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By PurpleSkys ·
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Some of you are already aware that where Darryl and I live is currently under a heavy rainfall warning. Needless to say, the surrounding area is starting to flood. I delivered my oldest girl to her job a normal 20 minute drive away, that took me 45 today, and I don't expect I'll see her until tomorrow. She's on the other side of the river that's flooding. She is making arrangements to stay with friends and with any luck I'll be able to get her in the morning when the rain is supposed to have stopped. No worries though, we're all safe. I thought I would post some picks from the local news for those that don't have Darryl or I on their FaceBook. Our local newspaper http://www.trurodaily.com/ Needless to say, it's interesting around here today. Darryl is going to have to take the very long way home today. It'll add about another 30-35 minutes to what is normally a 10 minute drive. Hmmm...anyone got a boat or an arc they can lend us for a couple days lol

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Time to build up

by Slayer_ In reply to Water water everywhere

Does this happen to Truro often?

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not really Slayer_

by PurpleSkys In reply to Time to build up

it's not uncommon for us to have some water laying around where we live in a bit of a flood zone, we just don't normally have THIS much water. We had this one back in 2003 http://ldmsoftware.com/Community/Flood/Index.htm and it's getting close to some of what that looks like. If the rain holds back a little sometime soon, it won't be as bad, but (and this link will current weather when you click on it) http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-25_metric_e.html

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We seldom flood this time of year

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Time to build up

we usually get some flooding in the Spring when the ice breaks up. What causes us problems is the Bay of Fundy, it has the highest tides in the world and we have a couple rivers going through Truro & Bible Hill that flow into the Bay, if the rivers are full at high tide we a couple roads often flood. The past couple days we have been getting rain from the outter bands of hurricane/tropical storm Leslie and we're also getting a storm surge up the Bay which gives it even higher tides, so basically, there's just nowhere for the water to go. To make matters worse, the **** (I guess it doesn't like that word...a big mound of earth along a river/shoreline to keep water out) that contains the water from one of the rivers flowing through town broke, I guess about 300 yards is gone. So we're just sort of in a mess, next high tide is 9 pm tonight so it should get interesting.

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Did you get some TS Isaac leftovers too?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to We seldom flood this time ...

Do I recall correctly that you're in the municipal water biz? At least it's not a full / new moon.

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Yeah, we got about 4" from Isaac last Thursday...

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Did you get some TS Isaac ...

we didn't get any flooding from that but it saturated the ground....didn't help much for what we're getting right now.
No, I don't do the Municipality's water....I do Property Information...and Protective Services & GIS falls under me so my office has been busy today...actually, my GIS tech is also the Protective Services Coordinator so I won't see him for a couple days....he's been very busy with EMO etc....we're one step away from being declared a disaster right now, that gives us access to all provincial & federal resources except no personel at this point

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Keep your chin's up...

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Water water everywhere

figuratively speaking (sorry, I know, bad pun!). We're having the opposite, a lack
of rain and drought. Last flood I can remember in my part of the world was back
in the early 1990s, when a river that runs through the town I lived in at the time
AND the town I worked in (and currently reside in) went something like 25 feet
above flood stage. We had to move my spouse's (at the time, now the ex) grandpa
out of his house, twice! Water came up about 6 feet inside the house. After the
second time, he said no more, and moved to higher ground.

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I hope you don't get your houses flooded

by Slayer_ In reply to Water water everywhere

Its so much work to fix a flooded house.

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We're on high ground....

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to I hope you don't get your ...

but the bottom of our street isn't...here's a picture of the horse barns for the race track a couple hundred feet down the street from us
http://www.trurodaily.com/media/photos/unis/2012/09/10/photo_2166961_resize.jpg

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Is that where they train horses

by CharlieSpencer In reply to We're on high ground....

to play water polo?

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Trees trees everywhere

by GSG In reply to Water water everywhere

Unfortunately, they're shattered on the ground.

We had a storm with 80mph winds **** through friday. I work an hour away from home, so I had to turn around and drive back to work and stay rather late until it all blew through. Luckily i was at work, or I'd have died of a heart attack when my tree with a 30 inch diameter trunk broke at about the 5 foot level and came down. My neighbors heard the crash but couldn't get outside to check because it was too dangerous.

No other damage, but I'm looking for a good, moderately priced tree removal service.

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