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Water main break leads to flooding

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KPRC A BIG CLEANUP, THANK YOU SO A BIG CLEANUP, THANK YOU SO MUCH, BILL

MUCH, BILL >> WE KNOW THAT WATER MAIN IS >> WE KNOW THAT WATER MAIN IS EIGHT FEET WIDE, THAT IS PRETTY EIGHT FEET WIDE, THAT IS PRETTY LARGE, HERE IS A LOOK AT THE LARGE, HERE IS A LOOK AT THE SCALE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SCALE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT >> THIS GRAPHIC SHOWS YOU THE >> THIS GRAPHIC SHOWS YOU THE SCALE OF AN EIGHT-FOOT WATER SCALE OF AN EIGHT-FOOT WATER MAIN AND A MAN WHO STANDS AT MAIN AND A MAN WHO STANDS AT SIX FEET TALL SIX FEET TALL

WHILE WE HAVEN’T RECEIVED AN WHILE WE HAVEN’T RECEIVED AN AMOUNT OF WATER LOSS IN THIS AMOUNT OF WATER LOSS IN THIS BREAK FROM THE CITY OF HOUSTON BREAK FROM THE CITY OF HOUSTON JUST YET, THE AMOUNT OF FLOODING JUST YET, THE AMOUNT OF FLOODING LEFT BEHIND IS AN INDICATION LEFT BEHIND IS AN INDICATION THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER HERE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER HERE >> AND THIS RISING WATER CAUGHT >> AND THIS RISING WATER CAUGHT DRIVERS AND NEIGHBORHOOD DRIVERS AND NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS BY SURPRISE, THE RESIDENTS BY SURPRISE, THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD TO HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD TO RESCUE THREE PEOPLE FROM THEIR RESCUE THREE PEOPLE FROM THEIR CARS THAT WERE FLOODED OUT AND CARS THAT WERE FLOODED OUT AND SOME WERE TRAPPED IN THEIR SOME WERE TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES, LEFT TO WATER RISE AFTER HOMES, LEFT TO WATER RISE AFTER GETTING NO ASSISTANCE FROM THE GETTING NO ASSISTANCE FROM THE CITY, CHANNEL 2’S JOEL ICE CITY, CHANNEL 2’S JOEL ICE BOTTOM LIVE IN EAST HOUSTON WITH BOTTOM LIVE IN EAST HOUSTON WITH THEIR STORY, JOEL THEIR STORY, JOEL

>> ANDY I CAN’T EMPHASIZE BY THE >> ANDY I CAN’T EMPHASIZE BY THE WAY HOW BAD IT IS GETTING FROM WAY HOW BAD IT IS GETTING FROM POINT A TO CITY B IN THE CITY OF POINT A TO CITY B IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON ON THE EAST SIDE HOUSTON ON THE EAST SIDE WE ARE ON MCCARTY, THIS IS RIGHT WE ARE ON MCCARTY, THIS IS RIGHT NOW LIVE AND A HALF MILE OF NOW LIVE AND A HALF MILE OF TRAFFIC TRYING TO TRANSITION ON TRAFFIC TRYING TO TRANSITION ON TO CLINTON DRIVE WHICH IS TO CLINTON DRIVE WHICH IS SPORADICALLY CLOSED, THESE CARS SPORADICALLY CLOSED, THESE CARS AND TRUCKS AND 18-WHEELERS HAVE AND TRUCKS AND 18-WHEELERS HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR THE BETTER BEEN SITTING HERE FOR THE BETTER PART OF AN HOUR ALREADY, NOT PART OF AN HOUR ALREADY, NOT MOVING AT ALL MOVING AT ALL

