We’re fortunate to be high up, away from the bayou, and on a pier and beam foundation, so while last night’s strobe lightning-fueled storm did keep us awake and on edge, we’re dry this morning. I could not resist the steady flow of people with cameras heading down toward White Oak Bayou to survey the mess. Click on the picture to see bigger photos.
I’ve heard that at least one body has shown up in one of the bayous, and have friends who spent the night stuck in cars, or at gas stations, or are mucking out their homes right now. Plenty of folks without power, it seems.
As bad as it is here, it is nowhere near as dreadful as the Hill Country. If you have friends with property on the Blanco River, authorities are asking that you search the banks to help locate the people still missing, or call the sheriff’s office to give permission for other searchers to enter your property.
Glad to see the sun, drying things out. So far, this does not seem overall as catastrophic as Tropical Storm Allison, but if we get any more significant rain in the next couple of days, I may have to revise that assessment. Stay safe, friends!