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A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Houston. 7 Dead. "Like a Tropical Storm" Historic. Interstates Shut Down. Flight Delays. More Rain on the Way.

Watch the video... til the end...see how fast the car goes under...

7 people have died so far and more are missing.
Many of the dead were found in cars submerged.

Understand when they say this is historic... remember it floods often.
Historic flooding for Houston is HUGE.

In May of 2015 there was severe flooding that seemed epic... 

It's a bit early this year... 

On MSNBC they cut into election coverage to show live rescues.

"Like a Tropical Storm..." was what the MSNBC anchor said.

Many people have said the heaviest torrential rain felt like that.

Please understand this was Interstate 10.
Not a small neighborhood street near a bayou.

Bayous are out of their banks in many areas by over a half a mile.
This is really huge...good word.

We feel sad for the horses caught in the flood...

Then we feel guilty worrying on horses .....
.....when people are missing and found dead.

Jim tries to explain why this is happening.

12 hour Water Vapor Satellite loop shows the story well.

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Partially the stalled out low pressure system to the NW... 
..partly the warm, tropical moisture being pulled N from the GOM.

Spring Floods.
Historic Flood.

And the next 5 days shows more rain.
I said FIVE DAYS...

More rain on the way.
Some streams are still rising.

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Not a good set up for clean up ...
...and more is on the way.

Generally best place for news in Houston is KHOU.

Live blog:

As always give what you can to help.

I'll update later with more news ...

Besos BobbiStorm.. 
@Bobbistorm on Twitter


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