11/21/2009 11:00:37 AM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
Is anyone on the West Coast flooded out? Campbell River, the Comox Valley, and now Duncan on Vancouver Island are hard hit. For those of you who know Dot, my sister-in-law, she`s fine, she lives up on a hill. The problem is made worse at high tide as the rivers back up and have nowhere to go except sideways. Pumps and dykes were installed big time about 35 years ago and this is the first time the water level has been so high it`s gone over the top. Those who live on high ground need to just sit at home and knit and leave the roads clear for emergency vehicles and evacuees.
Alice
Salt Spring Island
11/21/2009 11:43:35 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Glad your SIL is above the waters. Is there also a problem on Salt Spring? Here in Burbank we`ve had only 7.25in of rain this year. It`s dry.
11/21/2009 12:22:02 PM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
sorry to hear the bad news, Alice. That`s information we don`t necessary receive here. Glad that Dot is okay. How about the rest of the family, including Jenny? I always remember the January I lived on Vancouver Island. Lots and lots of rain but I never heard of any flooding. Glad you can sit at home and knit.
Jamie
11/21/2009 3:20:10 PM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
Jenny lives up at Cowichan Lake which is quite a bit higher than Duncan. Some of the lake got snow instead of rain. We sit over 700 feet above sea level here on the top of the ridge, but down at the bottom is rather soggy. The Canada geese are having a lovely time on the golf course.Fortunately my family tends to choose to live on hills so are fine.
Alice
Salt Spring Island
11/21/2009 8:13:39 PM
Naomi Reimer
Naomi Reimer
Posts 85
Does Heather Lowery also live at Cowichan Lake? I hope she and her family are safe.
11/22/2009 7:02:06 AM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
Stay dry. I hope the rain stops and the waters recede soon.
11/22/2009 10:03:01 AM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
I hope everyone is safe and the water recedes quickly. I`ve had more experience with flooding that I ever wanted and it`s so dangerous. Stay safe, all.

Benne
11/22/2009 10:05:42 AM
Guest
Guest
Naomi, We are all okay here. Lots of water pouring into the lake-Cowichan Lake is over 21 miles long and it is rising a foot a day. We are expecting 3 or 4 more days of heavy rain so if that happens there might be some problems in the low lying areas. WE are quite high up in the mountains and I wouldn`t be surprised if the rain turns to snow soon and thats a whole different story!!!
11/22/2009 1:36:23 PM
Naomi Reimer
Naomi Reimer
Posts 85
Glad to know you are safe!
11/22/2009 6:01:06 PM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
Hi Heather - glad you`re on high ground. Must make getting around a bit tough! Hang i there!
Les
11/22/2009 7:20:50 PM
Guest
Guest
Well, just all of you folks out there do your best to stay dry! I have had minor flooding problems in my life, but nothing really scary, and I hope it does not get to that point with you folks!
11/23/2009 11:10:22 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Glad you are safe from the flooding; that`s an incredible amount of rain.
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