Wednesday, October 22, 2008

flooding in Northampton

It's a wet day in western Massachusetts, and while going through some old photos I coincidentally happened upon these images from another even WETTER day in Northampton back in June of 2000.

We had a brief but very intense rainstorm, and the torrents of rain coming down in such a short time overwhelmed the ability of the storm drains to remove it quickly. Also, I think there may have been some detritus clogging the drains in this location, a railroad overpass in the center of town.



I remember how bizarre it looked to see this much water in a normally dry and clear spot, and how strange it seemed to see people pushing floating cars around in the water, attempting to get them up to dry land. -- PL

5 comments:

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..this was post another infamous disaster that attacked Mirage itself way back when ( what seems like a fleeting memory now ) .. correct ??

>v<

Matt said...

We had this same problem over in Rensselaer this summer, but it happened near a ball field so the water was that awful dirt brown color. It was weird to see people cruising around in fishing boats while they dodged the top of cars.

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

I remember this! We had crazy flooding here in Springfield, until the drains finaly were able to catch up. For about an hour my trailer Park looked like venice!

Splinter's Iroonna said...

Ah... the only thing I miss living here in So. Cal is rain...

Mica said...

Excellent proper use of the word "detritus"! *applauds* :D