It's been raining for a few days here which is all it takes to flood our area at the bottom of a valley at sea level. Here are some photos we've been gathering.
This is about one hundred feet from our driveway on Tuesday afternoon...
This is the same sign this morning after sun rise.
This car is owned by a local idiot who drove through police barriers and had to be rescued. I saw them attempt to pull out the car, even the tow truck couldn't get in there. This clever driver also left his blinkers on so the battery is sure to be dead... Though I expect that's the least of this car's problems at the moment.
This is where the pedestrian path ends that runs past our condo and along the river.
YAY! We live in a "State of Emergency"!
This is the same spot this morning around 7am, as you can see the water is much higher on the sign.
This is a different local idiot who also drove through police barriers.
He was luckier and the tow truck pulled him out. This was on Tuesday afternoon so since he was an idiot sooner his car was rescued.
So this morning or rather sometime in the night the owner of this lovely porsche decided to take his place in the same intersection. The river is almost level with the road and flowing like rapids across the street right now.
Same spot from the other side of the street. This a huge busy street most of the time (Mission Center Road), but right now it's not passable so it's easy to walk around with a camera.
This is directly in front of our condominium complex.
They've sandbagged our garage door gate.
As you can see our driveway is filling up.
We went downstairs at 7:00am and saw that the sand bags had just breached. There's nothing we can do, all I have is an open bag of cat litter. We did chat with a resident who had moved his car to park on the street last night. He thought it would be safer for his car but now it was under several feet of water.
20 minutes later we saw him attempt to move his car. I don't blame him, how could it be any worse?
Here he is making waves! We stood on the sidewalk cheering!
And.... HE MADE IT!!!
Now I just hope our car makes it down in the basement. At least it's an SUV and is higher off the ground. I'm worried though, it's supposed to keep raining all day. Nothing more to do here, but pile towels against the door!