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Kirsten
01-10-2011, 06:18 AM
Temperatures were rising last weekend and all the snow we had was melting... the results: floods! Way too much water for our three rivers, so my hometown is severely affected by the floods; people say it's the worst we had since 1995.

Many of our streets are under water and blocked. Wanted to take a pic from one of our viewpoints high above the city, but no way to get there. :eek:

So all I have are these pics:


http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_01.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_02.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_03.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_04.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_05.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_06.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_07.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_08.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_09.jpg

Kirsten
01-10-2011, 06:19 AM
http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_10.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_11.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_12.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_13.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_14.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_15.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_16.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_17.jpg

Medusa
01-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Oh dear, Kirsten! It looks like Venice! Are you able to get food, etc.?

Scooter's Mom
01-10-2011, 06:38 AM
I saw these on FB and thought the same as Mary. Are you able to get the necessary items like food and other supplies?

I hope the flooding goes down quickly.

Kirsten
01-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Thanks for your concern! My house is not affected, and it's no problem to get to the shops. Don't know about the people in the flooded houses, I guess most of them can still leave them through their backdoors.

Randi
01-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Gosh, that's quite a bit of water! It looks pretty, though. Glad to hear you can get to the shops, but you better put your wellies on!

Barbara
01-10-2011, 08:51 AM
Oh no- that looks bad! I am glad to hear that your (and also Lily's and Luna's) paws can stay dry. I hope the water goes back soon.

Laura's Babies
01-10-2011, 08:56 AM
Wow! This weather has been so unusual everywhere this year.... and it's early yet!!

Great pictures again!

Sonia59
01-10-2011, 09:30 AM
That's a lot of water! :( Glad you are safe!
We have the same situation in France, in some areas upper in the north.

Would it not be such a bad context, I would say your photos are wonderful, and the area looks great, with such nice colours in spite of the extremely grey sky.

phesina
01-10-2011, 12:26 PM
Oh.. my.. God...

Splendid photographs, as always, Kirsten. They tell QUITE a story VERY well about your hometown. Thank you.

I hope the flood waters go down soon and the people and the animals in the flooded areas are able to stay safe and have food and shelter.

Kirsten
01-10-2011, 12:39 PM
Yes, it's a lot of water indeed, but I heard it's going down slowly now... However, if it starts raining the next days, the situation might become even worse.

But I read also something heartwarming today: The fire fighters rescued several bunnies and hens from a flooded garden, and now they're safe! :love:


Here are some more pics of this morning:

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_18.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_19.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_20.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_21.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_22.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_23.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_24.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_25.jpg

http://www.catmom.de/pics/flood_26.jpg

Catherinedana
01-10-2011, 02:29 PM
Hope you don't mind, but I'm using the picture of the crow by the water as my desktop at work. I love his expression. . ."what are you lookin' at?" He doesn't seem to mind the water at all :p

Kirsten
01-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Hope you don't mind, but I'm using the picture of the crow by the water as my desktop at work. I love his expression. . ."what are you lookin' at?" He doesn't seem to mind the water at all :p

No, I don't mind at all! :) Yes, the crow was probably wondering why everyone came down to the rivers today, staring and taking pics...

lvpets2002
01-10-2011, 04:18 PM
:( Oh my my thats a lot of water.. So sorry to hear of this flooding.. Glad your allright & safe.. great pics of everything..

chocolatepuppy
01-10-2011, 04:21 PM
That's awful! Stay safe Kirsten!

phesina
01-10-2011, 04:31 PM
These are absolutely stunning photographs, Kirsten, and they tell the story of what is happening in your home town so VERY, touchingly well.

Please send some to your local newspaper.. town or county (or whatever you have in Germany) web sites.. local TV stations.. network stations..

Really, I think people all around should see these. Those directly affected will respond and relate immediately to what they are saying, and all who love you folks coping with this and love your area will deepen their understanding of just what you are dealing with.

Asiel
01-10-2011, 06:28 PM
As usual your photographs are awesome and I do agree with Phesina, they should be seen by every local newspaper, tv or whatever media you have there.
I do hope the water will recede before any heavy rains come down.

K9karen
01-10-2011, 10:26 PM
My first thought was "OMG! Such gorgeous buildings and area being ruined". I'm glad you're OK. Your beautiful pictures made me re-realize how lucky I've been throughout our snowstorms. I guess the ducks didn't mind it one bit. The crow was amazing. Stay safe.

anna_66
01-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Would it not be such a bad context, I would say your photos are wonderful, and the area looks great, with such nice colours in spite of the extremely grey sky.

I was thinking the same thing. The pictures are gorgeous, but I hate to see what they're doing to those beautiful buildings. I'm glad to hear that your safe and your home wasn't affected.

Thanks for sharing these.

Kirsten
01-11-2011, 07:08 AM
Yes, it's sad what the water is doing to our buildings. However, the water is going back now, at least a little bit.

As for sending my pics to our local newspaper: they don't need mine, they already have lots of pictures on their websites, some of them much better than mine. Lots of people took photos of the flood.

momcat
01-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Hi Kirsten,
Your extraordinary pictures tell a heartbreaking story. Such a beautiful town dealing with so much water. I'm happy and relieved to know that you, Lily, and Luna are safe. If your situation should change with more rain possibly on the way, be sure to pm me and I'll help you and your sweet girls any way I possibly can.

Be well and be safe :love:

Kirsten
01-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Thank you very much for offering that! :love: But we're okay so far, I don't think we'll be running out of goods here. The water went back a little, but a new flood is expected at the weekend, maybe worse than before. We'll see...

kittycats_delight
01-14-2011, 01:02 PM
I hope you guys don't get any more flooding or you will end up like Vicenza did back in November. There was a total of 1.4 billion in damage. There were 3 killed. All elderly people who got swept away by the rising river. There were places that were under 90 cm or 3 feet of water. The emergency crews actually couldn't use cars, trucks etc. They had to use boats to get around. It was madness. Stay safe & stay dry.

I am going to post a few photos of the flood we had back in November.

http://www.sott.net/image/image/s2/45981/full/Flooding_Vicenza.png

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cAz7f945S8iv/595x360.jpg?fit=scale&background=000000

http://www.vosizneias.com/assets/uploads/news_photos/thumbnails/800_7322a1dea05e8d1fa15ee4a836c42f5d.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vdFcYLkyxbA/TM-w_6tF-UI/AAAAAAAAFSc/nOWgDeNw3-0/s640/vicenza.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/Alluvione_Vicenza_1_novembre_2010_(121).jpg/800px-Alluvione_Vicenza_1_novembre_2010_(121).jpg

Kirsten
01-15-2011, 05:52 AM
OMG, this looks bad! Such a beautiful town, and all this water... :( And just look at all these cars!!

So sorry to hear that people lost their lives! :(