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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by torpedoman, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    hope all you guys on the west side are on high ground.
     
  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    What I find to be hilarious every spring is how people start lining up to move another trailer house by the Snohomish river, as if it won't ever flood there.

    And they get 9 months into it and, Sur-prise, sur-prise sur-prise, whuh they call this a flood plain, unka Mike?

    True enough though, even some of the usually trouble-free spots are submerged.

    We're doing fine in Tacoma/U-Place though.
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    This is why I like living at 4200'!
     
  4. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Yup, there was a reason I built the house on top of a hill. The thing about a "waterfront" home is... you can never count on the water to not move on you!!
     
  5. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    the street in front of my house today
     
  6. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't that "Road Work Ahead" sign read "River Work"?
     
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    or, "A River Runs Through It Part II."

    What town are you guys in, nwg19? Please don't say Snohomish. :)
     
  8. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    We're in Pacific. When they opened mud mtn. dam we got nailed:(
     
  9. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    :(

    Is your house OK?
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Jeez you guys aren't that far from us, though.

    Here's a nice little slide show from Snoqualmie Pass/I-90 that a friend sent me this morning, on Flickr . The High Ground has it's downsides, too!
     
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  11. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    We actually sit just a bit higher than some of the houses around us so we just got about a foot of water in our woodshed.
    Here are two pics of the white river where it blew it's banks and headed straight for the apartments ya'll probably saw on the news.....
     
  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics, thanks!
     
  13. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    a couple more, further south towards sumner...
     
  14. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Oddly enough my house sits higher than street level, yet there was still 2 inches of water covering the downstairs. Had to move everything from down there and then rip up the carpet and padding to let the concrete dry. Not fun.
     
  15. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Gotta go see Flynn at Carpet sense!
     
  16. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    A couple decades ago I rented a low-profile duplex on the far East edge of Portland. I was FAR from any drainages or creeks and had good altitude, so I felt smug about flooding.

    Egads, it turned out that there was an underground water source, probably an ancient lava tube from Mount Hood, which flooded a bowl-depression just a couple of blocks away! I did not get flooding myself, but I did gain a little humility---you just cannot predict everything!......................elsullo