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Title: Looking bleak
Post by: musicman on August 27, 2017, 12:02:47 PM
This may be my last post for a while, but I may check in once or twice later this evening.  The Colorado River by my house is supposed to crest at 3 AM, at 49.1 feet.  By my estimates as per previous really high water over my lifetime, the water will be at my brick ledge at 47 feet.  Fortunately, both of my Sons came by.  One is an EMT, but he had some spare time before he goes full on 24 hours shifts, and the other is one of those Citizen Patrol Officers, that help out the local LEO at times like these; he got an hour off.  They came by, and we got most of my music gear upstairs.  What we could not, we have "up."  All my gun safes are downstairs, and it would have been a HUGE project to get all those guns upstairs, plus, I was running out of room.  Most all of the guns are stacked vertically either barrel up or down, so if they get wet, I will immediately be into those that were buttstock down, and see what I can do.  I do have a lot of synthetic stocked firearms though, so that may help.  Three of the safes are "up" on the pallets that they were shipped with, so that gives a few extra inches.  Erich duct taped the dickens out of the bottom and sides of the doors, but I do not put much faith in that.  My Fiancee is stranded with her 91 year old Dad.  The water at their house is at her steps.  She is in a frame house on blocks, with about two and a half feet to go; I think that she will have to be rescued by boat, and the house will get soaked.  I have one hope, maybe two.  From here on out, each extra foot of rise will take a huge amount of extra water.  All of the creeks and stuff are now about to come out of their third banks, so all that water is spreading out everywhere.  BUT, there is a massive amount of water coming down the river.  Second hope, is that a lot of this event has spread over two days, and maybe that river can move all of that water.  It is not like there was twenty inches of rain in one fast shower, and it is all coming down at once.  We shall see what happens.  I am thinking that when the water is about a foot to go, of shutting the power down to the house.  Praise the Lord, for He is Good, and His Mercy endures, forever.  I am but one of hundreds of thousands that is going to get hit; may He grant us all, a clear head, and the resources to get through this.  MM
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: 224KING on August 27, 2017, 12:48:07 PM
Sorry to hear of your circumstance Musicman.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Big Muddy rancher on August 27, 2017, 01:09:37 PM
Sad for sure, saying a prayer for Texas.

