Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flood update from Hangman Hill

We are at day four of vacuuming water out of our basement after receiving a torrential 8" of rain earlier this week (see photo).  It is getting very old!

Our local landmarks have not faired very well in the deluge and a state-of-emergency has been declared in all the local towns.  Our road washed away in places (see below), and the bridge in North Stonington village was closed after its foundations washed away (see picture).  In addition, the town of Westerly has been without power after its main electrical substation was submerged.  We could go on, but you probably get the idea!  We're actually quite happy that we didn't sustain any structural damage, and we just need to dry out.  Fortunately the forecast is for a sunny and warm weekend, and we hope that we can start hanging our wet possession out on the washing line.

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