Rain, Rain, Go Away….

As many of you know, I live in Houston and we are now in Day Four of Hurricane/Tropical storm Harvey. For many here in the Bayou City, the situation is dire: all of the area’s highways are flooded and closed, many of the local streets are similarly affected, countless homes have succumbed to the deluge, and thousands and thousands of people have been displaced.

Since Saturday, I have been holed up here in our house, which, for the most part, has weathered the storm fairly well. The roof started leaking last night, but the damage has been slight. We have been very fortunate while others here in the city have not.

Should the rain relent at some point today, I hope to hop on my bike and survey the local area a bit more broadly. It is bad here folks, really bad, but we are fine. Forecasts call for the storm to eventually leave the area sometime Wednesday or even Thursday, so we are far from finished.

Thank you so much for all of you texts and messages.

 

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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32 Responses to Rain, Rain, Go Away….

  1. sallybr says:

    Great to know you are all safe. It is horrific to see the news, I cannot even imagine what it must be like to be PART of it.

    I can only hope that the state will have all the help it needs to rebuild and recover. And that not too many lives will be lost.

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  2. Lisa Rosenberg-Howard says:

    Been thinking about. So glad you and family are okay.

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  3. Glad you and your family are safe. I’ve been following the storm on the news. It looks like it will take sometime for Houston to recover.

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  4. Kerry Forbes MacPhail says:

    We’ve been thinking about you and your family (and all of those affected by the storm) all night and all day. I’m relieved to hear you’re okay. We’re glued to the news while we’re harvesting, and are always looking for updates. Thank you for the check in. Big hugs to youse.

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  5. Watching the coverage. Looks really bad for your area. Hopefully the storm moves really soon. The rain sometimes is worse than the winds. Stay safe. Sending you sunny thoughts.

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  6. Continue to stay safe, our thoughts are with everyone effected by the storm.

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  7. tomsimard says:

    Glad to hear that you and your family, and your house have all weathered the storm so well.

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  8. dwdirwin says:

    So sorry you guys have to go through that and everyone else who is being affected by this devastating storm. Thoughts and prayers for all.

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  9. Good to know you and the fam are safe Jeff! I didn’t realize how bad it was there until a friend who lives in TX posted some “perspective” in terms of the size of Houston. Mind-Blown! Stay safe!

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  10. Oz's Travels says:

    Glad to hear you are fine. Keep safe. Hope it relents soon.

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  11. aFrankAngle says:

    Thanks for letting us know that all is well with you … .and I started looking into donating today to a disaster relief fund. Stay strong!

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  12. Glad to hear you are well. Keep dry and have some vino for support

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  13. linnetmoss says:

    Dire indeed. The sheer size of the disaster is mind-numbing. It will take a long time to recover. Stay well.

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  14. glad you are weathering it ok. Hope it stays that way. Stay safe!

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