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Post  rmcomprandy on August 12th 2014, 4:28 pm

I was angry when my basement flooded last evening but, then I watched the news and saw that I didn't have it so bad.

WoW, cars and even semi's becoming totally submerged in 10 minutes with no place to go; I never realized how much damage 5 inches of rain in 45 minutes could do..
24 hours later ... it is still flooded in many, many places as the rain drains and rivers remain full and flowing as fast as they can yet still is not enough capacity after a whole day.

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Post  dfree383 on August 12th 2014, 5:02 pm

It's a bitch In Those flat areas
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Post  maverick on August 12th 2014, 5:12 pm

5 inches in 45 minutes??  affraid  Shee-hut! You could drown just standing in the rain!
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Post  bbf-falcon on August 12th 2014, 6:00 pm

Thats alot of rain for sure.  Shocked 

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Post  rmcomprandy on August 12th 2014, 6:37 pm

maverick wrote:5 inches in 45 minutes??  affraid  Shee-hut!  You could drown just standing in the rain!

When it was raining, from 6:15 pm to 7:00 o'clock  I literally couldn't see the house across the street; (about 125 feet). I thought it was fog but, I guess it wasn't.

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Post  D. Sea on August 13th 2014, 8:09 am

Holy H2O Batman! Got any pictures?

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Post  jeffgfg on August 13th 2014, 9:52 am

Saw pictures on the national news...Wow!! Randy you need to build a 385 series powered water pump!! Sucks about your wet basement never fun cleaning that up. Good luck hope everything works out!!!

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Post  rmcomprandy on August 13th 2014, 10:26 am

D. Sea wrote:Holy H2O Batman!   Got any pictures?


Yahoo news does and Associated press along with CBS. Most that I have seen are a day old after the water has receded a lot.  
It is two days later and some freeways are still closed mainly to clear more than 1,000 abandoned vehicles on the roadway; yes, (not a typo), more than 1,000 abandoned vehicles on the expressways.


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Post  jasonf on August 13th 2014, 10:33 am

Holy cow that is a lot of water. We have very good drainage in Louisiana because we get a lot of nasty rain storms but I sure can make a mess in places that don't have good drainage.
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Post  rmcomprandy on August 13th 2014, 10:40 am

jasonf wrote:Holy cow that is a lot of water. We have very good drainage in Louisiana because we get a lot of nasty rain storms but I sure can make a mess in places that don't have good drainage.

This was the second largest amount of daily rainfall in the Detroit area ever since records have been kept, except this was not over a whole day but, most of it happened in less than an hour; during the end of rush hour mind you.

The city of Warren and some surrounding areas have declared this carnage as a "state of disaster".
WARREN kind of gets hidden because of its close proximity to Detroit but, it is the third largest city in Michigan.

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Post  Curt on August 13th 2014, 3:59 pm

I've seen a lot of floods, but this was the first time that I saw trucks being inundated so fast that they were floating.. There is mud several feet deep where the water washed into the roadways.
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Post  Lem Evans on August 13th 2014, 4:19 pm

Curt wrote:I've seen a lot of floods, but this was the first time that I saw trucks being inundated so fast that they were floating.. There is mud several feet deep where the water washed into the roadways.

Do they need an ins. adjuster?

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Post  Dark Horse of Apocalypse on August 13th 2014, 5:57 pm

I live on high ground but about every year Shelby,OH floods bad.
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Post  patfromjersey on August 13th 2014, 9:59 pm

We were pounded yesterday in the Baltimore area too. We had over 7 inches of rain and to make it worse, the Waste Water Treatment Plant next to where I work, overflowed raw sewage and made a mess of the Terminal. After the water receded, there was crap, condoms, tampons, etc... all over the place. Needless to say, we all had a crappy day today.  cheers 
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Post  rmcomprandy on August 14th 2014, 12:22 am

patfromjersey wrote:We were pounded yesterday in the Baltimore area too.  We had over 7 inches of rain and to make it worse, the Waste Water Treatment Plant next to where I work, overflowed raw sewage and made a mess of the Terminal.  After the water receded, there was crap, condoms, tampons, etc... all over the place.  Needless to say, we all had a crappy day today.   cheers 

I can feel your pain.

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Post  Curt on August 14th 2014, 2:46 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
Curt wrote:I've seen a lot of floods, but this was the first time that I saw trucks being inundated so fast that they were floating.. There is mud several feet deep where the water washed into the roadways.

Do they need an ins. adjuster?

Yes, they do.  LOL   pirat 

Here is a picture of the Hail/Wind storm that occurred around the Highland TWP area on 7/27/14. This is taken over Duck Lake.  Probably one of the best and neatest storm pictures ever posted.

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Post  Dark Horse of Apocalypse on August 14th 2014, 3:26 pm

Holy Toledo Batman that's as nasty as a crop of boils.
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Post  FalconEh on September 7th 2014, 11:41 pm

Never nice when Mother Nature grabs the reins with definition, but we realize that it is the people not the things that are ultimately important. Hopefully the Ins takes care of the damage in an expedient manner and life gets back to normal soon Randy.
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