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Old 04-18-2016, 07:05 AM   #3881
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The other big problem in many areas of Texas is flash floods, where your car can quickly be swept off the road. Many of those situations do not end well.
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Here in colorado the snow has been falling, and we are HAPPY! A late season gift for all of us skiiers
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Htown, that map shows some serious rainfall amounts!

For those who may not know, the Houston area is flat, and all that water tends to stick around rather than quickly run off. Not good unless your house is on pontoons...
I have been reading about the flooding in Houston this morning, and it looks terrible! Lots of submerged cars and rescues going on.

It is predicted that this heavy rainfall will not get to New Orleans. Casually looking at the radar loops and nothing else it sure looks like it is headed here but the experts think not. Amazing. We are having perfect weather, in the upper 70's with 0% chance of rain.
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My 2 ft plus of snow may have been inconvenient and caused a lot of work. I plowed and shoveled Saturday afternoon, Sunday and most of Monday. Being without electricity for a day and a half was not fun either. But it was not hazardous like it sounds in Huston. I hope everyone in Huston stays safe.
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Praying for my Houston peeps!
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88 degrees here in Seattle. This would be a very hot day in July or August, and it is at least 20 degrees over normal for this time of year. This is not my idea of nice weather.

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Praying for my Houston peeps!
Lots of flooding... just got a call that a friends parents house got flooded... only a couple of inches inside, but still a PITA....

Have not heard from my sister, but another sister said she went into work in the medical center and they closed the flood gates.... which means nobody in and nobody out....

The news said one area received a 500 year flood... 20 or so inches... we got somewhere around 7 to 9 inches...

Thanks for the thoughts!!
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We got our 10" of rain last night. The pooch didn't want to go "out" this morning so I escorted him with umbrella coverage.

The used car market will be "flooded" with water-damaged cars in the next few months. Watch out if you are buying a used car from south Texas (dealers ship some north).
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Oh my... Houston, our hearts go out to everyone going through this flood. I'm just blown away by the footage of these floods that I am seeing on TV.
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Oh my... Houston, our hearts go out to everyone going through this flood. I'm just blown away by the footage of these floods that I am seeing on TV.
+1 Texans, keep safe.
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The news said one area received a 500 year flood... 20 or so inches... we got somewhere around 7 to 9 inches...

Thanks for the thoughts!!
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The used car market will be "flooded" with water-damaged cars in the next few months. Watch out if you are buying a used car from south Texas (dealers ship some north).
yep - pull out the seat belt and see if it has a water line on it
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Just confirmed a BUNCH of houses flooded at my old golf clubs in Houston - Inwood Forest and Hearthstone - not good
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Just confirmed a BUNCH of houses flooded at my old golf clubs in Houston - Inwood Forest and Hearthstone - not good
Heck, Inwood Forest has been flooding for decades... nothing new there... (one of my sisters used to live there decades ago and got flooded)...


It is now flooding a few miles from where we live... the bayou is coming out of its bank and covering a significant amount of space.... apartments being evacuated, senior citizens homes... the last shot I saw it was rising in the neighborhood just south of us....

The sad part is that as of now they confirm 7 dead... a few because they drove around barriers and into flooded underpasses.... one car drove into 30 ft of water...

More rain is on the way....
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Inwood hasn't flooded since they redid vogel creek 10 years ago. That part of the neighborhood didn't flood, it was the part off of white oak bayou (the old west course).
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I don't think hearthstone ever flooded - horsepen creek came 4ft out of its banks
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It is now flooding a few miles from where we live... the bayou is coming out of its bank and covering a significant amount of space.... apartments being evacuated, senior citizens homes... the last shot I saw it was rising in the neighborhood just south of us....
Dang, Texas Proud, maybe you might want to get out of the area right about now. Seriously, flooding is so much more dangerous than it sounds.
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The sad part is that as of now they confirm 7 dead... a few because they drove around barriers and into flooded underpasses.... one car drove into 30 ft of water...

More rain is on the way....
Man oh man!! As if you hadn't had enough. I know you have heard this a million times, but I can't help but repeat it: "Turn around, don't drown!" especially if you do decide to try to drive out of there. Which I think you may need to do shortly from what you are saying.

Can you imagine driving into 30 feet of water? How nightmarish! It's hard to even imagine.

P.S. - - They just said on local TV that JazzFest this weekend (in New Orleans) is going to have beautiful weather. You could just drive over here in about 6-7 hours, see the sights, hit JazzFest over the weekend, listen to some good music, eat some good food, and return after the flood waters have receded. You can get tickets at the entry from what I understand. Not cheap but apparently lots of fun.
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Heard part of an interesting story on PBS this evening, about why Houston is the city where you are most likely to be killed by flooding. Basically, it was a combination of being built on bayous and having really poor draining soil, plus being exposed to both sea and rain flooding, combined with the massive amount of pavement that has been the result of all the growth. So the water comes in, and doesn't have anywhere to go. I didn't hear the whole story, but it sounds pretty ominous. I hope everyone there makes it through OK.
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Heard part of an interesting story on PBS this evening, about why Houston is the city where you are most likely to be killed by flooding. Basically, it was a combination of being built on bayous and having really poor draining soil, plus being exposed to both sea and rain flooding, combined with the massive amount of pavement that has been the result of all the growth. So the water comes in, and doesn't have anywhere to go. I didn't hear the whole story, but it sounds pretty ominous. I hope everyone there makes it through OK.

For being basically flat and with lots of paved areas we do not flood that much...

Just think how your area would be if it rained 20 inches in less than 24 hours... at times it was raining over 4 inches and hour...


From what I have seen, most of the people killed drove into high water... if someone ignores the barriers put up to protect them it is not really the flood waters that is the problem...
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The news video showing the evacuation of a care facility was taken north of the Houston city limits in the Cypress Creek watershed, just northwest of the label "1960" in this watershed map:


Waller is a small town just north of the northwestern corner of the watershed. If you compare the watershed area to the 7am Monday rainfall totals I posted above, you can see why the areas in the middle of the watershed have flooded.

The video of apartment residents floating their children and belongings toward the road was taken in the next watershed to the south, Greens Bayou. That site is southwest of IAH, under the inset map of Harris County.

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Houston is the city where you are most likely to be killed by flooding.
Great. I'm sure the Dallas Chamber of Commerce is taking notes on that little factoid.
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