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Harvey Update #10

Bob’s Harvey Update #10
August 28, 2017, 0800

This morning, after only a paragraph or so on the weather, I’d like to share a few quotes from the updates I’ve gotten over the past two days, so that you can be better praying for your brothers and sisters. It’s a long post, but I think you’ll enjoy it.

The weather is an enigma. As far as I can tell, we only got one batch of real rains last night, and as I speak it’s only kinda drizzling. The radar (for us) is relatively benign. But my weather app and all the forecasts keep saying to expect inches more rain today, especially later. So I guess we’d better expect rain. Be cautious out there.

Here’s the list of Trinity folks and friends. I’ve updated this as carefully as possible this morning and thrown in a few time-stamped quotes. I’m sure I’m still missing a lot. Please keep feeding me updates as you get the chance:

Jim and Heidi Allen: No water in their apartment.
Joseph and Ruth Bauer: They have left their townhome and settled in with the DeGrays. Ruth is supposed to go to work today (at St. Johns).

Sunday, August 27, 2017 1500 “The move to the DeGrays was a classic – walking out of their townhome with two backpacks, a baby and a dog through thigh deep water, met by their brother Michael and a fire department vehicle, and then by me (Bob). I had gotten to the intersection of Laura Leigh (which was thigh deep) and Friensdswood Link with no problem. And I (of all people) forgot to take pictures. Arggh.”

Mark and Karla Bauer: No water.
Mike and Shaun Bauer: No water in house.
Micah and Taylor Billingsley: in a shelter
Murry and Melody Billingsley: Water in house, in the same shelter as Micah.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 0829 “Billingsley’s have evacuated to Wedgewood elementary. Mom is with us. Water is in our home. We are safe. Murray went back out to help neighbors. Hope you guys are ok.”

Doug and Kim Breaux: No water. They are offering a guest room if someone can they get there.
Todd and Titia Cobbs: No water, but neighborhood at last report, 1:30 a.m
Bob and Gail DeGray: No water. We are housing the Reeds, along with Ruth, Joseph and Mark. And four dogs and two cats.
Novella Denny – No water in house

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 1:20 PM (from Ruth Mohn) “Novella is okay, no water in her house. Cathy had a little water in her garage, and Emily had water up to her porch but not in the house as of last night. Cathy and Emily are staying with Novella.”

Tim and Sherry Early: Small amount of water in house at last report
Ben and Hannah Gronseth: No water in house at last report. Ben is at home.
Nathan and Elizabeth Hughes: Deep water on first floor. Andy and Nichole were missing for a while but reported in safe ‘at a motel.’
Dick and Diane Gilbert: No water.

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM “Dick’s dad, Richard, is ok in Pearland. The rain total at our house is currently 33″ and our street is flooded. Undeservedly blessed that our house hasn’t flooded.”

David and Susan Jackson: Water in the house, no other details.
Zelda Keckler: May have water on the first floor, but is okay on the second floor.
Frank and Cheryl Kittle: Frank was trapped in the house most of the day with water rising, but finally got picked up by a boat. He is staying with Stephanie Eddy.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 16:48 “I was shanghaied to Texas City. Vincet Sanders Community Center. Jonathan has somebody coming this way from Sante Fe. I have my phone, the clothes I had on, my raincoat, my hat and my medicines.”

Bill and Barbara Lighter: No water in house.
Bruce and Annie Livingston: No water in house, but they have evacuated

Sunday, August 27, 2017 2101 “We just went outside to our cars to go on a quick drive. Discovered Bruce’s car was completely flooded and moved several inches away from where he parked. Apparently the water level was waist high according to the maintenance guy, around 2 a.m. (around the time the water almost touched our patio.) My car is fine (water in exhaust, though). Several cars in the parking lot were moved and crashed into each other.”
Sunday, August 27, 2017 2144 “Hi Pastor Bob! Annie here. Bruce and I just got to Cobbs. We took 270 to 96 to Cobbs house. We put everything up high and got out with my car. Bruce’s car is moved to higher area in parking lot.”

Martin and Valerie Maeir: No water in house at last report.
Rick and Katie McKowen: No water in house

“Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 1:36 PM “McKowens are safe at home. No water in the house & we still have electricity. Today is Rick’s 40th bday.” “Bob DeGray Quite a party! Happy birthday, Rick” “Katie McKowen Yeah we even have cake! Water behind our house has actually receded a bit in the last couple hours.”

Bob and Ruth Mohn: No water in house.
Scott and Betty Murry: Water in house.

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 5:16 PM “We made it to Darra and Michelle’s. If the water rises very much their house will also be in trouble.”

Darra Murry (and Michelle): No water in the house at last report

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 1:53 PM “Mom, Dad and Jessica made it safely to our house today. We are all here, we have power, and the water is a quarter of the way up our driveway. So we can just pray it doesn’t rise. :)”

Jeff and Jennifer Nill: No water in house, but Jeff had a picture of a ceiling leak on Facebook.
Joseph and Helen Norris: Water in the house. They are at the Shinpaugh’s house.
Ariel and Luz Ramirez: No water in the house

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM “This is Ariel and Luz Ramirez. We had water in the garage last night, water got 2 inches from house but did not enter. Mom’s house is dry as well.”

Doug and Joanna Rask: No water in the house.

August 17, 2017 0157 Rasks , Doug, Joanna, Peter, Philip, Sarah are still fine, no water and our street is draining well. The neighbors at waterfront some have flooded, but most have raised houses with only garage type bottom floors. Stephen & Rachel are at her parents no water inside. Jonathan & Cassidy are at her parents and they have had water inside since last night and no electricity Jonathan & Cassidy’s rental house may have flooded up 2-3 feet but they couldn’t get back across Beamer & Scarsdale as the water was too high. Their rental is on Gullwood.”

Luke and Donna Reed: Deep water on first floor. They have made it out and are at the DeGray’s house.

Sunday, August 27, 0331 “We are flooded. Have a foot or so downstairs and it’s still climbing. Cars are flooded. Our whole street is underwater.”

Faye Ray: Water in her house. She has made it to the Feasters
Earl and Helen Shinpaugh: No water in house at last report.
Lauren, Violet and Daisy Smith: No water in the house.
Susan Torney. “I am fine in Clear Lake.”
Ben and Bitsy Unruh: No water in the house. Getting closer, though (1344)
Terry and Tracy Winkler: Water in the house. Evacuated by boat and staying with the Pratts.

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 6:49 AM “The Winklers are leaving the house by boat-if it will start. Going to find a dry place to be picked up by the Pratt’s. The water is still rising. I am stuck in San Francisco on a trip and can’t make it back.”
“I need to brag on my son Javier. In order to get us all out yesterday we had to go in waves. Javier went in the boat with my mom, Trissa, mercy, my niece, Veronica and the dogs. About two minutes into the trip, the motor stalled and they were being pushed by the current the opposite way. Javier jumped into the water and swam pulling the boat behind him. My mom said he was being thrown around by the current. It took him an hour to pull them to dry land!”

Dan and Api Wales: No water in the house. They are offering housing if someone needs it.
Jennifer Worsham: Water in the house. They, along with the Zeeks, have been moved to Jonathan Zeeks house
Stephen and Sarah Yowell: No water in the house.
Don Zeek: Water in the house. He and the rest of the family have moved to Jonathan Zeek’s house.