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  •  For perspective (5+ / 0-)

    From Wikipedia re: Tropical Storm Allison (yes, our storms get their own wiki pages).

    The six-day rainfall in Houston amounted to 38.6 inches (980 mm).[28] The deluge of rainfall flooded 95,000 automobiles and 73,000 houses throughout Harris County.
    So, 150 automobile rescues? Not even a blip.

    Equality! It's what's for dinner!

    by DyspepTex on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 07:32:15 PM PDT

    •  Really, folks, this was not a big weather event (5+ / 0-)
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      jamess, jayden, rsmpdx, camlbacker, Pinto Pony

      here in Houston.  This kind of storm is not at all unusual, and since the local terrain is flat as the proverbial pancake, it floods very easily.  If you've lived here for long, you know which underpasses to avoid when it's raining a lot (hint: the ones with the flood gauge painted on the wall). Cars driving into floodwaters happens all the time.

      Now, the abovementioned Tropical Storm Allison, THAT was a storm.  One part of I-10 through downtown Houston had 12 feet of water on it.  Not only were the cars flooded out, but there were 18-wheelers literally floating down the freeway.  Yesterday's storm?  Meh.

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