You guys, seriously, when are we going to stop paving over our riverbanks?
‘Bullet trains,’ parking costs, RIDOT, Brown, and more in today’s Local News & Notes.
After the 2010 floods, I wrote about the public desire for some sort of solution to prevent future flooding. Spoiler, we can’t prevent future floods, but we can change what we’re doing to mitigate the impact of flooding. We haven’t had a giant flood since, but related to the flooding problem is stormwater runoff polluting the bay. Bob Plain writes …
Sharrows, earthquake recovery, our 1960’s infrastructure, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Flooding on Point Street near Davol Square this morning. From Patrick Laverty on Twitter.
A covered bridge in Vermont and the National Guard in New Jersey are thwarted by Irene’s floodwaters.
President proposes new jobs, renewed infrastructure It doesn’t do anybody any good when so many hardworking Americans have been idled, yet so much of America needs rebuilding. That’s why I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America’s roads and rails and runways for the long term. Over the next six years we are going to rebuild 150,000 …
Video from WJAR-TV Providence, extended footage at WCVB-TV Boston In the media we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about solutions to these flooding issues. People in areas prone to flooding wanting solutions from the government, etc. The fact is, there isn’t really a solution. If the Pawtuxet or other rivers want to leave their banks, they will. But that …
Video and photos of the Woonasquatucket receding in Eagle Square.
Reader funkEpunkEmonkE has shared her flood photos with us in our Flickr Group, she calls them, Floodpacolypse. Pawtucket Cranston Photos © funkEpunkEmonkE If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.
Photos submitted to our Flickr Group by boliyou: Photos © boliyou If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.
Videos submitted to our Flickr Group of the Pawtuxet in the Village by SecondEmpire: If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.
More reader submissions of the flood. Photos and video © TheWoolverine:
Reader kd1s subbmited these photos and videos from the Eagle Square area to our Flickr Group: Photos and videos (cc) kd1s from Flickr If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.
Walked from Waterplace to Eagle Square earlier (almost had to swim at one point):
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Valley Street in Providence as it was being evacuated this morning. Photo from Providence Monthly’s Facebook Page So this is beyond rain, I think we need a new word for this. We’d like to know what is going on where you are. If you have photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us. Stay safe …
RIDOT has a set of photos on their Flickr page of the raging Pawtuxet River. Flickr