Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Houston - The 1000-Year Flood This Week

probably, most of you have heard of Houston's flooding Sunday night & Monday morning...

there was so much rain pouring down in such a short period of time the water literally
had no where to go...

I looked out my 3rd floor window and the run-off on one side of our building looked like
Niagara Falls, all running right into our basement parking garage.

So at 4:45AM my phone went off announcing a FLASH FLOOD WARNING,
we've had a garage flood before, in fact not even a year ago, so in my PJ's
& slippers I went down to the basement in the elevator to see if it was
taking on water...thankfully, at that time, it wasn't.

10 minutes later one of the other homeowners came around knocking on all the doors,
telling us the garage was flooding...this is how fast it happened.

you should have seen all of us down robes, etc., wading in ankle-deep water to get to our cars so we could drive the up and out to the surface parking.

the photo above tells it all, except you're seeing only ONE small area of town...when the entire city and outlying areas all looked like this.

no one moved anywhere on Monday.
everything was closed, everything.

Tuesday, I went to open the shop, we had almost no traffic and neither did anyone else.
but you know businesses, the owner's all think they need to open...
it doesn't matter if you're a service station or a luxury baby store, we all opened, if possible.

we are facing even more rain today, Wednesday.
it's very very overcast, high humidity and 70f

Lordy, Lord...what's happening to our Earth?

I'm well, so is my family, thankfully.