Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Flood Watch Alert

Remember in my last post when I said we didn't have to worry about flooding since we were far enough away from the water? Well, I take that back. Thanks to the rain from yesterday and last night, the St. John River has gone up even more and it's expected to peak at 1 am this morning :o(

When I went to the mailbox this afternoon, I noticed that both our ditches (and these are VERY deep ditches) had water in them. There is never any water in these ditches. A few minutes ago, DH and I took the dogs out so we checked again. The water has risen at least another foot and a half! Eeek! So now we have water in front of us and along the side of us. We joked that we were going to get the canoe out but by tomorrow, we might just do that. LOL!

Luckily, we are high enough that the only thing we have to worry about so far is getting water in the basement (the hot water tank is down there) and possibly having problems with our septic field. DH is going to be on flood alert. We spoke to our neighbour across the road and they were expecting the water to reach their main floor by tonight. Yes, the water has really gone up that much :oS

They say that 6.5 meters is considered flood level. Initially we were holding around 7.3 meters but they are expecting the water to rise to 8.6 meters! Yikes! That just falls short of the major flood we had back in 1973 when it was 8.63 meters. I remember my dad going out to help people in town. If this is the case, we won't be able to access the other side of the river unless we take the L-O-N-G way around and with the price of gas, I really don't want to do that. As it stands now, the schools are closed for tomorrow and they are talking about shutting down both bridges.

If you want to read more about this or see some better pictures, check out the CBC website.

I know I have a trip to tell you about and don't worry, I will :o) It's been a crazy week and I'm just getting back on my feet. Bear with me!


~V said...

I could NOT believe the news today about NB!!!!!!!!!!! Please stay safe!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I hope that you continue to stay safe in the floods. Congratulations on finishing the stitching on Stargazer, she looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...


I hope you don't get any damage.

Lori-Ann said...

Hope it hasn't risen any more.
Have you been able to keep Brie out of the ditch?

'Berta said...

Stay safe whatever unfolds over the next few days! Been watching the flood reports and keeping you and others in our thoughts & prayers.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Yikes! I hope you stay dry!

Irene said...

I saw this on the news and was wondering if you would be effected.

Anonymous said...

Stay safe! How frightening!