Nov 16th Tuesday morning. Nice sunny day after a few days of heavy rain I get a call from my neighbor. He says it is not good we have been ordered to evacuate. I take a quick drive down the road and around the corner and see this
I head back to the house and my wife is already grabbing everything she can and putting it in the truck. As the water is rising quickly last thing I do is run out to the barn and to try and save the Fieros.
Grab the Yellow one run it down the road across the culvert that has water up to the top already and up the hill to safety and then back and get the red one. Water is now over the culvert and the red one splashes through the water and up the hill to safety. Way closer than I liked.
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You guys up in WA have been getting all of the west coasts' rain- While we down here in CA have been high & dry since the one big storm in Oct. Glad to see you took proper precaution with your two Fieros but I am worried about what will happen to your house...
We quite often get a lot of rain on the west coast... but damn, last weekend was something else! Although it was plenty wet here in Vancouver, the torrential rains thankfully had negligible impact on the city itself.
However, an hour (and further) east from here, it's a different story. Many mountainsides that were raging forest fire infernos just a few short months ago, became totally waterlogged this past weekend and ended up sliding down... taking out rail lines, power lines, natural gas pipelines, highways, and vehicles (with people in them). Thousands of farm animals have drowned. It's quite a mess, and it'll take a long time for everything to get back to normal for a lot of people in this province.
I'm wondering how our Fiero friends made out just south of us in Washington State. Hopefully, everyone's okay.
I was thinking of you!
The series of "atmospheric rivers" hitting the Pacific Northwest finally subsided a few days ago. Fingers crossed that BC and Washington State are now on the road to recovery.
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If you're evacuating a natural disaster like that and have 2 cars, take both cars (unless one's out or nearly out of gas), in case one breaks down halfway and leaves you stranded. Just stay in visual range of each other.
Looks like some REALLY high hills behind that barn, maybe clear a path up there for future use as a parking spot? Water's not getting THAT high.
Ultimately we lucked out. I always knew we were a bit higher but on that morning I had no idea if it was high enough. Turns out the water split at the end of the road and flowed down either side of our property leaving our house and 10 others on an island for 5 days. A lot of nearby neighbours had their houses submerged
⚠️ Warning: Driving/towing thru Deep "Water" can cause most of same problems as "Flood Cars" have even tho may not get in the cabin.
"Water" Higher then ~ 4" to ⅓ of total wheel height can cause brake, bearing and other problems. Driving thru even at low speeds can cause large wakes/waves to hit higher things.
Wheel Bearing sets and some others are Not Water Proof. Starter and other low mount electrical items are Not Water Proof too.
Weather Pack and many related connectors often barely passes as water/weather Resistance parts in the real world. Low mount Starter, Alternator, and more are not even close to that. Brake Calipers and other brake parts barely tolerate splashing "water" just to drive in normal rain storms. Rear Fiero brakes (And other GM models w/ same setup.) hate water more because piston design w/ plastic plug in front.
So Make sure any "water" is drain fast or can have big headaches soon after.
"Water?" Because often means Very Polluted Water w/ god knows what crap that carries.
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Glad to hear that you saved the two Fieros and that your home was unaffected. Our home is at 550' elevation so there is little chance of flooding but it has been a problem at the towns at the lower levels. Always good to have a few pails of freeze dried food at your disposal should you get cut off by flooded roads.
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