Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Still Raging Pawtuxet River...Much Worse Today








The Pawtuxet River crested this morning at around 9AM. When I left the Village yesterday the River was at 17', and today when it crested it was close to 21'. These pictures show just how much worse the raging river was today. I was not able to get as close as I was yesterday, because the area had been cordoned off by the police...simply too dangerous. Notice that the first couple of docks have been swept away by the fierce current. Malls are underwater, highway 95 going south is closed, driving is a nightmare, our local supermarket is underwater. This is a very bad situation. Schools are closed and the damage is extensive. Please keep the good people of Rhode Island in your prayers.

12 comments:

WillOaks Studio said...

That's very scary!! Sending you and your community all the best wishes to stay safe and to clean up quickly!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Oh Amy that is awful...my thoughts are with the people of the Village/Rhode Island...it is such a frightening thing, when you see that water so angry & you know there is absolutely nothing you can do but be safe!!!

I'm thankful you and yours are safe & dry!!!!!!
Heather

Nancy said...

Wow, that's incredible. Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with -- stay safe.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Karen, I wish you could hear the roar of the River...it adds such an unbelievable dimension to the whole scenario...things are very bad...it is seriously jaw dropping...today, I feel exhausted...thank you for your good thoughts for us and the good people of RI...big hugs..

Thank you Heather...I know you understand the fury of angry water...and this is angry water...flooding like RI has not seen in over 100 years...yes, so very thankful that we are safe and dry...XXXXXXX

Thank you Nancy for your good thoughts...I'm still not sure that the photos do justice to what Mother Nature has thrown @ us...!!!

Secondary Roads said...

Huge difference. Moving water is so very powerful.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Secondary Roads...yesterday was pretty scary...again the sound was deafening...it's gone down to 17 feet, which is still major flooding...terrible damage along the way...I took a break from all the action today...will head back to town tomorrow...Interstate 95 has been re-opened, but some of the other roads, still under alot of water...anywho, glad to see the sun!

Lynne said...

Amazing photos, I hope you stay safe and the water moves on it's way soon.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Lynne...the River is still at major flooding levels, although it has receded by many feet...roads are still closed...thankfully, the weather is sunny and warm...what a big help...w/ tremendous gratitude, we are safe and dry...:))

Bonnie Hayslip said...

Amy...Your photography captures the good times in life, and the hard times. I keep one of the cards you sent me of the clouds that look like a dove, it goes wherever I go. It brought me through my darkest days on my deathbed. I take it with my when I fly to be reminded not to fear.

The pictures you took of the flood are phenomenal. Thank you for posting these so I can have a better idea what your community is going through. Wow, Amy, I will pray today that you will have the strength you need for today. I pray your drinking water is safe also!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Bonnie, how wonderful that you have visited my blog. Totally touched that you take 'Looks Like A Dove' w/ you as a remind r not to fear. Wonderful...as I have said to just abut everyone, I'm not sure if the pics do justice to the power of the raging water, but, you all did seem to get a real sense of the trouble which beset people in the flood zones. The powers that be seem to be getting things running pretty fast...sewage, electricity...although, there is still flooding, the water has receded ALOT as of today. Drinking water is fine. RI has not seen flooding like this in over 100 years, so it is all very new territory...thank you for your prayers...love you Bon..XXXXXXX

The Beer Soap Company said...

Nature can be so beautiful, and yet so scary at the same time. Nothing compares to crazy water. I remember Hurricane Katrina and how my entire house was flooded, no electricity for 3 weeks.

I hope the water is gone soon Amy so you can get back to normal life.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Z thank you so much for chiming in...I had no idea that you lived thru Katrina...I'm glad that YOU are okay...even all these years later...we are fine...we do not live in the flood zone...as much as many, many people lost their homes and businesses, there were no fatalities...you understand that there is alot of cleaning up, and FEMA has been busy helping out...so, keep these folks in your prayers...I've never seen such angry, loud waters and Mother Nature's fury...looking forward to some idyllic Spring days, never forgetting the flood in RI of 2010!!