May 17, 2017

Flood photos, part 2

There was serious concern that the only road to the RV park would be washed away as the water was coming up and over the embankment at the culvert.  Sand was quickly  being pushed into place and later layer after layer of sand bags were placed.

It is Monday, May 8th, evacuation day and the water continues to rise.

This is the level of the water on the street in front of our home just before Colin parked the RV in front.

Colin inverted some rolling trolleys that we use to put things under the basement to create a plank to walk onto to load the RV without getting too wet.

We did not evacuate Monday evening as we were having problems with the batteries which were arcing.  No one wants to move an RV sitting with four wheels in water with shooting sparks of electricity.  I did post about this earlier and an RV Tech resolved the situation at 8AM the next morning.

One of the first things I saw Tuesday morning, the 9th, were these geese floating just off our patio on this enormous log.

Quite the sight so early in morning.

I also noticed that our entire patio as well as our lawn was now underwater.

The hoops in the dog fence tell the story.  The lake was still rising.  The police who had come by Monday evening accepted that we could not move the RV but this morning it was time to move once the RV tech did his thing.

Facing the lake this was our neighbor to the left.  Did I tell you that I had to go buy some rubber boots the day prior ( Monday ), Colin already had some?

However, this day, Tuesday the 9th, as we left, I still got a boot full of lake water.

As you can see we really do live on Lake Lane.


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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Flood photos, part 2”

  1. Goodness, what a mess. I sure hope the worst is over and that life can get back to normal for you soon. A warm weekend is forecast, this may be a problem for you too, but after so many rainy days it will be a welcome sight in the lower mainland…

  2. rae says:

    I am shocked by the mess… I’m so sorry your life has been turned upside down like this. *HUGS*

  3. Yep, that is a lot of water. I sure hope that it didn’t/hasn’t gotten any higher and that the main part of your house stays dry. This is the only problem living close to water, thankfully it isn’t a regular occurence for you.


  4. chris says:

    Good on the boots. We keep a pair in the rv for emergencies. The water will recede and your home will be saved.

  5. Paul Walker says:

    What a shame…. This is a disaster!

    Stay safe.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sue says:

    What a mess for you both! Water in our area of the country is high also, although not on our lake at this point.

    Just curious, why were your batteries arcing?

    • Contessa says:

      They had been reconnected so that when the tray went in and out it brushed against the RV. The should have been reconnected lower as is the norm.

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