How High Is The River Mama?

40 feet high and risin’…

8 Responses to “How High Is The River Mama?”

  1. HOLY SHAMOLY MOLY! We were watching the pics from Binghamton last night and simply could NOT believe it. Grinch had called earlier that the Coast Guard was hauling people out of Hancock, New York ~ I don’t EVER remember seeing the Delaware rampage in all my New Jersey years ~ it’s just awful.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I see you wrote it may spare the house, Suzette. Gosh, I hope so!

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    What? You mean no one is shooting at helicopters? I guess they won’t rate FEMA money then. They better start losing all control and semblance of civilization or else they won’t get the free money!! Such silly people, those north easterners.

  4. *PHEW*
    The river did not jump the banks and so my old house is safe. There is plenty of flooding in W-B but that is from the creeks and even some manhole action in low-lying areas.
    Fox News and CNN both complimented W-B’s recent $200 million investment in raising the banks of the levees 5 feet called them more sophisticated and complex than N.O. I assure you that this is the first time that those adjectives have been used to describe anything in or about Wilkes-Barre.
    Those 41 feet of protection is the difference between what didn’t happen in W-B and the flooding that did happened along the 25 foot banks of the Binghampton section of the river. We’re the new cutting edge of flood-control technology.

  5. We’re the new cutting edge
    Oh, lucky you, Suzette! {8^(
    I’m so glad to hear you’re in one [iece…and dry!

  6. Nightfly says:

    Good news, Suzette.
    They’re calling it a 50-year flood in the papers. The state as a whole is better prepared because of the similar flooding along the Raritan River a few years ago (September ’99, I think). Downtown Bound Brook, Manville, and a bunch of other towns were basically lakes.
    Bings, weren’t we just driving past there a few weeks ago on our way to Geno’s?

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    That exact spot, ‘Fly.

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