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Texas Tech Football field. 2-4 inches

Tropical Storm Lowell from the Pacific brought rain all over the Texas panhandle that brought extensive flooding, A State of Emergency was declared in Lubbock due to the extensive rain (8.7 inches in one day).  So much rain it has been called a 100 year storm.  Streets and area lakes were flooded with many of them the most I have ever seen, today (Friday) we got a break with sunshine and lakes have pumps to drain so the streets are drivable. No deaths but many stranded and flooded cars and homes.  Our church and the house was unharmed.  If any of you need water please come and get it for free. ROFL  By the way year to date we are 11.02 inches ahead now!

Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coastland very hard as a Cat 2 Hurricane then moved up to East Texas and beyond knocking out power for some up to 14 hours or more.

 

So here are some photos from around Lubbock, Texas.

Texas Tech football field had 2-4 inches of water on it and the fire department sent a truck and pumped the water out, then Tech cleaned it in one day (Friday) Saturday the stadium was full as Tech Red Raiders beat SMU 42 to 7.

kingsheart says:
No deaths here…over 200 rescues and last I heard 123 houses flooded or water damaged. Did hear a young mother and baby were pulled from their car by a fire truck crew in deep waters…close call!

Well Texas is from an Indian name “Tejas” that means "Friendly" and we help each other out. And as they say Don’t mess with Texas! :)
Posted on: Sep 14, 2008
goezi says:
Nightmare Dave. I trust everyone you care about came through with nothing more than dampened spirits.
Here in NZ we're watching with interest on how the clean-up goes.
All the best for that. :)
C
Posted on: Sep 14, 2008
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