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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Seal Beach faces renewed flooding threat from looming storm, fills 600 sandbags, could get a little ... crazy   ( abc7.com) divider line
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2017-02-16 09:41:25 PM  
I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time
 
2017-02-16 10:43:13 PM  
Semisonic and Seal punchlines for headlines. How soon until we have a Cranberries pun headline?
 
2017-02-16 10:45:52 PM  

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2017-02-17 12:08:22 AM  
Yes, but crop yields look promising.
 
2017-02-17 12:09:15 AM  

daRog: [img.fark.net image 727x727]


Years ago Lake Tahoe seemed like it was going to dry up. Now its full again.

/shoulda bought a spot on the beach
 
2017-02-17 12:21:06 AM  
They're never gonna survive
 
2017-02-17 12:24:20 AM  
With so much water in the LBC, it's kinda hard being A-R-I-D.
 
2017-02-17 12:25:08 AM  

Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time


I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.
 
2017-02-17 12:26:39 AM  

Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time


Yeah I know. And I'm up on the far NW coast. Your storm is what we'd just call Thursday. And last Thursday. And the week before that too. Sand is going to do what it pleases, which is why nobody with any sense lives right at sea level. Not to say that there aren't people that do but...don't ask for FEMA money every 15 years when you were warned already. Oh then you have to worry about the rivers and getting cut off from civilization when half a mountain closes the highways.

I get your drift though....
 
2017-02-17 12:36:24 AM  

Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time


"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."

Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.

img.fark.net
 
2017-02-17 12:41:37 AM  

iron_city_ap: They're never gonna survive


Unless...
 
2017-02-17 12:42:08 AM  

lordargent: Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."

Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.

[img.fark.net image 660x617]


Hang on, what's that mother in law shiat shack up there for only $260k?
 
2017-02-17 12:42:54 AM  
I remember when they had a huge storm back in '98. I was visiting my Grandparents in Leisure World and we went down to the Seal Beach Pier.

It was fascinating. They had a tractor trying to move sand around to prevent the water from pooling. They managed to break a piece out to get the water running from a large pool. Naturally, a boogie boarder jumed into the flume and was riding it.

But the waves were intense. There was water rushing across the entire beach and into nearby parking lots. I've never seen anything like it.
 
2017-02-17 12:44:42 AM  

lordargent: Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."

Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.

[img.fark.net image 660x617]


Here is the listing for that $1.1M piece of property just NE of the pier. No thanks.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/801-Ocean-Ave-2-Seal-Beach-CA-9074​0​/25736272_zpid/
 
2017-02-17 12:46:01 AM  

lordargent: Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.


Those are little cottages on postage stamp lots.
 
2017-02-17 12:47:58 AM  
600 is not a lot of sandbags. Considering what's at risk, 600,000 is more like it.
 
2017-02-17 12:53:05 AM  
We will survive
 
2017-02-17 12:54:11 AM  
This time with pic
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2017-02-17 01:02:33 AM  
Sealings.......nothing more than sealings.........
 
2017-02-17 01:04:57 AM  
leave my personal life out of it and just fix the car
 
2017-02-17 01:17:11 AM  
I have been noticing these Aqua Dams being placed around Orange County.
Kind of funny, we have been in a drought for many years now we are pumping water into a long balloon to protect us from water.
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2017-02-17 01:24:59 AM  

DigitalDirt: I have been noticing these Aqua Dams being placed around Orange County.
Kind of funny, we have been in a drought for many years now we are pumping water into a long balloon to protect us from water.
[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Fortunately theres plenty of other water to fill the bags from without turning on the tap...
 
2017-02-17 01:48:11 AM  

DigitalDirt: I have been noticing these Aqua Dams being placed around Orange County.
Kind of funny, we have been in a drought for many years now we are pumping water into a long balloon to protect us from water.
[img.fark.net image 850x637]


♫ Aqua Dam, Aqua Dam...does whatever a sandbag can? ♫

//got nuthin'
 
2017-02-17 02:16:04 AM  

marcre3363: I remember when they had a huge storm back in '98. I was visiting my Grandparents in Leisure World and we went down to the Seal Beach Pier.

It was fascinating. They had a tractor trying to move sand around to prevent the water from pooling. They managed to break a piece out to get the water running from a large pool. Naturally, a boogie boarder jumed into the flume and was riding it.

