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« on: August 26, 2017, 03:13:36 pm »


Raining like crazy here in the colorful suburbs of West Point, Texas home of the Darby Rough Regulators  (shameless plug). Shot a couple of rounds checking out a cap gun from the back door of my range house. Nothing to do but pet the cat and sip coffee. It started raining about mid afternoon Friday and has not stopped since. Stock ponds full and grass will green up pretty quick.
Ain't life wonderful. The first day below 85 in as long as i can remember. Sometime back in june I think.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 06:25:42 pm »

We're about 4 hours from the storm.  We didn't have any rain until today.  It was just off and on showers.  Houston and Corpus are taking an old fashion ass whooping.


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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 06:56:48 am »

I live near NASA.  It has rained, and rained here.  I've only left the house to check the level of the neighborhood's drainage ditch.  Our neighborhood has been fortunate.  South of us, Dickinson in particular, wasn't so lucky.  I suspect our church in Dickinson has flooded.  It is on Dickinson Bayou.  My company, a major ethylene producer, declared a Hurricane period beginning Saturday, and is operating on a skeleton crew.  Non-essential personnel are not to report to work until further notice...this is due to road flooding in many areas. 

I did hear one report of a fatality...I don't know the details other than a lady was found dead in her car. My oldest son lives in NE Houston.  is neighborhood street flooded and made it up his driveway some. 

It appears that the storm is past us now, but it is really just beginning...The clean up and recovery are another storm in and of itself.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 07:12:12 am »

GT its over here hammering us I'm just North of Sabine Pass , got about 11 " in the last 24hr. Water started coming in from the patio @ 4:30 AM.  If you see some 76's floating down THE BAYOU . Grab Em their mine  ! ,,,,DT
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 07:55:54 am »

I will grab any '76 I see.  Is there a finder's fee?  I've been considering a 45-60 or a 50-95 lately!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 11:49:01 am »

Umm... I amend my statement....The storm is not past us.  Apparently, it dipped back into the Gulf and we are getting...yes...more rain!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 12:47:08 pm »

Happy thoughts and wishes to y'all in the storm. I grew up on the beaches of Florida, and know first hand what they can do... which is one of the reasons we now live inland Georgia. Back in ought five, we had 3 of them roll over us in a matter of a couple weeks. The second one hit us pretty good, tearing off patches of roofing, the third one sat over us for 3 days and did the pee pee dance.  Structurally, the house was fine, just flooded. Then the mold set in. No power, no real food or gas, and there were huge lines when they started passing out bags of ice and jugs of water.

 I remember there was one night, after partial power had been restored, I was taking the wife to work. She is a nurse, and drew the after storm shift, the storm shift had been there for 3 days straight. Anyways, there was a gas station open, and we needed gas in the car to get her to work. Some guy saw a pump open, and tried to get in there before anybody else, but we had been waiting in line and got there first. The guy come out of his car in a rage, wanting to fight. If I had more time, I would have gladly obliged him.

Times like that bring the animal out in people, and I am happier living in the woods with the real animals... they are more civilized.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 01:08:53 pm »

You are right CQ , desperate people can and will do outrageous things. It does bring out the best in folk also. Last night three young  men from my neighborhood worked all night rescuing over 150 stranded people with their own air boats at their own expense . Its good to know there are Good Americans out there . ,,,DT
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 01:19:15 pm »

That is refreshing to hear Dusty. Since you are posting, I'll assume you came out ok?
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 01:33:32 pm »

Thanks for asking , yes great , judging by what is happening to my neighbors. Some small flooding in the rear portion of my home , happens to be my gun room. But no real threat. Nothing like the last couple ( Ike and Rita ) . Biggest problem for me is I'm cutt-off from my other home  .  Here to help others now . ,,,DT
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 04:33:56 am »

Still raining ! Will it ever stop Huh ,,,,DT
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 04:51:33 am »

News flash...Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead, and it is still raining!
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 06:45:36 am »

Thinking about changing my handle . Wet Texian !  Hope not Drowned Texian !!!!! ,,,DT
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 12:48:51 pm »


After a Bright Flash of Lightning .. a DEEP voice from the Clouds > > > HOW LONG CAN YOUR TREAD WATER !!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 12:50:21 pm »

Have received over 14" rainfall in the last 12 hrs. ,,,,,DT
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 02:22:33 pm »

16.89" rainfall  today,,,,DT
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 04:27:30 pm »

Here is one of rainfall readings since Friday from Armand Bayou which is about 2 miles from our house...42.08"

Date From           Date To                   Rain
8/29/2017 0:00   8/29/2017 16:14       4.36
8/28/2017 0:00   8/29/2017 0:00            9.76
8/27/2017 0:00   8/28/2017 0:00          18.6
8/26/2017 0:00   8/27/2017 0:00            8.36
8/25/2017 0:00   8/26/2017 0:00            1

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 05:35:25 pm »

Have never seen such rainfall .,,,DT
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 06:22:35 pm »

Me thinks typical annual rainfall is in the neighborhood of 50 to 60 inches here.... Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 06:25:53 pm »

Wish it would go away as fast as it came ,,DT
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 08:02:24 am »

Dusty Texan glad to see ya posting and ya are holding ya own.  Been wondering how you were fairing in storm.  Got a few kinfolk down there in the Houston area and they are floating right now.  Hopes and prayers to all caught in this huge storm.
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 03:29:31 pm »

Thanks Mr. Pinto Beans , doing OK . Got a foot of water throughout the house last night . Lasted for several hrs. before going down. Made a mess of the place. Spent all night lifting furniture and other  stuff. My neighbors are in far worse shape than us, So I'm counting my blessings , we are safe .  ,,,DT
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 08:17:40 pm »

Sorry to hear about the damage.  I'm glad you and yours are safe.
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 07:47:52 am »

I am guessing if you can post here you are all safe.  We here in Alabama are praying for your families. Relieve is on the way for those in need..
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 07:56:03 am »

Hey Dusty, glad to hear you mostly came through this Smiley It may not seem like much damage, but believe me, it does go down hill from there. and fast. We survived 3 hurricanes in a month, only losing some roofing, and minor damage. Like you, the house was full of water. Then the mold started growing. We had to have the whole house gutted to the framework, and everything inside got tossed because of it.
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