OF COURSE A LOT WORSE FOR A LOT OF COURSE A LOT WORSE FOR A LOT OF OTHER COMMUTERS TODAY, JUST OF OTHER COMMUTERS TODAY, JUST INCREDIBLE VIDEO, I THINK REALLY INCREDIBLE VIDEO, I THINK REALLY ON 610 NEAR CLINTON, WHEN WE SAW ON 610 NEAR CLINTON, WHEN WE SAW ALL OF THAT WATER, I MEAN, CAN ALL OF THAT WATER, I MEAN, CAN YOU IMAGINE, THERE IS NOT A DROP YOU IMAGINE, THERE IS NOT A DROP OF RAIN OUT, YOU ARE DRIVING AND OF RAIN OUT, YOU ARE DRIVING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU ARE IN A ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU ARE IN A FLOOD, A DOZEN CARS AND TRUCKS FLOOD, A DOZEN CARS AND TRUCKS WERE LOST IN THIS THING, HSC HAD WERE LOST IN THIS THING, HSC HAD TO DO THREE HIGH WATER RESCUES TO DO THREE HIGH WATER RESCUES WITH DOWN OF THOSE BIG, BIG HIGH WITH DOWN OF THOSE BIG, BIG HIGH WATER RESCUE VEHICLES, EVERYBODY WATER RESCUE VEHICLES, EVERYBODY OKAY THERE, BUT THAT IS NOT IT OKAY THERE, BUT THAT IS NOT IT WE ARE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT WE ARE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT CARS AND TRUCKS, THIS THREATENED CARS AND TRUCKS, THIS THREATENED HOME, THERE WERE PEOPLE ALONG HOME, THERE WERE PEOPLE ALONG QUINTON DRIVE IN THAT AREA ON QUINTON DRIVE IN THAT AREA ON THE EAST SIDE WHO WERE TRAPPED THE EAST SIDE WHO WERE TRAPPED IN THEIR HOUSES, I SPOKE TO A IN THEIR HOUSES, I SPOKE TO A WOMAN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO WHO WOMAN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO WHO WAS SO WORRIED LOOKING OUT OF WAS SO WORRIED LOOKING OUT OF HER FRONT DOOR BECAUSE SHE WAS HER FRONT DOOR BECAUSE SHE WAS WITH HER ONE-YEAR-OLD CHILD WITH HER ONE-YEAR-OLD CHILD ALONE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW ALONE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE WAS GOING TO NEGOTIATE HER SHE WAS GOING TO NEGOTIATE HER WAY OUT OF HER HOUSE WAY OUT OF HER HOUSE SHE REALLY THOUGHT THE WATER WAS SHE REALLY THOUGHT THE WATER WAS GOING TO COME INTO HER HOME, SO GOING TO COME INTO HER HOME, SO WHAT SHE DID WAS CALL 911 FOR WHAT SHE DID WAS CALL 911 FOR HELP

HELP BUT TROUBLE WITH 911 BUT TROUBLE WITH 911 >> AND THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO >> AND THEY TRANSFERRED ME TO ANOTHER LINE, I WAS IT WAS A 311 ANOTHER LINE, I WAS IT WAS A 311 AND TOLD ME THE LINES WERE DOWN, AND TOLD ME THE LINES WERE DOWN, I WAS IN LINE FOR LIKE FIVE I WAS IN LINE FOR LIKE FIVE MINUTES, NOBODY ANSWERED SO I MINUTES, NOBODY ANSWERED SO I HAD TO — MY SISTER ACTUALLY HAD TO — MY SISTER ACTUALLY CALLED AND TOLD HER IT WAS NOT CALLED AND TOLD HER IT WAS NOT AN EMERGENCY, SO MY SISTER WAS AN EMERGENCY, SO MY SISTER WAS LIKE WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT IS NOT LIKE WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY? AN EMERGENCY? AND SHE IS TRAPPED INSIDE HER AND SHE IS TRAPPED INSIDE HER HOUSE HOUSE

>> YES, SO EVENTUALLY HOW THIS >> YES, SO EVENTUALLY HOW THIS WOMAN GOT HELP FOR HER AND HER WOMAN GOT HELP FOR HER AND HER CHILD AND SHE HAD TO LITERALLY CHILD AND SHE HAD TO LITERALLY TOSS HER CHILD OVER HER FENCE IN TOSS HER CHILD OVER HER FENCE IN THE BACKYARD, IT WAS HER THE BACKYARD, IT WAS HER BROTHER-IN-LAW WHO MANAGED TO BROTHER-IN-LAW WHO MANAGED TO WHITTLE HIS WAY THROUGH THE WHITTLE HIS WAY THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BIC THEM BOTH NEIGHBORHOOD AND BIC THEM BOTH UP, THEY ARE BOTH ALL RIGHT AND UP, THEY ARE BOTH ALL RIGHT AND THERE WAS NO WATER IN THEIR THERE WAS NO WATER IN THEIR HOME, I TALKED HER JUST A LITTLE HOME, I TALKED HER JUST A LITTLE BIT AGO BUT THIS NIGHTMARE IS BIT AGO BUT THIS NIGHTMARE IS NOT OVER FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE NOT OVER FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYING TO GET TO A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYING TO GET TO WORK, TRYING TO GET HOME, SO WORK, TRYING TO GET HOME, SO MANY CLOSED STREETS, INCLUDING MANY CLOSED STREETS, INCLUDING MCCARTY RIGHT HERE AT CLINTON AS MCCARTY RIGHT HERE AT CLINTON AS THEY TRY SHUFFLE AND WE THEY TRY SHUFFLE AND WE >> A LOT OF TRAINS, PLANES, >> A LOT OF TRAINS, PLANES, AUTOMOBILES EVERYTHING OUT HERE, AUTOMOBILES EVERYTHING OUT HERE, NOT MUCH OF IT MOVING AT ALL, WE NOT MUCH OF IT MOVING AT ALL, WE ARE LIVE ON THE EAST SIDE ARE LIVE ON THE EAST SIDE TONIGHT, I AM JOEL EISEN BOTTOM,

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