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Old 08-27-2011, 11:17 PM   #16
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Tornado watch until 5am.

National Guard Mobilized and pre-positioned in case of emergency evacuation.

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I appreciate the updates, Leah. I watch the weather channel, etc, but real reports from real people are always more informative. I wish the best for all you folks out that way. Keep everything buttoned up tight.
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I appreciate the updates, Leah. I watch the weather channel, etc, but real reports from real people are always more informative. I wish the best for all you folks out that way. Keep everything buttoned up tight.
Our local Emergency Services is running a Facebook feed that is doing a great job with local info. Here's another update:
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Ah, yes, looks like my basement after 2.5" rain un an hour. Very infrequent around here thank goodness.
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Ouch, guess it's overwhelming the weeping tile system. You can maybe attempt to do some live patching with hydrolic cement if you have any. I actually had to do that this year during a very heavy rainfall. Water started seeping out of a cinder block crack and I managed to patch it right there and then while it was leaking and it actually held up. Getting weeping tiles and wall seal redone next year if I have the money.

Good thing it's unfinished space, could be worse, and you could be needing to redo it all. :o

Hopefully the storm does not hit too hard. Stay safe!
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'weeping tile system' You're so funny, Red. The pic is from the 130 year old section of my 208 year old house. We're a mere 60 feet above sea level. My sumps are either the sand and brick floor of the front of the house or two holes they left when they poured concrete floors in the back. They drain pretty well passively. Even with 6 inches of rain in the last 15 hours an the worst yet to come.

And I have a well in the basement. I should pull the cap and see how high the local water table has gotten
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High tide here is in 1 hour we are in the 'worst' of the storm.

Water intrusion has picked up pace again.

I took the cover off the well. Water level is a bit high for this time of year, but not notably risen.
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Guess it depends on where you live. 6-8 inches of rain here with 65-85 mph winds is a spring thunderstorm for us. We get one like that about every year.
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Guess it depends on where you live. 6-8 inches of rain here with 65-85 mph winds is a spring thunderstorm for us. We get one like that about every year.
On the OR/WA Coast itís simply called Winter.
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Flood watch extended through the next high tide. Local hospital (Code5, Cambrige Gen) evacuated due to flooding.

Yeah the OR coast is amazing in the winter. But I live 45 miles from the Ocean all the beach communities had to be evacuated.
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Big rain and high tides is never a good combo.

It’s like the ocean just put a cork in the river. The water just has nowhere to go but up.
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We got lucky. Gusty winds at 8 am this morning (25-40mph) toppled a few trees in the neighborhood.

I've got a few massive old trees on my property and they all look like a barber took a tiny bit off all the way around. Paid my neighbor's kids 0.50$/hour to pick up sticks
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We got lucky. Gusty winds at 8 am this morning (25-40mph) toppled a few trees in the neighborhood.

I've got a few massive old trees on my property and they all look like a barber took a tiny bit off all the way around. Paid my neighbor's kids 0.50$/hour to pick up sticks

Wait 'till they get older and realize that should have been $10 an hour. Let me glance into my crystal ball: "I foresee toilet papared trees in your yard in the near future."
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The storm was overhyped as usual. Guess it keeps all those in the news media employed.

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