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Announcement :: Environment : Human Rights : Social Welfare
FLOODING IN BOSTON METRO AREA!
15 May 2006
RECORD RAINS = RECORD FLOODS...
Check out below the NWS report for local info and leave or prepare or contact friends in possibly affected areas...
Expires 7:30 AM EDT on May 15, 2006

Statement as of 11:42 PM EDT on May 14, 2006


The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Essex County in eastern Massachusetts
this includes the cities of... Newburyport... Lynn... Lawrence...
Gloucester... Beverly
Eastern Middlesex County in eastern Massachusetts
this includes the cities of... Waltham... Somerville... Newton...
Lowell... Cambridge
north central Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts
this includes the city of Brookline
Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts
this includes the city of Boston
Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire
this includes the cities of... Nashua... Manchester

* until 730 am EDT Monday

* the conveyor belt of deep moisture off the Atlantic will continue
to feed bands of briefly heavy showers across northeast
Massachusetts into south central New Hampshire. The primary target
of the 1 to 3 inch midnight to 8am rainfall will be... Essex County
of northeast Massachusetts and the eastern and northern parts of
Hillsborough County of New Hampshire.

Even Boston into extreme northeast Norfolk County may receive
another inch of rain overnight.

Already widespread 9 to 11 inch storm totals have occurred in the
Interstate 93 corridor from Manchester to just north of Boston.

This rainfall will keep small streams rising in Essex County where
the Parker and Ipswich rivers will crest close to the flood of
record later Monday morning. The aberjona at Winchester is in major
flood as well. The Saugus river is in major flood... still heading
to a crest at its highest point during its still short period of
record.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be steady and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately. Follow the advice of local officials and do not cross
flooded roads.

Lat... Lon 4216 7124 4236 7084 4271 7044 4317 7140
4327 7208 4270 7169 4265 7153


Flood Watch / Flood Statement

Expires 11:22 AM EDT on May 15, 2006

Statement as of 11:22 PM EDT on May 14, 2006


... A Flood Warning continues for the assabet river... Blackstone
River... Charles river... Concord river... Connecticut River...
Farmington river... Merrimack River... Nashua river... Neponset river...
Pawtuxet River... piscataquog river... shawsheen river... souhegan
river... spicket river... Sudbury river...
for the Merrimack River this includes Goffs Falls... Nashua...
Lowell... Lawrence... Haverhill.
For the spicket river this includes Methuen.
For the piscataquog river this includes Goffstown.
For the Nashua river this includes East Pepperell.
For the shawsheen river this includes Wilmington.
For the Connecticut River this includes Montague... Northampton...
Thompsonville... Hartford... Middletown.
For the Farmington river this includes Simsbury.
For the souhegan river this includes Merrimack.
For the assabet river this includes Maynard.
For the Sudbury river this includes Saxonville.
For the Concord river this includes Lowell.
For the Blackstone River this includes Woonsocket.
For the Charles river this includes Dover.
For the Neponset river this includes Norwood.
For the Pawtuxet River this includes Cranston.

Major flooding and in some cases... record flooding... is forecast
to occur on several rivers in northeast Massachusetts and south
central New Hampshire with very slow recessions anticipated after
the crests early this coming week.

The second worst flooding of record is likely to occur on the
Merrimack at Lowell... dating back to an event prior to the hurricane
of 38.

The third worst flooding of record has already occurred on the
piscataquog river in Goffstown New Hampshire and on the Merrimack
River at Goffs Falls.

Along portions of the Merrimack... flooding will probably continue
into early Friday... may 19th.

Another 1 to 3 inches of rain is anticipated to fall between
midnight and 8 am Monday across Essex County of northeast
Massachusetts and Hillsborough County of south central New
Hampshire. This will raise isolated 3 day storm totals in these
two counties to nearly 15 inches.

The resultant flooding from this extreme 3 day rainstorm will be
major player for at least the next 36 hours for those with
travel... living or business interests in low lying areas near many
of these rivers specifically discussed from southern New Hampshire
into northeast Massachusetts.

Please follow the advice of local officials. Dont cross flooded
roads... especially at night.

For the Merrimack River at Goffs Falls...
major flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 18.5 feet.
Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
The river is forecast to rise to 22.5 feet by 8 am Monday.


For the Merrimack River at Nashua...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Moderate flooding is forecast.
The 8 am Sunday stage was 14.0 feet.
Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 2 PM Sunday.


