I again went and explored the “island” of Pacific today. It’s incredible how much the river has risen since I was there yesterday. I will have comparisons in the post below. My grandma told me she wanted to see the flooding, so we drove up to FF. We couldn’t even reach the spot we were at yesterday, we got stopped long before it due to water overflowing John McKeever Road.
We then trotted down to Pacific. The houses we saw yesterday now had water up to their roofs. The Pacific population sign had more than an extra foot of water underneath it, like it’s going to be swallowed at any moment.
(You can also tell I used my actual camera yesterday … and my phone today)
While we were standing there gaping, my grandma said we should bring a grill down and have a neighborhood block party. May as well, right?
We then drove down Hwy O, to see if we could get to any flooded areas there. On the way, we found a gas station still open. I ran in to grab cat food and milk (the milk was sold out), and as my usual, got chatty with the person behind me in line. I told her my grandma’s block party idea, and a guy walking out the door hollered, “I’ll bring the booze!”
Then, the cashier said: “You know we have enough of that. On this small little ‘island’ we’re stuck on, there’s more bars in this little area than anything else!”
At least everyone still has their sense of humor! And their drones.
I overheard someone saying they came down in the morning when the water was rising, (this is one for the nightmares) and spiders were coming out and onto dry land.
Also, side story. This truck was a mystery. They were parked here on FF … I have no idea where this person went. There was nowhere for them to go … and we were there for a good 10-15 minutes. So strange!
Check out more flooding photos, here.
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