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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by SpeedExpo8, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. SpeedExpo8

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    Let me start by saying times like this really hurts my heart because I was a victim to a hurricane in 1999. Correct me if I'm wrong but there are parts of TX where entire Tractors and homes are under water but im still seeing a ton of loads that are going that direction some even going rite by Houston! I had a truck seating in the same spot for 4 hours and and another spot for 3. No ones safe in that area rite now. Please watch the areas you send your truck to. Houston is not the only city dealing with this. Some areas in LA are under water. It's STILL RAINING!!
    BE SAFE!!

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  2. geo
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    geo Veteran Expediter Charter Member Owner/Operator US Navy

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    be safe out there, watch water on roads slow down, take it easy, watch where you park
    keep your tanks full, keep track of weather as you are going down the road
     
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    This is a photo looking down our creek, I mean street. IMG_0009.JPG
     
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    looks like the houses are slightly above street level?....
     
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    LDBLDB & Vanman certain area are worst then others, it's looks like most of the damage it at the center of Houston


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    That's because all the water drains through Buffalo Bayou to the ship channel and out to the gulf. Also downtown is probably at sea level or below.
     
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    Praying for you Houston!
     
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    Yes, we have a slope up from the street to the house, several inches, so we're still good for a little while anyway.
     
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    Hope everything turns out OK....thought about you when one of the TV radar shots zoomed in enough to show local town names and I thought "why does that name sound familiar?" A few feeble minded minutes later your name popped into my head.
     
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    I think this thread is as good as any for Leo to give us hourly updates.
     
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    Have family in Deer Park and they are good. Some street flooding but nothing close to their house.
     
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    Yeah, not likely to be hourly, but it's down to just moderately raining and the water has receded about 3 feet back down the driveway so far.
     
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    It was interesting trying to "navigate" from Baytown to George Bush International as Google kept trying to route me down streets that they were launching boats from. Saw a lot of neighborhoods under water on the way and a lot of boat rescues. Now by J on I-45 north of Houston. Getting better and tomorrow should be a much better day for all here


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    May as well get my info from LDBLDB.

    Whats the situation in Kingwood? I have cousins there I have not been able to reach.
    Thanks leo. Prayers to you and yours.
     
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    Other than the ridiculously unfathomable rainfall numbers, the most impressive thing about this disaster is how pretty much everybody with a boat has become a First Responder, how people have opened their homes to strangers who had to evacuate theirs, how furniture stores have opened to become shelters, and how Texans (other than Joel Osteen) are f'ing awesome.
     
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    The rain has stopped and the blue sky is poking thru here at I-45 J in North Houston

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    I'm not sure how Kingwood is. We haven't been watching any of the reporting, just watching out the windows. Kingwood is pretty far northeast though so they should be some better if they aren't right by a waterway.
     
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    Thanks..... I spoke with him yesterday. As of that point, they were still OK, just worried. Today haven't heard.

    You be safe. Prayers from me and mine to you and yours. If fact, prayers to all the people affected by this calamity.
     
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