Memorial Day Flooding in Houston

I’m posting this now because we may have another round of flooding in Houston tomorrow.  The first tropical system (TS Bill) in the Gulf this year is expected to come ashore in the next 24 hours or so.  Forecasts for this storm are calling for anywhere from 6-15 inches depending on where it comes ashore.

These images are from the area around 288 and Bray’s Bayou.

Brays Bayou nearly out of its channel and cut.

Brays Bayou nearly out of its channel and cut.

The bayou rushing below Almeda's bridge built in the late 1930s.

The bayou rushing below Almeda’s bridge built in the late 1930s.

Looking south westward across Brays Bayou towards Hermann Park

Looking south westward across Brays Bayou towards Hermann Park

State Highway 288 under  water notice the kayaker near the submerged truck

State Highway 288 under water notice the kayaker near the submerged truck

A second view of 288 where it crosses over Brays Bayou.  During the night the river crested over the bridges and drained partially into the roadbed towards downtown.  Notice the height of the bayou, several hours after rain had ended.

A second view of 288 where it crosses over Brays Bayou. During the night the river crested over the bridges and drained partially into the roadbed towards downtown. Notice the height of the bayou, several hours after rain had ended.

Looking upstream on Brays Bayou towards Almeda road.  For those who don't know, there are paved bike/hike trails along the bayou in this area, about 20 feed under water during the flooding.

Looking upstream on Brays Bayou towards Almeda road. For those who don’t know, there are paved bike/hike trails along the bayou in this area, about 20 feed under water during the flooding.

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