Also, there are bloggers auctioning off homemade items to help raise money for the flood victims. What a great way to help others. Natasha talks about how to get involved with that, and shows a beautiful skirt that folks are bidding on currently. In addition to Natasha's blog, Jessa Irene at A Holiday Haven also posted about these auctions.
Of course, please remember to read what Tracy from Hey Harriet
wrote about the situation on our Saturday night last weekend. She lives there too.
The Pacific Northwest is having its turn right now with the warm rain causing flooding and landslides. There has been a lot of rain, which we are used to, but when it is warm it melts the snow in the mountains, and that is where we get into big trouble. Oregon and Washington are getting hit hard. Where we live now, we are not in the line of fire, but our friends and family in the Willamette Valley just might be. On Tuesday, the ski resorts had close to 1.5 feet of snow melt all at once, filling up the rivers below.
Update: There is a huge log jam at the Leaburg Dam; here is the link to that story: KVAL Story on Leaburg Lake Log Jam
In January/February 1996, the same thing happened when we were living up the McKenzie. It snowed on the valley floor, and snowed lots in the mountains, and then warmed up, rained and melted everything. Here is a photo of Walterville, Oregon, from the top of the ridge behind our home:
I just found this website about that flood, with lots of photos. If you are interested in this sort of thing please check out this Flood Website. I'll probably add on to this post later when I have more time.