View Full Version : Major flooding in NH

10-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Some towns wiped out. :(
Bridges taken out.

Some towns still are under 5 feet.

A dam broke at NHIS pics here
So much for the SCCA events there today

The water is half the hieght of the garages, at least 3 feet!

The garages, not the tunnel, that's completely flooded.

I hope everyone up north is OK.
Best wishes!

10-10-2005, 12:37 AM
My son is home from college this weekend and we had talked about taking my formula A kart up to NHIS for the SOLO, But with the rain we figured no point in going since we usually have problems with the carb sucking moisture off of the track. Then I got an email from one of the other F125 guys that the track was flooded.

10-10-2005, 06:20 AM
Keene NH (my hometown) was pretty hard hit. Being in a valley with one river and several significant brooks means high rains will be noticed. My brother took a few photos downtown yesterday. Here is one:

10-10-2005, 06:42 AM
Hm, I have dear friends in Keene. They recently bought a colonial and completely remodeled it. Hope they aren't in the flood plain. :(

Ian McColgin
10-10-2005, 07:29 AM
Even as far down as Connecticut. I was visiting the folks in Bridgewater yesterday and the Housatannic was over its banks, muddy and debris laden.

10-10-2005, 08:12 AM
Housatannic? In Lenox, there's a museum that has a list of all (100 or so) the ways they considered to spell it when transliterating it from the Indian original. That must have been among them. Just now, many are probably considering that one accurate. ;)


Ian McColgin
10-10-2005, 08:19 AM


As in muddy water that refreshes domociles.

10-10-2005, 09:10 AM
do you know what street their house was on? I have a pretty good idea of what flooded...

10-10-2005, 10:20 AM

They're on Marlboro. I spoke with them this AM and so far so good. It sounds like they are well above the water. But the town - roads, bridges, etc. - sound pretty hard hit.

10-10-2005, 10:50 AM
well, for anyone wanting to see what a NH flood looks like our local TV station has put together a compliation of many viewer-submitted snapshots

SlideShow (http://www.thewmurchannel.com/slideshow/5075605/detail.html?qs=;s=1;p=/weather/;dm=ss;w=400)

I think this one if kind of funny:

Ok. two more. Marlboro street this time.

[ 10-10-2005, 11:58 AM: Message edited by: essaunders ]

10-10-2005, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by essaunders:
Someone's glad they bought a float plane! :eek:

10-11-2005, 09:20 AM
I spoke with my friends in Keene again last night. It's no Katrina, but it is a minor disaster. A third of the town's business district flooded, 1000 people evacuated.

In other parts of NH large parts of old river towns were washed away.

It's my old stomping ground. Hinsdale, just across the border from MA, was hit hard, including the loss of a lovely old covered bridge and houses along the Ashuleot River.

It's a fairly major disruption, though, thankfully, there wasn't much loss of life.

Barnes is a Buddhist therapist type, so he's in his metier with the relief efforts. His and Katherine's house was unscathed. But their lives will be different for months.

10-12-2005, 04:02 AM
More rain on the way

The dams that haven't broke can only take another inch or so. 3-5 expected :(

10-12-2005, 06:37 AM
Hm. Apparently there's a dam in trouble upstream of Keene.

Say a prayer, it sounds like a real mess. Keene is a hub of light industry, business and education. Keene State and Antioch of New England are both based there. It's a great little N. England town and area. Again, this is no Katrina, but it is a fairly major disruption for the entire region. Om Mani Padme Hum.

[ 10-12-2005, 07:51 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

10-12-2005, 09:00 AM
Which dam? Beaver brook perhaps? The dam on the ashuelot is big and very much staffed
stream flow is up now though:

I think the beaver brook dam is much smaller and not usually manned.

[ 10-13-2005, 07:43 AM: Message edited by: essaunders ]

10-12-2005, 09:04 AM
I'm not sure which dam it is. Barnes mentioned that it had officials worried, but he didn't say which stream it was on.

The last thing they need right now is another 3-5 inches. Anyone who has an in with the weather gods go out and beat your drums and make your sacrifices.