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  1. Babs Hunt

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    The weatherman said we could expect a 60% chance of rain today....he failed to mention there would be flash flooding along with that. Taking this picture a short while ago I found myself feeling like last year's flood was coming all over again. :(

    Can't wait to see the News at 5 to see whose home got flooded this time. Thankful it is not ours or our children's this time but this picture shows the result of only a few hours of intense rain and I don't know if more is coming or not. It's not a good day in the Neighborhood...nor for our City.
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    Yikes, that looks pretty bad..is that your place?
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    Oh dear not a good sign Babs..
     
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  4. Babs Hunt

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    It's the right side view from our porch. We are up on blocks so that water is not a problem for us. But those first homes you see are the ones that flooded last year and with just a few hours of intense rain today the water is almost in their homes again.
     
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  5. Babs Hunt

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    Nope...not for our neighbors. :(
     
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    Maine had a wind storm a couple of days ago that put many parts of the state in the dark, including Bangor and Portland. Our power was out for a few hours the day before yesterday, but Bangor is still dark and they're saying it might be a couple more days before power is restored. There are some reports that a part of the problem has to do with a large number of Maine's telephone utility trucks being down South helping with power outages in other states.
     
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  7. Babs Hunt

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    This is the picture of one of our main commuting roads...and is also the road I get on to go to my daughter's home that flooded last year. :(
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    This is another main commute road.
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    This last picture is next to one of my granddaughter's High School.
     
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  8. Holly Saunders

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    Oh Dear Lord...that's a proper flood... I hope it doesn't get any worse. Might sound like a stupid question, but is there a reason why your area floods so often Babs?
     
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    Actually, until the last couple of years we did not have a flood problem here in our City or in the smaller towns around us. But with changing weather patterns everywhere now, we and the towns around us are starting to experience flooding in areas where there never was any before. Yesterday's in just a matter of about 3 hours we received about 7 inches of rain around the area I live in. There was no warning of this kind of rain coming yesterday until it was clear that was what was happening. From what I heard on the News last night there was no major flooding of homes this time.

    Our City is definitely going to have to find ways to improve drainage here. Our City has grown so much that the original drainage systems are not adequate for this growth now. The weather will keep on changing and the rain will keep on increasing, etc. and our City is going to have to improve our drainage systems to keep up with the increased rain.
     
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    Not sure how my day will be yet. I have been busy with a extensive data entry project I am working on for a very good friend.
    Today will work on all my plants I brought in two weeks ago, due to cooler temperatures still to come- like tomorrow. The high tomorrow is 47 and 70
    to 80 percent rain. I have to go see the periodontist, and trying real hard not to be bummed out.I already have a good idea what he will say, and well he can say whatever he wants- does not change the fact- there is not money for that!
    Regardless of how my day or week goes- chances are it will still be good compared to many others :)
     
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