Great Av and sad loss, Williams was just brilliant as Chalky White on Boardwalk!
Some nice flooding here in bc and I'm stuck on the wrong side of it, freeway and all the other roads are either flooded or blocked by mudslides, so I went off to the emergency centre(they were giving out subway) and the gits gave me forms to get 45 quids worth of soap and toothpaste(seems excessive but maybe they're trying to tell me something), I get to go to Denny's three times a day but it doesn't cover everything but wotever better than nothing. Nowhere to sleep though which is a bit awkward..
Looks like nutsack river in Washington flooded pretty bad and it swelled over to this low lying farmland here and has buggered everything else.
Some twitter links of the lovely flooding, I don't know how to upload images on the phone,
It's not usually under water.
tried to drive home yesterday afternoon but the water rose very fast and by the point we were turned around the water was nearly half way up the car door, quite a bit of luck that we made it through some guys cars were stalling and not starting up again. I think a lot of farms just had to leave their livestock too... First the 45+ heatwave in June buggered up some crops in this area now the flooding too, the farms are taking a whacking.
Made it back home after being stuck for two nights on the wrong side of the flood, they managed to clear the landslides on the road on the other side of the Fraser River, it's quite a detour but it works. Part of the road seems damaged so it was one lane alternating traffic for a few kms(which takes a long time)....
Quite a disaster.. Some various links.
The worst stuff is further inland where small bridges are falling down and roads collapsing :S
Then an RV rental place catches fire :S
Looks like the water is coming down pretty quick too which is nice... I'm still not going to work for the rest of the week though,...
That's brutal how are you faring bud? Any damage close to home and hope you don't have any cresting waterways close by. Saw some footage yesterday and looks all to familiar. Smart man opting to wait and detour, rule number 1..don't drown turn around. Once the bridges go it's literally life changing. Stay safe stay dry!
Currently a levee is being built(even the army are here :S) along the freeway because the water is rising pretty bad in some parts and there's a fair whack of rain forecast for next Tuesday(100+mm) so without drastic measures things could get pretty bad and the water could overwhelm a lot more stuff where many more live. The unfortunate part of this is the way they are direct the flood water out is going to flood maybe ten houses, which is terrible for the people that live there as that are was a former shallow lake that was drained maybe 100 years ago to make the farm land so those unfortunate gits probably don't have insurance for this, they'll lose the house.
Saying that, the worst is definently further inland where big chunks of the roads and bridges have fallen down, poor gits. Merritt was totally evacuated and flooded and that's after they were all evacuated due to the wildfires a few months ago :S... Look up some of the pictures on the coquihalla route, that's a pretty major route too.
Overall though it could have been much worse, everyone responded pretty quick and there's only been on death confined so far(which is of course one too many) but there are around a further three missing.
Photos below(used a link because they might be big, and also upside down) taken from the passenger side whilst driving back, water got pretty high on the car, lucky to make it through(we were only in the water for a few mins)
Fire brigade were rowing a dingy up to peoples houses along the road too :S
Last edited by palmerq; 11-19-2021 at 08:45 PM.
That is a lot of damage and will take years to get over. Is this British Colombia?
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All's lost! Everything's going to shit!
Cannot look at the footage from up North without wincing man. Kentucky absolutely savaged and in addition to neighboring States some 30 tornadoes touched down. Early word is some 100 reported dead, 40 missing and count expected to rise no doubt. Entire towns literally leveled. I've been in 1 tornado when I was a small child in Oklahoma and have to say I will take a hurricane any day over those.
That was downright BRUTAL.
They're saying one tornado in particular traveled over 200 miles. That is unbelievable. Mayfield, Kentucky was totally destroyed and that candle factory looks like it was leveled by a giant bulldozer. The outbreak affected 6 states. An Amazon warehouse in Illinois was also destroyed and there's likely to be many casualties in there also.
That makes two of us in choosing between a tornado and a hurricane. And this is from someone who lived through both Hugo in '89, and Maria in 2017. Hurricanes are mean and nasty... but you see them coming and can prepare. These funnel-shaped bitches come down unexpectedly and many times at night.
God help all the people and families that were affected.
So last night was interesting. This fat fooker formed on the West bank and straight lined it about 6 blocks from me in Algiers. Hit Gretna, hoped the levee and road over the Mississippi river. Strengthened to a reported EF3, and grounded again in the lower ninth ward, St Bernard and decimated Arabi directly across the river. Only the 2nd tornado I've seen up close and personal and I sure as shat don't wish them on anyone. You cannot 'prepare' for them! Last clip pretty much word for word.
SIX blocks away!
Yeah... that's a bit TOO close.
That funnel looked pretty well defined for an EF-3. It was probably on the upper part of that range.
Scary to think it's not just Tornado Alley that has to worry about those monsters.
And you're right... no time to prepare. In that sense, they're a hell of a lot scarier than hurricanes.
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