103Views11Replies

Author Options:

The Great East Coast Flood.... Answered

Picture of

The floods are abating and our little isle where I live sustained very little damage, but all around me, like a boat on a mount, I see the devestation that was wreaked out on the land.  

A link to some of the photos of the flood itself.

AND

A link to what is being discovered as the waters recede....

12 Replies

user
seidnord (author)2011-09-19

Люди, которые селятся близко к водоемам должны быть готовы к таким катастрофам. И должны помогать друг другу. Это важно, так как иначе не выжить
People who settle close to water bodies should be prepared for such disasters. And we must help each other. This is important because otherwise would not survive

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)seidnord2011-09-20

Sadly, not a lot of water was around before hand (a river over 6 miles away, a creek is nearby). The hurricane Irene went through, soaked the ground, and then the tropical storm Lee came through with MORE water.....it just didn't have anywhere to go.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kryptonite (author)2011-09-13

Fourty days and fourty nights, what a sight!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2011-09-13

Well, all of this happened in just a few days actually ;-) Flooding very similar to Agnes in 1972....which I am old enough to remember :-(

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kryptonite (author)Goodhart2011-09-14

Luckily flooding storms never actually last that long :D

Got your trusty flood survival in an altoids tin kit?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2011-09-14

THAT depends on how far downstream you are >:-D We have the Susquehanna which comes out of Harrisburg, which comes out of NY state above us.....the flooding stage can last about a few weeks or so....even if the storm only last 2-3 days.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Conker-X (author)2011-09-13

We've been hit with the tail-end of Katia over the last two days - 45-55mph winds in my area. When I was in the shed yesterday, making the phonebot, I had to stop a couple of times because the shed was rocking.

>K<

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)Conker-X2011-09-13

Oy veh ! It was Katia that saved us from further damage oddly enough. She drew the attention of Lee and they went off shore together (I guess Lee lost his strength then ? ). I hope you were spared the flooding we got though.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Conker-X (author)Goodhart2011-09-13

Lots of impressive waves on the west coast (I saw a photo of waves breaking over a moving train!), and a popular CCTV clip of a roof collapsing onto a whole row of cars, but not much in the way of "disaster".

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)Conker-X2011-09-13

Lots of homes lost, especially along the Susquehanna, and Conestoga rivers.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Twinmum (author)2011-09-12

Oh my. Is this all in the aftermath of Irene? We don't see a lot of US weather news here.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Goodhart (author)Twinmum2011-09-13

Technicalities: Irene soaked our ground....then "along came Lee", and when Lee dumped on us, we couldn't soak up anymore water, so we flooded. . . when Lee followed Irene up and Lee caused us MUCH more damage then Irene did. Last Friday, to get to work, I had to go 8 miles NORTH to get to my job which is east of me. It was a royal mess

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer