The scenes from Houston are heart-breaking. We can’t look away.
The Washington Post has developed a tool to determine how that much rain (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) would affect locations across the USA.
For instance, I live on a hill in Powell; my house would be under only 4.4 feet of water. Lesson learned: Make friends with people who live on Mountain Crest in Fountain City. Homes there are high and dry.
Here are some other points of interest:
Salem Church in Halls – under 0 feet of water
Pleasant Gap Church in Halls – under 14.6 feet
Powell High School – 7.3 feet
Powell Elementary School – 1.1 feet (old timers built smarter)
Knoxville Court House – 0 feet
City County Building – 5.8 feet (ditto)
Emory Road at I-75 – 8.9 feet
Sunsphere – 10.2 feet
Torchbearer at UT – 0 feet
Neyland Stadium – 7.3 feet
Fountain City Lake – 9.1 feet
Woodlawn at Broadway – 9.5 feet
Long’s Drug Store in Bearden – 4.4 feet
Farragut Town Hall – 7.7 feet
Stay dry, y’all.