Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

What the heck is going on...flooding and snow in the NE?

What the heck is going on...flooding and snow in the NE?

Apr 16th, 2007, 04:19 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 565
What the heck is going on...flooding and snow in the NE?

I got up this morning in Philadelphia to a flooded basement, flooded road and a snowstorm...yikes.
Pugsly is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 05:57 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,050
Yup, water in the house here in Boston, too, though just a little. I have a leak somewhere on the east side of the house, that I've been unable to locate. I've checked everything there is to check: the roof, wondows, gutters, eaves, etc. When we get a Nor'easter, I get a leak in the corner of the kitchen ceiling (but not in the rooms above it, go figure) and flooded cabinets to deal with.
Anonymous is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 06:09 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,546
The answer is obviously.....GLOBAL WARMING.
Jed is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 17,549
It is called "weather" or perhaps "April showers"
Dukey is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Posts: n/a
Water leaks are the worst, aren't they? I suppose your roofers have already checked all the flashing around your vents on your roof-- that's what caused a leak for us in our new home.

We also recently had to hire landscapers to pull back all the settled dirt (and kill all the plantings, of course) away from our foundation and pack it down tight, use French drains to move water to the yard. It seems the builder didn't pack down that dirt when they backfilled, so it settled over the 15 years and finally caused a leak into our garden-level rec room. And we live in a dry environment-- I feel for you all right now. Good luck with it all.
Apr 16th, 2007, 08:14 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,206
Yup, that's the reason growing up in New England you always heard two things passed down from generation to generation -

April showers bring May flowers.....


sit still long enough and the weather will change

escargot is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Travel Tips & Trip Ideas
Nov 9th, 2006 10:48 AM
United States
May 26th, 2006 04:32 PM
United States
Apr 29th, 2006 06:22 PM
Apr 19th, 2006 12:31 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:12 AM.