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Is YOUR Emergency Kit Stocked?
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 Post subject: Floods in Washington state
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:31 pm 
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[url=http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15959215.htm]One dead, hundreds stranded by floods
Guardsmen pressed into rescue duty as Washington governor declares state of emergency for 18 counties
By Donna Gordon Blankinship/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wed, Nov. 08, 2006[/url]

SEATTLE - Heavy rain tapered off Tuesday in western Washington after causing severe flooding that killed at least one person and stranded others who had to be rescued by police and the National Guard.

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Mount Rainier National Park measured more than 10 inches of rain in 24 hours. Stampede Pass reported an all-time record of 8.22 inches on Monday.

About 200 to 225 elk hunters were evacuated Monday from hunting camps near the Cowlitz River in southwest Washington, said Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield. A 29-year-old elk hunter died when his pickup truck was swept into the river, authorities said.

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The Skagit River did not go as high as it did during the last big flood, in 2003, but officials said the total impact, which won't be known for days, could be comparable to that year, when flooding caused $17 million in property damage in Concrete and 34,000 households were evacuated.

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Stripey, before I can vote, I need to know what I should have in my emergency kit. Want to stay updated, you know....how about a list?

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A list? ok... here's what we have in ours which is for earthquakes primarily...

Water... at least a gallon a day per person... and don't forget your pets...
water purification tablets or a water filter...
Food... canned... a variety is better than all the same thing... and again... don't forget your pets...
can opener... manual of course...
First Aid Kit... the bigger the better
cash... $200, small bills and change... no power, no ATMs...
we try to keep a fullish tank of gas...
space blankets, one per person...
swiss army knife...
fire starter...
contact numbers...

other things not in my kit...

meds if you need them... or the prescriptions...

If anyone reading this lives in the great Northwet... please get prepared cuz what you just had is returning this weekend for a sequel...

Got Ark? :roll:

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oooops... forgot the...

battery powered radio, flashlights and of course, batteries... unless of course you have the crank versions of both...


silly tiger...

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Here's the latest water vapor loop for the northeast pacific... aka the Great NorthWet...

Got Ark???

And y'all might like to keep in mind... what comes ashore here on the left coast, usually winds up impacting the right coast, too...

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i own several guns. with those i can get any of the other stuff any time i need them....right?

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mga wrote:
i own several guns. with those i can get any of the other stuff any time i need them....right?

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no... cuz ya can never be sure that they aren't armed as well... and the police are as well .. so no, it's much better to just be prepared...

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more rain for the Great NorthWet...

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[url=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/292255_storm14.html]Brace yourselves for another stiff blow from next storm
Seattle area may beat rainfall records for November
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By AMY ROLPH

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Western Washington is still reeling from last week's floodwaters, and snowfall in the Cascades indicates the region might have some minor flooding still in store, weather officials said Monday.

A strong winter storm left about 15 inches of snow on the Cascades at Snoqualmie and Stevens passes Monday, and a blustery weather front anticipated Wednesday could push snow levels down to 7,500 feet, the National Weather Service said.


That would create melting and flooding in Western Washington, most likely in areas that were hard hit during last week's torrential rain.

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The Seattle area is looking at record levels of rainfall this month: 11.17 inches of rainfall has been measured at Sea-Tac Airport so far, and the region could soon break the 1998 record rainfall of 11.62 inches.

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Seattle November rain totals are currently at 12.06 inches with more rain forecast all week. This is the most rain they have EVER had in the month of November. And they're only a little over 3 inches away from the ALL-TIME monthly high...

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My sister-in-law lives on Mercer Island. She says it's rained so much, she's almost forgotten what the sun looks like.

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