A Look Back: City Covered In Flood Waters, Drowning Horses, Klein Collins High School Damaged
Spring, Texas – April 19th, 2017: Exactly a year ago today most parts of Harris County were covered by flood waters. Appropriately named “Tax Day Floods”, storms dropped as much as 15 inches of rain throughout Harris County and the city of Houston.
Spring Happenings was with you throughout the entire event bringing you the latest news from the ground and in the air. We have compiled a list of our live video feeds to recap on the event.
1.) Spring Happenings live with families as they seek shelter in their homes. We stayed live with you for over an hour as strong thunderstorms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and significant rainfall moved over Spring, Texas.
2.) Straight line winds hit Klein Collins High School causing significant damage to their roof. Klein Collins High School was closed for several days as crews worked tirelessly to make the needed repairs.
3.) Horses struggle to stay above water at Cypresswood Stables. Spring Happenings was the first to break this heartbreaking news. Our footage was aired across the world on multiple news networks; CBS, NBC, ABC, The Weather Channel, The Daily Mail (Australia). The footage was also used in a documentary “Worlds Deadliest Storms”, produced by a British video production company. We are happy to report that all horses were pulled from the flood waters without injury.
4.) Spring Happenings assisting with water rescues/evacuations near Tomball & Pinehurst. We were notified of a plea for help on Facebook and called in resources to assist a now dear friend of mine to safely remove her and her families animals from the rising flood waters.
5.) Flood waters inundate Northgate Golf Course
6.) Rising water in Olde Oaks
7.) Cypress Creek pours over into Ponderosa Forest
8.) Spring Happenings & Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce team up and coordinated a flood relief effort. Our donation drop off point was opened at a local storage center. Thousands of area residents donated to our efforts. Huge thanks to the many volunteers that assisted us with the sorting and distribution of the donated items.
9.) More storms move into Spring dropping additional rainfall.
10.) Donations pour into our flood relief center. From bottled water to cleaning supplies, clothing, and food, we distributed nearly 50 truckloads of items to residents affected by the floods.
11.) Spring Happenings assisted in opening a second flood relief drop off area at Spring High School. This was a joint effort coordinated by Tia Simmons (former principal at Spring High) and the Spring Happenings team.