I think I mentioned this in another post, I live in the Houston area and everyone in some way has been affected by this Hurricane. I still have power, internet, and all the other public services, but I could lose my internet connection at any time and if that happens it might be for a week or two. I will continue to post in the future as soon as we get through this. I’m not going to try and paint a sunny picture. Things are bad in this area and the water might be here for a while longer. The food stores are almost empty and because of all the flooding, it might be sometime before they get more deliveries. The same thing will happen with the gas stations. There is no shortage of gas, but transporting anything on the roads will be a problem for several days. If you watched the news today, some of our freeways are below street level and have 20 foot of water. In some areas, the homes are totally under water. Driving anywhere in the city is almost impossible and the rain keeps coming. It might be after Labor Day weekend before we find out the extent of damage. I have lived in the Houston area for 40 years and have rode through many bad Hurricanes, but I have never seen this must flooding.
One good thing that always comes out of these type of disasters is that we become a closer community, we get to know who are neighbors are. All the chat room in the neighborhood are complaining about “911”, but what can they do now when emergency vehicles can barely get around and thousands of people are calling because they have water in their house. That’s the first city service that has been disrupted. This storm will move east over the next week but in the mean time, millions of us will suffer.