But the waves were intense. There was water rushing across the entire beach and into nearby parking lots. I've never seen anything like it.


basementrejects.com
 
2017-02-17 02:21:17 AM  
I dont why this song is stuck in my head...

The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,And the rains came tumbling down.
 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the rock stood still.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,And the rains came tumbling down.

 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the sand washed away.
 
2017-02-17 02:40:09 AM  
Seal beach.... if only Uncle Sams Canoe Club had a rather large unit north who could help prepare .... Damn. As an aside- if in the area and you have a relative of few who was a dolphin, the memorial park is free to visit.
 
2017-02-17 02:44:26 AM  
Ooops- forgot my link
www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw/installations/nws_seal_beach/about/wwi​i_submarine_memorial.html
 
2017-02-17 02:55:22 AM  
Great fun if you enter huntington harbor and turn left into the los alamitos naval weapons stations waters instead of the harbor proper...
 
2017-02-17 03:30:05 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Semisonic and Seal punchlines for headlines. How soon until we have a Cranberries pun headline?


Such ridiculous thoughts...
 
2017-02-17 03:39:00 AM  

FlyingBacon: I dont why this song is stuck in my head...

The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,And the rains came tumbling down.
 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the rock stood still.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,And the rains came tumbling down.

 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the sand washed away.


I just want you to know, you're the lowest common denominator for citing the Bible, you extremist, undoubtedly backwards and obviously inferior person.

You'll have to spend the next five years degrading spiritual people for this! How dare you....
 
2017-02-17 03:39:32 AM  

0z79: FlyingBacon: I dont why this song is stuck in my head...

The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,The wise man built his house upon the rock,And the rains came tumbling down.
 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the rock stood still.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,The foolish man built his house upon the sand,And the rains came tumbling down.

 The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,The rains came down, and the floods came up,And the house on the sand washed away.

I just want you to know, you're the lowest common denominator for citing the Bible, you extremist, undoubtedly backwards and obviously inferior person.

You'll have to spend the next five years degrading spiritual people for this! How dare you....


The above was backlash against vudukungfu.
 
2017-02-17 03:55:31 AM  

Badafuco: Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.


Just about 1 am from Camarillo; so far just light showers.
 
2017-02-17 04:41:49 AM  

mutterfark: Badafuco: Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.

Just about 1 am from Camarillo; so far just light showers.


4"-10" of rain expected, with storm cells intermittently dumping at 1"/hour rates. If it plays out the way they're predicting, it'll be the biggest storm since 1995. Basically, it's a 25-year storm. The folks in Santa Clarita and Duarte are in for a rough time the next 72 hours.

"Mud in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Mud in the streets, it's up to my knees
Mud in the streets of Santa Clarita
Mud on the rise, it's following me."

/apologies to Morrison, Krueger Manzarek and Densmore
 
2017-02-17 04:45:49 AM  

DeadPhelps: mutterfark: Badafuco: Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.

Just about 1 am from Camarillo; so far just light showers.

4"-10" of rain expected, with storm cells intermittently dumping at 1"/hour rates. If it plays out the way they're predicting, it'll be the biggest storm since 1995. Basically, it's a 25-year storm. The folks in Santa Clarita and Duarte are in for a rough time the next 72 hours.

"Mud in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Mud in the streets, it's up to my knees
Mud in the streets of Santa Clarita
Mud on the rise, it's following me."

/apologies to Morrison, Krueger Manzarek and Densmore


Goddamnit - Krieger... Krieger!

Farking autocorrect.
 
2017-02-17 05:00:58 AM  

DeadPhelps: 4"-10" of rain expected, with storm cells intermittently dumping at 1"/hour rates. If it plays out the way they're predicting, it'll be the biggest storm since 1995. Basically, it's a 25-year storm. The folks in Santa Clarita and Duarte are in for a rough time the next 72 hours


Welcome to Portland?
 
2017-02-17 06:27:33 AM  

DeadPhelps: Goddamnit - Krieger... Krieger!

Farking autocorrect.


img.fark.net
 
2017-02-17 08:35:08 AM  

fanbladesaresharp: lordargent: Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."

Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.

[img.fark.net image 660x617]

Hang on, what's that mother in law shiat shack up there for only $260k?


There is a mobile home park on the north side of the city.
 
2017-02-17 08:36:40 AM  

skiinstructor: Great fun if you enter huntington harbor and turn left into the los alamitos naval weapons stations waters instead of the harbor proper...


They won't let you in, you know - no matter what you tell them. Assholes.
My taxes paid for all that shiat.
 
