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Old 07-07-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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Reread my post slowly. I did not make this out to be a major event for the city. Just certain areas along certain places.
You said 2018 was a major flooding year and "rare event" when it hasn't been if you compare it to the other years you had. How is 2018 close to them?

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Years ago, before we had a flood control district, city of Houston streets were designed to be catch basin in heavy rain events. Everybody knew to stay put when they filled with water. Just wait 15 minutes and be on your way.
I was watching the news the other day and they said that a major American city had major floods. I thought that they'd be talking about Houston but it was Pittsburgh. They had serious flooding with just 2 inches of rain. A large part of the Midwest did too.

The sunken freeways did what they were designed to do. At the same time the bayous and reservoirs need to be designed to hold more water so the freeways can still remain open. They should be more last resort flooding.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Would you like to meet my cousin who is in a hotel room in Dallas right now because his house in Meyerland has now taken water for the second time in a rolling 12-month period?

Seriously, he'd probably like to hear from you.
Hmmm.... stopped reading at Meyerland
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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So are y'all finally gonna vote for the flood control bonds?

This shows you it doesn't take a biblical flood of 50" to flood Houston. A 6" storm will do it and don't say 6" storms are rare in Houston. They've been happening in the Gulf South since the early 70's as I can remember.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Center City
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You said 2018 was a major flooding year and "rare event" when it hasn't been if you compare it to the other years you had.
Seems to me thereís a problem when a typical summer rainfall that floods over 100 cars and cancels the cityís July 4th celebration is no longer considered rare but qualifies as routine.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:30 AM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Originally Posted by Spade View Post
Reread my post slowly. I did not make this out to be a major event for the city. Just certain areas along certain places.
Several other posters both pro and con, read it pretty much the same way I did. Saying that Bayous suffered major flooding but the city didn't is oxymoronic . No Bayou went out of it's banks and despite what some posters cousin in a Motel in Dallas says there were no homes flooded either. That is not major flooding on any level...

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Would you like to meet my cousin who is in a hotel room in Dallas right now because his house in Meyerland has now taken water for the second time in a rolling 12-month period?

Seriously, he'd probably like to hear from you.
Please provide proof of this claim of any homes in Meyerland flooding...

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Hmmm.... stopped reading at Meyerland
Unfortunately I continued reading...

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So are y'all finally gonna vote for the flood control bonds?

This shows you it doesn't take a biblical flood of 50" to flood Houston. A 6" storm will do it and don't say 6" storms are rare in Houston. They've been happening in the Gulf South since the early 70's as I can remember.
Downtown Houston received over 8 inches. Regardless of whether this storm was rare or not I will be voting for the Flood Control Bond issue next month, and encourage all other registered voters of Harris County to do the same...
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Seems to me thereís a problem when a typical summer rainfall that floods over 100 cars and cancels the cityís July 4th celebration is no longer considered rare but qualifies as routine.
This was more of a indictment of the intelligence or lack of , of many Houston drivers. Those cars were flooded because some judgmentally challenged drivers decided to drive through standing water which they had no idea of the depth, instead of rerouting and taking a few extra minutes to get where they were going. As one previous poster put it, you can't manage stupid...!
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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Yea, 4th of July wasn’t major. It did rain hard for half of the day, but it wasn’t major. The water was gone in a matter of hours.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:46 PM
Status: "Impeach "The Bareback Don"" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Now we're getting a Flood museum

Houston Flood Museum to preserve history of city's greatest natural disasters | abc13.com
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Center City
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This was more of a indictment of the intelligence or lack of , of many Houston drivers.
Yes, Houston does have its share of poor drivers, but it hardly has the corner on them. Iíve seen my share of stupid drivers in the other six states Iíve lived in. Yet Houston is the only one where I saw the repeated routine of flooded cars that accompanies heavy summer rainfalls.

This post is a great example of why the city doesnít have the will to tackle its flooding problems. Rather than implement smart development and water management, many locals play ostrich, change the topic and keep thinking the city is perfect just as it is. People who have lived elsewhere know that Houstonís propensity to flood so easily and frequently is not normal for a US city.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Status: "Impeach "The Bareback Don"" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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this post is a great example of why the city doesnít have the will to tackle its flooding problems. Rather than implement smart development and water management, many locals play ostrich, change the topic and keep thinking the city is perfect just as it is. people who have lived elsewhere know that houstonís propensity to flood so easily and frequently is not normal for a us city.
^^^this^^^
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Houston is perfectly normal to people who have never lived anywhere else. I used to be like that.
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