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Friday April 29th 2005
Re: Fantastic Spring
|Published: Friday April 29th 2005 (10 years ago)|
Updated: Friday April 29th 2005, 3:20PM
by Bob Petti
While on the other side of the world
Things are not quite as fantastic. My home county was subject to "100 year floods" the day after my Opening Day post. To give you a sense of how much water dropped on us, I was fishing Opening Day on the Beaverkill with water levels about 1800cfs, which was high, brown, muddy, and one would dare not take a step or two off shore. The next day, the water began to rise and didn't crest until the Beaverkill was running at an amazing rate of 48,000cfs. Where I was standing one day was completely underwater the next. Houses were flooded. Roads were washed away. A few deaths. The gov't declared my county and surrounding counties federal disaster areas so folks could get some financial relief to handle repairs.