(8-27-17) Bruce and Kelly Stetler relocated to the Houston area several years ago from Celina. Both have strong strong ties to Celina, Kelly was a teacher at the middle school and Bruce was born and raised in Celina and came back to Mercer County over ten years ago.
It was hairy last night (Saturday). Water was looking like it was coming in but it didn’t. We aren’t out of the woods. More rain on its way.Our street is flooded but we are ok at the moment. It’s supposed to rain for 2 more days.
Localized rain amounts of 40-50 inches are not out of the question once Harvey’s rain is finished later this week. This may end up being one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history.
Rainfall totals in the Houston metro area from Harvey in the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. CDT.
In the 24 hours through Sunday 11 a.m. CDT, parts of the southeast Houston metro area had received more than 25 inches of rain. One location in far southeast Harris County near Webster logged 24.28 inches of rain in 24 hours and 26.76 inches in 48 hours.
From the National Weather Service (8-27-17)
A catastrophic and life-threatening flash flooding event is unfolding across Southeast Texas this morning. Many Flash Flood Emergencies have already been issued for the Houston Metro area overnight, some of which remain in effect this morning. Bands of heavy rainfall will continue to drop devastating amounts of ADDITIONAL rainfall across the area over the next several days. Tornadoes have also been occurring across Southeast Texas over the last day or so and will continue through the next several days. Coastal flooding may be an ongoing issue along the coast where winds will continue to push water onshore, particularly south of Sargent. Elevated tides will cause the recession of coastal flood waters to be slow, likely lasting into the first part of the week. Wind gusts to tropical storm force are still ongoing, primarily in the southwestern portions of the area towards Matagorda Bay. Though there are currently multiple hazards present across the area, the greatest threat to life and property remains the ongoing extreme rainfall and subsequent prolonged and catastrophic flash flooding.
Complete NWS Information on Hurricane Harvey
EDITOR’S NOTE – Thoughts and prayers for the Stetlers and those in Houston would sure be appreciated.