Flooded

As some of you know, I live in a rain forest in the coastal mountain range of Oregon. My little town lies at the convergence of two rivers and we’ve had catastrophic floods in the past.

We just got 15″ of rain in the past 24 hours and the river finally crested 10′ above flood stage (according to one report). Parts of town are underwater. All roads out are closed due to flooding, landslides, and bridge erosion.

View from the Channel 12 helicopter this morning

View from the Channel 12 helicopter this morning

Our house is on a hillside, but our way out is blocked by water. We can hear the river raging in the distance. Our power is out and we’re on the generator. Plenty of food and water, and we heat with wood, so good there. We’re in better shape than some of our neighbors, and we’re thinking of them. This is a great community that’s come together before during worse times.

Our  diveway

Our driveway. The dogs don’t mind.

We don’t know how many days we’ll be stranded, so we’re charging batteries and conserving fuel. In other words, no big bouts of blogging. I will be transient at best in blogland for a few days.

The good news is I have lots of reading.

157 thoughts on “Flooded

  1. Erik says:

    If it weren’t for the thought of those who are not as well equipped or prepared, I have always found the occasional “wild weather anomaly” to be a kind of fun adventure. I hope, for your sake, that things got back to normal in just enough time to allow the extra candles, reading time and adapted meals to feel adventurous and not troubling.

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  2. Cat says:

    The UK is having similar crazy weather and floods. Hope the worst passes by

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  3. Glad you’re safe πŸ™‚

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  4. Sacha Black says:

    blimey – this is what happens when you only catch up on blogs on one day – you miss all the drama. Glad you’re safe Diana. That is a serious flood! sending you dry thoughts. ❀

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    • Ha ha. Yes, so much drama!. Our Christmas tree stand was the only thing that floated away down at our barns. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Still raining, but rivers are behaving. Thanks for the visit and the dry thoughts πŸ˜€

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  5. dgkaye says:

    Oh Diana, stay safe! The weather is crazy everywhere it seems – warm where it shouldn’t be and cold in the same. Cozy up and take a techy break and enjoy the reading time so many of us beg for. πŸ™‚

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  6. LaVagabonde says:

    So sorry to hear about the flood. Sounds like you’re well-prepared, though. That dog is a gorgeous beast!

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  7. Wow…I saw some of the mudslides in Oregon…glad you are OK…The dog is knee deep!! Stay safe out there. Thinking of you guys! πŸ™‚

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  8. I am so sorry i hope you are ok!!!

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  9. Jed Jurchenko says:

    Oof, what an adventure. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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