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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Never heard of a Lahar before.
    I live about an hours drive from the remnants and destruction of Mt. St. Helens. The path of the lahars looked like another planet for several years after the eruption. Definitely something you do not want to be in the path of. When Rainier blows it will be much worse because of the population base in the path. Tacoma, Puyallup and several towns will be at least partially wiped off the map.

    The Portland Vancouver area occasionally has small tornados. About 30 years ago I was working at the Cornelius Fred Meyer store and a tornado hit our parking lot. It picked one of our display sheds up and dropped it on the hood of a BMW. I thought it looked pretty funny. The owner of the car did not agree.

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  • RonClinton
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    I remember reading somewhere that the ash and volcano from an exploding volcano take a backseat to lahars -- all that rushing rock, debris, mud and water -- in terms of killing potential, generally speaking. That'd be especially true with volcanos like Rainier that have so much ice to melt and local rivers and streams to overflow.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Never heard of a Lahar before.

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  • RonClinton
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    Yikes, I hope your Friday is better.

    FWIW, the Puget Sound, your old stomping grounds, remains tornado-free…and thus far Mt. Rainier hasn’t vomited any lahars, but the week isn’t over yet.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    The first thing I saw when I got off the plane in Denver for my job interview were signs for Tornado Shelters. I was thinking that here I was potentially moving away from the land of tsunamis and lahars, only to find myself in the land of tornadoes.

    I even brought this up in my interview, but I was assured that tornadoes aren't a thing in the Denver metro area - we're simply too close to the mountains. Ok.

    Well today I experienced my first tornado warning (not a watch - a warning) while at work, so we all evacuated down to the basement where we sat out the weather. My poor wife is FREAKED.

    So that was Thursday.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you, Martin. It's a tough day.
    Unfortunately there will be many more tough days. There is probably nothing I can do to help from a distance but if there is anything please reach out.

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  • mhatchett
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    Best wishes....

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you, Martin. It's a tough day.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    My cousin has was diagnosed with several forms of cancer about four (4) months ago. She never smoked, drank, did drugs, she stayed fit, ate healthy, and did everything she should do. Just a lovely lady and only 52.

    Please say a prayer or send good thoughts her way if you don't mind. She will be passing soon and went into hospice care last night.

    I can never understand the way of the world and I fell so sad for her, her husband, and her two amazing children.
    So sorry to hear this. Cancer does not discriminate and will strike anyone at any time. Sending good thoughts to her, her family and friends. Her passing will profoundly effect a lot of lives.

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  • Ben Staad
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    My cousin has was diagnosed with several forms of cancer about four (4) months ago. She never smoked, drank, did drugs, she stayed fit, ate healthy, and did everything she should do. Just a lovely lady and only 52.

    Please say a prayer or send good thoughts her way if you don't mind. She will be passing soon and went into hospice care last night.

    I can never understand the way of the world and I fell so sad for her, her husband, and her two amazing children.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Okay. Cool. I thought that is what it was but didn't expect a cassette. Is this the story you mentioned?

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    That is the one Ben!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Okay. Cool. I thought that is what it was but didn't expect a cassette. Is this the story you mentioned?

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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    Hey Ben, that is an Audio Book, it's a signed cassette. Many, Many years ago Ron Kelly did a sale on the Forum to Raise money for one of his children to go on a big school trip. This was part of a bundle that I bought that included a book and a one page story that he wrote. I have it framed someplace, it was pretty neat.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    mhatchett What is that Dark Dixie from Ron? Is it a PB, HC, audio? Don't think I've seen that one before.
    Hey Ben, that is an Audio Book, it's a signed cassette. Many, Many years ago Ron Kelly did a sale on the Forum to Raise money for one of his children to go on a big school trip. This was part of a bundle that I bought that included a book and a one page story that he wrote. I have it framed someplace, it was pretty neat.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Opened up another checking account which is 100% dedicated for buying books. It's already helping keep me closer to my budget. I keep a register with my balance and all unpaid pre-orders so I know my running balance.

    Makes it easier for me to justify or pass on a purchase.

    Randomness done for now.

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  • Ben Staad
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    mhatchett What is that Dark Dixie from Ron? Is it a PB, HC, audio? Don't think I've seen that one before.

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