flood a commin

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  1. railnut

    railnut New Member

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    Just got personally notified yesterday from the city that in a couple of weeks we are expected to be flooded. Snow pack in the mountains is 45 percent over normal and that it is now starting to melt. With the volume that is expected sometime in the next two plus weeks the experts say that the dykes and canals may not be able to hold back all the water. So today has been moving day, taking all the hobby stuff out of the basement area and putting it up on the covered sundeck off the upstairs bedroom. One quickly forgets how much railroad stuff that he has collected over the last 40 plus years in the hobby until it all has to be moved. Lots of work to do over the next while, have hay that has to be moved up along with all the stuff that is in the barn so must get at it. Will keep you posted, from the maybe very wet west coast of Canada.
  2. joesho

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    were exactley do you live??i live in surrey. i heard there was going to be major flooding, everyone is preparing.
  3. railnut

    railnut New Member

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    Live in the east end of Abbotsford, what is called Sumas Prarie
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Best wishes for you to stay high and dry. Hopefully all of the wise work you are doing will turn out to be for nothing but....
    Ralph
  5. rogerw

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    get some pumps. and good luck.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    If they're expecting it to be a bad one, take what you can carry and get to high ground. As a fire fighter, part of my job includes rescueing people from flooded areas. Even shallow water is dangerous if it's moving even a little. If you're in water halfway to your knees that's moving at 5 mph that's not so bad, you can withstand it, to a point. However, if the depth of the only doubles, it's force on you increase by four times. It WILL sweep you off your feet. When that happens, all bets are off. You're at the mercy of the current. I've seen many people who almost lost their lives trying to cross an area of shallow water just over their ankles.
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    Good luck and stay safe. Hope it doesn't get as bad as they say it's going too.

    Krawler
  8. joesho

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    ohhhh i know exactley were that is,maybe i should come visit:wink: just kidding!
  9. joesho

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    thats very encouraging to me....:shock: :sad: :eek:
  10. Jim Krause

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    I grew up about a hundred miles South of you in Western Washington. I well remember those floods in the river valleys. Dead cows going downstream along with whole trees and parts of houses. An old family story concerns my grand parents putting the family cow in an upstairs bedroom and rowing across the Snohomish River to high ground. when the water went down, the cow was safe but the bedroom took a lot of cleaning.
    Good thing that you got advance notice. Good luck and take care.
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    So they rode the cow across the river? ok what did i miss.
  12. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i couldnt imagine having a flood,i live in ohio and is filled with hills so we dont get mucha nothin in disasters.good luck to you and protect your models with your life! sign1 --josh
  13. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    rogerw: One does not rode a cow across the river, you row a boat, with oars.:) I guess I didn't follow Robert Lewis Stevenson's philosophy. He said " write not just to be understood but so you can't possibly be misunderstood".
  14. Russ Bellinis

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    It doesn't matter how well you write it Jim, if it give us a laugh we will find a way to misunderstand! If you write too clearly it takes all of the fun out of it.
  15. Wildcatfootball

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    Washington is surrounded in hills and we get floods. In fact we are much more "hillly" then Ohio and we get hammered with floods sometimes. The 1996 flood was one of the worst on record. But we are still filled with hills. I think it's the fact that Ohio is a land locked state and you don't get the type of rain and snow pack that the Pacific Northwest gets.
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    A flood? What's that? Oh that has something to do with precipitation right? Down here in Phoenix, we never get nut'tin of anything 'cept lots of heat.
  18. Chaparral

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    The eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies are a blanket of white, far deeper than than in 2005 when the rain started on 28 May and stopped 23 days later, on 19 June.
    Although the reservoir at Calgary had been drastically drained, it was topped by six feet of water.
    An otherwise placid, ankle deep Fish Creek, washed out and swept away, four 25,000 lb foot bridges, rolling one of them 400 yards downstream.
    South western Alberta campgrounds disappeared under 12 feet of water roaring along trickling trout streams.
    Officials here in southern Alberta are whistling past the graveyard at this year's snowpack in the mountains.
    Each sunny day in May heightens the probability of late May rains.
  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    Huh,never heard of a flood in hills before,but i dont get out much or ever had a flood,so i guess anyhting can happen!--josh
  20. Russ Bellinis

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    Most floods start in the hills, they just end up flooding the valleys below. I've been wondering what the situation is in Pittsburgh this year. It seems every time there is a heavy snow pack in upstate NY and Western Pennsy, the three rivers in Pittsburgh flood.