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FLOOD...

Discussion in 'On the Water' started by Northern Dancer, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    A few days ago we were experiencing a predictable winter then all of a sudden the rains came and the temperature shot up to 15 C (59 degrees American) and floods came. One unfortunate women decided to go around a road barrier advising closure because of flood waters and was washed into the middle of the river and washed away. She managed to escape, but her three year old son didn't.

    The pictures are the Grand River crashing through midtown. The river rose to 3 meters (10 feet) above normal in a matter of hours.

    What's happening in your neck of the woods?

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    A foot bridge in the parkette off the main street area
    that leads to the Grand River.

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    This is an open theatre area made from the remains of an old mill at river side.

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    The water smashing its way under one of the main bridges...

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    racing down the river to flood other less fortunate communities.

    THIS IS WHAT THE LOCATION LOOKS LIKE WHEN NORMAL
    and on a sunny day.
    upload_2018-2-21_16-30-3.jpeg upload_2018-2-21_16-30-51.jpeg
    upload_2018-2-21_16-32-0.jpeg upload_2018-2-21_16-32-37.jpeg upload_2018-2-21_16-35-36.jpeg This is the tranquil scene unlike the large photo above.
     
  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    That's horrible! It's upper 70's here in Tennessee mostly rain. We don't have to worry about snow melt. The creeks and rivers here get a little high and swift, but luckily there has been no loss of life, that I am aware of.
     
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    -----> It was an interesting day in that the ice slabs crashed down the river and onto the highway and also manged to slice a main waterline into the community. As a result 75,000 people were without drinking water albeit for a short time. The other communities down river suffered a lot more with record breaking damage never seen before. I don't care what anyone says - we have a confirmed weather problem everywhere. We are seeing patterns that we have never experienced before.
     
  4. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    Our place is prone to flooding but I can't imagine the 10 feet of water. The most we experienced here is neck-deep water on the main road. That was in September of 2009 when the storm Ondoy hit Metro Manila. It was fortunate that only few people died but most of the casualties were animals like dogs, cats and chickens. The high floodwater stayed in our place for a long time even if the rains stopped after 12 hours, the water remained neck-deep for 24 more hours. What's bad in your place is that the public may not be used to floods so there will be more casualties in that case.
     
  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    upload_2018-10-5_8-44-13.jpeg Our famous flood of 1974 picturing a police officer on duty.
     
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