The floodwater’s gone, the trouble isn’t

When you hear “last December’s storm,” you probably think wind (and powerlessness). But some think first of the fast, furious rainstorm that preceded the wind, created the Upper Fauntleroy sinkhole (bridged but still not filled), and swept floodwater through some WS homes. The homeowners with flood damage are still trying to get things set right; one homeowner has e-mailed us to say they’re organizing a West Seattle flood victims’ group, plus warning us all to watch for what is alleged to be the real culprit in the spot flooding — filters left in storm drains by contractors and construction crews. Regarding the damage already done, they’re thinking about suing, and inviting anybody and everybody who had flood trouble to e-mail them at

9 Replies to "The floodwater's gone, the trouble isn't"

  • Eric April 19, 2007 (7:34 am)

    Just imagine if we had a real disaster. Do you think our “leaders” would be able to do anything??

    Of course, it would be George Bush’s fault.

  • Chet April 19, 2007 (9:19 am)

    Good points as always Eric.

  • Bill April 19, 2007 (3:40 pm)

    I would like to complement Chet on his excellent complementing of Eric (as always).


  • Bill April 19, 2007 (3:42 pm)

    …and I mean it as a compliment.

  • Chet April 19, 2007 (3:44 pm)

    Thanks, he seems to say what I think in a more coherent/persuasive way.

  • Eric April 20, 2007 (7:50 am)

    I try not to be cynical, but it is hard not to be these days. Seriously, I hope these folks find resolution very soon. I can’t imagine being in their shoes – our pain was over as soon as the lights came back on and we soon forgot all about what really was a minor inconvenience. These people are still dealing with the aftermath months later. It’s terrible.

  • Todd April 20, 2007 (9:39 am)

    I hear ya man, I agree.
    Have I seen posts from you about Beveridge Place and beer tastings? I’ve been meaning to get down there. I used to live in Gatewood and was always at Abbondonza, SBUX, Thriftway, etc but never made it in to Beveridge. Do you know Brandon Huck?

  • Eric April 20, 2007 (10:31 am)

    nope… I don’t know him.

    Yeah, BPP is great – best beer bar in Seattle and probably the state! A cask night that you don’t want to miss occurs on Thursday, the 26th – West Seattle’s own Schooner Exact!

  • Todd April 20, 2007 (12:41 pm)

    Brandon waited tables at Abbondanza and worked at the SBUX nextdoor for a bit. Funny guy. He would run food up to BPP and I last heard he was doing a variety night there or some place close. I’ll check out cask night sometime. Thanks.

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