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Gosh, Jann, please be safe. It's so dangerous out there right now, especially over where you are (and San Marcos).

 

Thanks for checking in!

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Gosh, Jann, please be safe. It's so dangerous out there right now, especially over where you are (and San Marcos).

 

Thanks for checking in!

Especially as more rain is coming our way.

 

Egads...

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We are in the DFW area and still holding on. This rain has been crazy though. Our next door neighbor had a large tree swept away by the creek the runs behind our house. :thumbdown:

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Dfw peeps .... I have 1100 sq ft meet up place with 24 chairs in Addison tx  .

Can get it on weekends if someone wants to plan a meet up pl pm me!

 

We can do a 3 pm snack and drink or whatever.I can supply the space for free.

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I watched the radar last night as I have traveling kids. Looks like you folks got another drenching last night. I am glad to hear from those who have checked in. Hope things will let up and give you some dry days to breathe deep and regroup.

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I admit curiosity that the Blanco is so rambunctious and dangerous, yet I have not heard same for the Guadalupe. New Braunfels is so close to San Marcos!

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Storms again today in my area. Thankfully not bad but the sky is very dark. We are under a tornado watch.

My house is on a hill so we won't have flooding but there are many areas near us with terrible flooding. It's so sad!

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I'm just noticing all this.  I've been in my own little world (with my guys) for a week or so now.

 

Glad to read that most people (all Hive folks?) are safe, but it's definitely sad reading about the fatalities.

 

May you all stay safe!

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We're safe, but tornado watch is on now. Tornado warning (with sirens) where ds28 lives, and ddil's sister. Headed towards ds30. Everyone except ds28 have hunkered down in closets.

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Dfw peeps .... I have 1100 sq ft meet up place with 24 chairs in Addison tx  .

Can get it on weekends if someone wants to plan a meet up pl pm me!

 

We can do a 3 pm snack and drink or whatever.I can supply the space for free.

DFW folks, I am texting with mominco.  We will get a meet up together sometime this summer, hopefully!

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Dfw peeps .... I have 1100 sq ft meet up place with 24 chairs in Addison tx .

Can get it on weekends if someone wants to plan a meet up pl pm me!

 

We can do a 3 pm snack and drink or whatever.I can supply the space for free.

Great! Maybe we could use it as a storm shelter?

 

I'm only half kidding...

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We got blasted with lightning bolts around here (made my ears ring), and of course we got more rain.

 

Soggy, but safe for now.

 

It looks like we might get a break over the next few days. Here's to the unbearable humidity that's coming, lol.

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DFW folks, I am texting with mominco. We will get a meet up together sometime this summer, hopefully!

 

 

I'm going to be in Arlington June 29-July 2!

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I admit curiosity that the Blanco is so rambunctious and dangerous, yet I have not heard same for the Guadalupe. New Braunfels is so close to San Marcos!

The majority of the rain hit the Blanco river (12 + inches) which feeds into the San Marcos river.  Which is why they got hit so hard.  

 

The Guadalupe was still open yesterday, but the Comal was closed.  Canyon Lake is back to normal levels which we haven't seen in more than 5 years (fed by Gaudalupe).  When I went to bed Fri night, the lake level was at 908, up from 901 (909 is normal), and when I got up yesterday, it was at 913 or 914.

 

We just have the normal street and road closures that we always get when it rains.  And tornado warnings. Those have been fun.  :P

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We're good, but several of dh's family had to be evacuated this weekend.  Luckily their houses survived, just lots of damage and lost vehicles and belongings. 

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I'm going to be in Arlington June 29-July 2!

You know, Arlington has the Parks Mall, which has an ice rink, awesome games (imported from Japan), movie theaters, and a carousel. Just sayin'. ;)

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The majority of the rain hit the Blanco river (12 + inches) which feeds into the San Marcos river. Which is why they got hit so hard.

 

The Guadalupe was still open yesterday, but the Comal was closed. Canyon Lake is back to normal levels which we haven't seen in more than 5 years (fed by Gaudalupe). When I went to bed Fri night, the lake level was at 908, up from 901 (909 is normal), and when I got up yesterday, it was at 913 or 914.

