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Old 08-28-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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Jumping in with my older brother. He's been out all day pulling people out of neighborhoods. Wish us luck and safety. He said it was tough this morning with all the people that were stranded. Especially with kids.


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Old 08-28-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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Jumping in with my older brother. He's been out all day pulling people out of neighborhoods. Wish us luck and safety. He said it was tough this morning with all the people that were stranded. Especially with kids.


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Old 08-28-2017, 06:38 PM   #3
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You and your brother are good men!! God bless you both!!
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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Watch your 6, on FB groups are being run off by officials due to groups shooting at boats.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:39 PM   #5
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Watch your 6, on FB groups are being run off by officials due to groups shooting at boats.


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Old 08-28-2017, 06:40 PM   #6
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He's been around spring all morning. We are headed to Katy.


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Old 08-28-2017, 06:41 PM   #7
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I'm about a half an hour from Conroe, but I can head anywhere if you have an address. How far is Kary from Conroe


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Old 08-28-2017, 06:48 PM   #8
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:56 PM   #9
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Good luck and be safe! That's good looking out!

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Old 08-28-2017, 07:02 PM   #10
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We're driving around now with the boat on the back... Things getting pretty hairy

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Old 08-28-2017, 07:03 PM   #11
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We're driving around now with the boat on the back... Things getting pretty hairy

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Old 08-28-2017, 07:12 PM   #12
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I'm about a half an hour from Conroe, but I can head anywhere if you have an address. How far is Kary from Conroe


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Katy is 45 mins. We have 8 adresses


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Old 08-28-2017, 07:13 PM   #13
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Be careful out there double D!


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Old 08-28-2017, 07:13 PM   #14
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:16 PM   #15
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Watch your 6, on FB groups are being run off by officials due to groups shooting at boats.
WTH? People shooting at rescuers ?
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:05 PM   #16
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WTH? People shooting at rescuers ?
Yes. From what I gather from the other thread they are acting like they need rescuing to bring the boats over and then shoot at them/try to take the boat
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:06 PM   #17
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:12 PM   #18
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:21 PM   #19
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Jumping in with my older brother. He's been out all day pulling people out of neighborhoods. Wish us luck and safety. He said it was tough this morning with all the people that were stranded. Especially with kids.


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If you make it there I have an address I'd like to text you in lakes of bridgewater. .....see http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...1#post12689791.

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Old 08-28-2017, 08:22 PM   #20
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This may sound ignorant but how big a boat can you get in down there? I've got an 18 foot tracker v18 and was wondering if if would do more hurt than good. I wanna be there to help
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:25 PM   #21
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This may sound ignorant but how big a boat can you get in down there? I've got an 18 foot tracker v18 and was wondering if if would do more hurt than good. I wanna be there to help
Haven't seen the area, is it a flat bottom?
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:27 PM   #22
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Katy PD/FD made the call for volunteers with boats. The Katy area is flooded badly, like many other places.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:41 PM   #23
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It's a v bottom
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:42 PM   #24
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It sits in about a foot of water before it flattens out in the back
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:44 PM   #25
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It sits in about a foot of water before it flattens out in the back
Could probably help in much of the area that is in 6 ft of water
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:52 PM   #26
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How are people getting boats launched. Is it as simple as backing in at neighborhoods? Is there more to it?
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:59 PM   #27
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Sorry so may questions. All kinda new to me
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:19 PM   #28
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Ok. So here's the deal. We launched by dropping the boat and trailer and walking them both until we could get the boat off. The water was between thigh deep and knee deep on the street so we had to walk it through current. Once we got into deeper water it was easier. How ever we got crappy info from someone coordinating this area. We fought through deep water to cross a creek then pushed forward to find the neighborhood we were trying to get into with only 6-8 inches of water... people were driving around!!! Was a waste of time and took a couple hours to get to the location...

Here is the deal. You HAVE to have a shallow water running boat. Launching is a biatch. Surface drive or fan boat is crucial bc of the various water depth. Fiberglass boats take a beating bc of hitting curbs and all other crazy crap under water.

