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#172292 - 04/28/09 06:35 PM Here we go again - Houston is flooding
Blast Offline
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Loc: Spring, Texas
We've had over a foot of rain in the last ten hours, many roads are blocked with high water, many people are stranded. At 11:0am Spring creek (my favorite stream) jumped it's banks 1/2 mile from our house. We aren't in trouble yet, though I may end up staying at work for a few extra hours. The DW will let me know when it's safe to come home.

Wait a minute... confused

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#172293 - 04/28/09 06:47 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 05/16/05
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Blast,
Just GOD's way of letting you know you and the kitties need a bath. smile
Stay safe
Stu
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#172294 - 04/28/09 06:47 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Blast,

Please stay safe and make sure you remind family, friends and co-workers to: “Turn Around – Don’t Go Through".

Take Care-
Pete

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#172295 - 04/28/09 06:52 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4018
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yep, I just heard from a friend/coworker down there. Some of those underpasses on 610 are downright deadly when it rains big. People who don't realize it drive right into them at freeways speeds and disappear. I recall being there in 92 when it flooded bad and the only thing that wasn't were the canals on the southwest side of town, along N/S Braeswood blvd.

Houston's tough to make weather safe. If you build to average terrain, you're gonna flood, if you build to high ground, you're gonna get hit by all the lightning in the area.

I like a place where I can go underground and not get flooded out like a gopher.
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#172298 - 04/28/09 07:33 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: paramedicpete]
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Loc: Spring, Texas
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Please stay safe and make sure you remind family, friends and co-workers to: “Turn Around – Don’t Go Through".


Yep, that's my plan. Luckily Molly's Pub is uphill from where I work. grin

I've lived here for 12 years. It took me less than four months to figure out the water gets DEEP on roads here and so I'm constantly surprised when people drive into the water and end up drowning, usually with a car full of kids, too. frown

-Blast, with a toothbrush and change of clothes in his filing cabinet.
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#172299 - 04/28/09 07:47 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Blast
[quote]-Blast, with a toothbrush and change of clothes in his filing cabinet.

What?? No Makers Mark in there???? You gotta be kidding me! grin
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#172311 - 04/28/09 09:08 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Stu]
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Registered: 10/05/08
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Loc: Northern Colorado
Ack. Stay safe....
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#172330 - 04/28/09 11:02 PM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
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Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: Blast
Yep, that's my plan. Luckily Molly's Pub is uphill from where I work. grin


Slightly new meaning to the term "high ground". *laughs*

Stay dry, stay safe.
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#172336 - 04/29/09 12:21 AM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
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Loc: Spring, Texas
Update, You know it's going to be bad when you see news choppers circling up ahead of you. It took me 90 minutes to go what normally takes 20 minutes. The freeway and feeder roads leading past the front entrance to my neighborhood were drowned under three feet of water and traffic was backed up for miles and miles. Luckily I know a back way.

No water got into our house but two neighbors a few houses down ended up flooded along with an entire cul-de-sac behind us.

High ground. ALWAYS build on high ground.

-Blast
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#172338 - 04/29/09 12:54 AM Re: Here we go again - Houston is flooding [Re: Blast]
TrailDemon Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 43
Loc: BC, CANADA
with all the storms i see on the news in texas, it makes me wonder if theres' any place in texas that doesnt get flooded.;)

is there any dry land in that state?
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