Longtime TAAA member Lane Aviation based in Rosenberg, southwest of Houston, has reported their facilities and personal homes have made it through the storm with minimal damage. Nearby areas, however, are experiencing extensive flooding and crop damage.
Grant Lane and his son Logan also report that the FAA has been very cooperative with them to allow ongoing aviation activities despite TFR restrictions boxing the entire Houston area. It appears that corn is already done in the area, rice is in its second crop and the cotton is the real problem. Some cotton has already been bailed but was ruined sitting in water; other bailed cotton is high and dry; some remains to be defoliated, so it is really a mixed bag.
Here is a quote that Logan was kind enough to send along and several pictures taken from one of their helicopters yesterday of the Brazos River Flood Plain in Fort Bend County.
"The coastal plains of Texas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey but our spirits have not. The Lane Aviation Family has been fortunate in avoiding major damages and flooding, though many others have not. We stand behind our promise to provide anything and everything our customers should need. Despite the current unavailability of mail and parcel services, we are still holding true to that promise through the support of our vendors and other businesses in the industry, who we can't thank enough. Texans and everyday Americans have shown their true colors by coming together in unprecedented fashion to help those in need. Together we will stand strong, together we will rebuild." - Logan G. Lane