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Posted on 10/12/2005 5:51:20 AM PDT by janetjanet998

An extermely dangerous situation is developing in the NE US..last weekend a large area recieved 6-12 inches of rain, some areas recieving record rainfall(NH) with the worst flooding in a generation in some places...over the next 3 days the same area may recieve 5+ more inches over a wide area with isloated amounts 10+ inches...this will be falling on ground that soaked from the last rain..already this morning parts of NJ has recieved over 4 inches last night alone with many flash flood warnings now out.


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this will be a widespread flooding event with NJ, southeast NY, CT, MA, southern NH, and RI most at risk
1 posted on 10/12/2005 5:51:21 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

Not to worry - the gubmint will save me.


2 posted on 10/12/2005 5:54:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: janetjanet998

My town is turning into a huge swamp.


3 posted on 10/12/2005 5:55:50 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: corlorde

My yard is turning into a farm.


4 posted on 10/12/2005 5:58:56 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: pa mom
Several people still missing in New Hampshire floods

ALSTEAD, N.H. --Where Sally and Tim Canfield's home once stood, there is only open land. Their home was washed away by floodwaters, and two days after the rains subsided, their family found no trace of them.

Search and rescue crews with police dogs looked for the Canfields and Spencer Petty, also missing since the flood hit Sunday, along the Cold River. Boats searched the Connecticut River, which forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, downstream from where the Cold River empties into it. Crews also were picking apart debris piles along the river to search for bodies. A brother-in-law of Tim Canfield, Rick Mason, took searchers and their dogs along the river banks on his ATV Monday, but "we didn't find any bodies," he said Tuesday. "First there was Katrina, then there was the earthquake, but this is pretty devastating right here," Mason said.

At the site of the Canfields' home, someone had put up an American flag.

Three deaths were confirmed in New Hampshire from flooding: Steven Day and Ashley Gates, a young couple who died when their SUV plunged off a washed-out bridge into a river in Unity, and William Seale of Alstead, who was found Sunday in a cornfield in Langdon.

A kayaker in Antrim also was missing.

Electricity was mostly restored in Alstead and nearby Acworth by Tuesday; phone service was expected to be restored to all but a few houses by the end of the day Thursday.

From Friday evening through Sunday, rainstorms dumped as much as 10 inches on New England and the mid-Atlantic states. In New Hampshire, the storm dropped 10.8 inches in Hinsdale and 10.5 inches in Keene.

The National Weather Service said more flooding could be on the way if rainfall exceeded the 1 to 2 inches predicted Wednesday into Thursday. Flood watches were announced for several locations into Thursday.

The state's director of emergency services, Bruce Cheney, said Department of Environmental Services officials were checking 200 dams in the southwestern part of the state to make sure they were safe. He said crews were using sandbags to reinforce the Warren Lake dam above Alstead. Although the dam suffered little damage when flood waters flowed over it Sunday morning, the inspectors are concerned it would suffer more erosion if it is overtopped again this week.

State police were going door-to-door Tuesday to check on the safety and conditions in many homes. About 50 homes along a badly damaged stretch of Route 123, also known as Forest Road, were difficult to reach or had been partly destroyed; a selectman estimated about a dozen homes, including the Canfields' were washed away.

A drizzle continued to fall off and on in the area all day, and the weather forecast for the next few days called for more rain.

Some people in the southwestern New Hampshire town of 2,000 were unsure whether they could return home.

"There's four feet of mud on our first floor," said Wendy Gendron, who was evacuated with her family and a dozen of her son's friends from their home early Sunday. "There is no back yard anymore."

5 posted on 10/12/2005 6:03:09 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

A 50 year flood means that one state gets hit per year...


6 posted on 10/12/2005 6:05:30 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: janetjanet998

We've had torrential rains in Monmouth County, NJ non-stop throughout the night and continuing into this morning. It's going to be a real mess by this evening.


7 posted on 10/12/2005 6:06:01 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: janetjanet998
this will be a widespread flooding event with NJ,

I can't wait to get my drive-in movie sized Plasma TV!

8 posted on 10/12/2005 6:08:16 AM PDT by Cagey (There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky)
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To: janetjanet998

Look at the images from NJ in the slide show right below the title:

Downpours Pose Flooding Problems

http://www.wnbc.com/index.html


9 posted on 10/12/2005 6:10:37 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: pa mom

Yes, these rains worry me. I used to live in Glenside and it's low there. It's also low out where we live, but we put in a basement drainage system several years ago, so at least I don't have that worry. But I have a college student out doing a LOT of driving. I worry about trees falling into the road in addition to flooded roads.


10 posted on 10/12/2005 6:12:49 AM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs

And we couldn't buy rain in August or September. Go figure.


11 posted on 10/12/2005 6:16:00 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: janetjanet998

Below is state of N.H. pics.
http://www.nhoem.state.nh.us/10_05_storm/cheshire_photos.asp?dir=Conneticut%20River%20Propane%20Tank

So far, looting has not been a problem.


12 posted on 10/12/2005 6:20:22 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963 (Lumber Broker)
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To: janetjanet998

Hey, maybe everyone will hit the FEMA lottery!


