I survived. (not that I was ever in danger, but I was scared)
Irene ended up pretty much fizzling out by the time she got up here. Her wind was pretty weak, I don't think it blew over 40 mph at all. But her rain reeked havoc on many parts of my city. The Pequabuck River runs right through most of our city. Usually, it's a peaceful little river and even a creek in other places!
We have a section of my city called Forestville. It's the lowest lying area. If the rain comes fast and strong enough the road leading the highway through the section usually gets flooded. But, not as bad as this. This was unrelentless flooding. At least four feet deep.
|Don't worry I wasn't standing in the water|
|The highway was deserted.|
|The parking lot of this factory was underwater.|
|Memorial Boulevard is underwater. The water was flowing perfecting down the lanes.|
|Remeber the cute little creek I was playing in last weekend?|
|This is what it looked like when Irene came through. It actually flooded the entire park and onto the streets. This was several hours later when it finally receded.|
|Rt 6 in Bristol. Our main drag.|