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Anyone outside of Upstate NY getting hit with flooding from the remnants of Lee?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (34619 points ) September 7th, 2011

I was just wondering how widespread the flooding is from the remains of Lee. We’ve got a bunch of areas underwater and things are being closed all over the area.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

We’re not flooding…yet, but I’m worried about more trees coming down because the ground is so saturated….

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@JilltheTooth We’re getting it right know with several major roads closed and it’s supposed to rain heavily all night and into tommorrow morning. I think it’s headed your way.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Yeah, the radar shows it as a nasty one just to the west. Good soup weather.

YoBob's avatar

Y’all mind sending some of that water to Texas? We could really use some of it!

gailcalled's avatar

I am in upstate NY but just noticed that my stream has bulked up again and is rushing and throwing up white water. As I drove home from town just now I noticed large standing ponds in most of the lowland areas, again.

There are flood advisories and alerts on all the weather channels. And I note that there is more rain forecast for Thurs., Friday and Sat. with scattered thundershowers.

I do see Milo slipping on his four Wellingtons and his oilskins…not an encouraging sign.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hey guys. This going to be as bad or worse than 2006. We just got a warning call for people in low areas to get out.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oh man. we are so beyond fucked. This is brutal. The weather service is using catastropic.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Are you high enough, @Adirondackwannabe ? We’re getting more flooding here and I’m worried about trees. Again.

jca's avatar

Here in Westchester there are major parkways closed in sections, which screws up traffic on all the other roads. If I didn’t have to go to work, I would go north to CT and just go shopping LOL. Yesterday I figured why rush to work, so I took my time, left late, and took local roads for most of the way. Today I have a meeting locally in the morning, so hopefully by the time I head down to work I can take the local roads again and it won’t be too crowded. Now yesterday, by the time I left work, roads were open fine. Today, after days of this rain, they may not be, which will suck.

Some people with long commutes to work are staying home, but you can’t do that too much, unless you want to have no vacation left (The disadvantage of not working for yourself).

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@JilltheTooth I’m high enough to be ok. Our region is trashed. Watch out for this one. It’s really nasty. It’s still hitting us. We’ve got places with river levels of 12 feet over flood stage.

JilltheTooth's avatar

We’re not getting as much as you, but it’s really too much on top of the Irene flooding. To all those people who scoff at category one or tropical storms I am making a rude gesture.

jca's avatar

What I find annoying is that I live in a relatively affluent area and the roads flood and close every time there is significant rain. It turns the commutes into hours-long rides and the roads into parking lots. The main highways close. I know a lot of these highways were built in the 20’s and not meant to be major commuting roads, but still, I would think they would put in better drains, raise the roads or do something to prevent this from happening.

gailcalled's avatar

@jca: LIke the school systems in our respective areas, there is no longer enough money to fix everything.

We have 57 miles of public dirt roads in my township. We pay the hard-working highway department with our real estate taxes, which are really high now. Everyone bitches and moans about both the taxes, the schools and the conditions of the roads.

I own my driveway (considered a private road) and each load of gravel costs $350 just to have it dumped in a pile . Then I have to pay someone to spread it. If I want the drainage ditches cleaned out, I have to hire a local excavator and his expensive equipment.

Then it rains again.

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