Thursday, April 1, 2010

Has Anybuddy Seen Our Ark?

It started raining Sunday night, and it rained, and rained and rained some more. Tuesday it was still raining! And that's when the state we live in started to get into trouble.....from floods! Water, water everywhere! There are some rivers in the state of Rhode Island that flood when we get a lot of rain, it's almost normal routine around here. But the rain we got early this week was so bad that the rivers really flooded.....whole neighborhoods, a major interstate highway, and a big mall....all were under water!

Thank dogness the neighborhood we live in is up high and there are no rivers near our house, but about a mile down the street there's the Woonasquatucket River that runs right under the main street, Atwells Avenue, we live off of. And boy did that river flood!! It was like a river running right down the middle of Atwells!

You have to understand furfriends, it's been a very long time, like 200 years, that Rhode Islanders have seen flooding such as this. And this flood has caused so many problems and woes for our little state. The city we live in, Providence, got almost 10" of rain since Sunday night!!

This is down the street from our house

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And this one is of a shopping plaza that's in that section

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This is the Woonasquatucket River that runs underneath Atwells.

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Dad took a video of the flood, the rushing in the background is the sound of the water rushing down the street!



Thankfully, we are all safe and dry and the weather has rewarded us for what we went through, it's supposed to be in the 70's this weekend!

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14 comments:

Twinkietinydog said...

Just as I started to think that thank dogness you were all okay, you said it! Stay safe, kk?
Twinkie

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi guys,

You are kidding us? OMD! That's awful! We sure are glad you are safe and sound! That poor neighborhood, what a scary thing to happen.

We have been missing you guys.

Luv,
Riley and Star.

Louisiana Belle said...

So glad you guys are safe! We hadn't seen you for a few days and hoped you hadn't drowned.

Oh my, the amount of water is incredible! Do they make life vests for dogs? Do you need a canoe to get out of your house? Hopefully the water will recede soon.

Thinking of you and wishing you all many blessings.

P.S. Someone commented on Izzy's heart necklace on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisianabelle/4333756340/) and asked where we got it. Of course I was thrilled to give her your ebay store info. Hope you get something out of it. :)

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD you 2, we sure are glad your on high ground! We hope that the water goes down real soon!

Mom is still laughing about your "Holy Cat Crap" comment, she is laughing now!

Hugs and kisses, Tessa

Mhathy said...

Thanks God, you are safe, and the flood was'nt close your house. Wags Peggy

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh my Dog, that is unbelievable - and we thought we had bad flooding!
Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Draco and his Mom said...

Whew...what alot of water! You guys stay safe and keep some water wings with you if you need to go play outside. A sunny day is much deserved by you and your Mom and Dad.
Wags,
Draco

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Keeping our paws crossed that you all stay safe and dry!!

Have a pawsome weekend,
Woofs and Kisses!

Miss Bella Lou and Holly said...

So glad to hear you two and your humans are safe! All that water is a scary thing. We do hope you have a wonderful Easter tomorrow!

Woof woof!
Bella

Mhathy said...

Thanks God, you are safe, and the flood was'nt close your house. Wags Peggy

PS: This is my second comment with some days between them, the first one, was lost!! :(

Twix said...

Goodness! That is some crazy running water. I sure am glad you two are on high ground. Chewy, you need to come over and read my Happy Easter post and learn how I got my name.....I used to look like you!
Happy Easter to you two and your family!
Love ya!
Twix

Bijou said...

We are happy to hear you all are safe. That is a LOT of water. I hope you don't get any more rain for awhile!

Waggles,
Bijou

Letters To Gavin said...

I am very happy to hear that you were on high ground. Our weather has been very wet, too. I am happy to say that at least we are dry inside!!

Cocorue said...

you two KNOW what i would do if anything happened to you and your family!!!

keep away from that water as there's no way your head will be Above water, you hear??????

chikisses
coco