Everyone’s been pinging me for updates on the situation down here in the Houston area. We’ve been watching the news and Weather Channel, and although I’d like to tell you they aren’t overselling things – they aren’t. There has been an astronomical amount of water, and it keeps coming.
At my house about 35 miles NW of Houston we’ve had over 2 feet of rain in the last 48 hours. And it’s raining as hard now – if not harder – than it was when it started. It’s going to keep raining for another 3-4 days, so it is truly going to be unprecedented.
In our subdivision we have creeks and culverts that drain into four different lakes, and from those lakes out of our community into other communities. The drainage system is working as designed, which under normal circumstances is fantastic. But there isn’t a lot of extra capacity, and given the amount of rain we’re still expecting… it’s concerning.
The water is running through our yard like crazy.
Even where it’s not running through the grass is basically soaked.
There is standing water in any low lying location.
Where the creek beside my house crosses under a road into a lake the volume is so great that the culverts are full, and soon it will at least just start running over the road.
The creek is already running over it’s banks and across the bottom of my property. The only concern is how much will run over, as that determines how close it gets to the house.
I’m not complaining. We’re doing good, still have power and water and are nice and dry. Most of our community is OK, but there are neighbors who aren’t faring so well. And people in other communities who have already lost it all.
I’ll publish more updates as they come.