Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fire Truck Falls

If you missed it, A San Bernardino fire truck toppled into a washout:




Link to the video: http://abc7.com/news/fire-truck-falls-over-side-of-15-freeway;-no-injuries/1760972/

Breaking Sunday, California Water says the Central Valley should be prepared to evacuate.   A precaution but big. 

59 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

Wow.

Lawyerliz said...

Isn't the Central Valley really big?

Rob Dawg said...

Bigger than Maryland.

Mike said...

if California decides to leave..we keep the Central Valley..lol

Mike said...

future blog post idea Rob..put up a color coded electoral map of California...

at county level or even better would be precinct level

Lawyerliz said...

I'm from Maryland. You can't evacuate Maryland.

Lawyerliz said...

Cr is worrying about productivity, with no concern about sharing same.
Great blog? I think not.

Rob Dawg said...

You are correct about different Californias.
http://www.oc-breeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Presidential-election-results-by-California-county-2016.jpg
I have all the data but smaller divisions get too messy to understand.

Mike said...

here's one I think tells the story a bit better...gradients of red and blue by precinct.

So the state is mostly pink (lean republican)..but that gets overwhelmed by intense blue in the most populous areas..

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-california-neighborhood-election-results/

Mike said...

some surprises when you look by neighborhood...

Sierra Madre/Altadena/ La Canada I would expect to vote Republican..but they are mildly blue..

same for the Hermosa/redondo/Manhattan beach corridor

even much of PVE & Rolling Hills..except for small strips where the super wealthy (as opposed to just ordinary wealthy) live.. lol

Lawyerliz said...

Republicans are fat!

Rob Dawg said...

Come the flood they'll float!

Lawyerliz said...

Hasn't the flood already come to you?

sm_landlord said...

Parking structure waterfall video from the GS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ae44BZTI_c

Lawyerliz said...

Hi landlord

sm_landlord said...

Hi Liz. I have to fire up a special browser to post here, but I thought you might enjoy some Cali water fun. We got some real rain here finally!

Lawyerliz said...

Better than false rain!

Rob Dawg said...

Alligators on the golf course? Oh my!

Rob Dawg said...

Power to the dawghaus is a bit twitchy. Shutting down the shed of exile. Still have wireless phone access but no new post tonight. Fascinating stuff about Ca moving to Tx and NY moving to... go ahead. Guess.

Lawyerliz said...

Just watched a bid of the rocket landing taken from a drone. Really cool!

Lawyerliz said...

Video

Mike said...

NY moves to FLA would be my guess...

Rob Dawg said...

Too easy! Yes. More data from the American Community Survey.

Mike said...

article in the Seattle papers today about people freaking out over cost of car registration. Voters approved a huge tax increase in Nov to fund light rail around Seattle metro..and now the first bills are going out. Turns out the tax increase is $80 per $1,000 of car value (they must calculate using Kelly's BB or something)

Article mentioned a guy who owns a Tesla..whose car registration went from $500 per year to $1,500....oops

Mike said...

sorry..$80 per $10K of car value...

TJandTheBear said...

Reminds me of the fallout from the Philly soda tax.

TJandTheBear said...

http://tinyletter.com/sciencebyericholthaus/letters/today-in-weather-climate-california-flood-emergency-edition-monday-february-20th

TJandTheBear said...

SML, have you gotten that LD player lit up yet?

Lawyerliz said...

People complained a lot. Wasn't repealed was it?

Lawyerliz said...

Is this guy accurate or exaggerating?

Lawyerliz said...

Ummmm, shouldn't they be evacuation sacramento, like,,,, now?

Rob Dawg said...

Public rail transit. The gift that keeps on taking.

Rob Dawg said...

Just emailed my eldest Woodland CA elevation 70 feet to stock up on water and propane. Yes I think there should be notices going out that there might be severe congestion and to watch for notices and act immediately. My concern is that a lot people are probably considering evacuating along routes that might close. Worse is the likelihood of too man people being clever and deciding to take the farm roads.

Rob Dawg said...

Interesting reading.
https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Utilities/Education/Flood-Ready/Flood-Depth-and-Evacuation-Maps

Rob Dawg said...

