Thank you to Nancy Partlow, for permitting these photos to be posted here. Nancy also helps to keep a blog about natural history, and pollinators, Bees, Birds & Butterflies
Welcome to Percival Landing sign, submerged by high tide. This was one of higher tides of the season, a predicted 16.5, which turned out to be over 17.5. The tide-level was higher due to the presence of an atmospheric low pressure system, as well as heavy rains associated with the low pressure. Photo by Nancy Partlow
Global warming poses a dual risk for flooding: *1) eventual sea-level rise (so far, scientific estimates of overall sea-level rise due to human caused global warming has only been about one-half to two-thirds of a foot,) and *2) more urgently, the increased intensity of storm systems. As heat/energy builds up in the atmosphere, stronger storms result, translating into lower atmospheric pressures, heavier rainfall, higher winds, etc.
Now that is looks like the weather is easing and the flood waters will soon subside we can now take a look at damages. I want to remind everyone of a green and inexpensive option when it comes to fixing your home, business, barn or anything else. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Downtown Oly has all sorts all very low cost items. All these items have been diverted from the landfill and all the proceeds help build homes for the very low income in Thurston County. The store has lumber, appliances, lights, paint, door, windows and much more, everything you need to recover from this past month.
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The damage from the flood has been incredible. And we have seen lots of pics, and it may have wore some us down with all the loss and hardship. But this pic gives a unique angle, and I thought I would share.
This is the area around Walmart, Applebees, etc.
I have lived here through the Columbus Day Storm, the '65 and '01 quakes, the '96 Ice Storm, and Mt. St. Helens blowing up real good. This one is up there in the same league, especially for those folks in Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific counties. Here in McCleary I heard what could be a rural legend-- supposedly dead livestock are hanging from trees down south of here. But then again we are a town of storytellers. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone out there who can confirm this tale.
It’s always easier to face adversity with a really good cuppa joe and here in Olympia we have our own version of good coffee: Batdorf and Bronson or BnB. It happens that they have a shop just down the street so I hustle down for a triple Americano as Mrs C was calling around to make connections with contractors early. Chairman Meow, our Siamese illegal, smuggled across the not pet border in the dark of night helped out by lazing on the bed.
Paul Johnson blogs a great story from the heart, read My personal Disaster Recovery.
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