For those of you who haven’t heard about it, much of the Houston metro area got hit with 11 to 20 inches of rain in a little over five hours from training thunderstorms. The northwest, west, southwest, north and northeast sides of town along with parts of Waller, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties got hit hardest.
KPRC 2 in SW`Houston was also knocked off the air for several hours.
Many of those creeks, rivers, retention ponds and bayous were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of rain we got which led to the flooding that you saw reported on national newscasts. Unfortunately we have lost six people because they realized too late the water they were driving into was too deep or accidentally drove into deep drainage ditches. .
We also had over 1500+ rescues by the Houston and area volunteer fire departments and first responders.
Where me and my roommate live on the south side of Houston, we didn’t get the heavy rain, but the light to moderate stuff and localized street flooding, so I and my family are okay along with many of the local trans folks I’ve been able to check in with.
Just to let you TransGriot readers know, I’m dry and have power. While the local creeks, bayous, drainage ditches and retention ponds surrounding me were higher than normal, they fortunately didn’t go over, and we got a chance for the extra water we received to drain off and continue its journey to Galveston Bay.
We’ll have to cross our fingers in the Houston area for later tonight because we’re still under a flash flood watch. We can only hope the upriver areas in the surrounding counties or the Houston area don’t get any additional heavy rainfall, but so far so good.
Thanks to those of you from around the area, Texas, the country and the world who have called, sent messages, or e-mailed to check on me and everyone else down here in Houston and vicinity.
It’s deeply appreciated, and I’ll keep y’all posted as to what’s going on here.