We're fine. I knew not to buy property near a bayou! We are high and dry, but surrounded by the Army Corp of Engineers Dam release water. It's hard getting around when many of the streets I live near cross the bayou and are flooded as they release the water.
It is most impressive, but sad to see such beautiful homes inundated. It's clear Addicks and Barker dams were not sufficient for this kind of storm. But it is a rare event. I don't expect to see another one like this in my lifetime.
Here is private drone footage taken by our village police department over our area:
Houston will recover, of course, it's an impressive can-do city and already efforts are everywhere at clean-up and restoration. Most business', especially restaurants, food stores and supplies are open as normal. It's just that traffic is horrendous with so many street closures around the creeks and bayous. Houston is so flat that water flows quite slow. It will be another week or so before water drains low enough to re-open flooded main roads east of the dams.
M.D. Anderson is fine - up on the eight floor where the Leukemia section is located. Down on the first floor they had flooding damage, but not too bad. Most of the staff are back to full schedule. I will be there in a couple of weeks for my 3-month check and will be able to see first hand at that time and see the recovery made.
Anyone reading this - please contribute if you can to reputable relief organizations. There are so many people who will need help in restoring their homes and lives. Many will have to find new places to live.
JJ Watt - Houston's top defensive linebacker for the Texans started a flood relief fund that has surpassed anyone's wildest expectations at over $16.5 million !!
The kindness of so many strangers of all stripes helping everyone in need has been very heart warming. Texas is a can-do community, but the agencies are overwhelmed with this. Seeing trucks, rescue and relief coming from all over the country - descending down on the city to help is amazing. Much of it is citizen to citizen. Fortunately we had no wind with this storm, so electric supply has not been an issue.
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
Diagnosed 11 May 2011 (100% FiSH, 155% PCR)
with b2a2 BCR-ABL fusion transcript coding for the 210kDa BCR-ABL protein
Sprycel: 20 mg per day - taken at lights out with Quercetin and/or Magnesium Taurate
6-8 grams Curcumin C3 complex.
2015 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
2016 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
March 2017 PCR: 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
June 2017 PCR: "undetected"
September 2017 PCR: "undetected"