Seems I'm not the only one concerned about gridlock. Oroville was only 200k people.
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/transportation/back-seat-driver/article133485154.html

Lawyerliz said...

Evacuate early and often!

Lawyerliz said...

When we evacuated before hurricane Andrew we had a 7 hour traffic jam, and the vast majority did not evacuate

Lawyerliz said...

By now, I mean right now.

Lawyerliz said...

Do the authorities know to turn the roads all in an outbound direction?

Lawyerliz said...

We had a small house to go to with a sound roof, beds and clean sheets

Rob Dawg said...

Luck that today is George Birthington's Washday holiday.

Okay. The rain is steady and there are lots of monitors over a large cachement. They are going to know with advance warning. This isn't a storm causing local problems. They will know crest time and locations and heights well in advance.

Lawyerliz said...

Do they know how long it will take to persuade stubborn people to get out?

Rob Dawg said...

Yes several routes are capable of reverse flow but they lead to places that aren't and there just aren't enough Nat'l Guard depots and high school gyms to handle the numbers. A million plus would need to leave a very dense conurbation and go.... well that's the problem. South to Oroville? West to Davis? That would be interesting. UC Davis could handle tens of thousands just not their cars. Park them at the fairgrounds and bus the people in to the classrooms? Make them abandon their stuff for only a single bag? Logistics nightmare.

Lawyerliz said...

Also Florida has lots and lots of hotel rooms to go to. Kali does too, I assume.

Lawyerliz said...

With andrew, you just drove north.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

TJ are you talking about Lazer Disc? I still have a couple of players and a few disc.

What a mess, hope the dam doesn't go bust and everyone leaves in time. Better safe then sorry.

Lawyerliz said...

Animals. Prescription drugs. Beloved pictures and antiques. Each car. An argument. Not so many hotel rooms to the west? Fla highways not designed for reverse flow. You just drive over the grass when NH ecessary. And you stop collecting tolls!

Rob Dawg said...

Locally as the sunrises. Well presumably rises as it has been quite the stranger lately. Our 50% chance of 1/4th inch by late afternoon has seen a 1/2 inch already.

Mike said...

Sounds like the situation the PNW will be in if/when the "big one" ever hits.

North/South/West won't be viable directions to evacuate..everyone will be trying to head east..over a few mountain passes...

Lawyerliz said...

I hope there is just enough damage to inspire a great wave of infrastructure building!!!

Rob Dawg said...

If the Cascade fault slips there won't be time. Best get out a surfboard and roll up a fatty.

Now in addition to earthquakes and tsunami what about volcanos? Then west east and south are out so North?

Lawyerliz said...

This is why you go early..or, you die. Maybe you shouldn't live there in the. First place.

Mike said...

The Cascade slipping would swamp the coastlines (+ 20 miles) for sure...but Seattle Metro is pretty far inland (downtown might get a little wet from Puget Sound acting like a large disturbed bathtub)...

Portland on the other hand would take a more direct hit..and all their fuel storage is out on a man-made island in the middle of the Columbia river..so it will be quite the environmental disaster to boot..

The bigger risk to Seattle metro is probably the Seattle fault..which is smaller..but runs right thru town...good times!!

Mike said...

They are saying the people out on the Olympic Peninsula (west of here) should be ready to be on their own for 2-3 months if the Cascade slips...they are linked to the rest of us by a couple of critical (and huge) bridges that probably won't make it..

Lawyerliz said...

Ha ha. Sure.

They will be picked up by boat s and helicopters. Nobody but a few Mormons and survivalist keep those kinds of supplies.

Mike said...

Maybe you shouldn't live there in the. First place.

I'm trying to tie up some "loose ends" and get out of here asap...proving to be more difficult than expected.. :)

Rob Dawg said...

About week three as the mainland tries to recover, expect someone at emergency services to ask "hey has anyone heard from the Olympia peninsula yet?"

Mike said...

"hey has anyone heard from the Olympia peninsula yet?"

hahahaha...very true!!

Mike said...

earthquakes suck..but for sheer terror and destruction..tornadoes take the cake I think. The best you can say about them is the damage is usually localized and it's over with quickly...