A LOT of areas are flooded, some that had never been close to being flooded. I’m betting there are at least 10,000 cars flooded, many completely under water. And some of these cars are in apartment complexes, million dollar home areas, and shopping mall parking lots where people tried to get their cars to safety. The water just kept rising and rising because the creeks and bayous could not handle that much water.
A national news organization reported that some areas of Houston got 16” of rain in 24 hours. I can believe it. According to the National Weather Service, we got between 7” and 8” here before the second front came through, and about 5 miles west of us got 10” After the final band of rain roared through dropping another 2" on us, we probably hit 10" total. Here's the rain amount chart from the National Weather Service. We live in the circle just above Houston.
Click HERE and you can see some videos of the flooding.
We stayed home, but a neighbor ventured out and pretty much found herself blocked from even getting out of our neighborhood. Even if she did get out, most businesses were closed. Oddly, our Target store just up the street was open, but I’m betting even it shut down due to lack of staff and lack of business. Most people in our area just stayed home.