Enough Already

This is the DRY side?

I'm such an old fogey, I can remember the last 100-year flood...

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.

That is WORSE than it was in Allison.

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 neighborhood to flow into the storm drain that took it into that little bayou. From there, I could walk to the Kroger’s, and see their single line of sandbags keeping the water from their flooded parking lot out of the building.

Don’t think I’m doing that this time.

On the bright side, I estimate it will take another two to three feet before we’re in danger of flooding, and the upper Greens Bayou is slowly dropping.

On the dark side, it’s still raining.

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Morning Scout

Blocked

A couple of trucks made it through. I'm not in a truck.

This was the unnamed bayou on Uvalde, near the fire station.

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 I could get, shortly. Times like this, I wish I had a drone….

Edit: forgot to mention, Barker and Addicks floodgates are open, and Lake Conroe’s gates have been opened also.

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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 over 90 minutes (but still reports rain).

Raining, thunder (which I haven’t heard in a while), and the power blinked. But we might be about to get some clear sky for a few hours.

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

Round 'herebouts, we measure rainfall in feet, boyah!

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

Sensor problems? Oh, and it's raining again.

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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.

The unnamed bayou again. This is backing up from Greens Bayou

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