I do not know how many of you actively watch the news or are even aware of where I am from. However, I live in a suburb of Houston, Texas, which if you turn on CNN you will see my city along with several others across Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico have been devastated by flooding. The flooding is the result of storms that have been ongoing for weeks.
In my area, we are expected to continue experiencing storms throughout the week. I live by several bayous, lakes, creeks, and rivers. As I type this, I have 5 alerts on my phone from the weather center to inform me that the rivers by my house have now all met their flood stage and are expected to burst (flood out the area). To give you an idea one of the river's flood stage is 43ft. Yesterday, it met its flood stage and bypassed it measured at 43.5ft. This morning that same river was measured at 47ft and expected to continuing rising to 50.8ft. Now, this is just one of the rivers by my house and does not include the flood warnings coming in from the lakes, creeks, bayous, and other rivers.
Our backyard and pool look like a tiny lake as it is so we are hoping since our house is not right up on the rivers that we will only experience lowlevel flooding from them. However, we won't know until they burst. Nor will we know if we will have gators along with snakes end up in our backyard like everyone else in our area.
So, with the uncertainty of what may happen in the upcoming days I wanted to inform everyone that I may be delayed in responding to messages. I hope I won't be, but I'd rather say something beforehand than leave everyone wondering what is going on. I hope everyone understands and I look forward to things getting back to normal asap.