Last Tuesday, Jan. 5, we got a reminder of how awesome it is to live in a small town. That afternoon a 12-inch water main broke and water came flooding into our front yard, pushing its way closer and closer to our front door.

Within minutes of calling 911 we had members of Weaverville Fire, Cal Fire, Sheriff’s Department, Marshall’s Office, CHP, personnel from the county, water district, sewer district, off-duty correctional officers and we even had Animal Control here. Everyone was helping to keep the water from flooding into our house.

A special thanks to the county for showing up with a backhoe to divert the water in a different direction which was the biggest factor that kept the water out of the inside of our house. Another special thanks to our son Jon Gier who has the most amazing group of friends that came to our rescue. Lastly, a special thanks to Hal Miller for showing up in his backhoe with a load of sand to help divert the water.

Once all had settled down the water district came to us and let us know they would repair damages to our driveway, since most of our driveway floated down the street, lol. It seemed so crazy and a bit scary when it was happening, but the people of this county were so helpful and thoughtful. We love our community, and we love that we live here. Thank you!

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