Saturday, April 10, 2010

We survived it.

Since my last post, we had the flood of the century. For those of you in the states, you may have seen the news coverage of Rhode Island under water. The town I live in borders RI. We received 8+ inches of rain in one day. Everyone on our street had water in their basements, and most had sump pump failures because the water was coming in so much faster than the pumps could get it out. One neighbor had to move into a hotel so they could work on ripping out all their damaged walls and floors. A road nearby got washed out completely. On our street, the far end has a pond that flooded and completely covered the road. Our end looked like this:

I took the kids out so they could see some of what was happening around them. Don't ask me why they have shovels! Our house is just behind that gray one in the background. We were lucky. I guess there is one good thing about a 1970's curb-appeal-challenged raised ranch. No basement. I have a new found love for my ugly house.


Nina said...

We've had floods here too, but not because of rain, it's because we've had so much snow and when it started melting it had nowhere to go. The river nearby flooded so badly that they had to shut off a road because there was so much water in the road. It's been insane, but I think the worst is over for now.

Ariel said...

Of course the kids have shovels, it helps move the water around. It looks like they had fun and very good news about your non-basement!!

c'est Moi! the TinknFrog said...

I'm so glad you didn't need water wings in your living room. Hooray for no basements!