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Old 04-27-2013, 19:54   #1
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Houston, we have rain...

So my wife and I were driving home from the store and about 2 miles from home there was some water on the road due to rain, but I could see the curbs and it was no big deal - just drive slowly.

Then we saw the car in front of us started making waves so we stopped and started to back up: the water rose very fast.. We couldn't back up any further, it was deeper behind us.

So we pulled over. When the water rose above the curbs, we pulled onto the median. Then the water kept rising, all the way until water started entering our car. We have to collect our things and bail, when we opened the door, water rushed in.

As you can see, we weren't in a suspiciously low lying area: it just rose fast. We were waiting it out on the median, watching other cars do something stupid and get flooded. We just couldnt wait any longer, without doing anything stupid, we just ran out of luck.

The Okie Corral

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Looks like I'm getting a new car soon! Insurance agent called it a total loss due to the electronics being saturated and the interior getting flooded (we stopped the car before the engine flooded).

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Old 04-27-2013, 19:57   #2
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Deepest water we walked through was about 3' deep, after about 2-3 hours of rain, the nearby bayou overflowed and there was nowhere for the water to go but up.
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Old 04-27-2013, 20:12   #3
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The Okie Corral

FROM: http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2013...-lash-houston/

ITS STILL RAINING! Heavy since 3pm, Flash Flood warning until 1am in Richmond. With all the lightening/thunder booming away sounds like an artillery barrage.
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Old 04-27-2013, 20:23   #4
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Raining and thundering like hell up here in Kingwood, too, but nothing like what you're going through! Good luck!
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Old 04-27-2013, 20:39   #5
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Thats crazy. Thanks for the pics.


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Old 04-27-2013, 20:52   #6
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So sorry! Usually, when Texas gets bad storms, they come through here first; no rain for weeks in AZ...
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Old 04-27-2013, 20:54   #7
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KPRC just showed the weather radar, and it looks like heavy rain all night.

Considering I got caught in a ghetto area, I'm assuming my car has already been broken into.

I only left a few non-important things, other then my work ID and NASA contractor ID, I hope it's safe, but the odds are not in my favor.


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Considering I got caught in a ghetto area, I'm assuming my car has already been broken into.

I only left a few non-important things, other then my work ID and NASA contractor ID, I hope it's safe, but the odds are not in my favor.


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I'm sure those folks in the "$99 move-in special" apartments won't bother it...
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Old 04-27-2013, 21:01   #9
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That's EXACTLY where I was, West Bellfort and Fondren!

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Old 04-27-2013, 21:03   #10
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You're kind of hot. That's you in the tan shorts and black shirt, right?


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So my wife and I were driving home from the store and about 2 miles from home there was some water on the road due to rain, but I could see the curbs and it was no big deal - just drive slowly.

Then we saw the car in front of us started making waves so we stopped and started to back up: the water rose very fast.. We couldn't back up any further, it was deeper behind us.

So we pulled over. When the water rose above the curbs, we pulled onto the median. Then the water kept rising, all the way until water started entering our car. We have to collect our things and bail, when we opened the door, water rushed in.

As you can see, we weren't in a suspiciously low lying area: it just rose fast. We were waiting it out on the median, watching other cars do something stupid and get flooded. We just couldnt wait any longer, without doing anything stupid, we just ran out of luck.

The Okie Corral

The Okie Corral

The Okie Corral

The Okie Corral

Looks like I'm getting a new car soon! Insurance agent called it a total loss due to the electronics being saturated and the interior getting flooded (we stopped the car before the engine flooded).
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Lol, my wife actually, she might a) appreciate the compliment, or b) be very pi**ed off I posted that photo


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[QUOTE=NavyMSU;20226915]Lol, my wife actually, she might a) appreciate the compliment, or b) be very pi**ed off I posted that photo

It's B, pi**ed off. Hahah. But with a smile that she was called kinda hot .




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Old 04-27-2013, 21:41   #13
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We got hail in LaPorte for about 10 minutes
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Old 04-27-2013, 22:25   #14
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You need one of these:

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Old 04-27-2013, 22:44   #15
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Lol, my wife actually, she might a) appreciate the compliment, or b) be very pi**ed off I posted that photo


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Yeah, I think she is fixing a bite.

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Old 04-28-2013, 00:59   #16
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You need one of these:

http://youtu.be/CBODxhsPgPg
I was thinking that exact thing: get a Range Rover with a snorkel kit!


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Old 04-28-2013, 19:34   #17
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I was driving north bound 59 heading to i45 to get to Spring. it started down pouring in that traffic.. as usual, when it rains you can't see the lane dividers lol. luckily, didn't encounter any flooding.
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Old 04-28-2013, 20:27   #18
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Crazy, we also got much needed rain here in the southern tip of TX. It have not rained in months.
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