Photos From Hurricane Irene Flooding

August 28, 2011

Freaky

My local area got hit very badly- dams burst and the creeks and rivers are overflowing. I’ve never seen the creeks flood into the local homes like this before.

My house is OK. I am slightly uphill from the creek. We have water in our basement but it’s under control. It’s a miracle, really. I love you Facebook pals for praying for us. Our yard did get flooded but it was not inundated, and definitely not as bad as the flooding of April 2011, June 2007 and July 2007!

I snapped a few photos of my local neighborhood. Roads are closed and a few bridges are out.

This is the creek. See those little silver maples there in the front? The creek usually dips down about 6 feet at that point, normally. You can tell how high the creek is now. Yikes.

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Across and down the street.

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We got a surprise roof leak this morning, in the attic. The flashing around the chimney is probably bad. šŸ™ Neither I nor the husband know how to fix it, and the roof has a very steep pitch…. it will be interesting to solve this little dilemma! For now, we rigged up a string to direct the water to a bucket. A plastic sheet covers the attic hatch hole. I stapled that sucker with a billion staples to keep the bats out. *shudder*

Thank God the flooding was not as devastating for us this time around. I am exhausted– just too much stress from all this. In one week, Upstate New York has had a tornado, an earthquake and a flood! What the heck is going on??

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6 Responses to “Photos From Hurricane Irene Flooding”

  1. Bev@My Reader's Block Says:

    Wow. That is one over-full creek! Glad to hear that you’re okay!

  2. Karen Says:

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad you don’t have more damage. What a mess.

  3. blueyes Says:

    glad you guys came out of it okay with minimal damage.

  4. lin Says:

    WOW! That is scary! Don’t you hate just watching that water rise? EEK!

    I’m glad you are all safe and that you don’t have more damage. I can only imagine how stressed you all are with this weather. I hope the worst is over and that river goes down FAST!

  5. Penny Raine Says:

    WOW!!! I am so glad you are ok!! We use to live near a beautiful creek that flooded about once a year, very very creepy watching it, the rushing waters rise and rise and then seem very calm but you know that undercurrent is deadly. And it carries off everything.

  6. Karen and Gerard Says:

    Wow! That looks rally bad! Maybe you should get yourselves a canoe to have on hand for times like this! Sorry to hear your roof leaks now too–seems it’s always something.