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#408706 - 12/10/14 08:06 PM West Coast Hawaiian Experss
exlabdriver Offline
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Two days of this & I've had enough!!

The flooding is a 5 minute drive from my Comox, BC location in the neighbouring town of Courtenay; however, thankfully we normally don't flood on my street.

What makes this situation worse is the high tide that comes up the estuary, impedes the river flow & of course raises the water level quite far up the river that causes it to spill its banks.

Watch here, (warning - annoying sound):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8xyUrl-XXw

The only good thing is that the southern US west coast is getting some much needed rain, although probably too much all at once...

TAM

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#408711 - 12/10/14 10:32 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
brwsaw Online   happy
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Makes me want to raise my towers again...actually I was already considering it, this makes me want to sooner.
We had 80+km gusts with driving rain last night. I should be -20° this time of year. Guess I'll enjoy it while I can.
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#408713 - 12/10/14 10:57 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
exlabdriver Offline
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I expect pineapples will be growing soon here...

TAM

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#408721 - 12/11/14 07:19 AM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
fredk Offline
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I expect pineapples will be growing soon here...

TAM

Great. You can ship them to Ontario and we'll freeze em for you. Two minutes on the back step should do it.
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#408726 - 12/11/14 12:39 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: fredk]
bridgman Online   content
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: fredk
Great. You can ship them to Ontario and we'll freeze em for you. Two minutes on the back step should do it.

Yeah, right... then the wind catches them & rolls 'em down the driveway, and next morning I'm chipping frozen pineapples out of my snowblower...


Edited by bridgman (12/11/14 12:53 PM)
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#408728 - 12/11/14 01:37 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
exlabdriver Offline
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Looking at Axiom's home page right now, it looks a lot more like a traditional Canadian White Christmas than here.

I hear that we had around 7 inches of rain here in 2 days. That is a lot even for here...

TAM

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#408733 - 12/11/14 04:02 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I've got almost 10" of snow since last night. The plow has come by three times already.

Really glad I picked up a second snowblower for the deck. Seemed wasteful at the time but it makes a huge difference -- if I don't keep up with the snow then it melts, refreezes, and is there until spring unless I use explosives to break it up.

Speaking of explosives, binary "reactive" rifle targets are finally available in Canada. Mine arrived a few days ago, waiting for the weekend to take them out for a spin.

http://www.gryphonenergetics.com/
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#408738 - 12/11/14 06:15 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: exlabdriver]
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Record rainfall in the last 24 hours here on the island. Bridges out even. Speakers in basement are dry! Phew. wink
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#408742 - 12/11/14 08:00 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: Serenity_then]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Record rainfall in the last 24 hours here on the island. Bridges out even. Speakers in basement are dry! Phew. wink

Wet on both coasts, frozen in the middle? Canada is a giant slushie.
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#408744 - 12/11/14 08:28 PM Re: West Coast Hawaiian Experss [Re: Serenity_then]
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I had asked my insurance agent about coverage for my equipment when we bought in August (2013) and was surprised to learn with appropriate documentation they would insure me against flood and even self imposed damage. I might look into this a bit more. I like in a flood prone area, about 2'higher than most around me but...
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