1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

West Coast Weather

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
    Hope you're staying safe billybobbillybob KMDKMD - looks like BC is harder hit than Washington, though there is lots of mess here as well.
     
    KMD likes this.
  2. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Doing fine up here we are up on the Northern part of the Fraser River and on high ground but the lower mainland is a mess. I am just in awe of the destruction that is happening down there.
    I am also wondering if these people are realizing if developing towns on flood plains is such a good idea.
     
  3. TheOldskoo

    Huzzah!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Halifax
    Lot of network fuckery happening out there tonight. Got an all hands on deck email to my department titled "Emergency Bandwidth". Tomorrow should be full of fun..
     
  4. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
    The rain has just been non-stop for what feels like a week now with just a few breaks. Add in the winds today for more fun on top of it all.
     
  5. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2003
    Messages:
    77,109
    Likes Received:
    5,829
    Location:
    Halifax
    Sucks :( scary stuff
     
  6. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner

    The wife was just over at Costcos and said it was a mad house people were hoarding stuff we get all our stock from Vancouver up here for almost all of our stores up here so it's Detarded everywhere people think it's going to be a permanent thing and Vancouver is just going to slip into the ocean and buying all my toilet paper :muri:
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2021
  7. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Vancouver is falling
    this is a big RV sales place in Abbotsford that is burning and the fire dept can't respond
     
  8. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
    Ugh, that sucks.

    Beginning to think I should cancel our plans to head to Vancouver over US Thanksgiving.
     
  9. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    I would call a head to make sure it's still there :eek:
     
    Grifter likes this.
  10. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    That's about a hour east of Van
     
  11. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Vancouver is okay HairyAssHairyAss , it's just cut off from the rest of Canada so it might be a good time to visit.
    Most of the flooding is out in the farming area around Abbotsford/ Chilliwack and further out in the canyon on the Coquihalla Hwy.
    This is showing that infrastructure needs to be maintained and updated in this Country.
    Cities have been relying on the same drains and sewers that have been in place for hundreds of years the government has been saying they have been giving billions to upgrade infrastructure and we never see were this goes I sure it's in a project some where.... :hsugh: Our roads across the country are SHIT, we are a G7(I think) country with third world country roads. I don't know how BootsBoots drives his Miata around without smashing the shit out of the bottom of it.
     
  12. TheOldskoo

    Huzzah!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Halifax
    So, are you the man with the plan, to fix it all?
     
  13. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    I was wondering if there was a good article on Sumas Lake my brother in law lives in Chillawack. He is a retired dairy farmer he likes to take me on drives around the Fraser Valley he told me about this before and it always baffled me that nothing has happened and this flooding isn't even what would happen if this lake was ever to reclaim it's spot.
     
  14. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
    I'm not saying I disagree with you but there is an *and* to old infrastructure in what we saw happen in BC this past week and that's the tie back to what happened this summer in BC with the wildfires. Dead trees/no ground cover + record breaking rain == perfect mudslide/flooding conditions regardless of the state of the roads & sewers to start with.
     
    KMD likes this.
  15. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Fuck No, but I do know there is way too much waste in our governments at all levels and it needs to be reined in because people are not going to be able to afford to live the way things are going.
    I vote I can Bitch :finger4:

    Are you the man/woman/person to fix it?
     
  16. TheOldskoo

    Huzzah!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Halifax
    Not likely. I also vote, just your statement reminds me of my old man who says all the same shit in the same tone, but will never vote because he declares it a waste of time.
     
  17. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Are you new here, I am probably the same age as your old man? :lol:
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2021
    Grifter likes this.
  18. TheOldskoo

    Huzzah!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    Halifax
    Possible, but I doubt it :lol:
     
    Grifter likes this.
  19. Grifter

    Bluh?

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    Messages:
    9,666
    Likes Received:
    978
    Location:
    Calgary
    Maybe he IS your old man!?
     
  20. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
  21. Arod

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    19,287
    Likes Received:
    270
    Location:
    Stratford, PE
    A lot of pers have deployed to the area to support Op Lentus. Based on the scale I wouldn't doubt if they reached out across the country for volunteers. In my Log training we did a lot of work on Admin Order for flood relief, I wouldn't want to be leading the admin support on this one:eek3:. Floods and fire, not Justin Beiber and Trudeau are our countries biggest threats.
     
    KMD likes this.
  22. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    They are saying months for the coquihalla highway to be open. This is going to be crazy there are bridges, dozens, that have been completely blown out of rivers and canyons now I know they will be using bailey bridges and doing some heavy excavation. I wonder how they get all the environmental permits done so quickly?

    :eek3:
    https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/76c47c14-4722-11ec-959a-0242ac11001c/?jwsource=cl

     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2021
  23. LMAC

    _

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    16,202
    Likes Received:
    315
    Location:
    Ottawa
    what about the show highway through hell or what ever it is they are probably scrambling to start filming now
     
  24. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
  25. HairyAss

    HairyAss
    [OP]
    Cheese on Toast

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    17,530
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Location:
    Seattle
    This was just on our local radio - I only mention because I almost reached through the radio to punch the announcer for her pronunciation of Abbotsford.
     
  26. KMD

    KMD
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Over here in the corner
    Woke up this morning to pissing down rain up here, that's just adding to what going to hit them going down the Fraser plus all the snow it just melted.
    It's minor to what they are getting but they don't need any more.

    I am going to be heading out towards the coast here in shortly so I hope it clears up but I just might wait for the next clear spell and make a run for it. :bolt:
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2021

Share This Page