Grateful for power and heat
Thursday January 19th 2017, 12:02 am
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Forty to forty-five mph winds and a total deluge of water all at once. It sounded very much like being back East when a hurricane is coming at you. The water in the street was a fast river, rushing wave upon white-crested wave of water–and we’re on a dead end street. That had all come straight down from the sky. Whoosh! What looked like a tiny tornado touching down made the water suddenly twist and kick up high in one spot and it splashed back down in a twirl.

So I wrote about it on Facebook and within twenty minutes it was like a toddler with his fingers in his mouth looking up with a half-innocent smile, going, Who me? It was still raining but nothing like that.

The resident former Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer says that a third of an inch of rain in an hour causes flood advisories here. We’ve had close to an inch today with half of it dumped out in that one big fast blast.

We have four more days of heavy rain and two after that of the storms petering out.

Remembering the storm of ’98 when Richard and Sam manned the Red Cross shelter, where a friend of mine was after having woken up in the night to find her bed at the ceiling. When kids boogie-boarded down the street.

We are happily on a rise, outside the flood plain nearer the Bay, and not close to a creek.

(And this is why I tried to get the pruning all done yesterday.)

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Be safe. We had a flood here, 1962, written up in the old Relief Society magazine. My babies and I taken out at 10 at night in a rowboat while their daddy stayed behind to pump out basements–and we do not even have a river or a creek nearby. Warm temperatures, chinook wind, and runoff from the hills did it then, and worried us two weeks ago. The below zero temps now have ice everywhere–I wish we could have some SLOW thawing.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 01.19.17 @ 8:54 am

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