This Week...Rain and Floods

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This Week...Rain and Floods

It’s been quite a week with the rains from Imelda. Many of our friends in Florida wanted to know if we were ready to move back there. (no!)

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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.  Bob Marley



We were very fortunate because the heavy rains were more to the south and southeast of where we live. 

 

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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

Unfortunately, there are areas of the city that you can count on to flood, especially around Buffalo Bayou near downtown Houston. 

 

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The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.   Eeyore

 

Many people who were able to drive to work found that the roads were blocked coming home and had to wait hours and hours before the waters receded. 

Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards. Vladimir Nabokov

 

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On our Friday morning walk, we wanted to see how much water was flowing in one of the large gullies that borders the Preserve. It’s not as much as I’m sure there was during Harvey but the Before (above) and After (below) may give you an idea of how much rain there was in one day. 

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Have a wonderful (and relatively dry) weekend!

 

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I love your uplifting attitude about all of this Kathy. And, I too am grateful to hear you're doing okay. The TV reports make us feel worried and sad for the people who live there...Ma Nature can sure do a number on us at times. 

Sep 21, 2019 07:53 AM #14
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Kathy:

Hopefully the rains are ending so the flooding can begin to subside. I like rain...in moderation of course, since we don't get it very often. Love the rain quotes.

Jeff

Sep 21, 2019 08:01 AM #15
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The rain certainly makes things beautiful, but if there is too much of it, damage can be caused.

Sep 21, 2019 08:04 AM #16
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Hello kathy,  Glad you are safe, was wondering about you and if you were close to the raising water.

 

Sep 21, 2019 09:04 AM #17
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Grant Schneider it seems that Florida had a lot of rain this summer. 

Wayne Martin you know, at least we didn't have to worry about flooding in Florida!!!

Barbara Todaro I felt so sorry for the people who were stranded on major roads for hours. 

Sep 21, 2019 10:16 AM #18
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Hi Sheila Anderson Thank you!!! I'm thinking of you this weekend!!!!

Thank you Donald Urschalitz from what I understand parts of the area I'm in flooded during Harvey. But that was a really unusual rain event. 

Sep 21, 2019 10:23 AM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in your group. You have to find the humor in situations to help keep you going. 

Carol Williams it's a quote that's worthy of pondering!

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Thanks ever so much Kathy. I'm already done in but so much more to do.

Sep 21, 2019 10:45 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs thank you. I thought the quote was worthy of being considered pondering-provoking. 

Kat Palmiotti thank you. Hope you're enjoying exploring your new home area. 

Hi Nina Hollander I love that quote too. We might say that when thinking of some acts that people do. 

Sep 21, 2019 11:23 AM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel it's a reminder not to waste our emotions on something or someone that cannot do or behave otherwise. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty your mom and sister are ok, I take it!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Larry and worried for those who are just now recovering from Harvey and have been hit once again. 

Sep 21, 2019 11:28 AM #23
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS I love rain too!!! It's a nice break and sometimes a good excuse to curl up with a good book or movie. 

Brian England it's all about balance, right!

Will Hamm Houston tends to flood but so glad that we were far from it this time. 

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Mother Nature can create havoc that is for sure.

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Kathy it is amazing the amount of rain South East TX has gotten for the second time in a couple of years.

Sep 21, 2019 01:47 PM #26
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Kathy you have been on my mind when I heard about Houston getting rain. Watched the news and it looked like it was further from you. Those poor folks that got it hard, again.  What was wonderful to hear is that many of the same groups went out to rescuse so many people trapped in their homes, especially seniors.  Lots of good going on in the world.

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I just watched the nightly news and Houston was the biggest, wettest news nation wide Kathy Streib 

Sep 21, 2019 06:34 PM #28
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Morning Kathy.

Love the rain, however when it gets cold up here it turns to snow.  Don't like that at all

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Soggy but safe...that's a very good thing ! xoxox

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Glad you're safe and also happy to hear you're happy to stay where you are, Kathy! I'm sure you're wishing the rain would ease up but, like the quote, it WILL eventually stop!

Love the Bob Marley quote - Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.  SO true about so much of life!

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Kathy,

Lovely photos and quotes! I love to watch the rain, and when I can to photograph it!

Sep 24, 2019 04:31 PM #32
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Well I was camping the last two weeks so pretty much guaranteed rain. LOL

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