Hello happy Wednesday! Here was our excitement yesterday!
You can see where I live from above. They start off here on our man made lakes and then move on to the mess.
Jessica was told she should evacuate but decided not to after checking things out. The bigger lakes were not filling up all that fast so there was still plenty of time to leave if needed.
I went out and found a cat carrier to shove 3 fat cats in if needed (where did my other 2 go? I know Jess has 1..) and packed an emergency bag and important papers in the car. Told Trevor to do the same.
Trevor and I went for a walk around 4 to go check things out and the helicopter was flying around. I told Trevor that is probably news and sure enough it was.
Some of these are just photos I saved from other places/people.
So this is where we get our water for our lakes from. They are closing off the hole that happened so I'm wondering how we will get water for our lakes after this fiasco is over. Probably not good for us in the long run.
The "retention pond" which usually doesn't have all that much water in it across the street from us
Big hole! The new news video has 1/2 the road gone now
This part of the road is gone now
Under the road on our side
Filling up the lake there and then it has a flow thing to go into the bigger lake which is what you see in the helicopter video in the beginning
Trevor and I checking it out. They had started putting rock in at this point
On our 3rd lake they are pumping the lake water back into the river (seems dumb but probably makes people feel better). See there is a several feet before this lake would be full.
Back side of the club house, water is higher than normal but not all that bad
I think they are still working on plugging the hole up. We can go out our main entrance but the way to town has a lot of roads closed due to flooding so it's pretty much better to head towards Manteca or Tracy by using the emergency exits we have. Crazy times!
After we got back from our walk I laid on my bed and ended up falling asleep. Jess and Daniel still went to the party but took the kids to his Dad's house since it wasn't in the club. Just in case and all that.
Meanwhile the river is still news. I told my friend in Texas maybe I'll head her way ;)
River Forecast as of 8:30 AM 1/18/2023
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NEAR VERNALIS
7:00 AM STAGE: 25.1 FT
FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 24.5 FT THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THEN FORECAST TO FALL TO MONITOR STAGE OF 24.5 FT THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 24.5 FT THRU LATE FRIDAY MORNING
MONITOR STAGE: 24.5 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT, DANGER STAGE: 29.5 FT
So today's plans. Don't die. haha Do some laundry and maybe work on that purple quilt thing some more. I printed out a pattern of a new bag to try and got it taped together but that was as far as I got before chaos was happening.
I had to laugh yesterday the neighbor was out mowing his grass. I was like the last thing I'm worried about is mowing my yard, not going to matter if it is all under water. Luckily we are one of the highest points of the club so we are less likely to flood.
Ok guess I'll do some work now. I logged off in the middle of a meeting yesterday while I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on.