Aerial views of Houston reservoirs and all surrounding areas are very bad. The reservoirs are over-topping and will continue to over-top in areas above and below the reservoirs …
USACE says this area now a “flood pool” because nothing’s draining. There is nowhere for the water to go because the ground is totally saturated and all streams, rivers and ponds where normal storm drainage would take place, are all full.
Even worse, lakes are also backing up into the area and flowing over their banks. At least 48 hours before any drainage will start to occur because culverts are washing — out roads are washing out.
No one is saying nature and topography aren’t the main, predictable culprits but there is also promoting people way beyond their level of competence for political, usually feminazi reasons.
Similar motif in Britain with the Somerset Levels:
In Queensland, long, long ago, they took a different approach:
Call them racists and homophobes but they thought, way back then, that on low-lying ground, near the sea and in a zone where there are cyclones/hurricanes, it was a good idea to raise the houses and let it flow under.
Houston city fathers did not see it that way and as we’ve just seen – they were right and the idiots in Queensland were not. Anyone hear of the Great Queensland Flooding Disaster?
Well actually … yes. Seems they’re all as bad as each other, these ‘city fathers’:
It appears that conventional wisdom led to the building of stilt houses, rather than any foresight by planners.