Mom and Dad are safely tucked into a nice hotel that allows them to keep their two small dogs too. They had a nice dinner at a favorite english restaurant of theirs, and are settled in for the night.

The house is still standing, no mud in house or pool yet, but the side yard is destroyed. During the height of the storm and mudflows last night, there were cars and k-rails literally flowing downhill, stacking on top of one another. Dad said that as they were driving (evacuating) off the hill he saw them clear the road, full of flood-washed cars, k-rails, and a variety of other debris, with a bull dozer to let emergency vehicles through and evacuees out.

Here are some links for more information on the flooding and mudflows:

Good photo gallery of damage, lots of photos of Ocean View and the devastation on Manistee, at the top of Ocean View: http://is.gd/7RtT8

Mom and Dad know practically every person in this article, some are good friends: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-woman-rescue7-2010feb07,0,1590192.sto...

More info: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rain-web7-2010feb07,0,6286791.story