Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Great Floods

Well I just talked to my mom in Bainbridge, NY, a little town once near and now under the Susquehanna River. No power because the substation's underwater, no way in or out because all roads are either flooded or washed away. The worst flooding in recent memory, and the water's still rising. Mom and our 94-year old neighbor are being moved to higher ground this morning, as the water has gotten to within two houses of ours overnight.

The Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin has full coverage of the floods, including a bunch of pictures. The Daily Star in Oneonta is also trying to keep up with things. Governor Pataki flew over the Chenango/Otsego/Broome County region yesterday and estimated preliminary damages at over $100 million. It's nasty out there, and the region (not to mention my mom) could use your thoughts (and prayers, if you're so inclined) today.


At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Thomas Brock said...


Your family, friends and all the other folks up there, have my thoughts today.

We've also had recent flooding down in NC, although nowhere near the same scale.

Thomas Brock


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