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West Coast Hawaiian Experss
#408706 12/11/14 01:06 AM
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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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exlabdriver #408711 12/11/14 03:32 AM
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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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exlabdriver #408713 12/11/14 03:57 AM
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I expect pineapples will be growing soon here...

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exlabdriver #408721 12/11/14 12:19 PM
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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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fredk #408726 12/11/14 05:39 PM
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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...

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exlabdriver #408728 12/11/14 06:37 PM
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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...

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exlabdriver #408733 12/11/14 09:02 PM
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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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exlabdriver #408738 12/11/14 11:15 PM
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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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AAAA #408742 12/12/14 01:00 AM
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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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AAAA #408744 12/12/14 01:28 AM
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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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