The Pacific Northwest has a typhoon heading in. (A typhoon is a hurricane in Pacific Ocean speak.) The high winds may miss Portland (I hope), but we will likely get 3 to 5 inches of rain. I guess this is the part where we test both French Drains we installed earlier this year. And, likely, figure out what we need to fix next.
Hurricane Force Winds Ahead For NW
Warning: Major Storms Threaten the Pacific Northwest
How a Remnant Typhoon Could Bring a Destructive Windstorm to the Pacific Northwest
We've been trying to place stuff safely in the yard, just in case it's bad. And we're filling containers with water, just in case.
We'll be keeping a close eye on the basement and see where it leaks next.
Update later: The storm ended up being less windy than it could have been, which was a huge relief. But we still had something like 5" of rain over a 2 day period. We didn't have any problems in our basement family room that had given us problems last year. Jeff and Aaron's French drain worked wonderfully and our basement stayed dry. I guess we can finally put the rugs back down on the floor.
Hope the storm passes quickly and does not cause serious damage.ReplyDelete
Me too! :)Delete
I didn't even know typhoons were a possibility in the US. Good luck and I hope the wind doesn't break any tree limbs and that the rain comes and goes away quickly.ReplyDelete
I had heard of typhoons, but honestly I hadn't realized they were hurricanes. LOLDelete
They are really rare.
Here's hoping that your new drains work as intended!ReplyDelete
They worked beautifully! Not a drop of rain came into the house. I think we can finally put the rugs back down on the floor.Delete