Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rhode Island Almost Becomes An Island

Since March 13 - there have been 3 major precipitation events in the northeast - dropping 12 to 20 inches of rain on Rhode Island, southeast Mass., and Connecticut.

Even the New York City area saw it's wettest March on record with between 9 and 11 inches of rain falling at Central Park, La Guardia, Kennedy and Islip.

Rivers are out of their banks, and in some cases, up to 6 feet over previous all time records.

The flooding has disrupted travel for trains and vehicles. And there have even been fears of bridges being washed out and dams being damaged to the point where torrents of water would flood entire communities.

It's been a very scary end to the month for the region and the fears aren't completely over yet as rivers are still well out of their banks.

Some good news is that the forecast looks mild and DRY through the middle of next week - so hopefully water levels will drop and the clean up can get underway before more unsettled weather moves into the region.

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