Monday, December 13, 2010

Sad Memory on a rainy night

This is not ordinary Seattle Rain. Think monsoon. Rivers are on flood alert, or flooding, trees are falling and the landslides have begun. Basements and garages are taking on water. Pumps are in high demand. City crews are out dealing with trees and urban flooding - water pooled on the road carried a car away in one part of the region. Neighbors are vigilant about keeping storm drains clear. A bizzare accident a few years ago is on our minds. It was during a rain like this that Kate Fleming, concerned about water damage, went down to her Seattle Madison Valley basement to check on her recording equipment. There was a flash flood, the storm drains gave way, the water rushed down her hill, smashing the foundation of her home and she was trapped. She drowned in her basement December 14, 2006.

4 comments:

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Wild weather in so many places this week! I wonder what nature is saying!

Be safe and careful in this rain!

Peace.

One Woman's Journey said...

I am so sorry. My snow is melting.
This very day
May you be
Happy - Well - Safe and at Peace

Dolores said...

So sad......I hope the weather is getting better.
Here in south Texas we're experiencing drought conditions.
Stay safe and warm...
Hugs,

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That is a sad memory. Poor Kate.
Please be safe!
Kristin