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18,000 Pounds Of Sandbags Weren’t Enough To Protect This Houston Home

Despite 18,000 pounds of sandbags, Kristin Massey’s home was one of thousands that were flooded after Hurricane Harvey flooded swaths of eastern Texas. The residence is seen here on Thursday, one day before Harvey’s core changed inland.

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Despite 18,000 pounds of sandbags, Kristin Massey’s home was one of thousands that were flooded after Hurricane Harvey flooded swaths of eastern Texas. The residence is seen here on Thursday, one day before Harvey’s core changed inland.

Kristin Massey around Houston Public Media

It took dual blurb trucks to broach a 18,000 pounds of sandbags Kristin Massey deployed to anchor cosmetic sheeting around her home, though it wasn’t adequate to stop a vast volume of H2O brought by Harvey. Massey posted new images of her flooded home Tuesday.

“We did all that we could, though it would never have been enough,” Massey wrote, providing an refurbish that enclosed photos of her flooded area of Meyerland, in southwest Houston.

The refurbish was posted to Facebook from Massey’s neighbor’s house, that is towering aloft than her own. The images and video enclosed scenes of a rowboat tied to a vituperation of a house’s front steps, with H2O rushing by in a background.

Massey was one of millions of people in eastern Texas who rushed to ready for Hurricane Harvey final week, as warnings went out about a vast and absolute storm. Now a pleasant storm, Harvey has brought rare rain. The sum (so far) of 49.2 inches that was reported in Houston’s southeast Tuesday set a new inhabitant record for sum rainfall from a pleasant system.

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Hours before Harvey done landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, Houston Public Media reported on Massey’s preparations, that she pronounced she spent scarcely $5,000 to put in place.

“The bags smoke-stack 11 inches high with a piece of waterproofing 5 feet high,” HPM’s Marissa Cummings reported. “This surrounds her whole one-story home.”

But Massey’s travel in Meyerland was one of many in Houston that flooded badly. Describing a H2O levels on Tuesday, Massey wrote, “My home (4.5ft inside home, 9ft in street) and village in Meyerland and my parents’ home … and village in Memorial are totally devastated.”

Kristin Massey spent scarcely $5,000 perplexing to strengthen her home from Hurricane Harvey. Her preparations enclosed sandbags, waterproof barriers and empty routers.

Kristin Massey around Houston Public Media


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Kristin Massey spent scarcely $5,000 perplexing to strengthen her home from Hurricane Harvey. Her preparations enclosed sandbags, waterproof barriers and empty routers.

Kristin Massey around Houston Public Media

Massey continued, “After examination days of helicopter and vessel rescues and conference my son cry over a phone, my heart physically hurts.”

Last week, Massey told HPM that she was perplexing to strengthen her residence since it had already been strike by flooding twice in a past year. She had changed to a area since of a good propagandize district, she said.

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In today’s update, Massey added, “If your home wasn’t influenced and after a H2O recedes, we inspire everybody to continue to give manpower wherever they can. My prayers continue to go out to everybody and [for] a reserve of Houston.”