These things don't just affect those in a particular area because they happen all over the Gulf coast and that hits close to home. We always keep people in our prayers when things like this happen.
During the time the heavy rains were here and the Baton Rouge area, I kept going out onto the carport to see what the rain was doing and it never ceased. There were times it lessened, but it just never stopped! For days! The water came about 3/4 of the way up our driveway, but was shallow. We live down the road from the Vermillion River and are on a low bluff, so drainage between us and the river has very few houses and on our side, few neighborhoods, so it drains fast. That doesn't mean we couldn't flood under the right conditions.
I just prayed and stayed watching the TV the whole time like I'm doing now because I couldn't sleep.
I pray that Harvey's second pass will not be bad. Mike's brother and his wife live in Houston, but so far, so good. Our granddaughter has friends in Houston and the surrounding area and some have been flooded out. She lives in Lake Charles with her husband and little daughter, so I hope they won't flood if the rains get heavy.
So many people have no idea what wind-driven rain, surf and water from overflowing waterways can do and it can't be stopped. I used to cringe when people would talk about having hurricane parties in beach houses!!!
God help and be with everyone in the affected areas. It soon may be us. God watch over the people who are out there in harm's way, rescuing people caught in the flooded areas and keep them safe from harm.
One good thing is that along the coast, so many people have their own boats and they go out to help people without being asked. Now how kind is that?
noss & Mike