Monday, November 15, 2021

We Evacuated!!

 At 9:58 this morning the floodwaters started running into out house.  We had everything important packed and ready, and stepped out into 4ft. of warm, icky crick water and slogged to our SUV.

We are in a shelter now.  We are safe, and the facility is set up and ready to accommodate A LOT of people comfortably.  But the flooding is so widespread that we literally cannot leave Mt. Baker - Kendall because all the roads out of the area have been flooded and many of the bridges washed out.  Thank God the Biker thought to come home this morning instead of pushing though to work - the speed with which this came on was unprecedented and it would have been a hell of a lot more difficult to get things situated and he had not been there, my guardian angel, to keep a cool head.

I do not know if our house is a loss or not.  I do know that the entire town of Sumas is inundated.

Take a look at this shit:

https://www.king5.com/article/weather/weather-blog/sumas-flooding-atmospheric-river/281-e5823c49-4269-4145-ad4f-d219b40ba945

A day late and a dollar short is how the flooding caught all of us in Sumas.  I honestly think that we were some of the last people who got out of town today, as the back road we took through the cornfields was just beginning to flood out just as we hit the base of the mountains and started up.

I've got all my crying done, and now I'm sitting here in a really pleasant facility on a cot.  And that's how things are going for me.  We are safe, we are sheltered, and we have insurance AND money in the bank.  All is not lost.

13 comments:

ProximaBlue said...

I'm so sorry! I don't see your email address. Please email me if there is anything I can do to help natureledlife@gmail. I'm in Woodinville, but as you already know most of the roads are closed between here and there right now.

Jon said...

SHIT! The link was blocked in the UK, but saw footage on YouTube. So glad you're safe - let's hope the waters recede and the damage isn't too severe. Jx

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

ProximaBlue: Thank you so much. I think we'll probably find a cheap motel to hole up in while we wait for the final verdict from our insurance company, once the waters have gone down and we're able to go check out the damage.

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

Jon: That video you saw on YouTube was taken at the same time we were evacuating - our car is just out of shot on the 'Cherry Street' footage! I honestly don't know what to expect when we get home. Our front steps broke loose and went floating off across the yard with both of my Silver Sow Awards on it, and our barbecue deck was afloat when we left the house. We might just have wet rugs, but we might also have up to two or three feet of gak in there too. We're not the lowest spot in town, but the water came in fast and it had a mean current. Also migrating chum salmon. It's been bizarre.

Mistress Maddie said...

You poor thing. I sure hope everything will turn out for you. Thank heaven for insurance. But a shame after all that work you did. I shall send houseboys to help clean up lambchop. Please take care.

Ms Scarlet said...

Oh God, I'm so sorry to read this. Pleased to read that you are safe, and I hope that your home and garden have survived the worst of the floods. Take care, m'dear.
Sxx

63mago said...

Silver Sow Awards ? Like in raising pigs ?

I have not seen news or something, so excusesif this is a stupid question : Did a dam brake or something ? Or is it a lot of rain in a flat land ?

WHen you'll came back to your garden you just crank up the tiller adn start anew, hey !

Breenlantern said...

Not sure what to say other than you're in my thoughts. Hoping you both stay safe, warm, and dry and your house survives this awful disaster.

Sassybear
www.idleeyesandadormy.com

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

Mistress Maddie: Thanks, hon. I'll be expecting those houseboys, too - in hip waders, carrying shovels...and nothin' else!

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

Ms. Scarlet: thanks, sweetheart. We'll be fine. We can't go down to the flats yet because all the roads are still closed. The garden is probably fine, though.

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

63Mago: The Silver Sow Awards are in reference to an old TV show called "WKRP In Cincinatti." They were the tops off two old 4-H livestock awards that I'd stuck in the steps, and it was odd to see them floating merrily off headed North! What happened is something that I'll describe in my next post, OK?

Steve. Because 'Steve' is almost as nice a name as 'Paul'. said...

Breenlantern: Thanks for the kind words. We're hoping for the best!

dinahmow said...

Holy Cow! Why are my friends, hemispheres apart ferchrisake getting flooded!
So sorry for what you'll face.Have some love cos I can't get there with help xx