Over the last few years, we've had two significant rain events. One was during the slow motion of hurricane Harvey. Harvey dumped up to 60 inches of rain. My area at the time was lucky, since we only received about 42 inches. The flood didn't bring water in my house, but it did isolate me for a few days. The aftermath was terrible to see, since the flood waters caused considerable damage. Some areas never really recovered, and many just gave up and left.
Imelda was next. The rainfall amount wasn't as much, but faster. A large band of rain basically set still for hours, and the fast accumulation of water flooded many of the areas flooded by Harvey. I was isolated for awhile in my new home by flooded roads. Again, the devastation was more than some could handle. Abandoned houses can still be found from this event, and Harvey.
Southwest of us is Nicholas. It's forecast to be a strong tropical storm at landfall in the middle Texas coast tomorrow. That's when it becomes interesting. Forecasters aren't really sure about the amount of rain, but the forecast is for up to 15 inches of rain in some areas, and my home is in one of those areas.
I filled up the gas cans today. We already have our hurricane supplies on hand, so now we wait. It's another weather event we're prepared to deal with, and all hope it won't be as severe as in the near past. We'll know over the next two days.
Praying that those in the path of the storm get through it unscathed. Especially you and yours, Jess.ReplyDelete
Thank you. We expect these things, and prepare. Those that live in flood prone areas are aware of their predicament, and usually leave before the worst happens.Delete
None of us are isolated from some environmental possible catastrophe. It's the long term absence of such things that lead to times when people are faced with thing they never envisioned. With us, it's decades without a major storm. With those in California, it's the major earthquake.
Yup, prep is key.ReplyDelete