13 posted on 10/12/2005 6:23:25 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Until the age of 46, Miers was a hard-core Dem.)
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To: freeperfromnj

Go to this website for a self-updating map of weather warnings across the US.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/


14 posted on 10/12/2005 6:25:23 AM PDT by libtoken
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To: janetjanet998

I need to install a web-cam on the levy down the street from my house in Cranford, NJ. It's too inconvenient to run down there and check it three times a day...


15 posted on 10/12/2005 6:41:35 AM PDT by gridlock (Eliminate Perverse Incentives)
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To: Hand em their arse

ping


16 posted on 10/12/2005 6:50:26 AM PDT by gridlock (Eliminate Perverse Incentives)
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To: gridlock

NW sections of NJ may have 8 inches by 6pm if current trends contunie alreay 4 down in spots....I'm not liking what i am seeing for Northern NJ...and today may just be the start of it..all this on top of last weekends 6-10 inches there(NW NJ)


17 posted on 10/12/2005 6:52:12 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

OK...Cue up the Northeast Beer Looting Dude...


18 posted on 10/12/2005 6:54:46 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Liberals are not optimistic; they are delusional.)
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To: janetjanet998

Bump for later reference.

Take heart - this could be snow.


19 posted on 10/12/2005 6:57:01 AM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: corlorde

"My town is turning into a huge swamp."

I drove to Keene, NH, yesterday morning - had an appointment. Many Red Cross, Army and EMT Rescue vehicles parked throughout the town and traveling both directions on Rt 101. Although I saw traces of the "EVENT" in Keene, I didn't see any significant damage on West St and Court St.
About 40 miles north of Keene, Alstead was wiped out. Our town lost a resident to the raging Contoocook River. He sought to defy the River's White Water in his RECREATIONAL KAYAK.

Prayers...


20 posted on 10/12/2005 7:06:02 AM PDT by purpleland (Vigilance and Valour!)
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To: purpleland

Hang in there.


21 posted on 10/12/2005 7:15:33 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: gridlock

Ok, when the looting starts, I call dibs on Haynes Jewelers... I don't drink, so you can have the liquor stores and we can arm wrestle for Buttery Bakeshop.... deal? : )


22 posted on 10/12/2005 10:54:13 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: janetjanet998

Flooding all over the NYC area..flood warnings issued


23 posted on 10/12/2005 3:26:06 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

Holland tunnel flooded, lots of streets flooded in the the tri-state area..creeks and rivers rising fast....rain may contunie to fall for the next 2 days almost non-stop...its going to be a long night in the NYC area

this all falling over water logged ground...


24 posted on 10/12/2005 4:34:43 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998
near record flooding now forecasted for some rivers in new Jersey..evacuations have begun in some areas...

NJC003-013-027-031-035-131100- FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 838 PM EDT WED OCT 12 2005

...A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PASSAIC RIVER AT MILLINGTON, CHATHAM, PINE BROOK AND LITTLE FALLS AND THE RAMAPO RIVER AT POMPTON LAKES...

...MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND NEAR RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST FOR THE RAMAPO RIVER...

...MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST FOR THE PASSAIC RIVER...

25 posted on 10/12/2005 8:03:16 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

000
NOUS41 KOKX 132111
PNSOKX
CTZ005>012-NJZ002>006-011-NYZ067>081-140000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
505 PM EDT THU OCT 13 2005

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN SINCE MONDAY
MORNING...UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE...FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN
AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR
THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NYC


STORM TOTAL RAINFALL


LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
RAINFALL OF
(INCHES) MEASUREMENT


CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
NEW FAIRFIELD 7.15 200 PM 10/13 SPOTTER
BRIDGEPORT 4.25 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
DANBURY 3.53 400 PM 10/13 ASOS


...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
NEW HAVEN/TWEED 4.70 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
MERIDEN 4.18 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

NEW JERSEY

...BERGEN COUNTY...
RAMSEY 7.00 400 PM 10/13 TOTAL SINCE 8AM 10/12
TETERBORO 4.96 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
WYCKOFF 4.80 220 PM 10/13 TOTAL SINCE 7AM 10/12

...ESSEX COUNTY...
NEWARK 4.51 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
CALDWELL 4.05 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

NEW YORK

...NASSAU COUNTY...
FARMINGDALE 5.03 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
PLAINVIEW 8.80 400 PM 10/13 SPOTTER

...NEW YORK COUNTY...
NYC/CENTRAL PARK 6.26 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

...ORANGE COUNTY...
MONTGOMERY 3.39 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

...QUEENS COUNTY...
NYC/LA GUARDIA 5.43 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
NYC/JFK ARPT 5.04 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
SOUTHOLD 7.31 345 PM 10/13 SPOTTER
PORT JEFFERSON 6.70 400 PM 10/13 SINCE TUESDAY AFTERNOON
WESTHAMPTON BEACH 6.40 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
NORTH BABYLON 5.05 400 PM 10/13 SPOTTER
ISLIP 4.77 400 PM 10/13 ASOS
MONTAUK 3.04 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

...WESTCHESTER COUNTY...
WHITE PLAINS 4.85 400 PM 10/13 ASOS

$$


26 posted on 10/13/2005 4:32:44 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: janetjanet998

And more coming in...

27 posted on 10/13/2005 4:34:27 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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