Here are some photos that I took from my television of some of the flooding here in New England. Parts of some of our major highways have been closed off because they are under water. Several towns are mostly under water. Here are photos of Freetown, Massachusetts and Warwick Mall in Rhode Island
In Freetown, the only road going in and out of town was washed out and under water. People were stranded on both ends of the road. The National Guard was called in to shore up the road and rebuild it. They also used heavy transports to carry people into town.
At Warwick Mall, the parking lot was flooded and there was several feet of water inside the buildings. One security guard refused to be evacuated so that he could maintain the security of the building. However, when the water was chest high on him, the Warwick Fire Department sent in a rescue boat to bring him out.
Parts of I-95 (a major highway that goes the whole length of our country North to South are under water, causing major traffic snarls. Large sinkholes have been popping up everywhere. That's where large sections of ground just open up and everything falls in.
So if you can hear us singing "Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day...." you'll understand why. The good news is that it looks as if most of the rains have stopped.
1 - Large sinkhole at side of main road.
2 - Main street in many towns.
3- Main road going in and out of Freetown, MA.
4 - National Guard shoring up and rebuilding that road.
5 - Parking lot at Warwick, R.I. Mall
6 - Parking lot at Warwick, R.I. Mall - note the cars under water. (white spots)
7 - Security guard at Warwick Mall standing in windows inside mall.
8 - Warwick Fire Department Rescue Boat to rescue that security guard.