Monday, May 15, 2006

More Flooding in US

New England rain, flooding ‘going to get worse’-State of emergency declared in N.H. and Mass. as rain swirls over region-MSNBC News Services Updated: 12:11 p.m. ET May 15, 2006
PEABODY, Mass. - A four-day deluge has turned streets into rivers across New England, flooding homes up to their door knobs, forcing dozens of schools to close because the buses couldn’t get through, and threatening dams and communities as rivers rise.
The rain was still falling Monday morning, and forecasters warned the worst was yet to come. The rain totals could hit 15 inches by afternoon, triggering the worst flooding in some areas since 1936, the National Weather Service said.
The Merrimack River, which chased more than 100 people from homes in Manchester, N.H., was more than eight feet over flood stage early Monday and rising, and the Charles and other large rivers could swamp entire neighborhoods if they spill their banks. “This is the tip of the iceberg. It’s going to get worse,” Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge said Sunday. “We fear that 15 rivers will be pushed over flood level or right up to flood level.” Click here for complete article:

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