Vermont/Northeast Flood Recap

The floodwaters from Friday have receded, but boy, that was a storm. Vermont had three to six inches of rain, in 48 hours. Usually, it takes six weeks to get that much.

A photo by my weather watching friend extraordinaire shows high water Friday on the Ammonoosuc River in Littleton, N.H.

Here is a compilation of  flood photos, that appeared in of all places, the Sacramento Bee, of what parts of the northeast looked like. If you scroll through them, you’ll see a couple of photos in Lincoln, Vt., shot by Vermont photog Alden Pellet.

In many places, flooding is a slow motion problem or disaster, building up over days or weeks as people nervously wait for rivers to crest.

In Vermont, floods are like a mugging. It’s quick, it’s sudden, it hurts, but it’s over almost immediately.

Another shot by Ellen of the raging Ammonoosuc River in Littleton, N.H.

Today, two days after the flood, the rivers were placidly flowing within their banks, the water had dried up. It was as if nothing had happened.

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