Saturday, August 19, 2023

Rainbow and UH OH

Yesterday was this gorgeous rainbow
Full side to side and a double! 

And the...

Looks like my kiddos and I are both in for some 
"Weather" with a capital W.

Constant boomies, and alerts on radio,
tv and phones.

Here in Vegas many of the houseless
live in massive storm drains and the local 
emergency folks have been trying to move them
 and all their belongings ( including furniture etc) 
out of there as quickly 
as possible so that their belongings 
don't wash out and block 
small drains. Teams have been going all
 over the city clearing drains of debris,
as much as they can.
Even a light sustained rain here can cause serious
flooding, and foolish tourists and idiot locals
do NOT heed warnings and have to be rescued
or worse. 
When I first moved here in the 70's, it was common
 for many of the parking garages to flood entirely,
and even grand hotels to have dripping water 
during storms. All the streets flooded 
but decades of building water retention basins 
solved a good bit. The basins were used as parks and 
soccer fields. Win Win 

The LA folks are also worried about high winds
and mud slides. My neighbor has a dangerous, 
nearly dead, pine tree that concerns me.
It could take off the front of my house.
We shall see.
Hopefully the concern is a reaction to the horrors
of HI and BC.
Let's see what all the climate deniers 
have to say about a tropical storm almost in Vegas?
Although it will no longer be a tropical here, but it 
will be the first to hit CA since 1939.

I tried unsuccessfully to load a video of Walter 
on here, but it is on my IG if you love him.

Stay safe - and Be prepared,
not just when emergencies loom,
but always, every day.  





Jillayne said...

Hope you come through it unscathed! You're to be soaking wet and we're bone dry and burning up... no happy mediums it seems. Thinking of you...

Colleen MacKinnon; Penny Rugs and More said...

Take care, hugs and hope you stay dry and no trees fall your way. We are safe from BC fires, but breathing the smoke here.