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Thread: Flooding in TX: How are our friends @ DMC Houston doing?

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    Senior Member Henrik's Avatar
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    Flooding in TX: How are our friends @ DMC Houston doing?

    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?

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    James has been posting on Facebook. So far it sounds as though the DMC facility is high and dry.

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    Senior Member Henrik's Avatar
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    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.
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    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.

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    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:


    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.



    I hope everyone stays safe down there.

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    Going further down the rabbit hole, there are a few traffic cams near I65 and HWY 8 near DMCH.

    https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/...nder&fr=1&ps=0



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


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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    Owen (Spittybug) lives down there. Hope he is dry and safe.

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    Thanks for the visuals. That helps.

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

    Stay safe.
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    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.
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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCMW Dave View Post
    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

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