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I am wondering if we are flooding in Mount Vernon. I left for work this morning and it was raining a bit but no biggie. I'm in Bothell now (I am crazy and I commute), and we are flooding pretty bad on the roads. I live in the 100 year flood plains and I'm getting slightly panicky- I don't know a lot of people up there so no one to call and get info from, and the wsdot.com cameras are down.<br><br>
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I don't think so.<br><br>
My DH is in the national guard and they were just told to report for sandbagging duty but it is not for Skagit Co that I am aware of. And when I was at the co-op I didn't look at the river but I didn't hear anyone discussing the possibility.
 

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Did you end up getting evacuated from Bothell? DH works in the business park and they were all evacuated due to potential flooding.<br><br>
Here's a number for your cell phone: 360-419-3425 it's the Skagit Flood Hotline. You can check the river levels then you won't need to wonder/worry anymore. They are good about updating the hotline as conditions change.<br><br>
Here's a link from the <a href="http://www.skagitcounty.net/Common/Asp/Default.asp?d=EmergencyInformation&c=General&p=main.htm" target="_blank">county</a> web site<br><br>
Here's another more <a href="http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_no=12200500&PARAmeter_cd=00060,00065" target="_blank">technical link</a> that is always up regardless of flood stages<br><br>
While I'm sharing a few of my favorite links, although a little off topic but kinda connected, the <a href="http://www.ess.washington.edu/recenteqs/latest.htm" target="_blank">recent quake</a> list is neat.
 

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Ah, geez. I still can't believe the chaos that occurred in the past day. I said this on another thread, but I'll say it again here because I really mean it. If anyone needs any help with anything, or a dry place to stay, please let me know.<br><br>
I know someone that was affected by the Canyon Park flooding-- nothing major, but it's all a little scary. Another friend woke up to a giant puddle in her bedroom. Just another thing to kick me in the butt in getting emergency supplies and plans together. This area on the whole always seems so completely unprepared for anything that comes our way. The least I can do is try and prepare <i>myself</i>. I always think that nothing is really going to happen here, and I don't buy into disaster hysteria, but things like this remind me that it definitely doesn't hurt to prepare myself, just in case. I still often think about the lady that died in Seattle in last year's flooding, because she was stuck in her basement in rising waters, and that just makes my heart hurt. Everybody please be careful out there. I'm lucky to live in a house that has no real threat for flooding, but at the same time a LOT of roads nearby were all flooded out. There's normally a number of different ways I can take to get out to the main roads, but right now because of flooding I only have one choice. But if that's the worst I have to deal with, then I consider myself extremely lucky. I feel so badly for everyone that was affected by all this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Eli's_mommy-- how did it go? Is everything okay? I certainly hope so. I imagine that if you got out fine in the morning, that nothing would have changed much since then. The areas around my house that flooded already looked like they were going to flood when I was coming home from work at midnight on Sunday night. So if you left on Monday morning without trouble, I would think that you would have been okay coming home on Monday evening. But do let us know!
 

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Oh, and inthezoo-- you seem a lot like me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I'm always looking up links like that and becoming fascinated with that type of info. Hehe. I kept visiting <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/local/stormreaderreports3.html" target="_blank">this site</a> and <a href="http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/PWApp/roads/emclosure/index.html" target="_blank">this site</a> on Monday. Plus <a href="http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_120307WAB_up_to_the_minute_latest_JM.629f7e77.html" target="_blank">King 5's updates</a>. Anytime there's a storm or anything to be frequently updated like that, they keep a good record. I always like to know what's going on around me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just another thing to kick me in the butt in getting emergency supplies and plans together. This area on the whole always seems so completely unprepared for anything that comes our way.</div>
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It seems that way to me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I still often think about the lady that died in Seattle in last year's flooding, because she was stuck in her basement in rising waters, and that just makes my heart hurt.</div>
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Yes, that was so terribly sad...so senseless.<br><br>
Take care everyone and don't take chances driving through water. Sometimes it looks like a shallow puddle, but it can be deceiving.<br><br>
cindi
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did you end up getting evacuated from Bothell? DH works in the business park and they were all evacuated due to potential flooding.</div>
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I work across the street from Canyon Park (your dh and I should carpool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's crazy like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br><br>
My manager likes to keep us around as long as possible, but we ended up leaving at three. I did come home to my house in one piece thank god- I don't need that kind of stress! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Let's just keep the no flooding vibes going. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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