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stout
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Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, mayor says


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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Thursday that the city is now "mostly dry," after having taken an aerial tour of the city.

The two areas still dealing with flooding issues are Kingwood and West Houston, Turner said.

Six days after Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in southeastern Texas, officials and residents have begun to assess the storm's trail of destruction in Houston as the flood waters slowly started to recede.

First responders, as well as urban search and rescue teams, launched a block-by-block, door-to-door search of badly flooded areas of Houston today to conduct recovery operations now that the weather has cleared and the rain has finally stopped.

On Thursday, the Houston Fire Department had received 800 service calls, but only 22 were water-related, a spokesperson said. Since the operation began, the fire department has received about 16,000 service calls, about 7,600 of which were water-related.

Police had participated in three rescues in high water between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday, a spokesperson said Thursday. Officers are still searching for 19 people who were reported missing, the spokesperson said.

The number of people in shelters is going down, Turner said. By the end of Friday, the people at the Toyota Center will be transferred to the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The Toyota Center had been opened as a result of overcrowding at the convention center, which housed 10,000 people at its peak. Less than 8,000 people are currently at the convention center, Turner said. There are still 37,000 homes in the area without power



That was quick




LaBR4
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Time to cut the grass


tigerpimpbot
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
I thought that was an Onion headline


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LaBR4
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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Houston is now 'mostly dry'


Neighborhoods down Memorial Drive say hello


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goofball
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
My folks North of town are already cleaning up their house. It went down pretty quickly in some areas.
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Izzy Mandelbaum Sr
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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Time to cut the grass



It better not be before 8am.


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GRTiger
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Mostly dry two days after historic flooding.

1% of the entire affected area is without power.

Hopefully the most recent death count will be the last.

More volunteers than displaced or at risk residents.

Mattress Mack day will be a thing soon.

Lots of great things to report right now for Houston.


foshizzle
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
The mushrooms will be out in full force soon.


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stout
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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My folks North of town are already cleaning up their house. It went down pretty quickly in some areas.





All that wet debris people are putting by the curb is going to stink for a while.


LSUminati
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
I know this is going to seem counter intuitive at this point, but Houston is supposed to have really good drainage systems in place so this doesn't surprise me. I know the recent headlines have said the opposite, but before the storm that was a thing you would always hear about.
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OysterPoBoy
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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All that wet debris people are putting by the curb is going to stink for a while.




I heard they're wanting people to sort their debris into like 4 different piles. No chance there will be 4 different trucks. All that shite is going in 1 truck.


tgrbaitn08
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Hit a nerve. Sorry.
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DownSouthCrawfish
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Damn, that's how you handle a catastrophe.


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Brummy
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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I heard they're wanting people to sort their debris into like 4 different piles. 

I remember them saying something like that in BR last year. No one did it.


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GRTiger
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Why is it that whenever Houston drainage is mentioned, you either come off giddy when water is rising, or pissed off when it's going down?

Nobody even said what you implied they said. To the point that I don't even know who you're calling an idiot.


WestSideTiger
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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Time to cut the grass

I'd wait another day so you don't make any ruts.


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Mudminnow
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
I cut mine as well as 4 neighbors. I live in the Copperfield area and hasn't rained a drip since Tuesday afternoon


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stout
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
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Why is it that whenever Houston drainage is mentioned, you either come off giddy when water is rising, or pissed off when it's going down?

Nobody even said what you implied they said. To the point that I don't even know who you're calling an idiot.





It's weird


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djangochained
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
my family has a home in clear lake that is unoccupied and did not flood, now is a good time to sell or rent huh?


tgrbaitn08
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re: Houston is now 'mostly dry' following historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey
Why are you such a little girl? Houston is far from "dry". That's my point.


If he means the water has mostly drained then that's what he should have said.
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