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    northeast floods

    Do we have any members from around there? Most of my family is from that area, and i know it well. First pic is the area where my oldest bro lives.We havn't been able to get in touch with him, so don't know how he is making out. Knowing Roger he stayed in the house.The other pics are of that area i pulled off my wifes facebook pics. Now i coun't help adding the one for Brent.No spiedies today. I hope everyone makes it through this in good shape.
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    Parts of Vermont got hit pretty bad. North of me they lost a few bridges. One of them a 100 year old covered bridge. They had quite a bit of road damage as well.
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    Bob i saw that happening live on the news. It was so sad to see.

    I hope they rebuild it without doing it in concrete or steel.

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    To bad we couldn't truck or pipe all that extra water to our friends in Texas. I hope all are safe in both ends of our country.
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    My friend who introduced me to spiedies has been posting pics on FB of his hometown, Owego. It was almost completely underwater. The only green spot in town was the block his parents lived on, although apparently their basement flooded.
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    That looks like the southern part of NY state around Binghamton. Remnants of Hurricane Lee. It missed us by about 60 miles according to the local weather dude. We have had historic level flooding here in the past couple of weeks. Hurricane Irene hit very hard-roads gone, bridges gone, homes gone, businesses gone. Major damage to locks in the Mohawk River/Erie Canal. We lost a National Historic Landmark covered bridge-longest single span 2 lane wooden bridge in the country-to Irene. Over 150 yrs old-gone. This week we had more rain again-flooding returned. Not quite as bad as last week. If Lee had made it up this far it could have been far worse than Irene. Definitely dodged a bullet.

    Lots of photos of devastation if you search for Schehectady or Schoharie counties.

    We were very lucky since we live up on a hill away from the rivers and we have a whole house generator.

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    Around here in DC the traffic has been a night mare because of all the road closers. A few people have died getting trapped in their cars and small SUV's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    My friend who introduced me to spiedies has been posting pics on FB of his hometown, Owego. It was almost completely underwater. The only green spot in town was the block his parents lived on, although apparently their basement flooded.
    Brent that's the area i'm from.Have a lot of family in owego,binghamton, and just across the border in Bradford co. PA. They tell me my moms place is under water. She is staying up in the hills with my SIL. My bro is stuck in Elmira and can't get home as the roads are all washed out. he was up there on business.
    has your Friend lived in owego all his life? if you have never been there you really need to take a trip and check out the area. It normally is a beautiful place.

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