19 October 2011

Lots of Water Heading Toward Us

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19 October: We still do not know if we will be flooded out or not. It is a slow and steady onslaught of a huge water volume from the north, and it is getting closer. This is an extremely flat, broad and heavily populated floodplain, and the vast flooded areas upriver from us present a wide front of water wanting to flow to the sea. It is mindboggling to consider how much water is still upstream from us. Floodwaters find the paths of least resistance, and they break through in unexpected places along the long and over-extended system of quickly thrown-up sandbag floodwalls. It is closing in.
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If breaches in the floodwalls do divert water our way, we should have time to act before it gets too deep. We have already thought things out and are continually making preparations for the worst that could happen. Meanwhile, we stay close to home, watch and wait. And wait. And wait.
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-Zenwind.
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