Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Flooding down in Texas

So I’m thinking of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan playing “The Flood.” One heck of a Texas Bluesman. One of the best things to come out of Texas.

Of course the current Texas flooding is the reason I’m thinking of old Stevie. They’ve gone from drought to flash flooding. Texas is a big place, but a whole heck of a lot of it is dealing with some serious weather. In Stevie’s home town of Dallas there are streets that have turned into rivers. 

That’s the sort of thing that kills people -drowning in your car. People don’t realize how easy it is for water to sweep a car away. Water is heavy and when it’s moving it exerts tons of pressure. Your little car or even a sizable truck doesn’t stand a chance to serious flood water. 

Another thing most people don’t think of is the condition of the road under the water. It might look like just six inches of water, but whole road under the water could be gone. Do yourself a favor and avoid driving in those conditions. Also do the first responders a favor. Recovering drowned bodies was never one of my favorite jobs. 

Keep an eye on the weather and I hope you are all on high ground.



  1. As I was forever explaining to my mom. The Atlantic ocean would have to rise thirty feet, in order for it to flood my house.

    1. It would have to flood 2000 for mine, but I've been cut off for a few days due to snow melt floods. Culverts got washed out.