Funky Friday… No Gills Yet

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Funky Friday… No Gills Yet

 

Dear Imelda has been visiting us for a few days. For residents to the south and closer to the coast, the rain has been heavier. Streets have flooded and people have had to be rescued. 

 

We’ve been lucky. Today (Thursday) was the heaviest day of rain for us but nothing like what people in Beaumont have experienced.  We were able to get out for short walks the past two mornings before the rains came. 

 

september rains

 

Houston is called the Bayou City and there’s a reason for that...bayous or incredibly large ditches everywhere. Our soil is clay so unlike in Florida where the water filters down into the sandy earth, there is nowhere for the water to go. 

 

If you are ever in a flood-prone area remember this…

~Stay out of the water. Sadly, a young 19-year-old man was electrocuted and drowned while trying to move his horse. 

~Don’t drive into standing water or on roads under overpasses. You can’t tell how deep the water is so as they say Turn around, don’t drown. 

~Avoid areas that you know tend to flood

~Don’t go into your attic if water starts to rise in your home. If you do, better take an ax!

~Don’t wait until the water is coming into your home to gather important items you’ll need if you have to leave your home. You’ll need your keys, identification, medication, cell phones, etc. 

~If you don’t have to go out, don’t. 

 

My takeaway from all of this and being back in Houston...Larry has permission to replace the kayaks he sold when we moved here and better yet...a flats boat!

 

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Nina Hollander
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I was thinking about you yesterday, Kathy. Glad to hear you're not too badly affected... but clearly so many areas were so hard hit and it was sad to hear the news of deaths and so much property loss.

Sep 20, 2019 09:49 AM #12
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Glad to hear you are OK, yes buying a boat might be a good investment for the future.

Sep 20, 2019 10:58 AM #13
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Hi Kathy Streib - I hope this passes quickly and Houston can get back to normal. 

Sep 20, 2019 11:57 AM #14
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Good afternoon Kathy Streib -  watch those ditches.  I have spent time in the Louisiana Bayou.  Don't want to go into that water either.

Sep 20, 2019 11:58 AM #15
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My nephew is getting married there soon and I hope it clears up or I'll have to bring my swim suit Kathy Streib 

Sep 20, 2019 05:12 PM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Donald Urschalitz I know...isn't that hysterical!!! We should have kept our kayaks. Miss you!!!!

Wayne Martin Larry and I are glad that we weren't trying to drive from Florida to Houston today...I-10 around Beaumont is closed!

Sep 20, 2019 05:42 PM #17
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Michael Jacobs we've been hearing the stories of such wonderful good Samaritans who've helped others. 

Sharon Tara Hey I took my Girl Scout training very seriously! LOL

Thank you Joan Cox I heard of one family who'd just finished the renovations on their home after Hurricane Harvey. 

 

Sep 20, 2019 05:48 PM #18
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Sharon Lee Thank you. You heading south for the winter??

Thank you Sheila Anderson I'll be thinking of you this weekend and your antique booth. 

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 PM #19
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Kat Palmiotti every time it floods there are still people who will drive into the water thinking they won't flood. 

Always does Ron and Alexandra Seigel These acts from Mother Nature keeps us on our toes. 

 

Sep 20, 2019 05:53 PM #20
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Brian England when we lived here before we had our bass boat. I wouldn't be surprised to see a kayak or small boat in our garage one day. 

Thank  you George Souto The tips are similar to ones you'd use up north in winter storms, I bet. 

Sep 20, 2019 05:55 PM #21
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Nina Hollander Thank you for your thoughts!!  And yes, some of the people have suffered so much damage...just after many are just recovering from Harvey. 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 and just when I thought our boating days were over!!!! Hope you're doing well. 

Sep 20, 2019 06:01 PM #22
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it will. Do you remember Mattress Mac and Gallery Furniture??   Like he did for Harvey, he has opened up his furniture store for anyone displaced from the flooding. 

Grant Schneider ugh would not want to set foot in that water. 

 

 

Sep 20, 2019 06:04 PM #23
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I'm sure it will be. Do you know where the services are?

Sep 20, 2019 06:04 PM #24
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My grandson is attending Rice University there in Houston.  I continue to keep positive thoughts for all those living there.

Sep 20, 2019 06:38 PM #25
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Myrl Jeffcoat I think the Rice U area is ok but some areas around it could have some high water which by now such have subsided! I'm sure he's fine!!!

Sep 20, 2019 06:46 PM #26
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Morning Kathy.

Your last highlighted statement says it all.  If you have to go out, don't..  Love it

Sep 21, 2019 01:58 AM #27
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Good morning Kathy and thank you so very much. I appreciate your support.

Sep 21, 2019 04:02 AM #28
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Hi Kathy,

It's certainly an active weather year.  Your tips should be heeded.  I'm always amazed at how people drive into standing water, with no idea what's under there.

Sep 21, 2019 06:01 AM #29
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Hi Kathy:

Glad to hear you are OK but the news has been dreadful with some truly amazing and devastating flooding. Hope it all improves soon for everyone!

It's been a touch year for the weather and hurrican season is not over!

Jeff

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Am headed in that direction. Will be taking my time. Some areas in Nevada are already in the 30's at night.

Sep 21, 2019 02:07 PM #31
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