Theodore's World: NorthEastern Floods Force Evacuations

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June 26, 2006

NorthEastern Floods Force Evacuations

For all our friends and family of Theodore's World blog that live in the Northeast, you are in our thoughts and payers.

One of the big weather headlines for Sunday was heavy rain falling in the East. A nearly stationary front sitting atop the region, has been bringing rain and thunderstorms to the region for the past few days. The recent rain has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood watches and warnings throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and into coastal New England.

Nick has a lot of relatives that live in the NE and there are several friends that are a part of Theodore's World blog that live in the NE as well.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 26, 2006 02:55 AM


We've had 23 days of rain this month, and about the same in May. Some towns in Connecticut have had 20 inches or more of rain in five weeks. It grows even worse on the coast, from Rhode Island to Maine.

At the moment, the cold front and low pressure systems causing it (since the end of April) have moved west to New York State and Pennsylvania, but threaten to move back east and start this thing all over again.

We haven't seen this kind of water since the floods of 1955, with really widespread destruction along the Mad River and Farmington River in this state (Connecticut)...all the old factory and mill settlements washed away with the people in them.

One of the problems is that New England is laced with lakes, big and small rivers, and creeks and old stone dams. Too many watersheds, too much rock ledge underneath, too much random elevation and valleys, and too much water retained.

And screw Al Gore. This has nothing to do with global warming.

Posted by: Rhod at June 26, 2006 07:45 AM

Hi Rhod, Gore can jump off a bridge with his ideas. He is full of it and he is nuts too I think.

I am so sorry you are having this kind of rain and flooding.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2006 09:09 AM

Hope you are not affected Rhod. Wish you could send that rain down here to us in North Texas, we are in drought condition.

Guess we would not be conversing if Al Gore had not invented this Internet, and won the Vietnam War, and built the Hoover dam, and walked on water, and -------------

Posted by: TomR at June 26, 2006 11:18 AM

Tom hahahhaha good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2006 12:15 PM


Thanks for the wishes, TR. So far, since May, two sump pumps working around the clock, but that's normal for my house. Only the frequency changes. Folks elsewhere are having worse trouble. Just haven't been able to do the stuff we normally do in April, and the damp and gloom gets to you after a while.

I know about North Texas. Dallas is awash and you guys are dry. There must be liberals in charge upstairs.

Posted by: Rhod at June 26, 2006 03:32 PM

I got lucky. We had one cloudburst on Saturday that lasted about forty minutes and dumped about four inches of rain. Our little brook was almost over it's banks but all the standing water drained away overnight. Most of the weather seems to have gone on either side of my part of central NJ. It's been showering nonstop for days, but we're handling it around here. Some towns not too far North and West of us have been under water for days.

Posted by: gregor at June 26, 2006 09:00 PM

HI Gregor, I am glad it stopped raining for you. 4 inches of rain in 40 minutes is a tremendous amount. WoW!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 27, 2006 03:08 AM