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    I have an internet acquaintance in Houston who, on Saturday, said she was fine (dry) and lived in the area of highest elevation. But we know they released the reservoirs after that. I'm wondering if she is flooded. Haven't heard anything since. But she doesn't post often. I did follow up and ask. Anyone have an idea if this could still be true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    But we know they released the reservoirs after that.
    sheila...hoping your friend is okay!!! Alex's friend has made it to Austin. i don't think any areas of houston weren't affected with 50 inches of rain. here is some info on addicks and barker reservoirs and the affected release areas if that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    sheila...hoping your friend is okay!!! Alex's friend has made it to Austin. i don't think any areas of houston weren't affected with 50 inches of rain. here is some info on addicks and barker reservoirs and the affected release areas if that helps
    Glad Alex's friend is okay.

    I don't know where she lives, just that she described it as Houston's highest elevation. Also, she and her SO just finished remodeling their house days before the hurricane. That includes gutting part of it and redoing the foundations, as there was some sort of problem. That could explain why she doesn't want to describe any damage. I assume she is at least safe, but I don't know.

    I tried to look at an elevation map, earlier, but had nothing water-wise to compare it to. Thanks! I'll see if it works.
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    I just heard from my friend. Apparently she lives on one of the few pieces of dry ground in Houston. Crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    I just heard from my friend. Apparently she lives on one of the few pieces of dry ground in Houston. Crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    I just heard from my friend. Apparently she lives on one of the few pieces of dry ground in Houston. Crazy!
    Yes, there are some. One of my Facebook friends, really just an acquaintance, posted a video a neighbor took of their street, and all looks well. She is on vacation elsewhere so had no idea what to expect. They are in a more expensive neighborhood. Most of the time, it seems to be the poorer folks who are in flood-prone areas. I sure do feel for them and simply can't imagine what life there is like right now.
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    I thought that too, Emily. All that footage of giant houses, all raided above the water line.
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    The wealthy have the political power and resources for the dikes, berms and spillways that can protect them. The poor are indeed bearing the brunt of the flood (as with most of Houston’s floods) and they benefit less from recovery programs like fema grants, small-business loans and insurance payouts. There’s also the Texan environmental racism in the placement of the chemical and refinery plants in low-income neighbourhoods of colour and small cities, which cause health problems with the contamination in floodwaters and the air pollution released.

    Too many Texans (and unfortunately now the U.S. government) are of the mind that government and regulations are only good when it’s helping their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
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    Speaking of hurricanes, Irma could affect my area. But I will evacuate if it comes to that. (And take a bike with me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Speaking of hurricanes, Irma could affect my area. But I will evacuate if it comes to that. (And take a bike with me).
    thinking you went though that last year .....hoping you aren't affected this year and stay safe sheila
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    thinking you went though that last year .....hoping you aren't affected this year and stay safe sheila
    Thank you! Yes, Matthew hit our area. In fact, it was a Cat 2 when it did, it was only a Cat 1 when it officially came ashore north of us. We had more wind damage, but not the inland flooding.

    I just made reservations starting on Monday for the same hotel in Smyrna, GA I stayed at last year. It's a good place for the dogs.
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    Such a bad storm season... and it's hard to know the best organization to which to donate! My heart goes out to all in Texas who are just starting to wrap their minds around what is needed for the first state of recovery, for the exhausted first responders who are heading to Florida, and for the destruction that Irma has already caused in the Caribbean.

 

 

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