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Houston area flooding (Houston FReepers, please post updates here)

Posted on 06/19/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT by Miztiki

Looks like Houston is a mess and things could get a whole lot worse.

How is your part of town looking? Roads? Flooding?

We're in Pearland near where 1128 and 518 (Broadway) intersect. Our yard has a small amount of standing water but all looks well for now.


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: flooding; houston
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To: Dog Gone

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! That is a good one!! LOLOL A dish mounted on a tricycle!!! Hahahahaha!!!!!


151 posted on 06/19/2006 7:11:18 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Lemondropkid31

Not anymore. Supposedly just once. All forgave him (except me, evidently), supported him, eventually re-hired him. Guess he's not on the lists, so long ago.


152 posted on 06/19/2006 7:13:22 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: fhlh

I've forgotten - that was part of the excuse, too, right?


153 posted on 06/19/2006 7:14:26 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Dog Gone

...we have a house for sale in Kingwood..were supposed to show it tomorrow to a couple from Virginia...they cancelled...of course, we are high and dry here..but..


154 posted on 06/19/2006 7:15:17 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: Rte66

Don't get rattled over this storm. I don't think we got anyone killed today in it, and there's no reason for anyone to get hurt tomorrow.

There's no wind for one thing. At most it's a deluge that won't stop and people need to try to protect their property.

The people who get hurt are the ones who try to drive where they shouldn't or play with storm drains.

Nobody wants a foot of water in their house, but that's going to be the exception. And even that won't kill you.


155 posted on 06/19/2006 7:17:38 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Rte66

Oh, so what was it, he was accused but the evidence never came up or something? Man, that stinks. If he didn't do anything and be accused of it, or if he DID do something and got away with it. Dang!!!


156 posted on 06/19/2006 7:18:21 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Lemondropkid31
He had a drug problem and they found gay porno videos in his house.

Nobody I knew had ever suspected the guy was gay!

157 posted on 06/19/2006 7:22:05 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: Rte66

yup... apparently there was allot of snow in Ed Brandon's forecasts :)


158 posted on 06/19/2006 7:22:39 PM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: Dog Gone

Should watch Fox (26), they have spent some money recently revamping their radar.

I am in the SW corner of Montgomery County and am showing less than an inch of rainfall here in the last 24 hours. My son lives near I-45 at West Rd and has had over 4 inches in the last 24 hours.


159 posted on 06/19/2006 7:22:48 PM PDT by Postal Worker with a gun (I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.....)
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To: lonestar

I've heard Billingsly is light in the loafers, too...
but I think it's just a rumor


160 posted on 06/19/2006 7:23:25 PM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: lonestar

Well, that's *some* of it.


161 posted on 06/19/2006 7:26:26 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: small voice in the wilderness

As long as you're a reasonable distance from the river, you're never going to be in much danger of flooding. I don't feel at any risk myself.

The dam in George Bush park would have to be overtopped before floodwaters would enter my home.

Of course, briefly anything can happen locally before the waters reach their destination.


162 posted on 06/19/2006 7:27:58 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Oh, I'm not rattled over the storm! Sorry. Nopey nope, made the mistake of asking someone to ask someone else to turn down a very, very, very, loud, stomach-churning, house-shaking, maddeningly repetitive Zoomba stereo today.

Got attacked in retaliation.


163 posted on 06/19/2006 7:29:54 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: fhlh

Yup, someone who should know told me that, too.


164 posted on 06/19/2006 7:31:15 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66

ROFL!


165 posted on 06/19/2006 7:32:05 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Really wasn't being funny. I'm terrified.


166 posted on 06/19/2006 7:34:26 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Dog Gone

I ran out to my car and got soaked. Raining pretty good in Greenspoint now


167 posted on 06/19/2006 7:37:55 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Rte66

Whoa, I thought you were making a joke! Sorry!

Make a police report (they'll mostly ignore you) but it starts a paper trail later if that becomes necessary.

Nobody has the right to terrify you.


168 posted on 06/19/2006 7:39:03 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Actually, Karl Rove is testing out the improved Right Wing Racist Hurricane Controller.

