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  1. Holy Diver

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    Note: This isn't a "Global warming/climate debate"

    I've been watching the news out here is Cali, and seeing pictiures of the floods. I've seen bad storms roll through New England in the past and shut down large areas of town.

    Wondering how everyone on the East Coast is doing, and if its really as bad as they are saying?

    hope all is good.

    HD
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    Lets just say that we are lucky we weren't hit with the equivalent in snow. We would be looking at 10+ feet.:eek:
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    #91 Jersey

    I live almost directly above a river, i'll try to puts some pics up if i can figure out how to. There is suppose to be a fifteen to eighteen foot high waterfall on the top of the upper right hand branch of this river, but the water is so high its gone.

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    My rain gauge says 8.5 inches since yesterday(had to empty it twice), many of the roads down here in Southern RI are closed... have never seen this much rain. Went out for the prerequisite ride, had to turn back.. the State Police frowned on my picture taking activity.
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    Thats what happens in Tahoe...


    11 feet in a day!
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    #54 Jersey

    Fortunately, I live on the top of a mountain, but even up here the creeks and streams are flooding over onto the roadways. I used to live in a hurricane-prone area, so I've seen more rain but this is definitely a ton of rain we're getting. I think I saw a bearded guy building a boat somewhere.
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    #91 Jersey

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    #91 Jersey

    What the waterfall is suppose to look like.

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    Thats not the Concord River is it, the landscape looks familiar???
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    #91 Jersey

    Its the Manhan river in western mass. That waterfall is MUCH closer than it appears in the photos its about hundred yards up. Normally about 15-18 feet high and 25 feet across. Its like a miniature Niagra falls except the cascade is on the left and the falls are on the right.

    If i knew how to operate a web cam and this site handled that sort of thing i'd put a live view up.
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    Just watching the news, PT Barnum was right once again.. filled with stories of idiotic people who either cannot help or refuse to help themselves...

    In RI's second biggest city had to close its sewage Tx plant and it serves probably 100K+ people, telling people not to flush.. should prove interestng.
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    wait....Rhode Island has more than one city?
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    Actually 39 cities and towns, does not include hamlets though.. and about 300 small post offices..
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    I'm playin...I lived in Providence on Thayer Street for about a year.

    met a bunch of Cranston All-Stars
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    Thayer St. is a very cool place... something about being around big university's and students, makes me feel smarter.
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    #12 Jersey

    I lived on the RI border for a few years. There was a constant flow of traffic from RI to MA since RI has a higher sales tax (Or at least did then. Ours went up last year) and I have to say RI has THE WORST drivers in the country. And I lived in Las Vegas where red lights are suggestions so that's saying something.

    Driving home tonight:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    A five foot section of the basement floor of a friend's house basically exploded from the water pressure. 20 minutes later he had 2 feet of water down there, after it was all said and done he had 5. This was during the last deluge.

    My favorite watering hole is an American Legion Post right on the river in Cambridge. Before last fall it would flood during even moderate rain. The DCR came by though and installed a boost pump and a 6' masserator without which I'm sure the place would floated away by now.
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    #87 Jersey

    This is the biggest story going in our dull state .... don't flush ... :p
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    #87 Jersey


    We have the smallest city in the country I believe ... Central Falls ... 1 square mile.

    If you ever come to Rhode Island ... take the Central Falls bus tour.:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
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    Thayer Street is about 95 liberals ... cool street though ... ever college age kid needs to do it.

    Brown University - RISD - and mom and dad's credit cards round it out.

    Some of the girls don't shave .. or shower ..
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