Northpark was already backing up to McDonald's an hour ago. Stopped into Walgreens. Was a moderate wait for my Rx. Ladies in line with me were absolutely freaking out over misinformation. I set them straight.
The bayou on Northpark Dr between Loop 494 and Russell Palmer is over flowing and down to one lane... Montgomery County is being notified may want to avoid that street for the time being. Turn around don't drown
Just ran down from Bear Branch to Northpark Business Center past Russel Palmer. Northpark is flooding in the usual places by the fireworks place, etc, but other than that there's just standard roadside pooling. Safety note: I was in our F250 4x4 and I'd not take the wife's car out in what I just came back from.
I wish the City(s) prepared more for the heavy rain. Seems all the local bayous are over grown with grass. that will prevent drainage. Watched the closest bayou by our home. Grass is tall there and on the median, too? What give, CoH?? Be careful out there. Stay home if you can.
What about the West lake Houston bridge?-into kingwood
In 1994 it was closed because Lake Houston got too high. Now, the meteorologists are saying this is going to raise the San Jacinto & Lake Houston higher than then! If that happens it will be catastrophic. Ike would pale in comparison. In 1994 Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores, much of Riverchase (all three before they were built) + Kingwood Lakes, Forest Cove below the "Hill" all flooded bad. Deer Ridge Estates, Kings Lake Estates, & Kings River + Estates didn't exist. I'm not sure how they will fair. Harbor Cove will be under water at least up to the YMCA.
That's if this is as bad or worse than October 1994....
If I remember correctly the 94 flood was due partly because the dam broke or the release was not controlled properly. When I looked this morning the river was at 54'. In 94 it was at 66'. I know we are expecting several more days of rain but I'm guessing it won't rise 12 more feet unless that happens again.
West Lake Houston Bridge: I just came back and went over within the hour with ZERO issues. There is a majorly big tree down in one of the inbound lanes by the YMCA.
I'm surprised that KW dosent seem to even have high water yet in areas that usually do collect water in heavy rains. By the Y and at Kings Harbor it usually floods. It's good news for us! I think that lull we had last night with no rain and time for previous rain fall to drain was a blessing. Stay safe