Friday, May 02, 2008

Fredericton flood, part deux.

My office downtown has no power and is closed until further notice because of the flooding. However, the river crested yesterday, so levels should be receding soon........much damage has been done and my heart goes out to the people whose livelihoods and homes have been affected directly. There are many...........
The levels didn't quite make the 1973 level, but very very close. My friend Charles has some AMAZING photos of downtown yesterday.........check out his blog...........there are a few pics that are classic!! He has one of two people in a canoe paddling on the ROAD near the underpass. And I love the one of the guy sitting on a bench surrounded by water! Charles also managed to capture the Premier seemingly walking on water. But the most dramatic shot Charles has shared is the one of Officers Square completely submersed.
(For my bloggie friends from other parts of this planet..........my office is half a block away from there...... )
Here is the link to Charles' blog.........he'd love it if you left a comment too!
Here are a few photos I took yesterday...............



Downtown parking lot........ .... in the background, the ramp from Westmorland Bridge.... submersed in the waters.... Below?? I thought the writing on the side of this car was hilarious given the circumstances......




Above: MacTaquac Dam.......working over capacity yesterday. The dam is located about 10 minute drive up river from where I live. It was a tourist rubber necking mecca yesterday! Lots of camera clicking happening there!!

Below: The Bucket Club and Hartt Island Campground, which is less than a mile from my home. The whole campground area was flooded.....the waterslide going right into the murky (and stinky btw) water! Lots to clean up after the water recedes!!


Above: View from Springhill Road..........no islands, just treetops....

Below: I think this guy wanted a starring contest. I won. Beautiful creatures, but so stunned!



6 comments:

Gypsy said...

It certainly looks like BIG news there. I feel sorry for the people who have suffered losses. In every calamity there are always those who come off second best against nature.

Shaz said...

I feel sorry for the animals who cant get to higher ground and for the impending clean up to follow its an awful job.

Open Grove Claudia said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Awareness said...

Gypsy....it is big news, but there is also a carnival feel to it....the place is SWARMING with touristy rubber necking! The mayor even compared the numbers of people downtown milling about to the numbers the city gets for the Harvest Jazz Festival in Sept. Pretty funny!
You'll see the numbers in some of the pics on my friend Charles' blog.

however, there is a much more serious side.....and my heart goes out to them.

Shaz ... me too. havent heard of any casualties...im sure the wildlife has moved to higher ground....and there is most likely more deer and moose hanging around the side of roads etc.

Claudia...thanks.......personally, i'm fine. :)

Canuckguy said...

"Beautiful creatures, but so stunned!"

It's a cow!! Beautiful? You gotta stop using.

NB taxpayer said...

The future is water!! Ha! Ha! They can say that again.