2017-02-17 09:45:48 AM  
the burning man playa dust bowl is now a very large lake.
 
2017-02-17 09:58:11 AM  

DeadPhelps: mutterfark: Badafuco: Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.

Just about 1 am from Camarillo; so far just light showers.

4"-10" of rain expected, with storm cells intermittently dumping at 1"/hour rates. If it plays out the way they're predicting, it'll be the biggest storm since 1995. Basically, it's a 25-year storm. The folks in Santa Clarita and Duarte are in for a rough time the next 72 hours.

"Mud in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Mud in the streets, it's up to my knees
Mud in the streets of Santa Clarita
Mud on the rise, it's following me."

/apologies to Morrison, Krueger Manzarek and Densmore


Santa Clarita can suck it.  Save the In n Outs, though.
 
2017-02-17 11:14:01 AM  

iron_city_ap: lordargent: Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."

Sweet, free labor to provide free sandbags for their ~$1 million pieces of property.

[img.fark.net image 660x617]

Here is the listing for that $1.1M piece of property just NE of the pier. No thanks.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/801-Ocean-Ave-2-Seal-Beach-CA-90740​/25736272_zpid/


The built-in writing desk is kind of nice, but the remaining $1,096,000.00 of the place, pass.
 
2017-02-17 11:36:17 AM  
In Miami Beach sand is what you lie on. Those bags are filled with high-grade Peruvian flake.
 
2017-02-17 12:14:15 PM  

DigitalDirt: I have been noticing these Aqua Dams being placed around Orange County.
Kind of funny, we have been in a drought for many years now we are pumping water into a long balloon to protect us from water.
[img.fark.net image 850x637]


The manufacturer of these is just a few miles from my house. They took over an abandoned mill for their production. 5 years ago nobody had ever heard of them and now they can't sell these things fast enough. They work quite well actually and the fact that they're filled with water rather than sand, you just release the water when no longer needed and reuse it later. You know who else uses them? Nope, not Godwin. Weed growers.
 
2017-02-17 12:23:42 PM  
Meanwhile, the guy down PCH in Sunset Beach has no worries.
i.kinja-img.com
 
2017-02-17 12:37:54 PM  
img.fark.net

It does exist!

Oh SEAL beach.
 
2017-02-17 01:17:19 PM  

RocketRay: Meanwhile, the guy down PCH in Sunset Beach has no worries.
[i.kinja-img.com image 800x543]


When I see a home like that my first thought is: How the hell will they get all that furniture up there? What a giant PITA.
 
2017-02-17 01:31:26 PM  
Billy: It's finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that's what makes a reporter. You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, what do you see?
[Points at dark clouds at the horizon]
Billy: Tell me the headline.
Quoyle: Horizon Fills With Dark Clouds?
Billy: Imminent Storm Threatens Village.
Quoyle: But what if no storm comes?
Billy: Village Spared From Deadly Storm.
 
2017-02-17 03:40:55 PM  

DeadPhelps: mutterfark: Badafuco: Microsoft_Bob: I live a couple miles away. Those houses are below Beach Level. Literally you step down from the pavement to the concrete outside their houses. They put up a sand berm but... Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

I'm up in Ventura and our foothills are expecting 5-7" within 36 hours. Camarillo Springs is under evacuation.

Just about 1 am from Camarillo; so far just light showers.

4"-10" of rain expected, with storm cells intermittently dumping at 1"/hour rates. If it plays out the way they're predicting, it'll be the biggest storm since 1995. Basically, it's a 25-year storm. The folks in Santa Clarita and Duarte are in for a rough time the next 72 hours.

"Mud in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Mud in the streets, it's up to my knees
Mud in the streets of Santa Clarita
Mud on the rise, it's following me."

/apologies to Morrison, Krueger Manzarek and Densmore


My daughter lives in Santa Clarita, so I'm not getting a kick...
 
2017-02-17 03:56:34 PM  

lordargent: Microsoft_Bob: Well if you build next to the ocean below Beach Level, you're gonna have a bad time

"Volunteers filled approximately 600 sandbags Wednesday night. Residents can pick them up for free at the 8th Street parking lot just north of the Seal Beach Pier."


600 sandbags is not a lot of sandbags.

/sandbags
 
2017-02-17 03:57:57 PM  

RedRudy: 600 is not a lot of sandbags. Considering what's at risk, 600,000 is more like it.


well, son of a ....
 
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