For the Merrimack River at Lowell...
major flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 56.0 feet.
Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
The river is forecast to rise to 61.6 feet by 8 PM Monday.
At stages near 62.0 feet... this is a serious flood event. All
persons along the Merrimack River should follow the evacuation
recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If
asked to evacuate... do so immediately. All flood protection measures
must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.


For the Merrimack River at Lawrence...
no observed stage is available.
Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
The river is forecast to remain in flood through tomorrow.
At stages near 32.0 feet... this is a major... life threatening flood.
People in flood prone areas at stages above 30 feet should prepare to
evacuate. Follow the directions from emergency management officals.
Act quickly... and know alternate routes of travel to avoid flooded
areas.


For the Merrimack River at Haverhill...
no observed stage is available.
Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
The river is forecast to remain in flood through tomorrow.


For the spicket river near Methuen...
record flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 10.1 feet.
Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
The river is forecast to rise to 12.1 feet by 2 PM Tuesday.
At stages near 12.0 feet... this is a serious flood event. Major
flooding is experienced along the spicket river in the communities of
Salem... Methuen... and Lawrence. Numerous homes and businesses will be
impacted by this flood event. Follow any recommendations or
directions from local and state officials.


For the piscataquog river near Goffstown...
major flooding is forecast.
The 11 PM Sunday stage was 12.4 feet.
Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
The river is forecast to rise to 13.3 feet by 2 am Monday.
The river will fall below flood stage by 2 am Tuesday.
At stages near 13.0 feet... this is a significant flood and action
must be taken immediately to protect life and property. If
evacuations are needed... act quickly and follow the directions of
local emergency management officials. Flooding of some primary and
secondary roads which run along the river is expected. Know
alternate routes so you can stay clear of flooded or closed roads.


For the Nashua river at East Pepperell...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Moderate flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 7.6 feet.
Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 12 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 12.1 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 12.0 feet... flooding is expected in low lying
residential areas along portions of the Nashua river. Follow the
directions provided by your local emergency management officials. If
you are asked to evacuate... do so immediately. Avoid flood prone
locations. Know the alternate routes in your location so you avoid
areas where flood waters may have damaged or closed area roadways.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.8 feet on Apr 3 2004.

For the shawsheen river near Wilmington...
moderate flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 8.7 feet.
Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
The river is forecast to rise to 9.7 feet by 8 PM Monday.
At stages near 9.0 feet... flooding will affect areas along the river
from Wilmington to Lawrence. Some roads may become impassable and
alternate routes should be followed. Basement flooding in low lying
areas is likely and valuables should be moved to higher ground.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.6 feet on Apr 2 2004.

For the Connecticut River at Montague...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 25.4 feet.
Flood stage is 28.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 7 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 29.9 feet by 8 PM Tuesday.
At stages near 30.0 feet... flooding of low lying areas outside of
levee protection is likely from Greenfield through Hatfield.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 28.5 feet on Oct 26 2005.


For the Connecticut River at Northampton...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 8 am Sunday stage was 104.4 feet.
Flood stage is 112.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 9 am Tuesday.
At stages near 114.0 feet... flooding affects The Oxbow in
Northampton... including Riverside Homes on island Road. Flooding
also spreads across parts of Hadley... as well as lower lying sections
of Southampton. In Hatfield... back water from the Connecticut River
will push the Mill River over its banks flooding parts of valley
street and surrounding areas.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 113.0 feet on Oct 27 2005.


For the Connecticut River at Thompsonville...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 2.0 feet.
Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 6 PM Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 6.6 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 7.0 feet... flooding will become more widespread along
the Connecticut River from the Massachusetts towns of Agawam and
Longmeadow... through the northern Connecticut towns of Suffield and
Enfield.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 5.9 feet on Oct 27 2005.

For the Connecticut River at Hartford...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 8 PM Sunday stage was 10.9 feet.
Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 9 PM Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 20.4 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 20.0 feet... flooding is expected along the river in
portions of Wethersfield... Glastonbury... Rocky Hill and Cromwell.
The high waters and swift flows will disrupt some Cross River Ferry
services. Upstream of Hartford... flooding will continue to affect
portions of Windsor. Immediate river roads may become impassable in
all of these communities.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 20.4 feet on Oct 27 2005.


For the Connecticut River at Middletown...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 11 PM Sunday stage was 5.2 feet.
Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 12 am Tuesday.
The river is forecast to rise to 11.3 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 11.0 feet... flooding closes most of Meadow Road/rt
17a in the Gildersleeve section of Portland. Flooding impacts the
Middletown Marina and Meadow farms. In Cromwell... portions of River
Road will be closed. In Rocky Hill... parts of Meadow Road will be
impassable for a time. Flooding continues along the river southward
through Essex.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.3 feet on Oct 17 2005.


