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  •  We are a mile or so from the Sound (5+ / 0-)

    any way you draw the route. The house is called Paradux Hill for several reasons, not least of which is our position on high ground, but the lower-lying streets and neighborhoods near us won't be as fortunate. There's a lot of low-bank waterfront nearby.

    Sea level rise isn't just coming, it's here. During the highest tides last month, the shore road was closed due to waves lapping over the road. First time I remember that happening since I moved here 14 1/2 years ago.

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    Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

    by Kitsap River on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:52:27 PM PST

    •  I'm 1/2 mi. from Sound w a lowlying marsh (5+ / 0-)
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      between my place and the beach.

      I wrote this diary 4 years ago:
      My Solar Home may be sitting on a Future Beach

      Electing people who don't believe in government to Congress, is like installing an atheist as pastor of a church. If they don't believe in the institution or its goals, they won't care if it does a good job for its members.

      by Lefty Coaster on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:09:48 PM PST

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    •  One islander came home to find it Red Tagged (4+ / 0-)
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      Storm slams West Beach Road

      By NATHAN WHALEN

      “I only have what I took to work,” Thierry said.

      By Monday afternoon, the seaside wall had washed away and the house was leaning toward the water.
      “A lot of the houses sustained some kind of damage,” Brooks said of the homes on West Beach Road. He added the high winds and high tide, which peaked at 14 feet, 5 inches for Seattle and 11 feet, 3 inches for Port Townsend, contributed to the damage.

      Wind gusts reaching 56 miles per hour and sustained winds of 45 miles per hour were recorded at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, according to information provided by base spokesman Tony Popp.

      Dick Eigenraam, who lives off Swantown overlooking West Beach Road, said the waves Monday morning were higher than the two-story homes.

      Electing people who don't believe in government to Congress, is like installing an atheist as pastor of a church. If they don't believe in the institution or its goals, they won't care if it does a good job for its members.

      by Lefty Coaster on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:22:44 PM PST

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