Sandi's 2019: Wow This Is A Challenge!

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All modes DID happen. There were tornadoes, hail the size of baseballs in Okmulgee, hail the size of ping pong balls elsewhere, torrential rain AGAIN. We spent some time in the storm shelter, again.

If you open the door from the house to the garage to go to the freezer or to take the trash out, the dog follows you and goes to lay down in the storm shelter. Either she likes it in there or she's just being funny.

The Arkansas River.... they're evacuating people from towns on its banks. All the way south. We drove over it yesterday.... I've lived here 27 years I've never seen that much water in that river, now overflowing, it's even flooding the grounds of the RiverSpirit casino in a major way. KOTV (www.newson6.com) has footage of that and archived footage of a flood in 1986 that will put the fear of more water in you because we're very nearly there. NO MORE RAIN!!

Several school systems closed - Sand Springs just called it for the rest of the week, there's no way, they were already in seriously sucky conditions and then they got dumped on again yesterday evening.

We have friends stuck in their home in Skiatook and some others being threatened with evacuation in Bixby.

Definite outlay of $$$ today, DH bought lumber, concrete, hardware, for the structural portion of the deck. Hoo-boy, that's some money.

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Sandi sorry to hear what you are going through.. We have a mess going on here as well. Tornadoes, high winds, flooding.. I hope whatever will stop soon for both of us. We are to the saturation point of the earth cannot hold any more water.. Glad you have a storm shelter and are high enough to avoid flooding. Good luck and take care.. Also good luck with the busy beaver working in your yard spending so much money..lol.
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SandiSAHM wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:16 am
All modes DID happen. There were tornadoes, hail the size of baseballs in Okmulgee, hail the size of ping pong balls elsewhere, torrential rain AGAIN. We spent some time in the storm shelter, again.

If you open the door from the house to the garage to go to the freezer or to take the trash out, the dog follows you and goes to lay down in the storm shelter. Either she likes it in there or she's just being funny.

The Arkansas River.... they're evacuating people from towns on its banks. All the way south. We drove over it yesterday.... I've lived here 27 years I've never seen that much water in that river, now overflowing, it's even flooding the grounds of the RiverSpirit casino in a major way. KOTV (www.newson6.com) has footage of that and archived footage of a flood in 1986 that will put the fear of more water in you because we're very nearly there. NO MORE RAIN!!

Several school systems closed - Sand Springs just called it for the rest of the week, there's no way, they were already in seriously sucky conditions and then they got dumped on again yesterday evening.

We have friends stuck in their home in Skiatook and some others being threatened with evacuation in Bixby.

Definite outlay of $$$ today, DH bought lumber, concrete, hardware, for the structural portion of the deck. Hoo-boy, that's some money.
Stay safe!!

Building a deck is not an inexpensive project.

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SandiSAHM wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:16 am
All modes DID happen. There were tornadoes, hail the size of baseballs in Okmulgee, hail the size of ping pong balls elsewhere, torrential rain AGAIN. We spent some time in the storm shelter, again.

If you open the door from the house to the garage to go to the freezer or to take the trash out, the dog follows you and goes to lay down in the storm shelter. Either she likes it in there or she's just being funny.

The Arkansas River.... they're evacuating people from towns on its banks. All the way south. We drove over it yesterday.... I've lived here 27 years I've never seen that much water in that river, now overflowing, it's even flooding the grounds of the RiverSpirit casino in a major way. KOTV (www.newson6.com) has footage of that and archived footage of a flood in 1986 that will put the fear of more water in you because we're very nearly there. NO MORE RAIN!!

Several school systems closed - Sand Springs just called it for the rest of the week, there's no way, they were already in seriously sucky conditions and then they got dumped on again yesterday evening.

We have friends stuck in their home in Skiatook and some others being threatened with evacuation in Bixby.

Definite outlay of $$$ today, DH bought lumber, concrete, hardware, for the structural portion of the deck. Hoo-boy, that's some money.
Sandi, I’m glad that you are safe. I’m not at all familiar with a Oklahoma so looked it up on the map to see the Arkansas River. I watched a few videos from the news site you posted including a helicopter view of the casino. Sounds like they deliberately released water through the dam which is near Sand Springs (?) to relieve the pressure. I remember a similar move in Houston after the hurricane there. Hoping for the best for your friends in harms way. Scary.

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floridacatlover wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Sandi, I’m glad that you are safe. I’m not at all familiar with a Oklahoma so looked it up on the map to see the Arkansas River. I watched a few videos from the news site you posted including a helicopter view of the casino. Sounds like they deliberately released water through the dam which is near Sand Springs (?) to relieve the pressure. I remember a similar move in Houston after the hurricane there. Hoping for the best for your friends in harms way. Scary.
Keystone dam is farther north than Sand Springs. Since the previous 100s of 1000s of cubic feet per SECOND (wow!) of water being released were not enough to lower the level on the upside of the dam, and the water is getting higher because of the influx from Kansas, they are now releasing, its a weird # like 307,000 cu ft, per second, which will only make the flooding that much worse even though today is, thusfar, a lovely day. They provided this:

https://okmay19flood.maps.arcgis.com/ap ... 3bbc0882ea

which shows the potential damage to Bixby (I'm not in Bixby, we're no where near the dangerous areas) in a big way. Farther downstream it sounds like they completely evacuated Webbers Falls.

There was an announcement on the news that this could CLOSE THE BRIDGES that cross the Arkansas river in Tulsa. DH's employer would be strained, easily half their workforce lives on the other side of the river.

When house-shopping in OK one of the first things I learned is to ask where a house or lot sits in relation to the flood plain because it costs more to insure in those ares and I never wanted to be in water. I can't imagine it'll be easy to sell a house in any of those zones now.

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Jackielou wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Stay safe!!

Building a deck is not an inexpensive project.
We counted the cost before we went in - shopped the lumber, the hardware, the surface material (Trex ftw, because I never want to have to do it over or resurface it or have a whole lot of sealing maintenance). I buffered it by a full 20% because... I like to be pleasantly surprised when a project comes in under budget ;)

I haven't built a deck since 1989. In 1989 DH was still in jr high :lol:

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