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Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: DP
Date: August 19, 2023 07:52AM
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Looks like my old stomping grounds at Palm Springs may get pretty wet.





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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 19, 2023 08:09AM
Looks like it will drop to a tropical storm before even getting to the US bringing heavy rains and that's about it. Forecast has upper-level winds in the 50mph range with usuals drops to half that at ground level. It is also moving fairly fast.

So expect flooding in low level areas but no wind or surge problems. This one would not have me putting the window covers up and most businesses would stay open. Don't let the SoCal media hype scare you.



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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 19, 2023 08:14AM
It says 1-3” of rain.
I thought it was supposed to be much more.
I know that’s a lot, depending on how quickly it falls, but I was expecting a higher forecast.





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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 19, 2023 10:14AM
“ POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive
- Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos,
and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Destructive runoff
may rage down mountain valleys while increasing
susceptibility to rockslides, mudslides, and debris flows.
Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.
- Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some
weakened or washed out. “


“ THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
to 57 mph
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force.
- PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
- ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
becomes hazardous. “
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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: August 19, 2023 10:23AM
I'm looking forward to my house getting a free cleaning - it's starting to look a bit less than pristine...
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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 19, 2023 10:57AM
Just leave all the doors and windows open...

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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 19, 2023 03:31PM
The ground surfaces in SoCal have very little ability to absorb excess rainfall. That results in a lot of really dangerous high speed flash flooding in mountain and desert areas, while cemented in cities already flood at the hint of rain.
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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 19, 2023 05:07PM
Yeah, with no recent rain there will be flash floods in some places with only 1/2" precipitation in an hour. Much more of a problem with hard rain, then if it was 5" over a week.



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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: Smote
Date: August 19, 2023 05:25PM
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SDGuy
I'm looking forward to my house getting a free cleaning - it's starting to look a bit less than pristine...

why don't you soak it with that spray-on 30 second cleaner stuff, and let Mother Nature rinse it off? I might try that this fall, now that I am thinking about it.



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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: Wags
Date: August 19, 2023 10:33PM
Stay safe down there. Stay home. When I lived down there people would occasionally drive into a sinkhole and drown. Don’t be driving over the canals. Keep us posted.
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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 19, 2023 11:31PM
....the storm has been downgraded but still pretty strong.....



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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: August 20, 2023 01:33AM
Not to be a doomsdayer, but events in the last few weeks—and few years—suggest it might be a good idea to err on the side of caution.
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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 20, 2023 11:03AM


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Re: Reservoirs will get filled in SoCal and beyond: Who's prepping?
Posted by: hal
Date: August 20, 2023 03:37PM
Good article about the last time CA was hit by a hurricane in 1939 - there was LOTS of damage and 50 something people were killed.

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