Wednesday, August 30, 2017
My thanks to several readers who sent me the link to a tweeted picture from Ken Webster Jr. Here's a reduced-size version of it, and of a comparison image from the same thread. Click each image for a larger view. They show Interstate 10 near Winnie, Texas, between Houston and Beaumont, near the location shown by the red icon on the map.
I know that road very well. I traveled it many times when I lived and worked in Louisiana, between 1997 and 2009. Looking at that water . . . it's mind-boggling. That's not just standing flood water. Those are waves, like one would expect to find offshore! It looks as if the whole of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is under water. There won't be much wildlife left there by now . . .
The remnants of Hurricane Harvey have now come ashore once again on the Texas-Louisiana border, and are expected to track north-east across the state into Mississippi and Tennessee over the next couple of days. Alexandria/Pineville, where I used to live and work, appears to be right in the path of the storm, and they're expecting heavy rain there over the next couple of days.
Prayers for all concerned.