• Man whose house was destroyed by Hurricane Ike has neighborhood severely flooded by Harvey

    By: Marius Payton


    One of the hardest hit spots in Houston was the city of Pearland, where rain totals in the area were between 15 and 21 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

    FOX13's Marius Payton took a closer look at what some of the residents there were going through. Before moving to Memphis just over 2 years ago, Pearland, Texas was Marius’ home. It's been hard to watch as the scenes and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey played out on TV in the neighborhood where he once lived.

    Sunday, FOX13 reached out to his old neighbors to see how they are holding up.

    Drone video of his old Stonebridge neighborhood. The aftermath of the rain left by Hurricane Harvey, and a glimpse of what could possibly lie ahead.

    Mike Mull was a former neighbor who decided to wait the storm out.

    "It's been rough man. A lot of rain. A lot of flooding obviously a lot of wind, minor roof damage here and there," Mull said.

    The rain still didn’t affect his power.


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    "I can hear you, but it's saying poor condition", was a constantly said during the FaceTime interview, which makes sense as the continuing storm has affected cellular service. The concern was with more rain on the way, that water could get into their homes.

    "I'm a flip my camera so you can kind of see there's the street. There's the median, and there's a sidewalk so it's up at our front yard," Mull told FOX13. 

    There are other concerns such as manhole covers that floated away and even snakes looking for dry land.

    "They're there.” As he took a look around. “You definitely are observant when you go outside. You definitely don't want to see any," Mull said. 

    Having lived through Hurricane Ike back in September of 2008, Mull knew what to expect.

    "That was just a nightmare, and we had to totally get our house and start over from scratch so. We dealt with that and we moved inland so now were dealing with this," Mull said.

    But as the forecast called for more rain, Mull’s thoughts were on the safety of his own family, the protection of his home, and how to start rebuilding the Bayou City.

    "Oh man. It's going to be a mess," Mull said with a sigh.

    The water started to rise so much that someone posted a sign that says “No Wake Zone”. The big trucks that were driving through the neighborhood streets were causing the water to go into people's houses.

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