Wish we could take a few inches of rain for you, we have only had about 2 inches all year.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Chris338378 on August 27, 2017, 01:24:39 PM
Good luck to you and everyone stricken by this terrible storm.  It might be too late but an idea for your safes is to silicone around the doors.  As for turning off the power that's a good idea however the main breaker stops the power from going to all the other circuit breakers, the power is still live coming into the house up to the main breaker.  Still it can't hurt to shut off the power and hopefully the water doesn't get that high inside. 
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Blackbear3 on August 27, 2017, 01:26:55 PM
Prayers sent for all musicman, it's not looking like the storm will move out soon enough to help.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: badsection on August 27, 2017, 02:01:22 PM
M M, if you haven't done it already, get your important papers high and dry. Zip lock bags work!  Be careful of the electric! If you are throwing breakers, make sure you are insulated from them. DRY gloves!  If you need to save computer files, I have plenty of hard drive space available.  I will PM you my direct email + tel #. All your stuff can be replaced. What else can we do to help? STAY SAFE!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: truck driver 2 on August 27, 2017, 02:34:20 PM
Sorry to here your going to get hit by the high water. Prayers sent and stay safe.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: terminator on August 27, 2017, 02:51:03 PM
Damn Mark. Sorry to hear that.Looks like no end in sight. I am at work now after leaks were reported. Water over roads coming in at several places but nothing like you may have. Good luck. I will call you tomorrow to check and give a report to the guys here.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: .257 on August 27, 2017, 03:56:57 PM
Stay safe MM, remember items can be replaced. A life can not be. Prayers have already been sent
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: PARA45 on August 27, 2017, 05:41:32 PM
Be safe MM, hope it all goes well.  We'll be thinking of you, and praying that the waters don't reach the inside of your house.  Stay safe!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: danno50 on August 27, 2017, 05:52:38 PM
MM, be safe and heed the warnings. Remember the saying, God helps those who help themselves.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: wby4ever on August 27, 2017, 05:58:42 PM
Be safe music man , like you said things can be replace ! Best of luck!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Chris on August 27, 2017, 07:05:41 PM
I hope things get better soon for you guys down there
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: 224KING on August 28, 2017, 07:22:08 AM
I hope that the hurricane pulling back South has given you some relief MM.I know conditions won't change immediately,but hopefully it will help.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Jameson on August 28, 2017, 09:11:55 AM
Be safe, and God bless.
JP
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: InfidelMKV68 on August 28, 2017, 01:45:55 PM
MM;
-Be safe and vigilant.  Our prayers go out to you and all that are affected by this storm.
May God bless you and keep you in his Grace at this terrible time.  Stuff CAN be replaced,
homes can be rebuilt, but your life is precious.
Rg
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: terminator on August 28, 2017, 05:30:53 PM
Here is a pict another friend sent me of Mark's home town today.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Big Muddy rancher on August 28, 2017, 05:42:26 PM
Anybody here from close to Cypress Tx?
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: petey on August 28, 2017, 05:55:52 PM
I can't even imagine what is going on down there!  If there is anything I can do or send, please just say the word.  It sucks being helpless.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you down in that area.  Drop us a line when you can.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Blackbear3 on August 28, 2017, 06:20:47 PM
Roger, I hope MM isn't as bad off as the picture looks. If there is anything we can do let us know!!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: 224KING on August 28, 2017, 06:44:51 PM
Roger,have you talked to Mark on the phone?
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: terminator on August 29, 2017, 09:34:10 AM
I was able to talk to Mark a few minutes ago. He is safe but had bad damage.I am sure he will update us when things settle down.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: zonie on August 29, 2017, 11:56:48 AM
everyone down there our prayers are with you.  my wife's sisters and their familys are either in Houston, San Antonio or Austin, so far so good they are on higher ground,  but they don't know about a second vacation home north of Houston, has a small creek on the property, probably a river now.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: southtxkiller on August 29, 2017, 01:59:48 PM
big muddy I'm about 15 minutes from cypress depending on what part of cypress
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Big Muddy rancher on August 29, 2017, 03:24:32 PM
big muddy I'm about 15 minutes from cypress depending on what part of cypress

They are on Gable Oak Lane, my son saw where yesterday the water was up the driveway but not to the house yet.

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: fuonlynu on August 29, 2017, 04:02:37 PM
Made an emergency run to Austin today for some medication for my grandson. From Conroe to Austin was all clear and it's only sprinkling here in Conroe at 6:00 pm
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Chris338378 on August 29, 2017, 04:08:14 PM
Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.  I was reading that the creetints already started looting and a few of them were shot.  It's really sad that these scumbags are out praying on the people who are in this disaster.  One thing I'd bet the farm on is if they're caught the Texas justice system will punish them appropriately. 
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: badsection on August 29, 2017, 04:27:16 PM
Yup, dealt with the looters and con men  here in 04.  They target the old people most. We weren't allowed to post signs saying we shoot looters. We posted we cook looters on the grill. My anti gun neighbors became my best pals!  Stay safe! 
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: southtxkiller on August 29, 2017, 05:36:35 PM
the cypress area was hit hard but the rain slowed yesterday and today the sun showed itself water is receding fast in that area,the east side of town is the worst right now from damn release of lake Conroe at 73000 cfs ! chris from a press release from the governor,the national guard and state troopers were orderd to shoot looters on site ! all 12000 members of the guard were activated plus a special helicopter rescue unit from the navy,that and almost everyone here that carries,i don't think the criminals are gonna fair to well 
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: 7mmweatherby on August 29, 2017, 06:04:53 PM
With prayers and fast recover for all you folks in Texas
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Big Muddy rancher on August 29, 2017, 07:51:51 PM
the cypress area was hit hard but the rain slowed yesterday and today the sun showed itself water is receding fast in that area,the east side of town is the worst right now from damn release of lake Conroe at 73000 cfs ! chris from a press release from the governor,the national guard and state troopers were orderd to shoot looters on site ! all 12000 members of the guard were activated plus a special helicopter rescue unit from the navy,that and almost everyone here that carries,i don't think the criminals are gonna fair to well

