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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! Advertisements

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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: 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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My First House 1982 – Just After Flood

I took this photo of my first house in early 1982. It was after the big flood in Felton Grove. Many years later, the neighborhood house elevation project began. To see more photos and to read the story of My … Continue reading

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove After 1982 Flood

Here are a couple of photos I took in 1982 just after the flood. Note the garbage can in the tree and the few inches of mud on the roof of the car in the 2nd photo.

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Flood Photos Felton Grove

I’m working on digging out and organizing photos I have so I can start sharing them. I have a few of the 1982 flood and many of the 1998 flood. In ’98 I walked around the neighborhood and took lots … Continue reading

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