Archive for the ‘Flooding’ Tag

Families and Friends Helping Families and Friends   1 comment

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1) blogThis is the flooded home of the couple on the right. With the help of her brother and sister-in-law on the left, they have been working for days as they recover from Harvey.

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1)-2 blogLike a lot of people in Houston, even with severe loses and being very tired, their spirits are upbeat — check out the smiling faces. 

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1)-3 blogFor days, cars of people coming to help those flooded have been parked along each side of the street. 

We attended Jill’s church Sunday morning, and it was obvious many were taking a break from a week loses and being of service. Everyone has stories to share. Some homes were not only flooded, but they are also collapsing because of sandy sub-soil. Kingwood high school will be closed for the school year because of structural damage making the buildings unsafe.

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1)-4 blogThis is where Jill’s street ends. Beyond the barricades, there is an eight-foot drop into the surrounding forest, not enough to stop the waters as they continued to rise for at least another six feet.

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1)-5 blogThis is looking from the end of the street where the barricades are, up to where the street begins to level off. The waters stopped just before reaching the top street elevation, which is where Jill lives. 

These images are representative of the devastation much of southeast Texas has experienced since Harvey ran amok in Texas. People of the Gulf Coast use to unsettling nature of storms coming inland off the coast, but Harvey will be one that will be remembered for generations. Maybe it’s time to start taking lessons from the Dutch, but then, I’ve heard that before. 

— kenne

Flooded Neighborhood (1 of 1)-6 blogImages by kenne (September 3, 2017)

Bayous over banks
Rivers filling man-made lakes
Gaters in back yards

The rain has moved on
Texans help one another
Trash along curb sides.

Bodies over worked
Unaccustomed to the smell
Nightmares when you rest.

A new birth of sun
People sharing their stories
Helps lift the spirits.

— kenne

 

 

Kingwood, Texas Neighborhood Deals with Flooding From Harvey   3 comments

Kingwood (1 of 1)-6 blog IIA Flooded Neighborhood Grocery in Kingwood, Texas — Image by kenne 

We are here in Kingwood, Texas staying with one of our children, Jill, and grandson James in Kingwood, Texas, which is part of Houston. It flooding down in Houston, and unless you are on a mountain top disconnected from the social media world, this is not news to you. Record amounts have rain has fallen causes massive flooding, even in places that have never flooded.

Thousands of people are flooded out of the homes, and many have no place to go. Many of these people are those who are bearly able to get by on a daily basis. Many are the people who do our dirty work.

“Who’s gonna build your wall boys?
Who’s gonna mow your lawn?
Who’s gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone?

Who’s gonna wax the floors tonight
Down at the local mall?
Who’s gonna wash your baby’s face?
Who’s gonna build your wall?”

— Tom Russell

Today I spent part of my day driving through parts of Kingwood, a planned community where poor young Hispanics would not be able to afford to live. Yet, one-third of the Houston population is Hispanic, some of which may not be here legally. Regardless, without many of this population; Who would be doing our dirty-work? Who will help clean up Houston after Harvey? I was thinking about this question and its answer today during my drive when I saw a large group of people coming out of a local grocery store that had been flooded. 

— kenne

 

 

 

Video of the Week — Louisiana 1927 – Randy Newman   Leave a comment

Posted May 18, 2011 by kenneturner in Music, video, Video of The Week

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