Not mine, oddly enough.? More of my community at large.
If you live outside of the Pacific Northwest you probably have seen the national news and the fact that most of Washington is under water.? This same thing happened 13 months ago, but this is a little bigger.? At the current moment there is no way to get from Seattle to Portland via land.? All highways, freeways, side roads and rail lines are either covered in mud or water.? Airlines are running 1-way flight deals.? It’s pretty bad.
Fortunately, we live on a flat part of a side of a hill so our house doesn’t flood and we do a pretty good job of keeping our storm drain clear so that our neighbor’s house doesn’t flood.? Our challenge is going anywhere outside of our little hill.? Good thing is I don’t have anywhere to go today so we’ll stay close to home.
The rain has stopped, but not before it engulfed most of our county in water and debris.? The town that Derek and I have? been eyeing for future house building was evactuated yesterday.? It sits between 2 rivers that are fed from the mountain and the melting excessive snow pack and torrential rains caused both rivers to spill over.? We still love the area, but will seriously consider the location if we ever decide to get serious about finding a bit of land in that area.
Our biggest concern at the moment is the boy’s hockey rink.? It is on the tide flats in Tacoma and about 200 yards from the Puyallup River.? The facility is slightly elevated, but if the water enters the building we’ll have one really cold swiming pool.? No word yet on if the building is flooded.? I am guessing it is not.? These shots are taken less than 1/2 a mile from the rink.
The local paper has some great images of what the rest of WA looks like.