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    My hometown is flooded! (more pics in #11)

    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.

    So all I have are these pics:


















    Last edited by Kirsten; 01-11-2011 at 07:09 AM.

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    Oh dear, Kirsten! It looks like Venice! Are you able to get food, etc.?
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!



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    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.

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    Wow! This weather has been so unusual everywhere this year.... and it's early yet!!

    Great pictures again!

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    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.

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    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.
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    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!


    Here are some more pics of this morning:

















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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherinedana View Post
    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
    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...

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    Oh my my thats a lot of water.. So sorry to hear of this flooding.. Glad your allright & safe.. great pics of everything..

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    That's awful! Stay safe Kirsten!
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