Leprechaun’s Harvey Update 2–Aug 27th 2017

Harvey Update

Update # 2: 27 Aug 2017 @ 5:00PM

Afternoon folks. Going to try and keep this one short as I’m sure you’ve all been watching the news.  I know that the national news as one person Molly talked with said “Has all of Texas Gulf Coast dying from Harvey”. While there have been only 3 fatalities that I am aware of so far.  I think as usual they are sensationalizing, over hyping the situation for ratings sake. While there are of a certainty places that are flooded and very bad not all of Houston is that way…yet anyway. We were just told we could expect up to another 15 to 20” of rain by Friday before all this is over.

In the last 24 hours as of this posting we have received an additional 15.4” of rain. If you add that to what we’ve already received that’s about 19 to 20” total to date and its currently still raining.

Most of the heavy stuff occurs at night largely due to atmospherics and the sun’s heating the air. Once it starts cooling off what has gone up into the air from the Gulf must come back down. Overnight we had numerous Flash Flood Warnings and extensions plus several Tornado Warning. Fortunately none of the Tornado Warnings were near us but when you’re barely sleeping as it is and the NWS alerts go off on your phone 2 and 3 times an hour it makes an already long night even longer.

We are still dry, safe & secure.  So far, we’ve lost no services of any kind. Honestly there has been surprisingly little loss of power associated with Harvey for a storm of its type, magnitude and size.

We’ve had a couple heavy bands and T-storms push through today, from 10 AM – 12 PM we got 2.68” of rain alone.  I have in the last couple hours begun to notice a change, minor ponding in a couple places.  As the ground becomes heavily saturated it cannot drain the heavy rain fast enough so we have some small low laying areas that have formed small puddles.  If we continue to get enough breaks and lulls these shouldn’t be an issue.

The Houston area 911 system has been overwhelmed.  We are being advised to shelter in place even if we have water in our home (we don’t as of now).  Our evacuation options have been cut down to one route (the one we’d be taking anyway). Even that we’ll have to keep an eye on as Cypress Creek which crosses I-45, our evacuation route is 5.5’ above flood stage and forecasted to go higher yet.

Molly will be working from home at least tomorrow for sure as most of her coworkers who live near where she works are reporting a lot of flooding and in one case even 1 small tornado touching down near them.  I understand that the street leading to her place as well as it’s parking lot frequently flood but apparently the building does not.

All in all we continue to be very lucky with Harvey. Thank You all for your thoughts prayers and well wishes.  I will try to continue the 1 a day updates when/if/as I am able as we are still experiencing some quite understandable Internet issues intermittently.

On a side note in closing: I can report that we, or at least I for sure, am getting notices once again when you post comments for approval.  LOL, of course now I can’t see them in our blog control panel unless I go there via each individual email.

About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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10 Responses to Leprechaun’s Harvey Update 2–Aug 27th 2017

  1. Dale says:

    Continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. My relatives in Lufkin as of now are okay…not as much rain there.
    Stay safe!!

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Thanks, Dale.

      The best place to be when one of these events occurs is well away from it. LOL.
      I’ll bet there are more than a few Houstonians riding it out up there in Lufkin

  2. Ginny. says:

    We have been watching and thinking how, you Molly and the Ninja Kitties were surviving Harvey. It truly is mind boggling what damage Harvey has delivered. Thanks for the update, you are in
    our thoughts and prayers.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Thanks, Ginny that means a lot.

      Thanks too for mentioning the Ninja Kitties as I should have mentioned them in my update.
      Neither are happy with Harvey at all. They are deprived of windows because the rain pelting them frightens them as does the wind when it slams into them. Additionally, the rain/ fogged up windows make it hard to see out of period for them.
      Cats instinctively know when bad weather is approaching and this is apparently wreaking havoc with that sense of theirs. Chai has taken mostly to hiding (in some new and difficult to locate places) and sleeping while SC pretty much wants to be held and comforted all the time. I saw with Molly, on whom SC was laying just dozing, for about 3 hours watching the coverage and trying to read earlier. When she attempted to make SC get down SC crossed the small table between our loungers on to me.
      When I would make her get down, she’d go right back to Molly. Usually if she is with me or on my chair its across the top of the chair on a blanket we keep there for the purpose. I tried putting her up there because I felt bad for Molly who was trying to do something on her lap top. From SC’s reaction you’d have thought I was torturing her. I now have very clear nail patterns in my chesy from all of SC’s toes from her desperately hanging to me.
      When a Thunderstorm hits it’s even worse. ALl night about 5 to 10 minutes before one would hit SC would begin pacing the hallway and crying until Molly got her to lay with her. Between Molly’s dealing with SC and me being awoken by the NWS warning I don’t think either of us got very much sleep last night at all.

      • Ginny. says:

        Of course animals are affected with storms. I just saw how you can take a long scarf and wrapping the back of the animal high, then coming to the middle and under them. It’s suppose to make them feel protected and helps with their fears. Of course it was a dog…don’t know if would
        help the kitties.

      • lethalleprechaun says:

        We’ve put out several boxes we have tipped over on their sides for hiding places as
        well as cushions on chairs under desks and our dining table. They don’t even like being partly
        under a balnket when its cold, they will complain or get up and move if you cover them. Of course
        a good part of that could be the fact we roll them up in a towel like a buretto when we have to medicate
        them and they may think thats whats about to happen.

      • impishdragon says:

        Stay safe brother. Prayers for you and all the rest who are either down there with you or have family down there.
        Howard (and all the rest of you, as well) I know I speak for Lethal when I say we really do deeply appreciate your Fiendship or…um…Friendship. I meant friendship.

  3. Chuck Gill says:

    Be safe! Our prayers are with y’all
    My brother lives in Pearland, so I am keeping a close eye on the storm results.

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