First we needed a plow--now we need an arkWork is crazy but the weather seems even crazier.
First, we had century-noteworthy snowfalls. Then, it all melted so fast, we had some minor flooding issues. Now, we've had at least 4 in. of rain in the past 24 hours and are in a serious flood watch. Rivers are cresting all around. I heard on the news this AM about a house in my neck of the woods (but not that close) being hit by a landslide.
From what I heard on the news early this AM, the mud hit the house with such force that it came in through the back of the house and garage with enough force to push an SUV in the garage out the closed garage door and down to the street. Luckily the people in the house were sleeping upstairs or they could have been killed by the force of the mud and water.
I just got a copy of the local Lake O. newsletter with the following story:
Just after 1:00 a.m. this morning, City of Lake Oswego Fire personnel responded to a large landslide which appears to have originated from slopes above Green Bluff Drive in the Marylhurst area. A total of 20 homes along Woodhurst Place and Brookhurst Drive, and one home on Green Bluff Drive, were evacuated as a result of the landslide. 28 people were evacuated and 5 transported to hospitals.
At this time, the landslide appears to have stabilized. Geotechnical professionals are currently conducting an investigation and evaluating apparent causes of the slide. They will also determine if further movement is likely at the site or if the slide can be stabilized. Residents are allowed to return to their homes for a maximum of 20 minutes to retrieve personal necessities, such as medicine. The site will continue to be evaluated by the geotechnical experts as debris is removed. Woodhurst Place and Green Bluff Drive will continue to be closed and people will not be allowed to permanently return into the area until after the final evaluation.
I'm thinking we may need the ark any minute!! The good news is no one was killed or severely injured but they indicated this morning that the one house is a total loss.