Paradise Can Turn on You

Big Sur is a beautiful part of California, but as the The Guardian article, Big Sur ravaged by floods, mudslides and storms: ‘Paradise can turn on you’, points out, nature isn’t always kind to humans. California was having its worse drought in a century, but now it has too much rain and has to contend with mudslides and flooding. The Big Sur area is no exception.

As the old saying goes,

Be careful what you wish for.


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12 Responses to Paradise Can Turn on You

  1. Rummuser says:

    I really wish for too much rain and soon for the southern part of our country.
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  2. tammy j says:

    the man with the wry sense of humor… “i’m waiting for the famine next.”
    if that all cuts them off and they all become trapped in the canyon as the last guy says…
    it wouldn’t be too long before they do run out of food!
    then helicopters would have to deliver it I suppose… to a central place.
    what a sad mess.
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    • Jean says:

      A real mess. Some people are leaving by helicopter — $780 a flight, can carry 3 people but not much room for luggage:

      The end of the article says

      Nearly 60 homes were destroyed by last summer’s wildfire and debris from the burn scar is part of the problem this winter. All of the ash and material from the fire is coming down and clogging culverts in the area and it has people worried the problems are not over yet.
      Caitlin Conrad

      “There are maybe four culverts that could wash out if they plug up and then we would be all trapped here,” said Bradford about problem spots below the closure.

      Currently about 60 people live above the closure and the county cannot even start to repair the road until things dry out.

      Yes, we know all about flash flooding from burn scars and the importance of keeping culverts clear of debris!

  3. Linda Sand says:

    Too much dry or too much wet–mother nature does not appear to be a minimalist.

  4. Cindi says:

    Sometimes I whine about where I live but….
    maybe I’ll stop that.
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  5. Rummuser says:

    Oh yes, we have and I personally have seen mudslides in Kerala.
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  6. Cathy in NZ says:

    our paradise likes to surprise (not) people by rearranging the above ground structures from below – earthquakes. more recently Christchurch as been affected by tremendous forest fires, many homes lost but no lives…

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