Posted by Johnnymac 11:30 AM
Greetings from West Houston. We have moved back in with Mrs Johnnymac's parents for a few days while the power is out at our house. They got their power and cable and internet back yesterday out here, so we're actually doing pretty well compared to some of the people down south.
Our house flooded a little bit when the gutters were ripped from the house and water backed up into the weepholes. It was only about a half inch and it all drained pretty rapidly when the storm was over, but the floors will need to be replaced. We also had a tiny bit of roof damage and two leaks inside, but otherwise we were very lucky. I had our large trees trimmed back in January and am now very pleased with that decision.
It could have been much worse, like the neighbor across the street:
Or our next door neighbor:
Not only did his tree fall into a bad spot for cleanup, it also did this to the pole out back (note the broken arm hanging off the side):
Given that this pole only serves 5-6 houses total, it might be a while until our power is fully restored.