Floodpocolypse

We’re having a little bit of rain here in Connecticut, the way Lady Gaga’s outfits are a little unusual or Tiger Woods had a little bit of a wandering eye.

Luckily we live on a hill and don’t have anywhere urgent to go, although it’s a good thing I had something planned for dinner since my local grocery store is closed and I just saw our local pizza place on the news surrounded by sandbags.

I drove down to the path where we used to walk to dog to take a look at the river and then went over to the falls to see how high the water was. Pretty high.

You can find some pictures of what the falls usually look like here, video of the falls during a normal day here, and more pictures of the flood in Connecticut here. If a bunch of the pictures look familiar, it’s because I emailed my photos to the local news station and they put them in their slideshow. I’M FAMOUS!

That island in the middle? Is not usually an island.

Usually this part of the river is barely deep enough to kayak.

On the right in the old mill they turned into condos. The leasing agent standing outside said the river had actually gone DOWN since this morning.

These falls are usually a nice quiet picnic spot

The falls from the bridge above - I got off it quick because I could feel it shaking.

The falls are called "Indian Leap". The story is one Indian tribe was chasing another Indian tribe and when they got to the falls the first tribe all jumped off the rocks in desperation. They died. Great story, right?

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3 Responses to “Floodpocolypse”

  1. Erin says:

    I love how you said “used to walk the dog”. I COMPLETELY understand :)

  2. Brigid Keely says:

    I’ve been thinking about you guys! I’m glad you’re ok.

  3. Kim from SS says:

    I saw all of your pics/video on the news yesterday. Very nice! They’re still using them…just saw them tonight.

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