We took some damage to the grottoes cable and drive cable so the boat is out of commission.

Also, they put a 10 pm curfew so anyone in the water past 10 WILL BE ARRESTED!!!



The last pic is showing where we fought through and where we got to. The green is where people were driving around and it was reported flooded...


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Old 08-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #29
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Guys, thanks for trying. Great people in Texas. Other people doing rescues be careful.


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Old 08-28-2017, 09:32 PM   #30
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It wasn't a total waste. My brother with aide from another guy pulled 32 people out of extremely high water this morning.


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Old 08-28-2017, 09:43 PM   #31
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Yall are great people. Be safe. Really wish i could be down there helping.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:45 PM   #32
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Yall are great people. Be safe. Really wish i could be down there helping.


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Old 08-28-2017, 09:49 PM   #33
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Thinking about heading that way tomorrow, have a 14ft flat bottom, would Tomball/katy area in need, not sure were to go yet, trying to get a game plan in place
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:57 PM   #34
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Thinking about heading that way tomorrow, have a 14ft flat bottom, would Tomball/katy area in need, not sure were to go yet, trying to get a game plan in place


Man, picks spot. Katy is hit hard. Anywhere through cypress creek or spring creek.


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Old 08-28-2017, 10:01 PM   #35
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:02 PM   #36
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It's going to be really hard to get into the area. Most roads are shut down. I live near tomball on spring cypress and can't get out side.


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Old 08-28-2017, 10:08 PM   #37
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Does anyone know where the people are acting hostile. We are headed down. Ow and are going to launch the boat somewhere at daylight. Just don't want to get shot at.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:16 PM   #38
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I wish everyone in Houston was on TBH or atleast knew about it. If they would just post an address it looks like tbh would be there. Great job guys I'm trying to get down there
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:18 PM   #39
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I wish everyone in Houston was on TBH or atleast knew about it. If they would just post an address it looks like tbh would be there. Great job guys I'm trying to get down there
which way are you gonna try to get down there,
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:21 PM   #40
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:27 PM   #41
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We should be headed down tomorrow. With a 130 bbl vac truck and a 70 bbl vac truck. Working on getting my boat down as well. Not sure the best way to get there
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:50 PM   #42
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Anyone that needs a hand let me know. Boat may be down and out but I'm not. Problem will be coordinating with you as I seem to be trapped inside due to high water. There was an apt full of people near 45 and cypresswood this morning but no one could get to them.


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Old 08-29-2017, 01:33 PM   #43
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I've got a buddy wanting to plan a trip down to Houston to help out this coming weekend. He's got an aluminum bass boat (not a shallow drive).

Thoughts on where he/we should head towards and if we'd still be useful that late into the emergency and with that equipment?

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Old 08-29-2017, 02:00 PM   #44
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I've got a buddy wanting to plan a trip down to Houston to help out this coming weekend. He's got an aluminum bass boat (not a shallow drive).

Thoughts on where he/we should head towards and if we'd still be useful that late into the emergency and with that equipment?

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We would be coming from Denton, not sure of ingress to the area.

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Old 08-29-2017, 02:01 PM   #45
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Headed back out. Gonna try to make it to tidwell area. 5 kids drowned there yesterday.


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Old 08-29-2017, 02:20 PM   #46
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:46 PM   #47
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:04 PM   #48
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Cypress wood neighbor hood should be good on boats. We rolled till 3am last night

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Old 08-29-2017, 07:12 PM   #49
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There are trucks with boats driving around everywhere looking for something to do.
Most are getting sent back. Went to over 5 places today for about a 4 hour period and was told no more boats were needed. This was a big change from yesterday.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:43 PM   #50
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Was in Katy this morn with an airboat. My advice is to jump in and get after it. If you wait around for instruction you'll be turned away or on stand-by. PLENTY of folks there need help and the water is getting worse! Take the white flags down as you rescue and go door to door to make sure all areas are cleared. The area I was in had been upgraded to mandatory evacuation and most residents didn't even know that. Good luck and be safe!
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