--

Darn that Karl anyway. It needs some fine tuning, obviously.. TeXas is now a wet state.. only a couple months ago it was burning up.


169 posted on 06/19/2006 7:40:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: Dog Gone

Police already came. Don't know what's going to happen next. Couldn't let them come to my door or the K people would know who called them.

They dispersed them, but I was too afraid to look out the window and see what they did. They're all gone now, maybe to a Juneteenth thing or maybe to jail. They tried to smash the front window of my living room, with me in it.


170 posted on 06/19/2006 7:42:22 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Dog Gone

on Drudge..

...another 5 to 10 inches overnight
http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3982798.html


171 posted on 06/19/2006 7:42:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: Dog Gone

I think we're okay here. Let me tell you what we found today in our backyard: a pool full of earthworms! I kid you not. Evidently the ground is so saturated that the worms just rose and floated. I've never seen anything like it! We must have removed 20 pounds of worms, no exagerration! WTH?!?


172 posted on 06/19/2006 7:43:53 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Now you can go fishing!!


173 posted on 06/19/2006 7:46:57 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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NEXRAD Radar
Houston-Galveston Base Reflectivity 0.50 Degree Elevation Range 124 NMI
174 posted on 06/19/2006 7:47:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: Lemondropkid31

Yep. And if it keeps up, right outside my front door! I've calmed down though. Made a Texas Sheet Cake and just cut the first piece. With an icy glass of milk..Who's got problems, I say?? Not I!


175 posted on 06/19/2006 7:51:24 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: NormsRevenge

What does Max reflectivity mean?


176 posted on 06/19/2006 7:51:38 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

You got the perspective!!!!! Good For you!!!


177 posted on 06/19/2006 7:58:17 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Worms always come out of the ground when it becomes saturated. They don't bite! LOL!


178 posted on 06/19/2006 7:58:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: lonestar

I know. I've just never seen a pool full! Last year it was floating ant hills during Rita. This year worms.


179 posted on 06/19/2006 8:06:02 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

oh yuck, ants! Bring on the worms!!! Much better. Were they fire ants?


180 posted on 06/19/2006 8:07:52 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Lemondropkid31
..are there any other kind of ants in Texas?!:)

I'm beginning to think our house must've been built on some kind of ancient bait shop, or something.

181 posted on 06/19/2006 8:14:14 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

You have a point, there. Though I HAVE seen some massive giant black ants. Hideous things. I think the whole state of Texas is sitting on a bait shop. There are some really strange creatures here.


182 posted on 06/19/2006 8:28:15 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rove's already writing up the nasty-gram to Halliburton--the Right Wing Racist Hurricane Controller was aimed at New Orleans. Obviously, the sights are off.


183 posted on 06/19/2006 8:31:27 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Halliburton is in trouble now!!!!


184 posted on 06/19/2006 8:38:49 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Rte66

Wow! Now I really feel bad about laughing. Stay safe!


185 posted on 06/20/2006 2:32:13 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: NormsRevenge

It's hard to tell right now looking at the current radar, but the circulation has become much more disorganized and the center of this low appears to be west of Houston, perhaps by as much as 50 miles this morning.

The circular motion no longer is evident, and while there is still plenty of rain, it might be falling apart.

But there's plenty of convection already occurring offshore and daylight is still an hour away. Too soon to relax. All Texas gulf residents should remain wary.


186 posted on 06/20/2006 3:16:40 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone; All

(((HERE WE GO AGAIN PING)))


187 posted on 06/20/2006 6:23:00 AM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [Sic])
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To: oxcart; Dog Gone; Xenalyte; humblegunner

It's still going on? How bad is it now?


188 posted on 06/20/2006 6:26:24 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

Heavy rain is coming down from north Montgomery Co. to the Gulf all along I-45. We can take the rain here in Montgomery, but I am praying for Houston and surrounding areas.


189 posted on 06/20/2006 6:34:11 AM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [Sic])
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To: Allegra

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=HGX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes


190 posted on 06/20/2006 6:34:52 AM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [Sic])
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To: oxcart
Thanks for the link.

Is this starting to look like Allison in '01? (I hope and pray not...)

