Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dodging The Bullet







These pictures are all in roughly the same area of our town. And it's no surprise that it has flooded there. We live in the 100 year flood plain. I think these pictures are in the 1 year flood plain. While it is no surprise that the area is under water, it is surprising just how much there is. The river crested *just* under the record. Barely.
These are on the south side of the highway. We live on the north side. While we didn't have any flood waters, we had a whole lot of ground water. With no where to go. The library and middle school parking lots were under water for a couple of days. The highway was shut down for sandbagging to save the businesses on the north side.
The thing is, pretty much all of Western Washington looked like this, or still does, or looks worse. We were fortunate.
We dodged the bullet this year. Thank you, Lord.

10 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

Is this the road heading out to Marine Drive? Or across to the island?

Gina said...

Norman Rd.
How did Marty fare?

Julie said...

glad you all are okay!

Kat said...

Wow. Is that from all the snow ya'll have had?

We live in a 500 year flood plain. What I want to know is how do they know that :-)

Britt said...

Oh my goodness .. that's awful!

You're giving me flashbacks of this summer...

Elena said...

Crazy! Glad you are safe.

JourneytoFamily said...

Wow, that's horrible! I'm glad you are all ok!

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, that's scary. We don't have flooding because our water is all FROZEN. It's 17 degrees here right now. I've actually never experienced flooding. It doesn't look fun. Take care:)

Lula! said...

So...ya got the kitchen all made over and looking fab. Next up...buy a boat. Seriously. Or else I'll really worry.

Kathi said...

Oh my goodness. I can't imagine! I'm glad you are safe. Kathi