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Capital City Flooded

  1. May 1, 2008 #1

    George Jones

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    There has been a major flood of the St. John River somewhat near me - most of the flooding is upstream, about a 60 - 90 minute's drive from where I live.

    Our provincial capital, Fredericton, has experienced major flooding. There, the Saint John river is almost three feet *above* official flood level. Over the course of today, the water level could fall, stay the same, or even rise. Only time will tell.

    The provincial legislature has shut down. Yesterday, as a precautionary measure, important historical and legal documents were removed from its building.

    On last night's news, I saw a flooded soccer field where the water was just below the top cross-bar of the goal. The water is only a couple blocks from a (Tim Horton's) coffee shop in which I sat a couple of weeks ago with my wife and daughter and could yet reach there.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunsw...ewbrunswick/gallery_1219/xml/gallery_1219.xml
     
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    Sorry about the flooding. If it's any consolation, my mother lives near the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in NJ which floods on cloudy days. That name, Frederiction, sounded so exotic to me, I googled it. The amazing thing is that I found a lot of information on it, where to find hotels, airport code, dating service, etc. However, I found so much more information about Fredericton. That's the spelling on http://maps.google.com. What gives?
     
  4. May 1, 2008 #3

    wolram

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    I hope the waters go down rather than up, natural disasters are the worst, flooding can leave one heck of mess.
     
  5. May 1, 2008 #4

    George Jones

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    I accidently put the "i" in, and with the new 30 minute rule, I can't even fix it. :grumpy::mad:
     
  6. May 1, 2008 #5

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    I like this new 30 min rule...it adds a lot more comic relief around here. :biggrin:
     
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    The same river has flooded into Maine US, while some 600 people had to leave their homes, looks like no one has been harmed and the water has stopped riseing.
     
  9. May 1, 2008 #8

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    The reference to Tim Horton's reminds me of something I read somewhere years ago... A bicycle club had an occasional theme ride called the "Ten Tims Ride" which stopped at every Tim Horton's in the area (ten of them, of course). At each stop, every rider had to eat a doughnut. I always wondered how it felt, pedaling home after eating that tenth doughnut! :uhh:

    I guess now it would have to be a "Ten Tims Swim."
     
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