Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > The Trailer Park
Reload this Page >

Flooding in San Diego........

Flooding in San Diego........

Old Jan 6th 2016, 3:53 am
  #1  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Flooding in San Diego........

Anyone affected by the flooding?

The photos look like mostly the usual places of flooding, especially in El Nino winters....

Apparently received up to 2" in less than 3 hours.

Winter Storm Pounds San Diego County | KPBS
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 4:10 am
  #2  
BE Practitioner (Level 2)
 
username.exe's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,403
username.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

It was like being back in Vancouver again, this afternoon

Rainfall was torrential downtown where I was at 4pm. The 5 was slow so I drove through Mission Bay which had risen a huge amount. Most people are driving carefully but every so often you'll see a moron fly past without a care in the world.

Many of the storm drains were clogged with dirt and debris so the streets simply flooded. It's going to be like this for much of the week, apparently.
username.exe is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 5:12 am
  #3  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Originally Posted by username.exe View Post
It was like being back in Vancouver again, this afternoon

Rainfall was torrential downtown where I was at 4pm. The 5 was slow so I drove through Mission Bay which had risen a huge amount. Most people are driving carefully but every so often you'll see a moron fly past without a care in the world.

Many of the storm drains were clogged with dirt and debris so the streets simply flooded. It's going to be like this for much of the week, apparently.
El Nino years always bring an interesting rain pattern. This year is supposed to be the biggest since 1997, and seems to be starting off to a good start.

Vancouver got a good amount of rain today, but of course this region gets large amounts so we don't tend to get the same issues.... Where I am about 55 minutes North of downtown Vancouver we got a decent amount of snow.
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 6:09 am
  #4  
Banned
 
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: california
Posts: 6,035
dc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

The home owners on the hillsides were well prepared. The City had been giving out thousands of sand bags for weeks and big concrete barriers placed a year ago at the bottom of the streets where they intersected with cross streets. Much of the mountain areas had been burned during the Colby trail fire two years ago and some of the roads close to the mountains a few inches deep in flowing muddy water and debris but no homes apparently flooded glad to say. City work crews and equipment were out in force and the police were patrolling the area ready to help where necessary

Last edited by dc koop; Jan 6th 2016 at 6:16 am.
dc koop is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 6:13 am
  #5  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
sir_eccles's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,106
sir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

The weather has been carrying through to us in Phoenix, pretty wet out. The wife said she had been looking at the satellite images of the Pacific and there is a stack of fronts lined up waiting to come in one after the other.
sir_eccles is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 6:23 am
  #6  
Banned
 
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: california
Posts: 6,035
dc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

I'm just bloody well glad we're getting to share some of Seattle's weather at last. It's been long overdue.

My neck of the woods was beginning to look like part of Death Valley
dc koop is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 6:31 am
  #7  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 9,130
SanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

We received 2.5" in Poway ...rained solidly and heavily all afternoon.

It was the most rain in such a short time in my 13 years here.

More coming tomorrow by the sounds of it - currently we are getting intermittent showers. Glad I got my drains cleaned out !!
SanDiegogirl is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2016, 9:13 am
  #8  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
The weather has been carrying through to us in Phoenix, pretty wet out. The wife said she had been looking at the satellite images of the Pacific and there is a stack of fronts lined up waiting to come in one after the other.
My sisters husband who is now in Phoenix reports he has no power, but at least the cell phone works....

Our storm has passed and we now have a forecast of sunny weather for the next 7 days.

Cool though, highs only into the high 30's and lows into the high 20's.
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 2:42 am
  #9  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

I see some area's in the county had a tornado warning for a time today.

My sister is stuck currently in Wal-Mart parking lot as it's been mildly flooded from what I can tell from her photo.
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 3:34 am
  #10  
BE Practitioner (Level 2)
 
username.exe's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,403
username.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond reputeusername.exe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
I see some area's in the county had a tornado warning for a time today.

My sister is stuck currently in Wal-Mart parking lot as it's been mildly flooded from what I can tell from her photo.
I hope she's not parked at Fashion Valley:

username.exe is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 5:17 am
  #11  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat099 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Have not seen rain since September.
scrubbedexpat099 is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 5:57 am
  #12  
Banned
 
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: california
Posts: 6,035
dc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond reputedc koop has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
Have not seen rain since September.
It's heading your way.
dc koop is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 9:04 am
  #13  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat099 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Originally Posted by dc koop View Post
It's heading your way.
May/June is a long way away.
scrubbedexpat099 is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 9:47 pm
  #14  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 157
FinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond reputeFinnDiego has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Yep, heavy rains (as in over an inch an hour) and localized flooding. My house seems fine and garage mostly so, maybe my lawn will even recover at some point. Looks like we should finally get a dry day Friday, which means I can ride my bike to work again. Will be dodging a few puddles and bits of debris I suspect...

Mission Valley is a problem as usual. I seem to recall there being a lot of recently renovated ground floor apartments being available when I moved here in 2011... Nice work building on a flood plain!
FinnDiego is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2016, 10:27 pm
  #15  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Flooding in San Diego........

Mission Valley was the stupidiest planning ever done and they just kept building at ground level.

Guess they figure once every decade flooding is worth the risk, but its been like that since I was a kid and back then it wasnt as built up and they should have limited development of the area.

Have to be very careful if choosing to live in that area even if in a high rise or above ground your car may end up underwater.

I lived in Bonita in the 1997 el nino and had some flooding there as well due to the dam in Spring Valley overflowing as it had rained so much that winter.

This el nino is supposed to he on par with that one if not bigger and its not even into the wettest part of the winter yet which is typically Feb into early March.

The TV news here said LA had received more rain in 1 day this week then they do in all of January in a normal year.

Official San Diego rainfall can appear lower then reality due to the airports location where the official measurement is done. Tends not to be as rainy in that area.




Originally Posted by FinnDiego View Post
Yep, heavy rains (as in over an inch an hour) and localized flooding. My house seems fine and garage mostly so, maybe my lawn will even recover at some point. Looks like we should finally get a dry day Friday, which means I can ride my bike to work again. Will be dodging a few puddles and bits of debris I suspect...

Mission Valley is a problem as usual. I seem to recall there being a lot of recently renovated ground floor apartments being available when I moved here in 2011... Nice work building on a flood plain!
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.