 

We just have the normal street and road closures that we always get when it rains. And tornado warnings. Those have been fun. :P

My brother lives outside of NB city limits, off of 306. He works night shift, so must be extra unhappy woth this.

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Ds is graduating from high school this week, and had planned a TX swimming hole trip w/ friends.  We are supposed to get more rain later this week.  Trying to convince him that even his "toned down to one swimming hole" trip is probably NOT a good idea.  

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You know, Arlington has the Parks Mall, which has an ice rink, awesome games (imported from Japan), movie theaters, and a carousel. Just sayin'. ;)

Ooh, yea! I've been looking for things to do while we're there! Sounds like we need a meet up!

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My brother lives outside of NB city limits, off of 306. He works night shift, so must be extra unhappy woth this.

 

It really hasn't been bad for us.  I know the pics out of San Marcos are scary, but even where he lives, it's been pretty much business as usual.  Unless he has to work in SM, or is a first responder.

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It really hasn't been bad for us.  I know the pics out of San Marcos are scary, but even where he lives, it's been pretty much business as usual.  Unless he has to work in SM, or is a first responder.

 

Night auditor at a hotel in NB.  Given his hours, we don't get to talk often.

 

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Ooh, yea! I've been looking for things to do while we're there! Sounds like we need a meet up!

Hopefully, it will be dry by the time you get here! :D

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We're fine here just outside of Tulsa.  However, our little community lost a veteran firefighter Saturday night.  He was part of a team evacuating a low lying duplex neighborhood.  The water was about 2-3 feet high.  Another younger firefighter was sucked down a storm drain and this fella went after him.  The younger guy was smaller and went through the drain and came out the other side (still hospitalized, though).  The other firefighter didn't make it through.  Very sad for our little community.  His wife and daughter were in Ireland and are returning home this evening.  Please remember them in your prayers.

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We're fine here just outside of Tulsa. However, our little community lost a veteran firefighter Saturday night. He was part of a team evacuating a low lying duplex neighborhood. The water was about 2-3 feet high. Another younger firefighter was sucked down a storm drain and this fella went after him. The younger guy was smaller and went through the drain and came out the other side (still hospitalized, though). The other firefighter didn't make it through. Very sad for our little community. His wife and daughter were in Ireland and are returning home this evening. Please remember them in your prayers.

Are you in Sapulpa, by chance? (I have family there.)

 

I definitely am praying for these men and their families whom you mention. Now that my eldest is a fireman (with a great department!), I pray daily for all firefighters, everywhere, with special intent.

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Holy Rotation, Batman! We had to shelter a couple of hours ago as a rotational cell (though, fortunately, not a tornado) passed right over us. A huge tree branch fell on the deck during the wind storm.

 

Later dh and the older kids walked part of the property to assess damage. He took video of the creek rushing over the bridge on our property. if the water doesn't recede I may not be able to get to work tomorrow. He also saw that the corn and okra in our garden had been blown over in circular patterns. :-0

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Are you in Sapulpa, by chance? (I have family there.)

 

I definitely am praying for these men and their families whom you mention. Now that my eldest is a fireman (with a great department!), I pray daily for all firefighters, everywhere, with special intent.

 

No, Sapulpa got hit pretty hard.  We are in Claremore.

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No, Sapulpa got hit pretty hard. We are in Claremore.

While it has been raining like crazy, we are fine too. I haven't been out and about though. We are in a small town just south of Tulsa.

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All good here just SE of Tulsa.  Just really, really wet.  

Tornado about 2.5m from our house last Saturday that we got some heavy winds from.  That's about as exciting as it's gotten near us thankfully.  

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We got more inches of hard rain today...the back part of our acre is running ankle deep all the way across. After the rain, I walked out there in my cute purple rain boots--ankle deep and flowing...if we don't get more rain tonight, by morning that area will be standing in a half inch or so. It takes a few days for all that water to drain off. If for any reason, it stops flowing, my house will get wet. Our drain system of swales and stuff keeps the water from piling up on the west side...flowing is good.

