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Living in a high rise means we don't have to worry about our possessions flooding. We were however sort of landlocked today, unable to leave downtown because of flooded roads all around. So we spent the day watching it all unfold on television, one of the biggest single day flood events in Texas' history.
We do take it to heart to be prepared, we had food and fresh water for a few days if we were unable to leave. What we are going to do now is take our extra food and water to a donation place so that it can be used for those less fortunate and we'll just replace it in a couple of weeks.
We were worried about the farm, but we finally got in touch with 2nd Family, and they are OK. Lighting struck a tree next to their house, blowing the bark off and then it travelled to their antenna and fried their TV, one computer, and some other electronics.
The property does get wet (no mowing for awhile) but there was in excess of 10" of rain at the farm this time and that's beyond wet. The houses sit up high so no worry there. They are however, also landlocked as the roads all around are flooded and will be for several days. They too stay prepared so all is good for them. They did check our house, sloshed out there in the rubber boots and all looked OK but of course we'll do a full check this weekend.
We were fortunate and now we keep our thoughts with the thousands and thousands of people in the are who have lost so much and we'll be doing what we can to assist.
I'm in the insurance business and it's all hands on deck now, so I will catch up to comments and emails when I can, that is if I don't come home and just go straight to bed...