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bgd wrote:Is flooding common when the rains start?
I ask because I worked with a guy from Texas (not sure where) whose brand new car was swept away in an overnight flood.
It is becoming more common as climate change creates more extreme thunder storms. Houston is on a very flat coastal plain. When rainfalls start to exceed 6 to 8 inches in under 24 hours, there is no place for the water to go. We got about six inches... they got 15 inches to the north and northwest of us.
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The Philippines is reporting > 40 temps. That's never happened before as far I know.
bgd wrote:36 now in Sg. That's a little unusual too. Or it was until recently.
When you factor in the humidity , check out the "real temperature"
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earthfriendly wrote:Just read about the historic flood. Are you able to go about your daily activities?
All good in my part of town... much worse up north and to the west.
Most drainage projects are designed to handle one inch per hour... at the worst we were getting four to five inches per hour and that lasted for three or four hours.
At my house we got six inches of rain in about 36 hours... enough to create the river in our street, not enough to flood. Had it rained two more inches we would have had our house flooded out.
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