Storms in Texas> checking in.

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by HK_User, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    We had a bit of a blow last night. All safe here but just by a bit of luck as well as the usual prepping.

    Drive way was washed a bit but nothing that even the small car couldn't traverse. Of course now some will understand why the new Scout is still under a steel blanket. As shown the big lake's full and all others are over flowing. I'll check on Dams in a day or two and hope they are OK. I have at least 3 ways to get to any one dam so no rush and nothing I can do now.

    We were under the typical Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, Hail and Straight line wind watch for over 8 hours. We had Super Cell x 3 thunderstorms for 4 hours and known Tornadoes within 2 miles.

    All's calm for now , but if you'll just wait a minute, we can change that!!!

    Rural Living at it's finest.

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Be safe HK!!
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  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Glad you made out ok through that mess. That whole region got hammered. I think they said 14 tornadoes reported?

    We got crazy hail in the panhandle.... this was from about 15 miles west of my place. Here at the house, we've just had nonstop rain since last night.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Glad you folks came through it alright.:)
  5. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    That goes for me too. That storm hit us also, lots of rain and wind, sure am glad we not have tornados like you guys do.
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    South of us had hail for over 2 hours. Looked to be a foot deep.

    Now the phones ring for "Roofing Repair Experts" but only till I hit *77.

    Have no need for them anyway. Steel Reinforced Concrete is hard to damage.
  7. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I lived down your way back in eh, early 90s I guess... I remember softball sized hail once. Never seen anything like it since.
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  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    We had a storm on Saturday that destroyed most of the boats in a local Regatta out on the Bay. Found two bodies so far, still four missing.
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  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    our thoughts and prayers are with all of the affected Monkeys....
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup, we've been having a string of storms for weeks now. Don't get me wrong, water is great, first thing I do when I have a spare minute is check the I was surprised that the Sail boaters did not know of any alerts. Open water kills, bay water can kill quicker. Sorry for y'alls loss.
  11. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Got some more of that mess this AM...blew a freight train off of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Wind gusts over 100mph. Round 3 is nearly here, now.
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  12. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    Big wind in East Texas knocking out power to me and several hundreds more. Back on now, but I did get a chance to test out my solar system I have been working on. Got half the house up and running before it came back up at 6:30. But, at 5:00 I was drinking a cold beer and watching Fox News, just like any other day. Proud of my DIY solar package.
  13. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Gotta love the panhandle. I was born there. Glad I don't live there anymore, lol. I like south and east Texas with TREES
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  14. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Stay safe Monkeys.... will keep you and yours in my prayers.... Bear
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  15. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Sorry to hear that Sea.
  16. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    So do you Texans know how to swim?

    or do we need to send you some floaties?[emoji182] [emoji188] [emoji188] [emoji182]

    Just checking in... cant lose Texas... =)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  17. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Former water safety instructor and diver. No fear of water.
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  18. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I float like a cork... which is good because my brothers "taught me to swim" when I was 2 by tossing me into the neighbor's pool. Been unsinkable ever since, heh.
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  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    "I used to be a lifeguard, until some blue kid got me fired.....";)

    (Larry the Cable Guy)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
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  20. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    A few more shots to show how much water and some damage. I still have a more trees than pictured to cut down that need to be out of the way. The dams held and are in good shape. Now where are those Beavers when I need them??

    Major Rain  on 4-26-2015 This damn is holding but sure needs some work on the spillway.JPG

    Major Rain  on 4-26-2015 Damn needs some more height.JPG

    Storm Damage from the 4-26-2015 Storm.JPG

    Downed Tree Storm Damage from 4-23-2015.JPG

    Damaged Tree from storm 4-23-2015.JPG
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