191 posted on 06/20/2006 6:43:40 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

It's pretty bad. Now that it's daytime here it's really firing up. The low looks like it's moved west of Houston to Colorado County, by my estimation, but it's dragging huge bands of training storms over Galveston and east of downtown.

Even Victoria looks like it's been pounded for the last 5 hours. Expect reports of flooding there.

The whole area from Corpus Christi to Beaumont is in trouble.

The good news is that it's not a downpour everywhere. I'd call it a drizzle at the moment in Katy. But there are heavy bands of red on the radar moving across the area.


192 posted on 06/20/2006 6:44:55 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Allegra; in hoc signo vinces

Uneventful in the Galleria . . . a little overcast, with a little sun peeking out.


193 posted on 06/20/2006 6:59:44 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Dog Gone

Got home in the rain. At least it is not as bad this morning as it was yesterday morning.


194 posted on 06/20/2006 7:05:06 AM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Rte66

I didn't hear anybody on the news or anywhere mention that yesterday was Juneteenth. It's like it dropped off the Kalendar for this year. Not even to announce that the Jubilee was cancelled.


195 posted on 06/20/2006 7:08:33 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: Allegra

It is a bit reminiscent in the way it's hanging around day after day, but yesterday was the first big hit. It took a few days for Allison to escalate into a crisis. I bet you all wouldn't mind taking a few thundershowers off our hands right about now.


196 posted on 06/20/2006 7:12:08 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: Lemondropkid31

It's not as bad as yesterday YET.

This does not look good. Look at everything screaming in from the Gulf.

http://tinyurl.com/ld2q3


197 posted on 06/20/2006 7:13:05 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Matagorda reporting 15 inches of rain SO FAR today!!


198 posted on 06/20/2006 7:25:14 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: ichabod1
It took a few days for Allison to escalate into a crisis.

Oh, I remember it well. I was in tears watching the coverage of people being rescued from their homes on that Saturday after the final deluge. I'm from west Houston and we only experienced some street flooding, but a couple of my co-workers actually lost their homes.

Yes, we could use a couple of those thunderstorms, but it simply doesn't ever rain this time of year in this neck of the woods.

199 posted on 06/20/2006 7:32:14 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

UPDATE...
THE KHGX 88D HAD BEEN DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB ON STORM TOTAL PRECIP FOR THIS HEAVY RAIN EVENT. YESTERDAY'S 8 TO 11 INCH BULLSEYE IN SOUTHEAST HOUSTON SHOWS UP NICELY ON THE STP AS WELL AS THIS MORNING'S 15 INCH RAINFALL TOTAL FROM ONE OF OUR COOP OBSERVERS IN MATAGORDA (SEE RTPHGX). CURRENTLY WATCHING AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS WITH THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION ACROSS THE COASTAL COUNTIES.

THE STRONGEST ACTIVITY IS CURRENTLY IN EASTERN BRAZORIA COUNTY WHERE AROUND 2 INCH PER HOUR RAINFALL RATES WERE OCCURRING. THE CLUSTER ACROSS THE GALVESTON BAY AREA IS RAPIDLY WEAKENING WHILE ACTIVITY IN MATAGORDA BAY IS HOLDING
TOGETHER. IN THIS PATTERN...IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT WHERE FUTURE HEAVY RAINS MAY OCCUR AS WE WATCH A NUMBER OF STORM CLUSTERS INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER. ALSO...ANY BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER THIS AFTERNOON COULD LEAD TO ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT.

WILL STICK WITH OUR CURRENT RAINFALL FORECAST OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH LOCALIZED 4 TO 6 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE DUE TO TRAINING OR SLOW MOVING/STATIONARY STORMS.

BUT IN GENERAL...ANTICIPATE RAINFALL COVERAGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS TO PROBABLY DECREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND MOST LIKELY DECREASE TONIGHT.

BUT BEFORE THIS DECREASE ACTUALLY OCCURS AND WITH THE SLOW MOVING MIDLEVEL CIRCULATION STILL IN OUR AREA...WOULD PREFER TO KEEP THE FLOOD WATCH GOING AS PLANNED UNTIL 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON. 42/35


200 posted on 06/20/2006 8:53:57 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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