Not since Harvey …

… has the street in front of CatBeard Manor had so much water.

Granted at the height of the heaviest rain during Harvey the entire street was curb-to- curb water and moving up into my front yard. Today it is only curb-to-curb to the west of me.

When Topical Storm Imelda was coming ashore earlier this week, I thought “good we’ll finally get some rain”. I even put down fertilizer and garden lime on my yard to be watered-in by the rain. Then … nothing … light intermittent drizzle Monday and Tuesday followed by a few short showers yesterday. Be careful what you wish for.

I’m off work this week on a “staycation”. I was making a Starbucks run about 11 AM when it began. By the time I got back to my driveway the deluge had begun. Heavy downpour for over an hour before a temporary respite, and we are at the trailing edge of what is now Tropical Depression Imelda. Houston proper and points east are getting the brunt of it.

We have always been an “island in the stream” during flooding events. In the thirty years we have been here even the worst flooding events has left us high and dry.

All of the usual places that flood in Houston are flooding now. Watching LIVE YouTube coverage of Houston weather and flooding. It’s pretty bad.

I’m glad I took the week off.

cb

CatBeard Manor

3 thoughts on “Not since Harvey …

    1. Yeah I’m sure the national news painted a pretty bleak picture and for those affected it was and is and will be for some time to come. The grim reality is that Houston tends to flood in the same places whenever there is a heavy sustained downpour. I’m just thankful that this area was where we could afford to live when we first moved here in 1981. With few exceptions the few mile radius around my house has always remained high and dry.

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