Monday, January 02, 2006

A mini-van sits in water near a freeway entrance in Mill Valley, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006. Northern California residents braced for a second storm to hit the region Sunday, a day after the first sent rivers rising into cities and mud sliding into homes and across highways. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Northern California Rainy Mess
Photo of Mill Valley exit, just one exit north of our exit on 101. This is less than a mile from our apartment. It's also parallel to (and representative of the condition of) my favorite running trail.

Residents in other parts of Northern California certainly have more to write about, but I might as well jot down some info on our area. Donahue, the main street through Marin City (our less glamourous section of Sausalito) was completely flooded on Sunday, as were several 101 exits; also, the bay trail I run every week was covered several inches deep for at least a half mile.

It was amazing that Kai and Dana left town just before all this happened--they missed Saturday's heavy rains, and they made it through the Siskiyous just before the pass was closed with accidents and whiteouts. Yup, they made it safely home to the heaviest rains Astoria's seen in thirty years...

3 comments:

Jan & Mike said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
You definitely got the 100 word pic.

Jan & Mike said...

Oops! That was the '1000' word pic.

mickandanj said...

Alas, I swiped it from a web news article...