Friday, September 13, 2013
Let the flooding begin
We are in Barcelona right now, enjoying the sunshine. Back home we had had about 20 inches of rain in 2 days, no joke. We are diving, ironically.
The road I usually run up and down is gone, and from the picture
it's going to be closed for good. The last huge rain, last year, caused the upper road to wash away the same spot, but just 10% of the road edge. Instead of fixing it they closed the upper road and put some markers up so people wouldn't drive over the washed out edge. It's a 80+ foot slide drop,if you did. Yes,instead of fixing it, they just did a band aid and now the band aid needs a tourniquet. You can't just fill in the road, it's just gone in a large section, you would have to build a new section from 80 foot down, won't happen so woe is me my favorite running spot is gone. Perhaps they will drop some beams in and build up, but it's a non essential road for all but about 6 families.
My place,is dry and secure, the small stream that is currently flooding:
This stream wood need to come up a 30 foot slope, and in order for,that to happen, it would have to spread out even more, so unless we get a 35 foot rise, I don't anticipate anything. The worst was last night, today it's been up and down. The little stream, under the blue sign in picture 2 is right now about 18 feet above normal, when you consider the spread width. The 2nd picture is earlier in the day, it's flooded over again right now.
The first picture is 2 miles downstream from us, the 2nd picture is 1/2 mile. We are not on this particular road.
Our MAG group neighbor and friend can't leave his street via car, his bridge is flooded and suspect to collapse. I told him to use our truck if needed, he has been checking on our place in case he house sitters get turned back at the road blocks, even though they live a few houses up from us. His house will flood in about 8 more feet of spread width, but the utilities is working hard to keep the water debris from blocking up anything.
We are lucky, many others now so much. If you want to see videos and pics go here, it's not our place but its close. Hope they work.
This is the whole state
Local, I think, tablet version
Lets see if people think being prepared is still stupid. Our neighbor group member, and neighbor house sitter have years of food to access at our house if theirs ever runs out. Hope fully the roads will be open next week when we come home.
Keep your powder dry.