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Henrik
08-28-2017, 03:08 PM
Given the terrible flooding that's taking place in south/southeast Texas - including the Houston area: Has anyone been able to reach out to DMC Houston to see how they're doing?

Henrik

Nicholas R
08-28-2017, 03:24 PM
James has been posting on Facebook. So far it sounds as though the DMC facility is high and dry.

Henrik
08-28-2017, 03:26 PM
Great to hear. Every time I've been there it feels as if they are sitting in low-lying terrain, so I'm glad they've been spared.

DaraSue
08-28-2017, 04:12 PM
Sarah posted today that the facility is clear of the flooding and the employees are safe, but some of them have had water damage at their houses and nobody can get to work because the streets are still underwater.

Mark D
08-28-2017, 04:43 PM
I called earlier today to see how things were going and got redirected to Danny at DMC-CA. He said the same things that others have already posted.... Basically employees were unable to get to work due to flooding in other parts of the Houston area, so they're closed for the next few days.

I got curious and looked up the flood plain map for the area:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=53128&d=1503952018

DMCH is right on the edge of the 500 year flood plane zone so if what they're saying on the news is true it's possible flood waters could come up from the south.

The other issue besides flooding is dealing with runoff and ponding from the massive rains. From what it looks like on google maps is there is a big grassy field behind the warehouse for water runoff from the parking lot and building roof. I would think the large area for drainage would mean less risk of localized flooding from all the runoff.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=53129&d=1503952625

I hope everyone stays safe down there.

Mark D
08-28-2017, 05:15 PM
Going further down the rabbit hole, there are a few traffic cams near I65 and HWY 8 near DMCH.

https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/gc.aspx?cam=1228&loc=IH-69_Eastex_at_Aldine_Bender&fr=1&ps=0

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=53131&d=1503954621

Here's approximately the same view from google maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/V5vNroaBbNC2

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=53130&d=1503954621

Michael
08-28-2017, 07:38 PM
Owen (Spittybug) lives down there. Hope he is dry and safe.

DMC-81
08-28-2017, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the visuals. That helps.

Best wishes for all the DMCH team and anyone affected by this flooding. :(

Stay safe.

DMCMW Dave
08-28-2017, 09:32 PM
Based on FB information posted by James, DMCH appears to be something he referred to as "DeLorean Island". No water on the ground but you can't get to the building without driving through some standing water.

Michael
08-28-2017, 09:35 PM
Based on FB information posted by James, DMCH appears to be something he referred to as "DeLorean Island". No water on the ground but you can't get to the building without driving through some standing water.

Noah it seems, owns a DeLorean

OverlandMan
08-28-2017, 09:46 PM
I posted a similar thread this weekend. Thomas and a couple others replied there as well. Mods might want to merge these two threads. Stay safe

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?15594-DMC-Houston-Operation

Nuclearbacon
08-28-2017, 11:42 PM
I totally called to correct an error I made on a part order. Didn't even put it together where they were geographically. Wishing them the best on DeLorean Island.