Prayers and good thoughts for Southeast Texas

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  1. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    Some areas have received 20" of rain in a 6 hour period since midnight after continuous rain for the previous 36 hours. Mostly around Beaumont and westward toward Houston and I'm sure some areas of Houston area too. I-10 is closed between Beaumont and Houston both directions due to flooding. News here reporting that flooding is worse than tropical Storm Harvey but this area was one of the areas that was devastated 2 years ago.
     
  2. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    My brother lives in Hardin and I checked the radar. Red training over and over.
     
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  3. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    Hardin is getting nailed right now according to the local weather dude. Even a potential tornado. I'm 50 miles north of Beaumont.
     
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  4. DeathMonkey

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    Hope people are being safe down there. If waters are rising, get the heck out!
     
  5. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    I'm OK and live on a ridgeline but work in Beaumont and wife had a pre-op appointment there this AM down there.

    Cajun Navy on site doing rescues now.
     
  6. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    I am between Houston and Galveston and it isn’t too bad down here. It has been raining a lot but draining away fairly well.
     
  7. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Damn. Hopefully more bought flood insurance after Harvey.

    20" in 6 hours is unheard of to me. Is that extremely isolated areas?
     
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  8. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    It's impinging on the highest concentration of petrochemical refining in the world. Yep, some of it is rice growing/ranching. This stretch of I-10 is the busiest interstate in America (yep, busier than I-95). Right now the traffic jam is around 50 miles long at a standstill . . . and growing.
     
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  9. The Dark Bishop

    The Dark Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Hope everyone stays safe and dry..... Sorry I don't have much to add but for those stuck at home during all the rain, I'll post a video to help past the time.... Hope you guys like SRV....

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood

     
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    It's not just the amount of rain that's falling. It's the fact that it's slow moving, as well. This is shades of Tropical Storm Allison years ago. Allison stalled over the city and that's how it flooded so bad.

    Imelda is worse in that it's alot more rain and is very slow moving.
     
  11. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆

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    I think it's safe to say we need "Prayers and good thoughts" not only in Texas, but everywhere Mother Nature released her fury, including the devestaion of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

    Those folks literally lost everything. Their families being deported all over the United States so they have food and roofs over their heads while they wait for their island/homes to be rebuilt.
     
  12. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    One SRV deserves another.

     
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  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I live East of Houston, in Crosby Tx major down pour there but my house is high enough that it should avoid flood. Getting home from Downtown Houston to home may be a another story.
     
  14. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Yes these kinds of events are becoming commonplace unfortunately.
     
  15. Point-of-the-Star

    Point-of-the-Star Well-Known Member

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    They are heavily reported also heightening our awareness too.
     
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  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    It was slow going out of downtown (going south), but I made it home in about an hour. Good luck!
     
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  17. Doomsday101

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    Some of my co worker got stuck on freeway because of flooding. I stayed at my office and will wait it out. Radar is looking better and roads should drain off pretty quick as most Bayou are still within their banks.
     
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  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That was my plan, but I got a call and had to leave. The rain is slowing down.
     
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