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Postby Cinlabyrinth on Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:36 am

Safe travels through the floods Houstonians :spocth2:
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Postby RottenAtom on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:06 pm

My wife and her mom/sister were driving back from Dallas yesterday evening. They've been flooded in at a gas station, about 30 minutes away, in North Houston since last night.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:16 pm

We all stayed home today. Watching the news and it's bad out there. My mom, brother, and mother-and-sister-in-law are all flooded in at work. My grandma has rising water 4 feet from her house.
News showed one guy who drove into deep water and when he opened the door to get out, the freaking car sank!
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Postby shredkeenan on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:30 pm

At work, regretting it. NO ONE else is here. Didn't seem so bad at 5:00 am. Dreading the drive home, but I'll be happy as long as I can make it.
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Postby IWish on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:45 pm

If it's too bad to drive home...maybe get a room for the night at a hotel that's close? You don't need me to tell you that flash-flooding is serious stuff.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:02 pm

Take one part clueless driver, one part 6 foot flood, and one part annoyed reporter, mix well. Spoiler: the car disappears.
http://jalopnik.com/watch-this-annoyed- ... 1771566501

Favorite comment: buying a Honda Insight is still the worst decision he's ever made, a problem solved by the second worst decision he's ever made. :lol:
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Postby RottenAtom on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:14 pm

Happy to say that my wife and her fam were able to make it to my mother-in-law's house in Katy. Now that they're safe, fully enjoying this rainy day (love days like this!!)... Just finished The NeverEnding Story. Wish I had a box of donuts.
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Postby 1000steps on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:Take one part clueless driver, one part 6 foot flood, and one part annoyed reporter, mix well. Spoiler: the car disappears.
http://jalopnik.com/watch-this-annoyed- ... 1771566501

Favorite comment: buying a Honda Insight is still the worst decision he's ever made, a problem solved by the second worst decision he's ever made. :lol:

my favorite part is how the driver turns on his headlights and windshield wipers AFTER the car is already underwater...dude...lol

stay dry, or at least safe out there, Houstonians
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Postby RambosRemodeler on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:51 pm

RottenAtom wrote:Happy to say that my wife and her fam were able to make it to my mother-in-law's house in Katy. Now that they're safe, fully enjoying this rainy day (love days like this!!)... Just finished The NeverEnding Story. Wish I had a box of donuts.



Happy to hear it :clap:

Hope everyone stays safe and dry. You guys are getting pounded. I hope it doesn't make its way down here
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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:04 pm

1000steps wrote:
Diabolos80 wrote:Take one part clueless driver, one part 6 foot flood, and one part annoyed reporter, mix well. Spoiler: the car disappears.
http://jalopnik.com/watch-this-annoyed- ... 1771566501

Favorite comment: buying a Honda Insight is still the worst decision he's ever made, a problem solved by the second worst decision he's ever made. :lol:

my favorite part is how the driver turns on his headlights and windshield wipers AFTER the car is already underwater...dude...lol

stay dry, or at least safe out there, Houstonians


I enjoyed that too when I saw it live this morning. I imagine they are automated lights and wipers so when jackhole's car starts to sink they go off. I also love how befuddled he looks as he is swimming out is car window. You live in Houston, it rained a lot, you are driving into an underpass. Do the math you history professor.
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Postby 1000steps on Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:23 am

ToolFanFromWayBack wrote:I imagine they are automated lights and wipers so when jackhole's car starts to sink they go off. I also love how befuddled he looks as he is swimming out is car window. You live in Houston, it rained a lot, you are driving into an underpass. Do the math you history professor.

Hadn't thought of automatic wipers/lights. That makes sense. I figured it was the panic talking.

Also worth noting he was driving an 'Insight'...ha...I think the car has more than he does.
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Postby mike123230 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:04 pm

good times? Everyone OK? I'm out in meyerland and there was some flooding again, but all my family survived it again unscathed (very fortunately).
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Postby rubberneck on Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:09 pm

mike123230 wrote:good times? Everyone OK? I'm out in meyerland and there was some flooding again, but all my family survived it again unscathed (very fortunately).


Water in garage and crept towards door. Had sandbags down but it receded at about 8am. Was wondering about you, knowing your area got hit hard, great to hear you survived.

Took a walk out to Rice and 610 frontage around 11am yesterday saw a few flooded cars and messed up properties. Another few hours and we would have been in trouble.

Glad it's passed.
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Postby Cinlabyrinth on Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:26 pm

Glad you're all okay! Especially you Mike, didn't know you were on that side of town but it looked troubling over there.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:00 pm

Glad everyone made it through okay. Lord knows we've had plenty of practice living through flash floods. We didn't get too much of it this time out in my neck, but my family in the loop got plenty. Fortunately they're all okay and escaped with minimal property damage.
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