Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Good grief. If you like horror stories, take a look at today's date on NOAA for Philly and Southern NJ and look at all the flood warnings. There is a monsoon passing through this entire region. My weather-alert radio has been sounding alerts repeatedly since early this evening, and there's no end in sight.

The weather alerts stating "flooding is occurring or is imminent" included references to several local creeks and rivers that I'm familiar with. That'd be bad enough even if one of the rivers WASN'T the Schuylkill River. They're talking about the area near the Art Museum and it sounds like the river is going to expand past its banks around there, at about daybreak. UGH.

DOUBLE ugh because the area where we live is pretty close to the place where the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers meet. If it's going to be bad upstream, what happens when all that excess water gets down this far?

Stay tuned. If you want me, I'll be looking online for "how to build an ark" instructions.

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