Thursday, January 8, 2009

Anyone got a boat and paddle I can borrow?

Yeah, it's bad out here.

Flooding nearly everywhere you look.

Driving to work today, I got the chance to see some of it in action. There are places where the water is nearly over the Freeway, and there's predictions that by noon, those places will be under water.

If that happens, I could very well be stranded here, and unable to get back home.

The freeway here is the highest point of travel. I could try to go south, and around, but mudslides from all the rain have killed that "alternate" option, and the highway there is closed. I can't go east and around, because there's even MORE flooding that way, and all roads are closed. Every option except the interstate is closed because of flooding going north..

Heck, the only way to get into Seattle right now is by air!

I'm really not looking forward to this.

I'll break out the rubber boots and sandbags, and hope that my GM will let me go home early if it looks like the interstate will close just north of here...

Wish me luck! I think we're going to need it....

6 comments:

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Wow!! So did you make it? On the upside.. the Jeep is meant for this stuff, right? ha.ha..ha..

AirmanMom said...

jormengrund... be safe. My hubster is heading out to Seattle all of next week for business, how I wish I was going!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Catherinette Singleton said...

If you're super lucky, it'll all freeze and you can go ice skating!!

Jormengrund said...

PPP: Yeah, a Jeep's made for this kind of weather, as long as the clearance can take it. I'd really rather not be swimming while driving, though.

AMM: I'm careful. The only real worry I have are all of the other crazy folks out on these roads!

CS: Shush. There's supposed to be another nasty cold front coming in, and I really don't like the idea of driving on a skate rink!

Bee said...

Good luck! Floods suck ass.

Chat Blanc said...

omgoodness! I hope you're head is still above water!