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(4,516 posts)
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:18 PM Jan 2018

Found out this morning that I have a friend

who lost his house in the mud slide in Monticeto on Monday.

He sent an email from Starbucks.

Ellen is going to have a special show from Monticeto at 3:00 Pacific time today with Oprah.

17 are dead 8 still missing. Hwy 101 is closed until Monday

It is weird to not see co workers from Ventura at work. Parking lots are half full.

No trucks moving on 101

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(16,999 posts)
1. I'm sorry your friend lost his home but
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:25 PM
Jan 2018

glad he survived. I can't begin to imagine how scary that would be.


(25,829 posts)
3. I must say that I'm a bit surprised that I haven't been reading
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:31 PM
Jan 2018

bullshit from the religious right about God punishing California for its many sins. Or maybe I've just been fortunate enough to miss such statements.

Even though I personally have no desire to live in California, I've been there any number of times and can readily understand why many want to live there. And the terrible things that have happened recently aren't deserved by anyone.

All the state needs now is The Big One.



(4,516 posts)
4. The largest wild fire in CA history was stated
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:37 PM
Jan 2018

by Edison employees.

The vegetation was dry because of drought.

Then it rained. We are to get more rain next week.


(16,104 posts)
7. My father, a geologist...
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 07:49 PM
Jan 2018

started telling us about the inevitability of the overdue Big One back in the 60's.

When half the state slides into the ocean, would that meet "Biblical proportions?"

Are an awful lot of Democrats 'living on a prayer?'


(22,651 posts)
8. perhaps more than half? everything that's not tied to or rooted to bedrock will slide away/liquefy
Sun Jan 14, 2018, 09:46 AM
Jan 2018



(22,651 posts)
6. I guess? way back when roads were placed in-boulders were piled to the side areas & dirt covered?
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 07:40 PM
Jan 2018

Kind of scary to think of how many pockets of dirt packed boulders there may be in developed rocky areas.

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