Hurricane Harvey came ashore 200 miles south along the Texas coast from Houston, but the greater metropolitan area was in the sights of the "dirty," northeast side of the storm. Massive bands of rain being spun in off the Gulf of Mexico have brought tornadoes and over 3 trillion gallons of rain. This is the greatest flood event in Houston since records have been kept, already exceeding the previous 1949 record levels, with more rain still to come.
Travel within the Greater Houston area is extremely difficult if not, in some cases, impossible. The Threlkeld One-Name Study's webserver is located in Salt Lake City in a Tier 3 data center, and will not be impacted by this weather event. However, our work on website development from Houston is suspended until at least Thursday, August 31. We will accept registration applications during that time, but they will not be processed until the 31st at the earliest. Thank you for your patience during this 500-year weather event.