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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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Splish, Splash, I was Taking a Bath (updated)

These gaps are saving our asses by giving some of the floodwaters time to run off.

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Back to the Future Past

I dug up my nearly 15-year old Sony 2 megapixel camera. Screw Microsucks and mePhone. More below the fold.

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A Little Scouting

Apologies in advance for the terrible quality of these photos. They were taken on an iPhone 6, from inside my car, and often by my brother, on the move. It wasn’t safe to get out or even stop much of … Continue reading

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