Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flood update and new pictures

As this day comes to an end, we made one more trip down town to check on things. There is a log jam under the bridge by the swimming pool. They had the state road crew trying to solve the problem. 4:00 came and they left without solving it. If any more logs pile up, the bridge could be compromised. There is a lot of weight and pressure against that old bridge.
I walked down to Anderson Park and across the foot bridge. The water is moving very swiftly and still backing up where the creek and the river come together. The water is not raising any more, if anything, I believe it has come down some.
Notice the picnic table almost under water and the logs under the bridge.

They had a crew of 8, but couldn't solve the problem.

Rock Creek is still very high.

The picnic table, again.

Rock Creek near where it meet the Nehalem River.

The view from the walking bridge.

There is not supposed to be water here.

Tim's house is okay.

The insurance company is renting this house for Stewart and Stacey. They also brought out rental furniture, as well as bedding, dishes, and even pots and pans. Stewart is thankful that he had the foresight to have good insurance. They are happily in their new home.

3 comments: said...

I am a blogger friend of Linda's..The weather this winter has been do difficult for so many people around the country. I hope that things start to dry out for you..Michelle

Gayle said...

Wow, Ilene! Great photos and informs us of what's happening there. I got an email from my sis-in-law, Sandy, and they escaped flooding. I haven't heard from my sis, Darlene, though. They live near Rock Creek. Thanks for the updates!!

Linda Reeder said...

Thanks for the updates. Once again our family picnic site is under water! So much nicer in August.