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01 August 2007 @ 06:16 pm
Flash Floods  
There's really monster flash floods in SW Utah currently. My brother just called so I wouldn't worry if I heard something on the news. The road is cut off between where mum works and the house. Several homes have been destroyed, along with bridges and roads. she was going to sit tight in for the night, but then a coworker and her were going to take the long way round home since more cells are heading in later tonight. My brother just called again, and they have enough of the road open to let people out the regular way now, but they probably won't be letting anyone back in. Bro says that the house is fine, though the road was like a river for awhile, and probably will be again tonight when the next cells hit. They're going to call when mum gets home so I don't worry.

Later: Mum just called. She's home safe, but she said the devastation they saw as they drove home was just awful. They're still trying to evacuate people by helicopter in some areas nearby.

 
 
 
Otterly Evilotterevil on August 2nd, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
good vibes for Ruth!
Ithithildyn on August 2nd, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Robertarobi_travels on August 2nd, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Praying that the family stays safe and the house escapes any damage.

Roberta
Ithithildyn on August 2nd, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

Do you have computer access back at home?
(Anonymous) on August 2nd, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Not really. Looks like my hard drive is out again. I managed to get the modem working with cable and brought my work computer home to use its wireless feature to access the internet.

Unfortunately there a few things on my home computer I need to access and can't like my resume and of course I found three jobs I want to apply for. Anyway, things will resolve themselves eventually on question is will it be the way I want?

Keep us informed of how the family gets through okay? That cannot be fun at all.

Roberta

Sophiesophiedb on August 2nd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Goodness, it seems like half the planet is having flash floods at the moment :(

No climate change, my arse..
Sophiesophiedb on August 2nd, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Also, best wishes, continued electricity and clean water, and inflatable dinghies to your family!
Ithithildyn on August 2nd, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

It's actually normal to have flash floods in the South West at this time of year, but it varies where it happens based on where the storm cell drops the rain. This time around it was them.
Amy H. Sturgis: Joe Dawson/hear meeldritchhobbit on August 2nd, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yikes! That is so scary. I'm glad you've heard from your family - they will remain in my thoughts, along with all of their neighbors. With all the flooding and fires and bridges falling and such, it seems like lots of folks are in harm's way at the moment.
Ith: Art - Pink Poolithildyn on August 2nd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, it does seem to be an epidemic this summer!
some_day_solingsome_day_soling on August 2nd, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. Hope everyone stays safe!
Ith: Art - Wildwoodithildyn on August 2nd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)