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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Route 2 in Cropseyville, NY

Posted by on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

This was the road to my Aunt Kathy's house.



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Danger and destruction aside, that is just absolutely fucking beautiful.

The World Without Us.
Posted by six five on August 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM · Report this
TVDinner 2
Wow. Um, wow.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 31, 2011 at 1:27 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 3
Hey, where's supreme ruler to tell us that Irene was all a hoax perp'tated by da guvmint?
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on August 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 4
Does your Aunt Cathy live in Grafton? That's the road to the house I grew up in, my brother had a hell of a time getting to work on Monday.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5

Where was the bulletin to evacuate "Cropseyville" ?

And was there any reason to have shut down the entire NYC Metro? (Hint: No)
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on August 31, 2011 at 2:05 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 6
@5- The bulletin in Cropseyville (and the rest of SoRennCo) was "Stay the fuck off the roads, hayseed." So basically that's the same as shutting down the subways in NYC except it effects a couple thousand people instead of millions because the hill towns are small. Most homes were perfectly safe because they're up on the hills.

When I heard there was flooding in the area I actually thought of the houses in the bottom of that picture there. The roadside ditch (which obviously was completely overwhelmed) connects to a stream that runs through a narrow valley, those houses are right at that junction. I bet the stream was running right at it's banks.

Amusingly, they were going to start repaving that road on Monday.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on August 31, 2011 at 2:24 PM · Report this
psbirch 7
"'Roads'? Where this country's going, we don't need 'roads'."
Posted by psbirch on August 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Vermont is completely fucked by this storm. A wedding party I didn't attend was having MREs dropped off by National Guard Helicopter, the base lodge at Killington has been wiped out, there's still towns completely cut off from everything, and a shit ton of flood damage.
Posted by SPG on August 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM · Report this
The river wants her road back.

This is why I love hiking the Index Galena road.

Posted by codswallower on August 31, 2011 at 8:28 PM · Report this
femwanderluster 10
yeah, I'm with #8, my homestate, VT, my hometown especially, Brownsville, Vermont, is so fucked:…
Posted by femwanderluster on August 31, 2011 at 8:32 PM · Report this

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