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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 27, 2018 10:33 PM CST
Pollen is the sign that spring is here. After all the rains, yellow pine pollen started falling today. We need more rain to get rid of it now.

Lake Conroe that released the water that flooded our area says lowering the lake permanently by 3 feet will cause a $1billion devaluation theor lake homes. Now, I don't live on a lake but how can losing 3 ft of water make you lose any value of your home? Besides, when they release that water it moves on to flood another lake. When is one lake resident more important than another? Rant over.
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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Feb 27, 2018 11:46 PM CST
Yes, there's water everywhere. Y'all know what that means. We've got trouble in River City!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 22, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/h...
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 22, 2018 5:48 PM CST
Okay, that's scary.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Mar 27, 2018 8:08 PM CST
Indeed.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 31, 2018 7:41 AM CST
After our first hard 2"of rain, Kingwood areas are flooding from sand and debris left behind by Harvey. The city is dragging their feet on dredging the now shallow river. But the nearby Lake Houston was lowered by 2 ft. to help the lake front homes. It did the trick for them! No flooding there. But the soccer fields, newly sodded areas, and parking lots at the newly re-opened park flooded completely.

As water from the North trickled down the river from one of 18 feeds, the river is supposed to crest today. But Lake Conroe north of us has over crested by over 200 ft.as they did not release during the rains. We expect to flood again if they release a large amount as they did during Harvey. Their Board of Directors is under investigation.

Lord help us when the rainy season gets heat in a few weeks!...And next week. Sighing!
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Mar 31, 2018 7:46 AM CST
Group hug Group hug Cheryl.
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 31, 2018 8:31 AM CST
Our home is safe from flooding at 74'elevation. I built a small brick and tar dam wall which worked to redirect the neighbors water back to where it's supposed to go. Aside from not renewing our optional Flood Insurance, I feel safe. But I feel for those who haven't even returned to their homes and busines that havent reopened 7 mos. after Harvey.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 31, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Glad you will be okay Cheryl but sighs for those who are likely to have a second hit before they even recover from the first.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 1, 2018 8:44 AM CST
Brutal Choice in Houston: Sell Home at a Loss or Face New Floods

https://mobile.nytimes.com/201...
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Apr 1, 2018 10:25 AM CST
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 1, 2018 10:42 AM CST
Sighing!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 1, 2018 12:46 PM CST
People sure do pay a price for living in any low-lying areas of SE Texas near the coast. Or anywhere that gets a lot of hurricanes coming ashore. Nature isn't nice...it just does its thing and no mercy shown. It doesn't help that the ocean is rising because of climate change and such. Many mistakes made near and in the Houston area. Sometimes land should be set aside and not developed. To a lesser extent San Antonio made mistakes. There is a former shopping center there that was demolished so it could be used to lessen the flooding. They put in a park and excavated to build a pond. Just one of many things that had to be changed after development worsened flooding. Some buy-back of housing also.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 3, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Posted by a Flood Victim

Lessons from the banana ๐ŸŒ tree.
Life had been hard on the bananas this year. First with Harvey, they were water drenched and shredded but still managed to produce a few bunches, then with the weeks of hard freeze the bunches died with them. The trees literally toppled to the ground themselves, so we cut them down much earlier than before and waited. Normally each stub would have a new shoot on both ends of the stalk by the next day, one from the ground and another from the top half already placed in the burn pile. They were survivors. They were able to do what they always did and regenerate each year.
Unfortunately the shoots never came and I counted them off as dead, looking for a few new plants again. It had been months since we cut them down (end January and still nothing). I went around and kicked each stalk with my foot and planned to uproot the remaining stumps and prepare the ground for new plants last week. Well, if you live here you know what happenedโ€” it rained and it rained and then it stormed bad last Weds. Needless to say I never did anything with the ground. On Holy Thursday I came out and was walking around and low and behold we had 8 banana plants between 6-12 inches sprouting from the ground, and believe it or not... 5 days later this is what I see...some are slower than others but holy cow! Just goes to show you that some devastation is harder to over come than others but each in their own way are starting to renew again. I believe that's the same of my friends affected by Harvey, as I see them slowly rise from the devastation, with new determination and strength. I've learned so much by watching their journey.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 3, 2018 9:15 PM CST
I love that! Thanks much for sharing it.

It exemplifies the stubborness and determination of all survivors. Thumbs up
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Apr 4, 2018 6:18 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 21, 2018 7:25 AM CST
Article describing how the earth sank, how much actually fell and how plants helped dissipate some of the water.

https://arstechnica.com/scienc...
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 21, 2018 5:49 PM CST
@crewgarden RJ I have read similar articles. We are at 74 feet above Sea Level. I don't want to be any lower in a flood storm.

Ironically on our recent vacation to Alaska, some of their land is actually raising due to the melting of glaciers. One Naturalist said in 30 years, her parents have gained 2 acres of land.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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