Brazoria County Urges "GET OUT NOW" After Columbia Lakes Levee Breached

Tyler Durden's picture

Levees at Columbia Lakes in Brazoria County have been breached, according to the official Brazoria County website.

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"Get out now," the alert reads.

Portions of Brazoria County, due south of Houston, had been under a mandatory evacuation notice since Sunday.

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NoDebt's picture

I would say that is a fairly clear and unambiguous warning.  Many will still ignore it.

 

 

BaBaBouy's picture

Where is the US army, Evacuation aircraft???

A Repeat Of "Brownie..." ?

pods's picture

That is going to suck to be downstream of that. Let's hope the people already got out cause that warning doesn't leave much wiggle room.

pods

tmosley's picture

The problem with "getting out now" is that all the fucking evacuation routes are already underwater.

They needed to "get out" a fucking week ago.

Serfs Up's picture

Quick!  Sell volatiltiy, buy stocks and sell  gold!  It's the only rational response!!

WarPony's picture

"If it keeps on rainin' levee's goin' to break
When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
Lord mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
Oh well oh well oh well. ....

Going down, going down now, going down
going down now, going down, going down, going down, going down
Going down, going down now, going down
going down now, going down
going down now, going down
Going d-d-d-d-down
Woo woo" (Zepplin)

MagicHandPuppet's picture

This is equivalent to a looting blue light special notice for the dindus.

SilverRhino's picture

Houston is being destroyed.    Fuck, that means all these dindus are going to move inland.    

Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are about to get fucked over the next 9 months. 

 

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Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Silver,

"Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are about to get fucked over the next 9 months with Illegal Aliens."

Bastiat's picture

It's hard to swim with a 65" TV -- but maybe the styrofoam packing will help. 

rrrr's picture

No, they throw away the styrofoam packing because they can't watch that.

cossack55's picture

Oh, I don't know.  I actually learn more from watching styrofoam than most US news sources (exc. OANN).

American Psycho's picture

Is it time to starting blaming George Bush for allowing people to die because he is racist or should we wait a day or two?

CheapBastard's picture

But the Democrat Mayor told me to stay?

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Get Mike Myers on the phone and tell him to practice is 'WTF did this nigga just say?' face.

Shit, that was priceless.

pliny the longer's picture

its not 'racist'.  its RAYCISS!!!!! 

buttmint's picture

american psycho...

bashing ANY member of the Bush-Clinton Crime Syndicate is ALWAYS in season.

There is no wrong time, fyi......

Muddy1's picture

Where the hell is Sheila Jackson Lee, she's BLACK. she's a WOMAN, and she is the Houston representative in the US House of Represenatives.

I'll probably be banned from ZH for using a pronoun and Identifying her a a woman.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

She's gotta get WOKE first.... then she gotta blame it on Trump.... then she gotta get her hair and nails did for the press conference of her promising everything and delivering nothing.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

Why you got to down vote me like that for Shelia??

 

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Sheila Jackson, she gwan get some a dem 'Lee Press On Nails', jus like Maxine Water!

Uncertain T's picture

You left out the fact that she has to live, every day, with the stigma of being named "LEE"

Antifaschistische's picture

As a Houstonian...and a curious observer of the crazy development over the past 10 years here...

My opinion...Columbia Lakes NEVER should have been developed.  However much money they spent on a levee...they should have spent 3x that much.  And I'm not armchair quarterbacking.  The developers KNOW that and the FED will still willingly back all these mortgages and the Federal Government is backing all the private insurers who also KNOW their risk is too great in these areas....Private Insurers would NEVER insure these homes without .gov back stopping them.  It IS the MORAL HAZARD GONE WILD.

The same is true of Siena Plantation and a dozen other hoods being highlighted on national TV.

swmnguy's picture

Yeah, well, zoning and land-use management are Socialist.

But bailing everybody out with taxpayer money is apparently not.

Of course all the developers and the Finance types know they're going to get bailed out.  They know that from the jump.  That's why they make sure there's no coherent land use policy and no restrictions on their doing whatever the hell they want to do.  They make money on the front end, and they already know they can't lose money because they stacked the back end of the deck, too.

Freedom!

lasvegaspersona's picture

I'll bet many do not know flood damage is not a covered benefit under regular home insurance.

I suppose mortgage holders demand it for some but since Houston is low and flat I wonder how many are completely ruined.

Big Creek Rising's picture

none of this would have happened if we had just elected Hillary.

And as a side benefit, we would get to gaze into Hillary's earnest loving face everyday and Melania would never be on TV.

(yes, I've been drinking)

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

The only problem with seeing Hillary on TV .... the camera, and those pant suits, adds 10 or 15 pounds to her otherwise very desirable frame.  

 

My sarcasm tag is here >>>>   SARCASM TAG 

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

Awww man.... I got down voted by Hillary too!  Not a good day for me....

Dammit Walter's picture

They are plugging the levees with anything large they can find... such as 65" 4K flat panel TVs, and XBOX 1s.  

Big Creek Rising's picture

I think Hillary has experience plugging dikes

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"The only problem with seeing Hillary on TV .... the camera, and those pant suits, adds 10 or 15 pounds to her otherwise very desirable frame." 

It be cuz she tryin to hide her 'Pee Bag'!

Gold Pedant's picture

Be a little more respectful when you talk about Killary.

 

Those bizarre, fancy lead apron clothes keep her safe when she returns to her VERY radioactive homeworld each night to regenerate.

chubbar's picture

Good for you! Remember, you can't say you've been drinking all day if you don't start in the morning!

Tiwin's picture

Now is fine. Lets not forget that George Bush ia also a homosexual , a satan worshipper , and a war criminal besides.

The Cooler King's picture

"The problem with "getting out now" is that all the fucking evacuation routes are already underwater. They needed to "get out" a fucking week ago."

 

What a perfect metaphor for bitcoin holders.

 

Get out now, pay your taxes, call it a win.

Final Authority's picture

It is an "excise" tax. Please specify the federally connected privileged activity that I would need to be using to generate Bitcoin related federal income that is taxable under the excise laws of the United States. 

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The Cooler King's picture

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/how-are-capital-gains-taxed

 

"A capital gain is realized when a capital asset is sold or exchanged at a price higher than its basis. Basis is an asset’s purchase price, plus commissions and the cost of improvements, minus depreciation."

Yog Soggoth's picture

I've always been skeptical of earthen dams and levees. They are trying to hold in water that wants to go somewhere for a reason. Sad to say, but it takes a big deluge for some to realize they are living in a flood zone.

Winston Churchill's picture

No problem ,their cryptos will save them.

Citxmech's picture

"They needed to "get out" a fucking week ago..."  

The problem is that folks only got maybe a day or two of notice this time rather than the usual 4-5 day notice.

cheech_wizard's picture

 

GET OUT NOW!

GET OUT RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

 

Standard Disclaimer: Your vote matters.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Where is the US army, Evacuation aircraft???"

They are busy being a global force for good.

Billy the Poet's picture

If folks could select their own security personnel in a free market that wouldn't be a problem.  No one would willing chose to pay through the nose to kill innocent foreigners while leaving their own families in the lurch.

CheapBastard's picture

CNN reports Muller will investigate the Harvey-Putin collusion connection.