A scattering of drones took to the air across Houston yesterday as the rain slowed to do some sight-seeing aroundÂ the brand new 9-county disaster zone declared by governor Abbott in theÂ afternoon. Filling up during floods is standard operating procedureÂ for Buffalo Bayou Park,Â asÂ demonstratedÂ prior to the park’s first planned official opening last spring. That’s not part of the sanctioned protocolÂ for all of Houston’s bayou corridors, butÂ it’s hard to argue about itÂ in the moment —above is the overhead view ofÂ Brays BayouÂ venturing out into broader Meyerland.
More footage comesÂ from northwest Houston,Â circlingÂ around White Oak Bayou at N. Houston Rosslyn Rd. in Inwood Forest — Â west and downstream of some the areas that got the most rainfall: