Flooding in Providence March 30, 2010Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Thus far we’ve gotten 7.2 inches of rain and it hasn’t stopped yet. Did get a brief respite this afternoon but we’re getting more rain this evening.
The first indication that something isn’t quite right:
You can see the section of Atwells Ave, right next to the fire station, that the river is overflowing. Now keep in mind this river runs about 3+ feet below grade level almost all the times so this means there is about a 4 foot swell.
In this shot you can see the river in the left hand background.
Here is where Eagle St. connects to Valley St. There’s a reason they call it Valley St btw.
They’ve already declared state of emergencies in most counties in RI including Providence. They’re saying this is a flood you get once every hundred years.
And now I’m hearing this is a 500 year flood. Interesting.
Here’s the DOT map of flooding:
Maybe tomorrow I’ll take a walk over to the barrier and get pix there.