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.
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!