vbhoutex wrote:Diva wrote:Still evacuated to Katy. Going home tomorrow though, electricity or not!
Here's the site that has helped us stay up to date on what's happening in Orange. Thought I'd share it with y'all....
I know that Gilchrist, Crystal Beach and Bolivar all had horrible devastation. But please don't forget about those in Bridge City and Orange who lost alot to flooding. From what I hear, there aren't many homes in Bridge City that didn't get flooding.
20 homes in the entire community did not get water in them. I know Bridge City is not a thriving metropolis like Houston, but it isn't a commmunity of 40 or 50 homes either. Houston will take quite a while to get back to normal, but there are entire communities basaically wiped out all along the SE TX coast and inland. I know some areas 15 miles inland had 13 feet of surge.
And yes SE Texas will come back bigger and better thank you.
A little update, responding to the above quotes.....
I still haven't made it home yet, as we are watching over my wife's mom and dad - he is on oxygen 24/7, with high suseptibility to any irritants causing major lung problems. With his condition, we are trying to keep them out of the area as long as we can, until one of us in the family has power restored and the air gets a little "cleaner". But we have family there working to clean things up ASAP and helpig out each other and friends and neigbors as well. We are getting lots of reports back from them, as well as the from the local media who have done an excellent job of covering the area.
From all of the information I have, there are now about 40 homes that did NOT take on water, and that is in a town of approximately 8,700 population. The only food place to stay dry was a Taco Bell - all other fast-food places, the Wal-Mart, as well as our only grocery store took from 2' to a reported 6' of water.