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Northeast flooding

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by OTD, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    I know a lot of you are more than tired of the rain on the east coast. The scope of it really hadn't hit me until I tried to call my aunt in upstate NY. Every number I tried, I got recordings from the phone company, which probably doesn't bode well for her little town. All you east coast SportsJournalists.commers, stay dry and be safe!
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    My in-laws' town is being partiall evacuated (PA/NY border).
    They were supposed to come to see us today till Saturday, but they are staying home as most roads are under water there.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    George Bush doesn't care about liberals
  4. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding? You're thinking of NYC--the upstate area makes Utah look like a progressive hotbed!
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Northeast Pa. and upstate NY seem particularly hard hit:

    ALLENTOWN, Pa.(AP) Up to 200,000 people in the Wilkes-Barre area were ordered to evacuate their homes Wednesday because of rising water on the Susquehanna River, swelled by a record-breaking deluge that has killed at least 10 people across the Northeast.

    The northeastern Pennsylvania city, which was devastated by flooding in 1972 by the remnants of Hurricane Agnes, is now protected by levees. But county officials said they were being cautious because the Susquehanna was expected to crest just shy of the tops of the 41-foot floodwalls.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Worse. He's putting Brownie on the job.
  7. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    On the other end of the spectrum, folks in my neck of the woods would absolutely welcome a rain of that magnitude.

    I'm honest-to-God serious, too.
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Well, Wash D.C. also flooded.

    And we need some rain in a bad way. Especially along the Utah-Arizona border. Just enough to wash away Warren Jeffs an his freaks while also putting out some fires.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Sadly, getting all of that in one lump sum does nothing but run off of hard ground, and it's a waste.
    You guys need a few soakers spread out over a period of time.
  10. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    But, Markvid, that's exactly what we need. Ponds are dry. Ponds I've never in my life seen dry are now dry (I'm 47). Pastures have little or no grass. Cattle ranchers are hurting big-time here.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    It appears the Susquehanna is going to crest around mid-day tomorrow, and we're going to have some pretty nasty trouble along the river in our little burg. We have an artsy neighborhood right by the banks at the bottom of town, and I suspect they're going to be evacuated. We're already boiling all water.

    And, of course, City Island is going to be missing from the map for a day or two. Completely underwater.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Does this mean it's going to flow into the Ohio then the Mississippi and then New Orleans will be underwater again?
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