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Flooding in RI


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we've gotten so much rain here that the whole state is now oceanfront property! :rotf: it's bad... i'm lucky, no water in my house, but both the garages have been leaking from the roof... there's 10 ft. of water in some places, they've been evacuating homes by boat and jetski in the affected areas... the pawtuxet river is suppoed to crest tommorrow at 20 ft., which is 10 ft. above the flood plain and a new record... the previous one was 18 ft.. all the other rivers are close to setting records as well.... here's a few pics from some of my friends who live in the flooded areas:

 

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more pics, took these today....

 

this is by my house in cumberland...

 

the broad st. bridge between cumberland and central falls.... walked out on the train bridge to get these pics... the river is usually 10 ft below the bridge...

 

and colony ford off of 95 in warwick.... this is where they closed 95.....

 

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I feel your pain, and hope the best for all involved, but it always amazes me how many places are built next to a river on a flood plain... and then everyones always suprised when they get flooded. Natures a real bee-ahtch! don't mess with her!

I studied this stuff in school. I will never live within the 500 year flood plain.

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I feel your pain, and hope the best for all involved, but it always amazes me how many places are built next to a river on a flood plain... and then everyones always suprised when they get flooded. Natures a real bee-ahtch! don't mess with her!

 

 

lol, very true... that area is nothing but a huge catch basin, and both of the malls that were destroyed are right in the middle of the flood plain...that ford dealership i posted pics of is about 100 yards off of the river.... i live on high ground so i wasn't affected much other than a little leak in the garage roof and a poopy commute to work, but it's surprising to me how many people in the affected areas don't even carry flood insurance and are singing "woe is me, who's gonna pay for this?" all over the news, as this is hardly the first time anyone along these rivers has gotten water in their homes.. i'm not heartless, i do understand that flooding like this is unprecedented, but these people living around there took a calculated risk in not having coverage... everyone gripes about obama and "socialism" until they want a handout...

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