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Rain, rain, go away PLEASE!!!

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Rain, rain, go away PLEASE!!!
By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:45 am:

15 inches of rain have fallen since Friday with more to come. We actually have no school due to the rain/flooding. Anyone else dealing with this?

By Sandysmom on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:49 am:

No, but I have heard what is going on in New England and I hope everything is ok with you. (((hugs)))

By Trina~moderator on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:05 am:

DITTO!! The kids still have school but the next town over has roads closed due to flooding. The river near where we live is unusually high. It's scary. Continued rain forecasted until Saturday. :(

By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:15 am:

We have 2 pumps running in the basement and have been non-stop since yesterday but the water is coming in to fast so we still have 4-6 inches on the floor. We lost our furnace yesterday. And they are saying it's going to get a lot worse later today.

It could be worse though, we have electricity, we have hot water and some towns have raw sewage backing up into their house, so I am glad that's not happening.

By Pamt on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:30 am:

Oh my! Stay safe and dry.

By Cocoabutter on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:32 am:

We didn't get THAT much rain, but we have gotten about 4 inches in the past few days. I am sick of the cold wet dreary weather.

By Dawnk777 on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:28 am:

Oh yuck. In 1998, we had a 10.8 inch rainfall, and we ended up with 18" water in the basement. We didn't have a sump pump then, but we do now. We also have a backwater valve, so we shouldn't get sewage anymore, either.

The year we moved into this house, they converted the main road a block away, to curb and gutter, from drainage ditches. I wonder if they messed with the way water used to drain. On the other hand, it was a HUGE rainfall. As much as it has rained over the last few days, it was never as bad as that rainstorm and not as bad as yours.

I hope the water in your basement doesn't get any worse. The 18 inches of water killed our ancient furnace, but since we had sewer backup insurance, the replacement was covered by insurance. The furnace was still original equipment in the house, when we bought it. The house was built in 1956. We moved in almost 10 years ago. So, it was a good thing to put in a more modern, more efficient furnace.

By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:33 am:

I don't know that the furnace is totally cooked. We could smell something burning - I thought it was a pump, but it was the furnace, so we just shut it off until the water receeds. I am trying to think of things to cook to warm up the house. Our furnace was only about 7-8 yrs old. I don't know if insurance will cover it or not.

By Trina~moderator on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:35 am:

Oh NO, Colette! Not good! Thankfully we live on the top of a hill so we're low risk for flooding. When there is a lot of rain, like now, we might get a puddle in the basement by the bulkhead, but that's it. I hope your situation doesn't get any worse and your furnace is fixed soon. It's cold!

By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:39 am:

I hope Angela (angelew) is ok. I heard her town got hit pretty hard too.

By Melanie on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:47 am:

How awful! My parents sent me pics of their flooded road in NH. Their water treatment plant is flooded and they have to boil their water until further notice. They've been trying to keep the water in the basement to a minimum. What a mess!

Fingers are crossed that your furnace isn't fried. Sending ~~~sunny vibes~~~ your way.

By Trina~moderator on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:57 am:

Yikes! Just got an e-mail from my friend in the NH seacoast area. Not far from your parents, Melanie. Sounds awful!

Most of all the rivers and water ways have flooded. The foot bridge that goes over the Bellamy, by the high school, has completely washed away. In the downtown area, the Mill buildings have all been flooded. Kelly's Row, right in the middle of downtown Dover, the River runs right beside it, had water up past all it's windows. It is supposed to rain for 6 more days, too!
In my town the rivers have flooded route 126, 202A, as well as several other areas. Our schools are closed today, because they are using them for emergency shelter. There are many areas that have been evacuated.


{{{HUGS}}} and prayers to all involved!

By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:11 am:

I am ready to kayak in the backyard. Might as well make the best of it, right?

What a crappy way to spend Mother's day!

By Tonya on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:56 am:

It has been raining here for the last week and calling for it for the next week. I am ready for some sun. We had to play baseball in this Saturday and it was so cold it was crazy. We finally (and the other team) just had the kids swinging at everything so the game could be over. We had to get in 4 innings before it was considered a full game.

I will say it has been nice last week and this past weekend sitting home and relaxing and not running all over.

With the rain there was no ball practice or racing so we relaxed and BBQed and spent time with the kids at home.

By Colette on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 11:25 am:

I just drove by the river and it is level with the street. that's like 10 feet above normal.

By Karen~moderator on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 12:01 pm:

Wow! I know what it's like, it doesn't take much for areas to flood around here. But THAT is serious flooding! All of you in those areas - please BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!

By Melanie on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 01:56 pm:

My parents are in the process of packing right now. Part of their road is under mandatory evacuation and may extend as far down as their house if the dams go. Thankfully they have an RV and will leave in that, if needed. What a mess!!!

By Tink on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 04:55 pm:

All of you that are affected or have family that is affected are in my thoughts. I truly hope that everyone is ok.

By Kernkate on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 06:45 pm:

Thoughts and Prayers to everyone affected by the rain.
We were in a drought here until today when we are finally getting some much needed rain.

By Tripletmom on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:26 pm:

((((HUGS TO EVERYONE AFFECTED))) Mother nature can be so cruel at times.

By Colette on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 07:11 am:

No school again today. Dh got the furnace fixed though, so at least we are warm.

found a toad hopping around the basement last night.

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 07:51 am:

Wow. I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire, who is a teacher. She is missing school again today, too.

Her house has been spared so far; she still has electricity and her furnace is working fine.

Good luck!

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 10:31 am:

Dawn, where in NH?

Has anyone heard from Angela?? I was watching the news this morning and parts of MA got hit pretty badly.

Colette, glad to hear your furnace is OK!

By Pandamamaoo4 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 10:38 am:

Send some RAIN down to our area...WE NEED the rain really BAD..the FIRES are getting BAD here..Time to do a rain dance...Hope the rain will STOP for all of you guys up north but PLEASE send it to our neck of the woods!!!!

By Colette on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 12:08 pm:

ewwww 35 million a day of raw sewerage dumping into the river that flows through my town since Saturday.

115 million gallons at a town 20 minutes from here.

Not sewerage from my town. The town next to mine.

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 12:29 pm:

OMG, my heart goes out to everyone having trouble. (((hugs))) Keep us updated as long as you can, we are praying for you.

By Vicki on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 01:22 pm:

We went through a flood in January of 2005 and my heart goes out to you. Our house was fine, but we had to evacuate as all the roads surrounding us were closing and there would be no way out. Some people stayed, but they said it could be up to a week, so we opted to leave. I was scared we would loose power!!

Anyway, I know what your dealing with and I know it isn't fun!!

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 02:19 pm:

Trina, she lives in Manchester, NH.

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 02:27 pm:

Dawn, I used to live in Manchester, near Elliot Hospital, before I was married. I was teaching at a preschool/daycare at the time. No idea if it's still there or not.

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 07:37 pm:

Oh okay, Trina. I'll have to ask her.

By Karen~moderator on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 08:34 am:

How is everyone faring???????


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