JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,
JLS
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Got sent home from work early today ...

... because of this. Makes me glad that I know better than to consider living anywhere that even hints of floodplain, no matter how pretty or sheltered. And that I also prefer to live close to my job rather than waste chunks of my life commuting. I'm high and dry near the top of one of the foothills, well away from any rivers, reservoirs, or other bodies of water (plus I live across the street from a police station so I'm on the emergency power grid). Work is similarly located as far as elevation and distance from the wet stuff is concerned. But so many people were blocked from making it in this morning, plus so many more who had made it were ending up leaving as new road and bridge closures kept coming in and they figured they'd better get home while they still could (one person who left at 10:30 a.m. was still on the road when we shut down at 1:40 p.m. ... normally takes her half an hour), that it was decided there weren't enough of us remaining to make the cost of powering computers and lights worthwhile.

Right now there's only one open river bridge in the whole city and that's in the far south. Not good for a place that's centred on the junction of two major rivers.
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