Monday, August 28, 2017

Harvey Update

It's raining a bit here now, but not  heavily.  I got only an inch of rain overnight, bringing my total to at least 17 inches.  But I'm still safe and dry and well-provisioned.  I don't know what Harvey will do next, but I think I'm ready.

7 comments:

George said...

Glad you're doing well despite the scary prospects. The video from Houston has been horrific!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Indeed. The idea that it's going back into the Gulf where it can "re-moisturize" (as TWC put it), at the same time they released a lot of water from the levees, is a scary thing.

Mike Stamm said...

I'd be interested to see a topographical map of your area; I looked up Alvin in my atlas and you're *south* of Houston. Are you at a significantly higher elevation? I'm delighted that you're OK, high and dry, in any case. (I have relatives--a second cousin and her family--in Houston--they're presently in DFW--but we suspect their house is at least partly under water...)

Rick Robinson said...

I'm very glad to hear that, Bill.We've been watching the various weather reportage, and it looks as if many people on and near the coast, as well as inland, are hard-hit.

Bill Crider said...

Mike, Alvin is about 40 feet above sea level, I think.

Thanks to all for the good wishes. So far things are going okay today.

Edwin McBride said...

The city of Alvin, which is southeast of Houston, holds the record for the greatest one-day rainfall in the United States. In 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette dropped 43 inches of rain there in 24 hours.

Bill Crider said...

That was a few years before I came, but it was a big deal even then. My house supposedly didn't flood that time, so I hope that's a good sign.