Monday, November 15, 2021

We're Flooding!

 Yup, for the first time, we have completely flooded right up to the foundations. NO I DO NOT HAVE PICTURES. Imagine a whole shitload of water.

Last night at 11pm. an alert came over my phone about flood warnings for Sumas between midnight and 3am., and to go to such and such a church for shelter.

Well, it was raining, and my phone is always blowing up with bleeps and bloops and alerts and shit, and I just thought nothing of it.  I wake up this morning at 8:30 and find  my husband roaming around. WTF? I think.  Come to find out,  Sumas is cut off.  Everywhere. And that's the first time that's ever happened since we've lived here.  (Of course snow is a different issue.  Everybody freaks out and commences to flail and drive their Yugos around and all kinds of nonsense.)

I checked the back yard - always the first thing to flood - when I woke up, and as of twenty minutes ago the water level has risen four inches.

We've got another foot and a half before it's actually to the doorsills.  Meanwhile, the garage and both sheds are flooded about an inch or so deep.  And the rain is torrential, heading sideways at us at high speed directly from the West.  Hoo boy.  All that work we just had done on our house...

We're in the process of moving all our shit up onto higher stuff inside the house.  There is a very real possibility we may have to evacuate.

So, there's that.

4 comments:

Jon said...

Oh shit! Fingers crossed it stops soon... Jx

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Yikes, Ms Nations! Like Jon, I hope it stopped/stops before reaching your house proper.
Do you have a boat in one of those sheds...?

63mago said...

I wonder whether your house can swim ?

Good luck m'love !

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

EVERYBODY: We evacuated at 10:05 this morning and are now high and dry. See next thrilling post for details!!!