Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / USA / The Trailer Park

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Aug 26th 2017, 9:43 am   #46
BE Forum Addict
 
yellowroom's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Was Virginia, now Yorkshire.
Posts: 1,566
yellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond reputeyellowroom has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Sending good thoughts and hope the BE Texans are safe and sound from Harvey.
yellowroom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 11:32 am   #47
upsidedowner
Super Moderator
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 61,332
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The BBC had a reporter broadcasting from the area this morning, high winds ans lots of rain, and the reporter looking a little worried about the nearest street lights, so they cut the segment off to let her find a safer spot, she then reappeared in a different place and continued, but she still seemed to be in danger of being blown off her feet.
Reporters being sent to Tornado/Hurricane/Cyclone areas naff me off no end. Ffs, when people are told to hunker down, don't go and stand on the beach and whitter on about the weather.

Hope everyone in its way are safe. Thinking of you, which does nothing for anyone!
__________________
Remember, when you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It is only painful for others. The same applies when you are stupid.

The Recipe Thread Index:
moneypenny20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 12:42 pm   #48
Premium Member
 
Sugarmooma's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 17,095
Sugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

I'm on rising bayou watch right now. It is out its banks and creeping up our property very quickly.

At least our power is back for now but the rain bands are still strong and frequent. M has been called out to fix a pump, which is worrying. Hopefully he found a road that wasn't flooded!

If you see ariel views of a crazy woman on a roof then you'll know I didnt do a Moses and part the water.
It's going to be a long few days yet!
__________________
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
Sugarmooma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 12:50 pm   #49
Witchy Hermit
Premium Member
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 91,076
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
I'm on rising bayou watch right now. It is out its banks and creeping up our property very quickly.

At least our power is back for now but the rain bands are still strong and frequent. M has been called out to fix a pump, which is worrying. Hopefully he found a road that wasn't flooded!

If you see ariel views of a crazy woman on a roof then you'll know I didnt do a Moses and part the water.
It's going to be a long few days yet!
On night shift over here reporting on it - let me know if I need to dispatch a floodboat
Seriously though, stay safe and lets hope that water stops creeping......
__________________
So when you think of me do so with pride, Honour and Bravery ruled by my side.
And in your memory I will remain; I will forever be within the flame.....
Don't shed a tear for me,I stand alone. This path of destiny is all my own.
Once in the hands of fate,there is no choice, An echo on the wind,you'll hear my voice............"
Pollyana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 1:36 pm   #50
Weeze 
Premium Member
 
Weeze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,257
Weeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
I'm on rising bayou watch right now. It is out its banks and creeping up our property very quickly.

At least our power is back for now but the rain bands are still strong and frequent. M has been called out to fix a pump, which is worrying. Hopefully he found a road that wasn't flooded!

If you see ariel views of a crazy woman on a roof then you'll know I didnt do a Moses and part the water.
It's going to be a long few days yet!
Keep safe. We are alright. Can't see any major damage but will check everything when we get a dry patch. Loads of tornado warnings but the one that touched was south of us. There's lots of water but the storm drains are managing to take some of it away when we get the brief dry periods.
Weeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 2:14 pm   #51
dmu Female
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Hérault (34)
Posts: 6,375
dmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond reputedmu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowroom View Post
Sending good thoughts and hope the BE Texans are safe and sound from Harvey.
Ditto from France!
dmu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 5:02 pm   #52
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 40,288
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
I'm on rising bayou watch right now. It is out its banks and creeping up our property very quickly.

At least our power is back for now but the rain bands are still strong and frequent. M has been called out to fix a pump, which is worrying. Hopefully he found a road that wasn't flooded!

If you see ariel views of a crazy woman on a roof then you'll know I didnt do a Moses and part the water.
It's going to be a long few days yet!
How's it going there?
__________________
Not forgotten.
Lion in Winter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 5:20 pm   #53
Weeze 
Premium Member
 
Weeze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,257
Weeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Went for a walk during our hour of no rain. This is the local bayou, that's usually a normal bridge
Attached Thumbnails
Harvey-img_7977.jpg  
Weeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 5:57 pm   #54
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
mrken30's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Portlandia Metro
Posts: 6,302
mrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weeze View Post
Went for a walk during our hour of no rain. This is the local bayou, that's usually a normal bridge
It appears to still be passable, which is a good thing. Hopefully the water level won't rise too much more.
mrken30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 6:44 pm   #55
Weeze 
Premium Member
 
Weeze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,257
Weeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

We had an hour without water and it dropped down. Course, it's now been raining for another hour so it's probably back up!

The only flooding around the streets we saw was where people's drainage was blocked up. We made sure ours were all cleared.
Weeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 8:09 pm   #56
Premium Member
 
Sugarmooma's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 17,095
Sugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond reputeSugarmooma has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
How's it going there?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weeze View Post
We had an hour without water and it dropped down. Course, it's now been raining for another hour so it's probably back up!

The only flooding around the streets we saw was where people's drainage was blocked up. We made sure ours were all cleared.
We have just had a break in the rain. It is supposed to start up again in a couple of hours. We have water surrounding us but still not close enough to get into the house. The local cops have blocked the road in front of us to be deter anyone driving through the standing water and they have suggested we move our vehicles to the church parking lot as it is higher ground.

This is a strange storm. Just hovering over the coast and not moving away is very unusual.

I was also sad to see that Rockport and Fulton were hit by the main part of the storm. We love to visit that small Bayside area. We always stay at the Lighthouse Hotel in Fulton. It is one of the friendliest and relaxing small hotels I have ever stayed at. I do hope it survived the storm.
__________________
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
Sugarmooma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26th 2017, 9:38 pm   #57
vote to get Ian back
 
petitefrancaise's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,422
petitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

We've had steady rain all day, my pool has filled by about 5-6 inches. The low water crossings are steadily closing with another 4 in the last 15 minutes. Austin will cope but all this water flows into the colorado and then down to the Gulf.

Take care everyone.
petitefrancaise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27th 2017, 2:08 am   #58
Weeze 
Premium Member
 
Weeze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,257
Weeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond reputeWeeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

Well this is extremely unpleasant. I think it's ended for a while but we have been hunkering down in the half bath for tornados nearby. How are you holding up Sugarmooma?

Our Bayou is flowing nicely. Local roads flooded but idiots still trying to get down them.
Weeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27th 2017, 2:20 am   #59
*********
Super Moderator
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 76,783
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

My sympathies to all of you in Texas. After experiencing a hurricane several years ago in NJ...I know what it's like to hunker down in the basement. We had a 100ft+ fir tree downed...it just missed the house...shingles ripped away and without power for a week...so I know to a lesser extent how it feels. Stay safe everyone.
__________________
You can take the girl out of Yorkshire but you can't take Yorkshire out of the girl.
Saw it. Wanted it. Had a fit. Got it.
The higher the heels...the closer to God.


Please contact me here if you have any site related problems.
Jerseygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27th 2017, 2:31 am   #60
vote to get Ian back
 
petitefrancaise's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,422
petitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond reputepetitefrancaise has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Harvey

weeze do take care. Those tornado warnings are no joke.
My friend in Cypress shared this video - not her video because she was also hunkering down..
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T8hHJFGG23g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Last edited by petitefrancaise; Aug 27th 2017 at 2:35 am.
petitefrancaise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / USA / The Trailer Park


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:50 pm.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com