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"Storm pf the Decade"

Dec 11, 2014 - 9 comments

I was going to finish up my Christmas shopping today but from the looks of it outside, I doubt that's going to happen.
The winds are about 40mph bow at  4:40 am and they are only beginning to come in. According to the news we are going to have the storm of the decade. The last storm we had like this was back in the mid 80'd and I had to work so I was out driving in that up. Nor rain or sleet or snow. I drown a Plymouth Champ, brand new, in the flood that followed the rain just trying to get home. After it was all over my insurance paid off the Plymouth and I got a Thunderbird next so ended up happy with that deal. Not that night though.
Whenever we have weather that's bad my thoughts are on the animals out there that don't have adequate shelter. My heart just hurts for them and I keep my eye out for them. I think that enough people out there love animals to at least bring them in for the storm. Please. Help the animals. I cam't keep thinking about that or I will make myself sick.
Now I sit here wondering why I didn't go buy candles yesterday when I knew this was coming. There will not be any driving today. I am not getting stuck in another flood. There is already debry floating around in the air and all the tall Palm trees are swaying back and forth. There isn't a bird in the sky. I can't help get a little excited at the prospect of a big storm, its just in my nature. I most certainly would never be a storm chaser but lets say that I can appreciate nature's furry once in awhile. Except of worrying about the animals that get stuck out there, and humans.
We have the only homeless person we know on the couch as we speak. It's Gordon, Mike's friend from high school. We have him and his faithful friend and companion a big black lab called "Little Girl". Why he is homeless is his business but he comes for holidays and visits when he needs a hot meal. This man grew up with my son and either Gordon was at our house or my son Michael was at his house. His parents were alive then. He was born to older parents who were well into their 40's when he came along.
Oh no, I just remembered that I have to go pick up my Metformin at Walgreens this am. Shoot!! Can't go without that. They don't open until 8:00 I wonder what this storm will be doing by then, well I guess I will find out. For now I am going to try to go back to sleep.
It's 4:05. G' night.....

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by Dee1956, Dec 11, 2014
Hey there! I just read your journal.  Thank you for sharing, scary, "storm of the century"?  
Take Care of yourself

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by Dee1956, Dec 11, 2014
Just me again, I hope you can stay inside until the storm blows over.  It sound like it is going to be bad.  I found a link in case you might want to take a look.  It has a chart of the worst of it today.  You may have seen but just in case :)
Take Care

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by dontworry_behappy1, Dec 11, 2014
Yes the wind is blowing and the sand bag stations were very busy yesterday.   What is interesting about this storm is we have been in a drout so long.....they think this is a bad storm.   Sacramento is notorious for flooded streets and downed trees.   I can remember using a boat to get to front door as a kid.   Sacramento is the city of trees and clogged drains from so many leaves.  

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by dontworry_behappy1, Dec 11, 2014
This is Hurricane winds for California.   Worse coming around 9 am.   Do have to admit this is very bad and the last 3 days of warning was warranted.    It's the wind that's different.   Stay off the freeway in this.  

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by weaver71, Dec 11, 2014
I am loving it, the mountain is getting packed with the summer water supply for you guys, the rivers are rising and the agricultural lakes are filling up. Thanks for bringing in someone who needs it, this is not a storm to weather outside. We seem to have a rotating homeless population at our house, just happen to be without anyone here now. That is awesome of you and your family. As for the animals, many have been dying from drought and migrating too, as much as I hate to see animals suffer, this much need water will make them better off in the long run. Stay warm and don't drive, please.

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by meegWpaw, Dec 11, 2014
awww Dar i wish you were down here with me!  can i drive up there and getcha?  did i hear somewhere that you were moving to Blythe?  

oh well honey beee careful and i will be thinking of yoo!



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by breezytoo, Dec 11, 2014
It's a steady downpour in Sacramento but it's rained a lot harder here. Usually when it finally rains here it comes down in buckets! Storm of the DECADE, I don't see it but okay. (not the century!) I went out to get my Metformin and stopped for some grocery on the way home, its a downpour and its lasting so there will be flooding in the state and the rivers very high.I going to go look at the weather map. Thanks for the support.

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by Dee1956, Dec 11, 2014
I hope you are hanging in there please don't drive if it is bad.  Thinking of you, Dee

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by Dee1956, Dec 12, 2014
Hey there I don't know if you have seen thought I would share just in case.  I was looking for a status of the storm.  It sounds really bad.  Take Care Dee

    A mudslide in Camarillo Springs, hit by last year's Springs fire, reportedly has damaged several homes, trapping people inside. A mandatory evacuation order had been issued for the area.
    A flash food warning has been issued for Los Angeles County as bands of intense rain move east from the coast. Wind gusts were clocked as high as 71 mph.
    The southbound lane of Highway 1 between Panoramic and Muir Woods Road in Muir Beach has been washed out.

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