Saturday, August 26, 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY THE DAY AFTER

Don't want to worry everyone. 

We made it through the night.  Not much wind to worry about in town other than flooded roads.  The farm however has had some gusts in the area to 65mph. We never lost power but did lose cable/internet for a bit which is why the late posting.


This is after landfall, early this morning.  I put an arrow to the general area of the farm. Very heavy rain and storms out there.


This animated GIF shows what they call the training effect. Look at the upper left where the Hurricane is. The Houston area is under that "band" that just keeps dumping rain on us.  Even though the storm moves a bit, because these bands rotate constantly,  they just keep pulling moisture up from the Gulf and dumping all of it on us. It will clear up for a bit and then become a torrential downpour. 



Here is the latest rainfall forecast.  

We are in the white and light pink area, so 24 inches of rain or more over the next few days, in addition to what has already fallen.  Potentially 40" in areas.  Several of our bayous are at bank level and in danger of flooding many areas of Houston.  The good thing, if there is one, is that the rain stops for a bit which will hopefully let the bayous do their job and flow water back out into the Gulf. 

2nd Family tells us we have had in excess of 5" of rain at the farm and some tree limbs down, but houses seem to be OK at this point. There have been so many tornado warnings at this point, we've lost count.  As I type this in fact, my phone alert just reported another tornado warning!

Our area dodged the worst part that is impacting Rockport, TX and cities around it right now (terrible catastrophe is being reported), but now they are talking about us having devastating flooding here over the next few days the likes of which have never been seen in our city. 

That is one prediction they can be wrong about.

It's going to be a long two or three days...

26 comments:

  1. Just stay safe.
    Posting this for others to see.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/harvey-weakens-into-a-tropical-storm-but-remains-a-danger/ar-AAqIObU?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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    1. Thank you!! We survived, at least the initial worries of wind, but now we are fending off rains and tornadoes. LOTS of tornadoes today.

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  2. You're in my thoughts - stay safe you two 🙏

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    1. You are so kind. Thank you. So far so good!

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  3. 1st Man - If flooding is severe would your water supply be impacted? If a chance of that I suggest that you fill pots / pans / bath to see you through until the supply is "clean" / back to normal. Tinned food I'm sure you've got, but clean water is imperative - especially in a flood situation.

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    1. It could be but more if a power failure. Houston proper has build up it's water treatment plants and they are mostly safe from flooding. But during Ike a few years ago (another Hurricane) there were parts of town that had "boil water" requirements for a couple of days due to power outages. That being said, we have good water store up in our guest room closet. Of course we have water at the farm too so if it ever got bad, we could go out there for water. Out there has a well so we're ok with water there always. Thanks for the great advice.

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    2. 1st Man - What I mant about potable water availability is IF your water pumps are down because your power grid has been affected, water will not be pumped to anyone in Houston. I hope that doesn't happen... :(

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  4. Are your cars elevated? (hopefully)

    Be careful.

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    1. Yes, our apartment has a parking garage and the first level is not even on ground level. So we're good with that. If the streets around the building flooded we'd just have to stay here until it receded. I guess another reason to make sure we are well stocked.

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    1. Thank you!!! So far so good! Nervous with the tornadoes now that seem to be spinning off everywhere.

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  6. Oh what a mess. Lived in Bellaire for eleven years and it flooded all of the time. So much rain down there. We used to be glad in OK, as we'd get some rain from the storms down there. Those two areas of both coasts of FL look ominous. Bet you are going to be very busy these next few weeks.

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    1. Yep. You know it all too well. Still floods, ha. Probably even more widespread now with all the development.

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  7. good to hear you and 2nd man & the cats are safe and dry. be careful out there!

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    1. We'll just stay up and high and dry. Nervous about the tornadoes now.

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  8. this is really something! i've been watching it all day on the weather channel. i hope you don't get that flooding! stay safe!

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    1. I've had it on weather channel all day too (and a couple other weather places, local news has had almost all day coverage) 2nd Man said "is there anything else on??", ha. I went in the other room at watched it.

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  9. all i hope is that you, 2nd Man and the cats are safe! i know that you guys will have been prepared and ready for this crazy storm! please stay home and not venture out until it is safe!

    sending much love as always! your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

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    1. We are prepared, thankfully. And yep, we're up high so we're safe, but if it flood, we are stuck as there is only one way in and one way out of the building. Just worried about power failure and possible tornadoes at this point.

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  10. Stay safe, I guess I should not whine about hot and dry California. If you need somewhere to put that water e could use it.

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    1. LOL, we would SO love to be able to send this waiter somewhere else, especially where it's needed!!

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  11. Know your fans are concerned for both 1 & 2's safety, the apartment and the little farm that brought us all to you!!

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    1. What a kind comment. Thank you!!! We're hanging in there. As I type this it's POURING rain and crazy lightning....and about 5 tornado warnings in the last hour and a half. It's going to be a LONG night. Sigh.

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  12. I worry for all the poor people and those at ground level with no place to go that is high. The news has been on, but I have been out of asleep! I have heard nothing about the hurricane or casualties.

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  13. WHEW! VERY happy you two are okay, my friend.

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  14. Stay safe. Just was reading this morning about the flooding levels in Houston.

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