 

I'm ready for some sun....a lot of it.

 

 

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Picked a horrible weekend to have to visit Houston....we just sat in a restaurant for 2 hours with a massive storm system overhead threatening power, severe flood warnings. We could not leave and now cannot get to the hotel at the moment as they are doing rescues in the feeder road right outside the restaurant. I just watched all the emergency vehicles pull two boats by😧

But we are safe, dry, and my dd5 sees it as an adventure (not to make light of what is really horrible for many!). The infant has amazingly slept through it all.

Stay safe everyone...

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Picked a horrible weekend to have to visit Houston....we just sat in a restaurant for 2 hours with a massive storm system overhead threatening power, severe flood warnings. We could not leave and now cannot get to the hotel at the moment as they are doing rescues in the feeder road right outside the restaurant. I just watched all the emergency vehicles pull two boats by😧

But we are safe, dry, and my dd5 sees it as an adventure (not to make light of what is really horrible for many!). The infant has amazingly slept through it all.

Stay safe everyone...

Are you off of I-10? I have seen flood waters cover right over the highway in earlier years, and maybe it is that bad again -- ? Hope you can salvage somethng fun from the experience!

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I'm fine here in west-central Austin though downtown is a mess of flooding. 

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Are you off of I-10? I have seen flood waters cover right over the highway in earlier years, and maybe it is that bad again -- ? Hope you can salvage somethng fun from the experience!

We are actually in a huge traffic jam on I-45. I can see police officers on the access road out my window rescuing cars. Apparently the reason for the traffic jam is that water has risen up onto the freeway ahead:(

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We are actually in a huge traffic jam on I-45. I can see police officers on the access road out my window rescuing cars. Apparently the reason for the traffic jam is that water has risen up onto the freeway ahead:(

Be safe!

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We are actually in a huge traffic jam on I-45. I can see police officers on the access road out my window rescuing cars. Apparently the reason for the traffic jam is that water has risen up onto the freeway ahead:(

Welcome to Houston!

 

This isn't normal, but it does happen sometimes. Don't try to drive through standing water, it really is that dangerous.

 

On the bright side, the Rockets won tonight, so everyone will be a bit more cheerful even with the atrocious weather.

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Welcome to Houston!

 

This isn't normal, but it does happen sometimes. Don't try to drive through standing water, it really is that dangerous.

 

On the bright side, the Rockets won tonight, so everyone will be a bit more cheerful even with the atrocious weather.

Maybe the fans at the game will be so thrilled they won't be as upset by the shelter-in-place order announced, asking them to remain there?!

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Just south of Round Rock. Had a pond for a while today but we've evidently got good drainage because its all gone now.

 

And very thankful we took down those branches that were overhanging the roof last weekend!

 

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Hello from CA. I'm glad to hear Texans checking in. Stay safe, and if you want to build a pipeline to us, go for it.

 

I was thinking about Bay Area folks who might have gone to Houston to watch the game last night. They were probably wondering what was falling from the sky.

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Took a little time to catch up on the Houston-area flooding and discovered that my home territory from age 1-22 was inundated. I did a doubletake upon reading more than one reference to Meyerland as a "historic neighborhood"!

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Took a little time to catch up on the Houston-area flooding and discovered that my home territory from age 1-22 was inundated. I did a doubletake upon reading more than one reference to Meyerland as a "historic neighborhood"!

Any neighborhood around here that's older than 30 years old is "historic". (LOL)

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Just east of Tulsa here. We are about a mile from a lake and the water is waaaay up on the dike. Old timers say they've seen it higher but it looks pretty bad to me.

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Any neighborhood around here that's older than 30 years old is "historic". (LOL)

 

Okay... My childhood neighborhood will be historic as well.

 

I do say, when I went back 10 years ago to show it to my husband, I was amazed to discover the trees all grown up and looking a bit like I remembered the "rich" neighborhoods looking!

 

I doubt it was flooded though. Northwest Park. Where Tomball and North Sam Houston Parkway come together

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