For the Farmington river at Simsbury...
the 10 PM Sunday stage was 13.5 feet.
Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
The river will fall below flood stage by 7 am Monday.
At stages near 13.0 feet... flooding affects old farms and tolliston
roads in Avon... Meadow Road in Farmington... and nod Road in Simsbury.
Flooding spreads into Plantation Country Club and adjoining town farm
Road in Simsbury. Also... flooding will approach the Paine boathouse.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 14.7 feet on Oct 16 2005.


For the souhegan river at Merrimack...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 11 PM Sunday stage was 8.6 feet.
Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 2 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 10.6 feet by 8 PM Monday.
The river will fall below flood stage by 10 am Tuesday.
At stages near 11.0 feet... flooding will affect homes in the Beacon
drive area of Merrimack as well as other low lying sections upstream
into Amherst and Milford. People living in flood prone areas should
move valuables to a higher floor.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.2 feet on Apr 7 1987.

For the assabet river at Maynard...
minor flooding is forecast.
The 11 PM Sunday stage was 5.0 feet.
Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 5 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 5.8 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 6.0 feet... flooding is likely in low lying sections
along the river including portions of Maynard... Hudson and Concord.
Water may approach homes along the river and may force several
localized Road closures.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 5.5 feet on Oct 16 2005.

For the Sudbury river at Saxonville...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 9.8 feet.
Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 1 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 11.5 feet by 2 PM Tuesday.
At stages near 11.0 feet... flooding will affect portions of shore
Road and Pelham Island Road through Wayland in the vicinity of Heards
pond. Other low lying areas along the river will experience
flooding.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.1 feet on Oct 27 2005.


For the Concord river at Lowell...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 9 PM Sunday stage was 7.4 feet.
Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 8 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 9.3 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 9.0 feet... significant residential flooding will
affect people living along the Concord river. In Lowell... Merrill
street... joiners and Clark courts may be affected. In Billerica...
Pershing street and stoney drive as well as the Elsie Avenue
neighborhood will be affected. Follow the directions of emergency
management officials.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.4 feet on Apr 5 2005.

For the Blackstone River at Woonsocket...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 11 PM Sunday stage was 6.8 feet.
Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 1 PM Tuesday.
The river is forecast to rise to 9.3 feet by 8 PM Tuesday.
At stages near 9.0 feet... flooding may begin to affect the lower
parking area to the Albion mill apartments. Lower lying residential
areas along the Rhode Island - Massachusetts line may begin to
experience flooding. Businesses along the river should take the
necessary actions to protect property.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.2 feet on Jun 15 1998.

For the Charles river at Dover...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 3.5 feet.
Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 9 PM Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 6.1 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 6.0 feet... flooding will affect a few homes in
Needham along Fisher street... as well as a portion of Route 109 at
the Medway - Millis line. Some flooding is also likely on the South
Natick/Wellesley line along river street.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 6.1 feet on Oct 19 2005.

For the Neponset river at Norwood...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 10 PM Sunday stage was 8.1 feet.
Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 6 am Tuesday.
The river is forecast to rise to 9.1 feet by 8 am Tuesday.
The river will fall below flood stage by 8 PM Tuesday.
At stages near 9.0 feet... minor lowland flooding occurs along the
Neponset river in Norwood.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.0 feet on Oct 15 2005.


For the Pawtuxet River at Cranston...
no flooding is occurring at this time.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The 9 PM Sunday stage was 8.4 feet.
Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
Flood stage will be reached at 2 am Monday.
The river is forecast to rise to 10.9 feet by 2 am Wednesday.
At stages near 11.0 feet... structures and homes are impacted in low
lying sections of Warwick. Affected areas include homes and
businesses on Wellington Avenue and Avery Road in Cranston... as well
as Pioneer Ave, bellows St, venturi Ave and a portion of river street
in Warwick.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.5 feet on Apr 4 2005.

Observed river stages are courtesy of the U.S. Geological survey and
other cooperating agencies. Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio
or your local television or radio stations for the latest information
on this river flood event.





Record Report
Statement as of 1:41 am EDT on May 15, 2006


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Boston...

A record rainfall of 3.77 inch(es) was set at Boston yesterday.
See also:
http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp
http://www.aradicalinneworleans.blogspot.com

This work is in the public domain

Comments

Re: FLOODING IN BOSTON METRO AREA!
15 May 2006
Can this be tied to Bu$h and global warming ?