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Friday, September 9, 2011

September 2011 Flood

There is no question that we have had a lot of rain here in Pennsylvania over the past couple of days!  There is record flooding going on all around us, but thankfully any flooding in our immediate area hasn't been anything worse than some wet basements and a few creeks that overflowed  their banks.  Our basement has a few inches of water in it, but that is something that we expect when it rains hard for any length of time, so we don't keep anything in the basement that might be damaged by water.  Wellsboro was fortunate compared to many of our neighbors.  Sayre, Athens, Muncy, Hughesville, Montoursville and so many other nearby towns all have large areas that are now completely underwater.  The devastation is heartbreaking!

September 2011 Flood Photo Gallery - WNEP

7 comments:

Jean said...

I have a friend from the W-B area and she said it's just awful. Her mother in law is trapped, because all the roads to her town is washed out.

My heartfelt prayers are with those affected by the flooding.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

So sad, this has been a hard Fall.We are in VA and got alot of rain but where we are it isn't flooding but it washed out the underpinning of the VRE that my husband commutes home and shut down the train lastnight.I feel so sorry for the flooded people. Will pray for them.

Barb said...

We are getting so much rain and Texas is not...so sad....

quiltingnana said...

I have been watching the flooding ....we have so many friends and family in the area....Athens and Towanda especially....I used to work and live there so the pictures that have been posted on facebook and the like are so upsetting...hope you continue to be safe

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I was on the website for Elmira news trying to see more photos. Rick's family lost their second home at Homets Ferry....it went down the river with 4 others. That happened back in 72 as well....Its hard to even comprehend.

I'm so sorry this is happening...not good.

On a funny note...I told Aaron that Nanny's place at the Ferry went down the river....he started crying (he is 8 years old) and then he said...the good thing is, now we can see what was under there. I cracked up ...only a kid would think of that!

Hugs,
Kelly

Pat said...

The devastation I've seen in photos is very upsetting......the weather seems to be causing a lot of problems in many areas in recent years. I hope and pray things get back to "normal" everywhere soon. Stay safe!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Don't you wish we could send this rain to TX where they really need it?? Our VT friends are sick of the rain too! Hope you are doing okay!

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