Skip to comments.The levee at Columbia Lakes has been Breached, GET OUT NOW.
Posted on 08/29/2017 10:17:42 AM PDT by Mechanicos
Levee fail county says to get out now. Retweeted by President Trump.
Poor Houstonians! Not only do they have trouble because they, themselves, are suffering through Harvey, but now .... all those that moved to Houston after Katrina in New Orleans, will NOW, TODAY, 08/29/17 - 08/29/05, will possibly be suffering PTSD, because the levee broke (again)!!
Think this is effecting kingwood..
You know what, we have a builder for a President now. God is in control.
Let’s see. You could be stuck in your car for 10 hours or you could be dead. Difficult choice.
Another choice. I will look like a fool if I evacuate you and the hurricane changes course or some of you will be dead, another tough choice.
Both brought to you by the city officials who kicked the can down the road for 20 years.
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials in Brazoria County, Texas, south of Houston, are warning that Columbia Lakes levee has breached. All residents have been urged to evacuate.
Officials posted on the county Facebook page that, “The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached. Get out now.”
To the west of Houston, to other reservoirs are overflowing, despite a controlled water release that aimed to prevent flooding downtown.
The Addicks and Barker reservoirs are both at record high levels due to days of heavy rain.
Army Corps of Engineers officials have been releasing water, but the amount of water entering exceeds the amount being released.
Jeff Lindner, with the Harris County Flood Control District, said Tuesday that he’s certain that more homes and streets will flood.
No..not right.kingwood up north
Actually, it looks like Columbia Lakes is considerably south of Houston proper and that this won’t affect Houston itself. Still not good.
I hope they have sirens or some additional way of warning folks who may not have working cells/phones/computers/radios/tv.
They are having problems north with kingwood..lots of waterways when you look on map of general area
this notice was given at 7:30 this a.m.
I haven’t seen many updates
Wrong side of Houston. This is in Brazoria County.
There are neighborhoods down in First Colony and Sienna Plantation that are simply ringed by levees to protect them from the Brazos. Every time it rains or the Brazos gets up I wonder when one of those is going to fail. We looked at Perry homes in those neighborhoods ages ago and I told the realtor to never show me another house in the shadow of a levee. That area around Sugar Land and Katy is nothing but old rice farms. Probably flatter than a pancake.
The sirens’ batteries have probably expired in the areas without power. Not at all certain that they’re going to have any other way to notify people per se that could be effective in time. Helicopters with PAs have proven inconsistently effective over the years.
Columbia Lakes is on the Brazos river across from West Columbia TX. It is closer to the coast than it is to Houston.
This breach is another indication of the historic nature of what we are seeing here. That levee was put in in the late 60s and has seen several 500+ year events.
I am seeing flooding where there has never been water before where I live (37 years).
The Houston mayor says it’s cool, no need to worry.
Jeez. Well, hopefully between ham radio, crank radios, the jungle telegraph, folks will get the word.
One engineering applicant from Penn State told me how disappointed he was when he looked out the airplane and saw all the green when landing at Houston. He said he wanted/expected to see tumbleweeds. He didn't know Houston is 'The Bayou City'.
My daughter sent me the links to the Ft. Bend Emergency Management page today with maps, etc. to refresh my memory since we moved from Quail Valley in 1982. The scary thing is that it showed all the evacuation areas but then added that “All Evacuation routes are blocked!”
As of this AM, the areas in Quail Valley that have always had a water problem are the areas that are now flooded. My former home was still high and dry this AM, but I remember that it was ONE INCH higher than the surrounding neighborhood. Supposedly we were in the 500 year flood plain, but that record has been breached a number of times in the past few years. We always carried flood insurance, although my husband didn’t think we needed it. I remember standing in my front yard more than once watching the water rise either side of me and across the street. The one inch saved me then, but I wouldn’t count on it for the future.
No flood plain map will save you if you mess up the grading around your house with your landscaping, or if the golf course across the street doesn’t manage their ponds properly, or if your neighbor dumps his grass clippings in the storm drain (all things that happened to me during the 10 years I lived there.)
One time, my teenagers all had summer jobs watching various neighbors’ houses and feeding their pets while they were on vacation. We had heavy rains and the water rose almost up to the back doors of a couple of houses across the street that we were watching. Scary. One house (new construction) had a sunken living room. Filled up like a swimming pool! The house next door was under construction with a different builder. He and I got out in the rain with our shovels and dug a ditch around the house he was building to drain the rising water away.
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