Chehalis 3 (2008)

Revisiting the Flood of 2007

I was riding back from Portland and it was a beautiful day. I thought I’d take a detour and see how things had changed along the Chehalis River since I had last been there in December. I expected the greenery of spring to abound, but I was shocked to see homes “missing” from where I had last seen them. The previous visit starts here, in case you missed it.

April 12, 2008
Total Miles: ?? miles, 1 day
Portland, OR to Seattle, WA via the coast

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South side of Hwy 6, site of a major slide last December

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North side of the road, to what’s left of the hillside. Hillslide?

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(Before) Westward view

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(Now) East from the same point

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(Before) Clearing out a house for the owners

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(Now) State condemned the house anyway, so the owners burned it down

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(Before) Mud-caked field

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(Now) Grasses are slowly pushing through the mud

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(Before) House cleared of damaged goods

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(Now) House is gone

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(Before) A mud-filled front yard

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(Now) It looks like the owner gets to build

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(Before) A condemned house

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(Now) Not much has changed

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(Before) A house swept off it’s foundation

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(Now) The foundation is still there

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(Before) Hauling out the church debris

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(Now) Looks like new siding is in the works

Tell me what you think! I want to know!