakes as the water levels dropped.

Now it won’t seem to stop raining. It's been that way for the past 3 or 4 months now. Almost everyday we get rain. Sometimes (like right now) it's been extremely heavy. I expect 2 to 3 inches more today in our area. The Trinity River, (in my county), is at the highest levels I have even seen it. They say it's about 6 feet over flood stage now (flood stage is 36 feet) and will rise another 3 to 4 feet before it finally crests in a few days. If it keeps raining, who knows where it will top out? I drove over the river bridge a few days ago and the water levels were maybe 6 to 7 feet from the highway road surface.

It's too bad we can't send some of this to California.
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Much of the Houston area received over 10" of rain last night. Worst flooding here since Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Fans attending the Houston Rockets - Golden State Warriors playoff game were not allowed to leave the Toyota Center for several hours after the game ended until the storms subsided. Three deaths confirmed so far.


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Absolutely amazing and horrible flooding for an area just a few days ago as dry as a bone.

I wouldn't be buying a used car from that area anytime soon though.
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Looks like it was worse than Allison - at least for SW Houston


Chimney Rock/Braeswood looked underwater
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Absolutely amazing and horrible flooding for an area just a few days ago as dry as a bone.

I wouldn't be buying a used car from that area anytime soon though.
When I was in Houston two weeks ago it rained every day and the ground was saturated. No where for the water to go.
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One of the reasons I am glad we left Houston 25 years ago.
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One of the reasons I am glad we left Houston 25 years ago.
amen, but I'm still worried about my friends and family down there

those people killed in the floating house on the blanco were friends of friends
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amen, but I'm still worried about my friends and family down there

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My daughter's family just escaped leaving the San Marcos area before the worst hit. It looks so awful.


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Wow, that is truly a Texas size flood.


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I hope all you guys in TX and OK are safe and stay that way.
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Unbelievable....I've never seen anything like that.

The folks standing on that road portion at the very end of the video are really taking their chances being there.
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