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#193825 - 01/18/10 07:02 PM California People - Get prepared NOW!
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Are you ready for rain, and snow? And then more rain and snow?

Depending where you live the weather service is calling for up to 20" of rain in <10 days.

Depending where you live the weather service is calling for up to 10' of snow in <10 days.

Depending where you live the winds could get up to 40mph.

Lots of rain + wind = no power, and dangerous electrical situations.

I've talked to people in So-Cal already and fire stations are already making, and handing out sand bags.

Start preparing for no power, flooding, and different transportation routes!!!
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#193827 - 01/18/10 07:07 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Todd W]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Winds up to 60mph in the mountains weather service is saying now.

Tuesday afternoon and evening is expected to bring LOTS of rain and snow.

1" of rain / hour during some periods.

Flooding expected mid to end of week.

Small streams and rivers will have risen SIGNIFICANTLY they are saying.

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#193830 - 01/18/10 07:18 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Todd W]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1331
Keep watching the news. If California does get that volume of rain, we are going to have some serious mudslide problems. BTW, I live in L.A.

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#193832 - 01/18/10 07:21 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Pete]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Yeah I heard that frown

Downed trees, and power is the concern up here.

And mud slides, and avalanches along HWY50 and possibly HWY80.
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#193835 - 01/18/10 07:26 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Todd W]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
That will be a mess. Watch yourselves and stay safe.
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#193839 - 01/18/10 07:58 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Mark_F]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4621
Loc: SOCAL
San Diego here. Fortunately I do a lot of tele-commuting. Hit the store this AM for last minute items and topped off the tank on the way home. No need to drive much more this week.

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#193841 - 01/18/10 08:02 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Todd W]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
On the positive side, I heard that certain areas that rely primarily on local water supplies could actually get back to normal levels after years of drought if these storms drop as much precipitation as forecast.

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#193842 - 01/18/10 08:06 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Arney]
Nicodemus Offline
Paranoid?
Veteran

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Here's hoping that you guys and gals just get a little soggy and some extra water reserves.
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#193843 - 01/18/10 08:08 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Arney]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6082
Loc: southern Cal
Actually, the time to prepare was last week. This series of storms was forecast well in advance with commendable accuracy. This is how we fill our local reservoirs. Nice hard rain like this has its positive side.

Guess you can tell my house has not yet been swept away.
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#193844 - 01/18/10 08:09 PM Re: California People - Get prepared NOW! [Re: Russ]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Russ
San Diego here. Fortunately I do a lot of tele-commuting. Hit the store this AM for last minute items and topped off the tank on the way home. No need to drive much more this week.


Yep.

No plan to leave the house this week unless I have to.

Just put another log on the fire, and back to work wink
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