Thanks for the update, I let my Dad know as it's his grandson down there.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: terminator on August 29, 2017, 08:03:46 PM
Southtxkiller:That is why we live in Texas.Take care of ourselves and our neighbors.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: eford on August 30, 2017, 01:55:32 AM
Southtxkiller:That is why we live in Texas.Take care of ourselves and our neighbors.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: PARA45 on August 30, 2017, 04:43:10 PM
For those affected by Harvey.  I was part of a teleconference today with FEMA, and the AF rep said that this is going to be a slow process, but help is already pouring in.  I don't remember how many semi's (with food & water) are heading into the TX & LA area, but it's a good amount.  The AF has several aircraft on alert, and a mobile hospital from San Antonio has been moved as well to the Houston area. The PJs are already there, and are rescuing people. 

I went through Hurricane Andrew, and it sucked for a while.  But, we survived, and we were able rebuilt.  Don't loose the faith, and stray strong.  Our prayers to you guys. Be safe!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Chris338378 on August 31, 2017, 05:22:23 AM
chris from a press release from the governor,the national guard and state troopers were orderd to shoot looters on site ! all 12000 members of the guard were activated plus a special helicopter rescue unit from the navy,that and almost everyone here that carries,i don't think the criminals are gonna fair to well

My hat's off to the Governor for having the guts to give that order.  That's the way it should be unfortunately there's very few politicians that have the fortitude to do what's right, if there were more like the Texas Governor this country would be A LOT better off. 
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: texweatherby on September 04, 2017, 02:58:12 PM
We feared the worst - had to evacuate for five days. Came back to find a waterline on the slab 2 inches below floor level. We are blessed - no water in the house. 641 houses nearby took on water. First night of Harvey (Friday), a tornado tore through about 1/4 mile from our house. We evacuated early Monday morning as the water started to rise. Lucky indeed, however, I attribute our good fortune of being spared to much prayer.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: badsection on September 04, 2017, 02:59:25 PM
Great news!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: 224KING on September 04, 2017, 03:14:59 PM
That is good news Tex.Anyone heard from MM?
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: BB340 on September 04, 2017, 03:37:24 PM
Glad to hear all is good Tex.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: oldchet on September 04, 2017, 03:45:51 PM
Wonderful news. God is good indeed.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Blackbear3 on September 04, 2017, 04:10:04 PM
That's great news Tex, hopefully MM was as lucky.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: danno50 on September 04, 2017, 05:41:29 PM
Thank God!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: DW5 on September 05, 2017, 10:18:11 PM
Thank God!
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: texweatherby on September 08, 2017, 09:26:14 AM
Thanks for the well wishes guys. I feel lucky indeed. Only pisser is I got a deep splinter in my left hand picking up some old rotted wood expansion joints from the driveway that had floated up. Went to an urgent care and some butcher doctor tore up my hand (and ruptured a capillary), causing uncontrollable bleeding. Had to head to an ER to get it sewn shut to stop the bleeding. It's still messed up - over a stupid splinter that's still in there. Found out later that this "doctor" went to med school in Nigeria; figures.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: truck driver 2 on September 08, 2017, 05:50:15 PM
Sorry to here of your experience Tex.
Sure wish we would here from Music Man. I pray he is safe.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: wby4ever on September 09, 2017, 10:07:08 AM
Any word from Music Man yet? I hope all is well as can be.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: truck driver 2 on September 10, 2017, 02:59:10 PM
Hate to sound like a broken record but any news on Music Man yet?
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: nciowan on September 10, 2017, 07:34:03 PM
Concerned we haven't heard anything. This old retired fart is only 16 to 17 hours away and is willing to give a hand if desired.
Duane
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: Arnold on September 10, 2017, 09:08:56 PM
Things can be replaced, Lives can not, Be Safe.
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: DW5 on September 11, 2017, 09:05:45 AM
Went to an urgent care and some butcher doctor tore up my hand (and ruptured a capillary), causing uncontrollable bleeding. Had to head to an ER to get it sewn shut to stop the bleeding. It's still messed up - over a stupid splinter that's still in there. Found out later that this "doctor" went to med school in Nigeria; figures.

😳😳
Title: Re: Looking bleak
Post by: texweatherby on September 11, 2017, 01:49:12 PM
Still no word from Music man it seems. Did he ever post anywhere?