September 19, 2019
Last time Houston got anything like this much rain Ubu Roi
nearly got washed away.
Stay dry Ubu.
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I'm good. Work (and play) kind of got interrupted, and I got partially cut off by an overflowing bayou, but at least I didn't get hit by a barge.
Posted by: Ubu at Fri Sep 20 19:02:24 2019 (UlsdO)
Oh good. From what's been on the news it looks absolutely horrid.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Sep 20 23:27:56 2019 (YUAc9)
Except for the I-10 bridge getting taken out, it's barely Harvey Jr. in Houston. The area of 40" rain from Harvey was bigger by 2x than 20" from Imelda. West side got off very light. Not that 20" (30+" actually) is to be sneezed at. Beaumont got hammered.
But damn, that I-10 bridge. If you haven't seen the pics; there's nothing left of one column but a few chunks and rebar. It's the lowest bridge over a major waterway that I've ever seen, too narrow at rush hour, and needs to be replaced with a proper navigable waterway span, i.e.: tall and no supports in the river itself. Second time it's gotten hit in 18 months.
Posted by: Ubu at Sat Sep 21 04:40:26 2019 (UlsdO)
The damage does not look severe enough to warrant a replacement of the bridge (perhaps unfortunately).
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sat Sep 21 22:43:42 2019 (LZ7Bg)
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