Leprechaun’s Harvey Update #4 Aug 29th 2017


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This will be the last Harvey Report I’ll be making unless something unexpected happens.

I started these comments this morning sometime:

3.68 inches of rain in last 24 hours but it continues to rain, abet at slower accumulation rates as Harvey continues to move eastward.

Ponding out back of me: After I had posted  my comments last night we got a period of heavier rain. With the water table basically at surface level anything falling was either running off or just sitting there. The ponding area had tripled in size when I went to lay down (can’t really say when I went to sleep) however I should probably point out that when I say ponding I’m talking about standing surface water perhaps 1/4 to 1/2″ deep in the lawn area.

Once the rainfall rate again reduced the pond again shrunk and is once again limited to just the 2 lowest areas where it tends to pond a bit with every heavy rainfall simply because it cannot run off as easily.

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Below is a photo of the church in the small town of Refugio Texas, 55 miles inland from where Harvey came ashore as a CAT 4.  Basically every building in the small town has been destroyed.

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Continuing now this evening:

The rain has moved to the East past us. It has not rained here in about 4 or 5 hours now I’d guess.  Total rainfall for my area is guesstimated to be between 35 and 40” perhaps more.  What ever the actual amount it is certainly unprecedented and a record.  Flooded areas still are the norm.  Rivers Streams Creeks & Bayous continue to over run their banks and in some cases their flooding is increasing.

Around 6:0 – 6:30 I actually saw a beam of sunlight for the first time since last Thursday. It wasn’t big maybe card table sized shining on a feature of the building behind us but it was glorious.

Molly has received word that the building her company is in has taken water damage from a leaking roof.  As a manager she needs to go in tomorrow to access the damages. As yet we haven’t been able to locate a passable route for her to get from here to there, even when taking some serious convoluted ones. She will re-access in the morning but will be going nowhere before full sun as driving is still just too dangerous.

Many towns and areas are declaring curfews as sadly the lowlife scum are beginning to appear in force to rob and loot and otherwise exploit peoples misery for their own gain.

We continue to be safe secure dry and have all our utilities. The ponding behind us has rapidly diminished to the point of now just being 2 areas that are obviously wetter than everywhere else.

At the moment it’s 75 out with 82% humidity. Tomorrow it calls for 84 with only a 20% chance or rain during the day but tomorrow as evening comes on that’s going to jump up to an 80% chance of T-storms as the moisture the sun has been evaporating all day and pulling up will suddenly want to come down.  I expect this to be the norm for at least the rest of the week.

Both Molly and I are grateful for the thoughts prayers wells wishes and other signs of support from all of you. Not only did it buoy our spirits, I swear if helped us weather (no pun intended) this event as well as we did. Thank You one and all.

I’m off now (I hope) to get some decent sleep.

Look for an issue of Leprechaun Laughs to post at it’s regular time.

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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11 Responses to Leprechaun’s Harvey Update #4 Aug 29th 2017

  1. Howard says:

    Aha! I see you liked my weather joke enough to use it yourself, LOL. Glad you are safe and snug. Get some well deserved rest. Doesn’t sound like going anywhere is going to an option for a bit. Might as well make full use of it.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      At times like this, as hard as it might be to do so, you’ve got to laugh at whatever you can Howard, otherwise, you’ll just wind up crying and in despair

      • Howard says:

        Which is why laughter is the best medicine, no matter what ails you.

      • lethalleprechaun says:

        A wee drop o’ the Irish, or a fine pint o’ Bass, Harps or Guinness to lubricate the throat doesn’t hurt either Howard.
        Ta be sure, laughing is thirsty work!

  2. Ginny. says:

    Thankfully you have been spared for a reason, as you said from the beginning of the year,
    it was one bad thing happening after another, I would hope Molly isn’t going in tomorrow, she
    may be a manager, but her safety is much more important. She can conference call or get
    on her computer.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Molly made her way to work w/o too much difficulty this morning to access the damage to the building from the roof leaking during the heavy rains.
      Her business services a lot of the gas & oil industry and expects to be very busy as the industry recovers so they need to have a place to work. Also by getting right back to it they hopeful will be one of the first to request & obtain temporary mobile office trailers until their building can be made habitable again.
      She is already on her way back home and is hoping to find a food store open so that she might replenish our bread, half & half, and cold meat.

  3. Dale says:

    Still keeping you both in my prayers….along with others in the storm area. Thank you so much for your update too!!!

  4. Joe says:

    glad you have weathered it as well as you have!!! keep on keepin on

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      I’d say we’re keeping our heads down and doing that very thing but we’d probably still need snorkels to do that! LOL

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