Still high and relatively dry. Street in front of house has drained. Some nearby stores have reopened. Hillary is napping comfortably in my lap.
CatBeard Manor and its surroundings are an island in the midst of the flood. As the rainfall dissipates things will only get better here.
HOWEVER – life in general will take a long time getting back to normal. In all directions away from us roads are closed due to flooding.
Apple Map screen shots showing road closures.
Uh oh – Internet just went out. Uploading via my cellular data link …
Nothing too sensational to report (thank God). House has developed a minor leak – drip – drip – drip. Street in front of house has flooded. Back yard is OK.
As I write this the rain has stopped. Some neighborhood kids are out barefoot in the street splashing around.
There are plenty of more sensational Houston flooding stories for those interested, but Catbeard Manor is so far so good.
Tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to retreat to the Gulf of Mexico before heading north. Rain continues …
National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm, but the rain continues unabated in many areas.
Fortunately Catbeard Manor remains high and (relatively) dry. We lost a few small limbs on our oak trees (alive and dead), but no other damage. A drive around the subdivision showed evidence of high water encroaching on a few lawns. Note the high water mark in the photo below.
The retention pond for our subdivision is brim full,
as is the creek that flows past our subdivision.
We were VERY lucky. Other folks downstream of us not so much. National news will continue to show Houston flooding for many days. My heart goes out to them.
NPR news on Houston flooding
Washington Post news on Houston flooding