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Post by RyanVM » Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:42 pm

So Mother Nature decided to make us look like New Orleans. The fun part is that it's supposed to continue raining all day tomorrow.

Here are some pics of my street.
http://www.ryanvm.net/files/flood/

Couple things:
1.) Yes, I suck at taking pictures
2.) Yes, my wife sucks at taking pictures
3.) Yes, the lady pictured is my wife
4.) Yes, those are blurry pictures of me
5.) No, none of the cars pictured belong to us. Ours is safe in the garage behind our house.
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Post by corpseslayer » Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:55 pm

man, and i thought scotland was wet!
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Post by 5eraph » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:06 pm

That would have been my ideal day. I live for storms and rain. It also helps that river drainage in this area is excellent, for the most part. :)

As it stands, today was what you might consider perfect here. Clear skies, not too hot, and plenty of people watching the Downriver DreamCruise. Traffic sucked along the main road here, but my daughter and I were helping someone pack for most of the day. I don't feel like I've missed much; my '65 Mustang is nowhere near ready to go cruising. :D

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Post by Denney » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:47 pm

I wish we could get some rain like that down here in Aus. Brisbane is sooo dry right now. Sure, we've had some "showers" in the last day or two but nothing to write home about.

We were tempted by a storm last night but it went straight around us and fizzled out... :(

BTW... I LOVE storms also... When we used to get them frequently down here during the summer, it was awesome. The hail storms, albeit damaging we also pretty cool. We don't get anything anymore.

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Post by ScOOt3r » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:10 am

Ryan Wow.. that sure was a little Rain Storm!

I remember the days back in 1865 when all the rain water..... damn.. my parents used to say that to me.. sorry i must be a little water logged..

I hope it clears up soon in your area.


Not much here happens in BC, Canada, too bad! I love the Storms too.

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Post by Bâshrat the Sneaky » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:43 pm

We've had a flood here too, a couple of years ago. Don't have any pics of it though...
Good of you that you've put that disclaimer there, it certainly does lower the expectation for spectacular, clear photographs :P 8)! So... when will Mother Nature aim for another location? No promising forecasts?

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Post by RyanVM » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:45 pm

it's still overcast here today, but it's only sprinkling

More amazing is that the water has already completely receded and the road is drivable again
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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:25 am

Well, we got flooded even worse last night. Our entire basement was under 5-6ft of water :(. We're pumping it out now, but pretty much anything we had down there is shot :(.

I'll upload some pictures later.
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Post by Siginet » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:31 am

Holy shit! That really sux man! I hope you have house insurance. :(
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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:10 pm

We have renters insurance, but it doesn't cover flooding, so we're pretty much SOL.
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Post by RogueSpear » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:13 pm

Well at the least the two most important things, you and your bride, are ok.

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:25 pm

yup, and the third most important thing, my computer setup, is also fine LOL

Can't say the same for the boxes it all came in, though...
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Post by ricktendo64 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:55 pm

3 ppl Swept to their deaths in Philly Flood (IRS Basement also flooded :D )

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:38 pm

From what I hear, the area I live in has been officially declared a disaster area by the governor
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Post by Aussie » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:18 pm

Just seen on the morning news here in Aust about the flooding in the US....they're saying it's only going to get worse!
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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:00 pm

Yeah, the rain last night really wasn't that bad. The ground is just so saturated right now that the water has nowhere to go. And we're supposed to get thunderstorms again tonight :(
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Post by Denney » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:34 pm

Damn. I take back my comment about wanting rain like that. I only want a bit... not that much... Hope you don't get to much more damage Ryan. (move into the attic and put a trap door in your roof.. just in case! :P)

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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:43 pm

I wouldn't be happy getting water damage like that either, but the nihilist in me silently welcomes it.

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:06 pm

http://www.ryanvm.net/files/flood2/

Here are some pics. The pictures of the hedges show how high the water level got outside to give you an idea. Also, it should be noted that a lot of the stuff pictured belonged to our upstairs neighbors. They got it worse than us, but we all got pretty well screwed.
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Post by Aussie » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:12 pm

Still seeing no improvement on ya camera work there ryan.......guess you could always blame it on a screwed lens :P

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:18 pm

Well, it is an ancient Kodak DC4800 with a dying CCD (hence all the dots). And BTW, these pics were taken after the basement was mostly drained off. At its highest, the water was above the third shelf shown in the some of the pics (the shelves with the computer monitor on them)
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Post by Aussie » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:45 pm

I can picture there would be a not-so pleasant odour in the basement after that soaking.
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:46 pm

Holy shit Ryan!

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:00 pm

The basement doesn't smell too bad because we got it pumped out pretty quick and at this point, all of the soaked stuff is out of there and either cleaned off or thrown away. Also, we bleached the whole floor once it was cleared out. And our sump pumps are working again now (they got overwhelmed last night and shorted out), so any water seeping in through the floor is at least being dealt with fairly quickly.

EDIT: To get a better idea of what's been going on around here, check out a few websites:
www.philly.com
www.nbc10.com
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Post by Denney » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:06 pm

Damn... haven't seen the news in a couple of days... didn't realise it was THIS bad...

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Post by RogueSpear » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:08 pm

Hey we had a tornado where I live today. Don't get them too often in western NY. The last one was in 1987. This thing skipped right across the NYS Thruway. And in the process it picked up a full 18 wheeler w/ a fully loaded trailer into the air, turned it around and dropped it right down on the concrete barrier seperating eastbound and westbound traffic.

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