Imelda, 2019

Wow, did we ever get it today. I didn’t make it as far as campus, in fact I never even made it off my street, but alert colleagues sent pictures:

And my favorite, a plugged drain in front of the RMC:

We’ve had a hundred years to work on the drainage but this much rain just overwhelms everything.

Bonus: Still, there’s something nice about continuity. I’ve got lots like these.

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14 Responses to Imelda, 2019

  1. Grant Youngman says:

    Apparently the place is still best known as “William Rice’s Marsh” … 🙂

  2. Anne Berkley says:

    Will Rice’s marsh.

  3. almadenmike says:

    In which years were the bottom two flooded-campus photos taken?

  4. Galloway Hudson - Wiess '60 says:

    “William Marsh Rice’s rice marsh” is the way I heard it.

  5. Vard Moore says:

    Willy’s Rice Marsh

  6. Thanks for the report. I have been wondering how Imelda is affecting you. Lots of rain is one of the reasons I am glad not to live in Houston.

    On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 12:26 PM Rice History Corner wrote:

    > Melissa Kean posted: “Wow, did we ever get it today. I didn’t make it as > far as campus, in fact I never even made it off my street, but alert > colleagues sent pictures: And my favorite, a plugged drain in front of the > RMC: We’ve had a hundred years to work on ” >

  7. Texas SPQ says:

    Some things never change. The lights are always on in the Architecture building, even when the rest of the campus buildings are dark.

  8. On rainy days when I was a student there (’62 through spring of ’66), on rainy days, we called it “The Rice Paddy.” The pre-Rice Marsh tries every now and then to stage a comeback.

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