Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The ivy-covered building on the left is my former residence. This is more serious flooding than what wiped out Rahway Public Library a decade ago. Rahway has always been a flood-prone town. Historically, the worst flooding occurred in the downtown area where the river becomes a tidal estuary, but a massive Army Corps of Engineers levee project largely alleviated that. Now due to upriver development & increased runoff, many of Rahway's residential streets go underwater & more homes are flooded.
Labels: Rahway NJ, weather
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson