Thursday, May 19, 2011

St. Albans Bay Flooding Images

I snapped some pics of the flooding at the bay today. The water was looking quite eerie...my 14yo daughter mentioned that it looked like unicorn blood (from the Harry Potter movies). I'd have to agree with her;  it seemed to shine with a look of silver - beautiful.

St. Albans Bay
  
St. Albans Bay Park, parking lot




Driftwood - flood line


Flood fishing

I ran accross this young fellow while walking about and asked him if he's caught much. I was astounded to find out he had an entire ice chest full of fish! Way to make good use of these high waters. 





A week prior this house was completely surrounded by water. Thank goodness they were able to get sandbagged and semi-dried out. BTW-My husband's brother & wife used to live here.





B&W Driftwood on Beach


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lake Champlain Flooding

I took a little drive down by the lake to see what I could see. What I found was flooding; just about everywhere. I grabbed my camera and shot the following photos.





Rte 36 - currently the road to nowhere


The following exert taken from Vermont.com

Current ALERTS for northern VT




Flood Warning
Date: 11:41 am EDT on May 17, 2011 Expires: 12:41 PM EDT on May 18, 2011
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The Flood Warning continues for the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point. * At 11:00 am Tuesday the stage was 102.4 feet. * Flood stage is 100.0 feet. * Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast. * Forecast...Lake Champlain will continue rising to near 102.7 feet by early Thursday afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter. * Impact...at 102.5 feet...widespread severe flooding occurs. Lakeshore homes will be flooded and local roads will be inundated. In Vermont...the following highways will flood...Route 125 at Chimney Point...Route 36 in St. Albans...Route 7 near Highgate State Park...Route 129 from alburgh to Isle la Motte...Route 2 at The Sand Bar and between Route 78 and Route 129 in alburgh. In New York...the following highways will flood...Route 9 in Plattsburgh near Route 314...Route 9n near Route 185...and Route 185. Neiles


Current Forecast for northern VT


Rest of Today
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
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Tonight
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 50. East winds around 10 mph until midnight...becoming light and variable.
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Wednesday
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds...becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Wednesday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
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Thursday
Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shelter in St. Albans for flood victims


Lake Champlain on the rise - Overlooking St. Albans (VermontBeauty image)

It looks like help is on the way for those displaced by flooding in Saint Albans. The Burlington Free Press is reporting the town will be settin up shelter for displaced flood victims at the St. Albans Town Educational Center located at 169 South Main Street.


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The following is from Vermont.com:

Current ALERTS for Saint Albans, VT

Flood Warning


Date: 11:51 am EDT on May 2, 2011 Expires: 12:51 PM EDT on May 03, 2011


The Flood Warning continues for the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point. * At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 102.8 feet. * Flood stage is 100.0 feet. * Record flooding is occurring and will continue at record levels. * Forecast...Lake Champlain will continue rising to near 102.9 feet by Monday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter. * Impact...at 102.5 feet...widespread severe flooding occurs. Numerous Lakeshore homes will be flooded. Local roads will be inundated. In Vermont...Route 36 in St. Albans and Route 129 in alburgh will flood.




Current ALERTS for Saint Albans, VT

Areal Flood Watch


Date: 3:20 PM EDT on May 2, 2011 Expires: 2:00 AM EDT on May 05, 2011



...Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night... The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a * Flood Watch for all of northern New York and much of Vermont. * From Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night. * Steady rains will move from southwest to northeast across the north country Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. The rainfall will be heavy at times Tuesday night through Wednesday morning with total rainfall amounts in the one to two inch range. * While this event is not expected to produce heavy rain in a short amount of time...similar to the event last Tuesday...the high water across many areas of the north country will be impacted by the longer duration rains. River and lake levels will rise Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night and Lake Champlain will still remain well above flood stage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Here's to hoping everyone stays safe and dry.
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