Thursday, January 8, 2009

Scary Times!

After the terrential down-pours and much melting of snow my home town and surrounding areas are flooding!! My home is not in a flood plain and we are not affected by this--yet... But here are some links and photos of the outlying areas...

Video of Merwin Dam Here in Woodland, we live right off of a fork of the Lewis River. Merwin Dam is approximately 20 miles to the east of us and drains into this river. This is the site at the dam, showing how much water is coming out of the dam. This water has come down to our town and flooded much of the east side next to the river.

This photo was taken up by the dam in another area--Cougar, WA.. The strange part about this picture is that the flooding is from melted snow. THIS SNOW HAS NOT EVEN MELTED!!! Some areas in and around Cougar had over 5 feet of snow during Dec. The flooding happened so fast! They had over 9 inches of rain between Jan 6-7....This area sits in a mountainous region... This pic was snagged from KATU news

Just to the north of us (where we recently moved from) is some of the other smaller tributaries. This video is just off of Rose Valley Road on the south end of Kelso... There were many mudslides in the Kelso area yesterday--left alot of people without power...







On the north end of Kelso (very close to our other house) is Ostrander road. My friend Shelley lives up this road. This is what it looks like on the way to her house... YIKES!






3 comments:

Joyful said...

Holy moly!!!!! I can't imagine how much rain that is.

Ret said...

Sarah, you're right, it is really scarey! I'm sure glad that you moved, and I'm worried for your friend, Shelly. I will pray for everyone's safety! Stay dry!
Ret

JOAN said...

Sarah! My God, that looks scary. I hope everyone is alright.