- Dec 4, 2014
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Our single story home is the closest residential property to the Barker dam in Houston. The dam was close to failing after the hurricane so the USACE opened the gates to release 13,000 gallons per second into the already flooded bayou by our home. The water rose quickly and started flowing through our property. We received no warning. We had 4 adults, 5 large dogs and 1 grandchild and no-place to go (single story property). Fortunately I had a Discovery II and an LR3. We loaded them quickly and drove out. The video is from the D2's dashcam. Both cars made the journey and still run today. All the other vehicles in our subdivision were destroyed. The other residents were rescued by boat by the coastguard later that morning. I regret the circumstances but those amazing vehicles saved our bacon that night. Our home won't be finished until May/June, nearly a year later.