- 38483 Buller Blvd. [HAR]
TxDOT has been doingÂ some circlingÂ around over the thoroughly soaked Brazos River valley this weekÂ grabbingÂ a few snapshots, including some taken yesterday morning as 31 East and Central Texas countiesÂ picked up flood-relatedÂ disaster declarations from the governor’s office. Running north-to-south (right-to-left) under the murky waters shown above is FM 723 in Rosenberg, TX; you can spot the bridge rising up to crossÂ the river’s normal channel on the left side of the photo, whileÂ SH 36 stretches away to the northwest.
Flash- and non-flash flood warnings are in effect aroundÂ the region through at least Friday night, depending on how intenseÂ the rest of this week’s predicted downpours turn out to be. Meanwhile, the already-feet-past-the-previous-record flood gauge at nearby Richmond, TX, is still creeping upward this morning toward 55 ft.:
The city’s official new “Welcome to Houston” sign for travelers approaching from the
east west was moved further west to Brookshire over the weekend, as the ginormous new Rooms To Go Super Center facing the Katy Freeway opened for business. The distribution center and store stretch a mere 1,600 ft. along the I-10 frontage road, directly across from the Igloo plant and almost 6 miles west of the Katy Mills Mall. The entire facility takes up more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. A quick partial drive-by view: