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Still Here, Still Dry (updated)

But it was close. (Edit: Report of bridge collapse was FAKE.) Well, that bridge isn’t there anymore. My brother said he felt it moving when we stopped to take pictures, but I thought he mean vibration from the truck that … Continue reading

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Evening Walkabout

Pictures mostly taken on my last walk about before dark, about 5pm. Compare these two, about two hours apart: Notice the rope? People got tired of the pickup-truck tourists blasting water up to their houses. And cutting through their yards. … Continue reading

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Enough Already

UPDATE: The lower Greens Bayou still hasn’t peaked. And it’s still raining.

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There will be no evening scout report

I live on a cul-de-sac. Here’s the end of it. During the height of Allison’s flooding, I could walk down to the end of the street and see a foot-wide, three-inch deep stream of water that had meandered through the … Continue reading

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Morning Scout

The good news is that we should be on the “dry side” of Harvey before long. The bad news is it started raining while we were out. Hard. All over the city.

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No Way Out

That’s not quite true; I can probably reach I-10, but with 340+ major highway closures (which doesn’t count other streets; assume thousands), I’m not going anywhere. I couldn’t even reach Greens Bayou on the morning scout. I’ll have what pictures … Continue reading

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Out of Service? (Updated)

We’re losing parts of the Flood Warning System. Not a lot, but I’ve never seen “OOS” tags before. Also, reaching their server seems to be a bit… spotty, and the local Greens Bayou gauge hasn’t reported a stream level in … Continue reading

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