Category Archives: Disaster Diary

Santa Cruz: 1955 Flood

These comments came on another blog I have that has a lot more about the floods in Santa Cruz County. The 2 other blogs I have focus more on Felton flooding during several floods, including 1955, 1982, 1998, etc. Great … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: Earthquake and Interest Rates

This ad was in a late Oct. 1989 Santa Cruz Sentinel ad right after the big earthquake. Not only is the t-bill interest rate incredible but if you look at the bottom of the ad you’ll see the S.C. office … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: 1989 Santa Cruz Earthquake 9-1-1 calls

Santa Cruz County 9-1-1 Recording Transcription, Oct. 17, 1989, beginning at 5:04 p.m. Transcribed by the San Francisco Earthquake Research Project. From the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. I found this site when I googled “Felton Grove”.  … Continue reading

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Tsunami Signs In Santa Cruz

Tsunami signs in Santa Cruz at E. Cliff Dr and 7th Ave.

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Fascinating Backstory About My Last Post 1906 San Francisco Video

This video tells an amazing story about the video I posted earlier today, “A Trip Down Market Street 1906 San Francisco”. Some incredible detective work was done to determine that the original film was shot just days before the 1906 … Continue reading

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1906 S.F. A Trip Down Market Street

This film was shot shortly before the big earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. My grandfather Harvey was there, age 9, with his father and grandmother. I have an audio tape of him talking in … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: Pooh Bear Bummed…Honey Pot Gone!

Fallen tree takes out power pole. Water main burst. Bee hives in fallen tree. Bee keeper must remove bees before tree can be removed, water main repaired and power restored. Phones still out. Pooh Bear Bummed. Felton Grove Aug 22, … Continue reading

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1932 Cars On Stilts

Splash along as you please on flooded roads and highways. Simply raise your car up on stilts so that the body rests several feet above the undercarriage and wheels, and GO!

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #1

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #2 + 3

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #4 + 5

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #6

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #7

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #8

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #9

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #10

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #11

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #12

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #13

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #14

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #15

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #16

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #17 + 18

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Disaster Diary – Deadly Mudslide (Probably 1982)

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove Flooding 1998 – Pre “House Elevation” Project

During periods of heavy rain when the ground is fully saturated and the storms keep rolling in, the San Lorenzo River overflows it’s banks. Until the 1998 flood, many, if not all of the homes would be damaged by flood … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: Tree On House – Brookdale

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove Flood Control Map – 1986

This map was part of a study by Santa Cruz County and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider options for flood control in Felton Grove in the 1980’s. In 1998/99 the house elevation project began (the flood of 1998 … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: 1989 Earthquake Blue Ridge Dr, Boulder Creek

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Disaster Diary – Hubbard Gulch Rd. Ben Lomond 1982

Storm damage on Hubbard Gulch Rd. just off Highway 9 in Ben Lomond. Undated. Believed to be the result of January 1982 storms.

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Disaster Diary – Boulder Creek slide – Jamison Creek Rd.

This undated photo may have been from 1982.

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