My Experience in Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is here in Houston (where I live), the TV is constantly warning about “catastrophic and life threatening floods, large trees will be snapped and uprooted, structural damage will occur to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof and wall failure. Damage greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles.” Lovely.

​August 27th 2017 8:14PM

My phone has been blowing up with emergency alerts for flash floods and tornado watches and warnings, but it appeared to be raining like normal.

Then at 8:45pm, the sky broke loose massive amounts of water down on Houston.

Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 and the worst hurricane the US has seen for the last 12 years. We live on the 1st floor in a condo in West Houston.

Wow the emergency alert message on  just got cut off with static, then came back saying “Take cover immediately!” There’s a tornado warning too.

It sounded like a waterfall was outside our front door so I peaked outside and saw 2 feet of water on the street and the clouds were relentlessly unleashing tons of water, collecting several inches per hour.

Tuesday August  29th 2017    12:20AM

It’s still raining. Luckily it isn’t collecting on the ground anymore. I think the worst is over but each time I think that this storm is done… it explodes with water, overwhelming the bayous and reservoirs. I guess Houston let some water out of the main reservoirs so they can hold more water.

The news is full of people evacuating and trudging through the mucky water. People were stuck in their attics from raising water levels. They had no way to get out of the attics and eventually drowned. Horrible!

Harvey

A lady was driving (don’t ever drive during a natural disaster!) and ended up in 7 foot deep water, she got out of her vehicle and she drowned. It’s that fearful, irrational thinking that can get you killed.

I think 6 people have died so far.

Hurricane Harvey is going to go down in weather history, people haven’t seen anything like it.

Harvey went back out to the Gulf again and came back! Bastard! It hit land again and sat in place over Houston pouring constantly. Plus the added tornadoes spinning out from it.

We watched a lot of News weather. They are bringing out boats and trucks to rescue Houstonians in need. It is heartwarming to see so many citizens volunteer to help out.

They are working all through the night saving people in dire situations. It is great to see the kindness of humanity. I think the worst of it is over now. But there will probably be months of clean-up after this.

 

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