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I don’t know if it’s my computer, my connection, or the load on various sites, but I’m starting to have trouble getting the Harris County Flood Control District and Weather.com to load.
You know the one, WWII, where someone’s standing in a street, shooting at a strafing plane and the bullets from either wing-mounted gun go right to either side of him? I think Patton did that? Well, that’s Houston right now, … Continue reading
Well, technically, within seconds of my shutting the computer off last night, the first tornado warning was sounded for far southwest Harris County. I got up almost two hours ago to do some last-minute “should-have-been-done-yesterday” stuff, and took this snapshot … Continue reading
Category 4. Meanwhile, it’s a little breezy, with light showers at times, here on the Bridge. Some portions of extreme southeast Harris County are reporting almost an inch of rain in the last three hours. Zzzzzzz. Don’t expect exciting, breathless … Continue reading
Well, our office isn’t in direct customer (read: public) service, and we’re all Tier 3 employees (no emergency duties, nor standby), so our boss just told us to bail. Not uncommon, since that gets us out of the way of … Continue reading
Not evacuating, but this is going to be a mess. On the one hand, the rainfall amount is laughable compared to Allison. “35 inches in five days? HA! Why, I remember when we did that in one day!” Yeah, but … Continue reading
I seem to be popular with my cohorts at work today; plenty of folks coming by to visit. It may have something to do with the availability of a pair of welder’s goggles… and a south-facing office window.