Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on March 14, 2010

Car Rental Lot

From the time I picked Nick up from school Friday afternoon, until mid-day today, I didn’t leave the house.  This is why.

River Overflow

Fishing on a Closed Street

This is a major intersection downtown. Closed all day. People were actually standing down there, fishing.

Closed Exit

A closed exit from a major highway through our downtown.

Town Parking Lot

Pretty picture, right? If only it wasn’t a flooded restaurant parking lot.

Behind Doctor's Office

Road Closed

Town Baseball Field

The baseball field downtown.

The Playground

One of our playgrounds downtown.

Kayaking on the Baseball Field

Nice picture of a guy kayaking … on our town baseball field!

No Volleyball Today

Rushing Water

After non-stop rain for nearly 40 hours, it was a bit hard to get motivated to head out, so instead I hibernated and worked on my Tivo list the house.  A few weeks ago, we had a foot of snow.  Followed just days later by two feet of snow and weather so bad that it was christened Snowicane 2010.  And now?  The Flood of 2010.  I don’t mind bad weather.  I don’t mind rain.  Or snow.  But seriously, we need a break.  Many homes in our town were evacuated yesterday and today.  Many more completely inaccessible.  So many roads closed downtown due to flooding, it took nearly 40 minutes to drive the one-and-a-half miles to church today. Businesses completely submerged under 40 inches of water.  Two hundred and eighty THOUSAND people in New Jersey are currently without power.  My parents and friends among them.  And they’re projecting no power for several days as we begin to get out from under all this.

I promise to enjoy every stinkin’ second of the heat, humidity and whatever else the Spring and Summer bring us … but in the meantime, seriously, enough already.

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Merry March 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I hope the weather improves soon! It’s been exactly opposite in Calgary. We have had one of the mildest winters that I’ve seen in my 5 years here. Barely any snow at all…in fact, many of the ski hills really, really need snow.

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Kelly Savelkoul March 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Cate,
I feel your frustration, as my hometown of Fargo, ND is poised to face this same struggle, just as we did last year. The people of our town fought hard and won with few property casualties. We will fight again this year. Anyway, I feel your frustration.
Kelly

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mandy March 15, 2010 at 12:16 am

Oh no! We’re bracing for flooding too. Its so devastating. I hope power can be restored soon and life can return to normal fairly quickly. There is so much clean up that needs to be done after a flood. Sending good thoughts your way.

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stacie March 15, 2010 at 12:36 am

We finally have sunshine on the west coast and I like to think that it is headed your way!

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Pamela March 15, 2010 at 1:31 am

wow, i’m so sorry to see this. reminds me that there are definately problems worse than mine. good luck.

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Sarah Caron March 15, 2010 at 5:33 am

Wow. Just wow. Those photos are breathtaking and frightening all at once. I had heard there was flooding, but seeing it is so totally different. Prayers for a return to normalcy …

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Joanne March 15, 2010 at 6:12 am

I am one of the crazies who totally prefers snow to rain. It just seems so much more….benign. The rain this weekend was crazy. Thankfully NYC doesn’t really “flood” but I feel your pain. Come on summer. Let’s get to it.

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Ali March 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

Wow, that is nuts! Stay safe and don’t go stir crazy. :)

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claire March 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm

WOW! That is a lot of rain! I hope things clear up quickly. Love the kayaking on the baseball fields. Now he can say he did something that seems impossible! ;-)

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Kris #40 March 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Wasn’t that great weather we had? Saturday night we had to go up Rt. 15 to Ogdensburg to a wrestling party – in the rain. Yesterday we had to drive our friend’s daughter 1/2 way down the parkway – we met at the Jersey Shore outlets for some shopping.

Today I went to the fields to get photos of the water before it disappears. We saw the guy yesterday kayaking (didn’t have my camera though). Luckily I didn’t have to go through town yesterday. I wouldn’t have been happy.

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Ramona March 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I hate flooding. It’s one of the scariest things to me.

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Jenn March 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I’ve been following your blog for some time and had no idea we lived so close. My kids & I drove by the football/baseball fields today and couldn’t believe how high the water was. We’re a few miles down 53 and didn’t have near as much flooding.

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Casey March 15, 2010 at 11:21 pm

So sorry to catch up today and see so much sadness. Prayers coming.

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Cate March 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Jenn – that’s so cool that you live close by! It’s a very small world indeed!

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