In case some of you are wondering “what the deal is” with Houston, TX.

Exactly. I remember that. There was actually people who died on the freeway. That bus from the retirement home that caught fire.

The weather was hot so a lot people were blasting their AC causing their car run out of gas. People would have died on the free way in their cars

People are really saying we should have evacuated? It went from a typical fall storm to a cat 4 hurricane within hours! It was already at our doorsteps by then.

And as @earthshaker1217 where exactly were people supposed to go.  Plus what people failed to realize as you mention sosaysdeb that being so close to gulf the weather is so unpredicatable.   Rita didn’t even hit Houston yet you had people trying to evacuate the city because Rita was a couple weeks after Katrina. 

@mbflyer I went through Tropical Storm Allison back in 2001.  Around 20 people died if I remember in Texas.  I woke up in the middle of the night my mother telling me water was in our house.  The water was to my ankles.

We lived on the Northeast side off of Homestead and I will tell you this.  The certain areas in Houston will get certain attention and that’s reality.   I remember that after Allison all the city did was just widen the bayous up a little.  Which just meant it would take longer for it to flood up next time.  

Where I stay at now in Pearland there are multiple huge drainage systems and bayous.   

The city is fully aware of what part of the city floods and needs attention.  Hell, last year Greenspoint was flooded and people lost their vehicles and had to be rescued from their apartments.  

I posted an article last year on how Houston is aware that certain areas in the Northeast side of Houston and south west are vulnerable to heavy rain but what has really been done?

When I lived in Houston, I lived inside the loop in the Medical Center area. If it rained hard on a normal day for longer than a half hour the streets would flood. Also, rainfall was so unpredictable. It would rain hard for an hour then there would be nothing and sometimes the sun would even come out. Then it would rain hard for 4 hours straight flooding everything. The 2015 floods took everyone by surprise even by Houston standards. We all thought it was just going to be another off and on rain that would flood the normal areas but it was much worse.

I was there during Rita and Ike and I remember it being impossible to get out of the Medical Center that we just stayed and hoped for the best. Those of you blaming Houstonians and those in the surrounding areas for not evacuating without knowing anything about the city is short sighted and frankly ignorant.

Btw…Obama was trying to do something about infrastructure to help counteract and prevent flood damage but that cunt nugget Trump did this just before Harvey:

Thank you for posting that.  Houston is actually a blue city but Texas is very much a conservative state and I really want people to pay attention to things like this. 

^^^^^^ as a native of Houston I’m glad people really are speaking about this

We gotta talk about this but can’t just stop here because as @mbflyer pointed out we will be right back in this situation. 

We’re not even talking hurricanes just as  creolensoulful mention when it rains a lot because this is a constant problem for certain places in Houston and the reality is these areas residents are low-income families who are majority black and hispanic.

That article was published a year ago and talks about the reality that many residents in Greenspoint have to endure.

New Greenspoint tenants Passion Johnson and Hytiesse Baugh made sure to ask about flood risk before moving into a first-floor unit at the Royal Phoenician apartments in April and remembered being told it wouldn’t be a problem.

This right here is from an article publish yesterday

But there they were, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, staring out from their patio at floodwater gushing faster and higher down the street just feet away.

“I remember asking, and I don’t feel like it was the truth,” Johnson said. “If you’re trying to move they’ll tell you anything, but I regret coming here.”

Little more than an hour earlier, Baugh, Johnson’s girlfriend, realized they had made a mistake by not evacuating.

“We should have gone when the police knocked on the door,” the 24-year-old cashier at Bush Intercontinental Airport said, eyes fixed on the pounding rain.

Elsewhere in their complex, closer to Greens Bayou, cars and apartments already were inundated, again, and the street out front was impassable.

“I don’t know what to do,” Baugh said. “I want to leave, but it’s raining too hard. Then I don’t want to leave my stuff.”

I’m always telling people who are not from Houston and looking for an apartment to always look for one on the second or third floor just to be safe. I believe her about someone telling her flooding wouldn’t be a problem. 

I’m so sorry @gil-tea where are you guys now?

Thank you for sharing this, so people know

@gil-tea   I’m glad to hear that and I’m glad that @itsmisspickle is okay as well and other Texas residents on here as well.  

awesomechelly90 We gotta talk about this.  Because you better believe they will be ready to shift the blame on the victims asking “why didn’t they evacuate?”

After Rita people no longer evacuate they usually go to someone’s home they feel will likely be okay if it does flood where the worst case scenario is your stuck in the house.  

thank you as always @babiegyrle for reblogging and checking up I see you and @blkbutterfly816 and anyone else just posting any tidbits that can inform or help someone

Pepe the Frog’s Creator Gets Alt-Right Children’s Book Pulled, Vows to ‘Aggressively Enforce His Intellectual Property’


Matt Furie seems like a good guy and he doesn’t deserve any of this

Teachers and parents in Hauser’s community were concerned over the contents of the book, which depicts Pepe and Pede fighting with a bearded alligator named Alkah, a seeming allusion to Allah. The alligator’s minions are pink creatures covered in mud that look similar to women in burqas.
Pepe the Frog’s Creator Gets Alt-Right Children’s Book Pulled, Vows to ‘Aggressively Enforce His Intellectual Property’